Blood, Tin, Straw: Poems

Blood, Tin, Straw: Poems by Sharon Olds 0375407421 9780375407420
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Winner of the 2000 Paterson Poetry Prize She has written without embarrassment or apology, with remarkable passion and savagery and nerve, poems about family and family pathology, early erotic fascination, and sexual life inside marriage. --Amy Hempel Sharon Olds divides this new book into five sections--Blood, Tin, Straw, Fire, and Light--each made up of fourteen poems whose dominant imagery is drawn from one of these elements. The poems are rooted in different moments of an ordinary life and weave back and forth in time. Each section suggests the progression of the making of a soul cleansed by blood, forged by fire, suffused by light. Unafraid to confront the ecstatic or the brutal side of a womans experience, Sharon Olds transforms her subjects with an alchemists art, using language that is alternately casual and startling, fierce and transcendent. This is an intensely moving collection by one of our finest poets.

Author: Sharon Olds

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 144

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 1999-10-05


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