Sharon Olds

b. 1942
Sharon Olds

Raised in Berkeley, California, Sharon Olds’s poetry often focuses on confessional or autobiographical themes. Her collection The Dead and the Living has sold over 50,000 copies. From 1998 to 2000 she was the New York State Poet Laureate. Olds currently resides in New York City, where she founded the Writing Program at Goldwater Hospital for the severely disabled.

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