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Wellspring : Poems

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by Sharon Olds

A sequence of poems which follow the course of life, from the womb through childhood, sexual awakening, and the experiences of childbirth, parenthood, and adult love

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Sharon Olds’s dazzling new collection is a sequence of poems that reaches into the very wellspring of life. The poems take us back to the womb, and from there on to childhood, to a searing sexual awakening, to the shock of childbirth, to the wonder and humor of parenthood–and, finally, to the depths of adult love.

Always bold, musical, honest, these poems plunge us into the essence of experience. This is a highly charged, beautifully organized collection from one of the finest poets writing today.

Paperback
PublisherRandom House Inc
Dimensions0.5"x6"x9.3"
Publication Date1996-01-01
Shipping Weight0.5 pounds
ISBN-109780679765608
AudienceScholarly/Undergraduate
FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish

Sharon Olds was born in 1942, in San Francisco, and was educated at Stanford University and Columbia University. Her poetry has won both the Lamont Poetry Selection and the National Book Critics Circle Award. She teaches poetry workshops in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at New York University and in the NYU workshop program at Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island in New York.

synopsis

Sharon Olds’s dazzling new collection is a sequence of poems that reaches into the very wellspring of life. The poems take us back to the womb, and from there on to childhood, to a searing sexual awakening, to the shock of childbirth, to the wonder and humor of parenthood–and, finally, to the depths of adult love.

Always bold, musical, honest, these poems plunge us into the essence of experience. This is a highly charged, beautifully organized collection from one of the finest poets writing today.

book details
Paperback
PublisherRandom House Inc
Dimensions0.5"x6"x9.3"
Publication Date1996-01-01
Shipping Weight0.5 pounds
ISBN-109780679765608
AudienceScholarly/Undergraduate
FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish
about the author

Sharon Olds was born in 1942, in San Francisco, and was educated at Stanford University and Columbia University. Her poetry has won both the Lamont Poetry Selection and the National Book Critics Circle Award. She teaches poetry workshops in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at New York University and in the NYU workshop program at Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island in New York.