Stag's Leap by Sharon Olds
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Stag's Leap Summary
In this wise and intimate telling - which carries us through the seasons when her marriage was ending - Sharon Olds opens her heart to the reader, sharing the feeling of invisibility that comes when we are no longer standing in love's sight; the surprising physical bond that still exists between a couple during parting; the loss of everything from her husband's smile to the set of his hip.
Stag's Leap Reviews
"Known for her unadorned, emotionally direct, sometimes sexually explicit free verse, Olds has amassed a large and loyal following ... In her new collection every poem speaks to the collapse of a 30-year marriage, precipitated by the ex-husband's affair. " - Publishers Weekly
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Stag's Leap Reader Reviews
Rated of 5
Sharon Olds was born in San Francisco and educated at Stanford University and Columbia University. Her first book, Satan Says (1980), received the inaugural San Francisco Poetry Center Award. Her second, The Dead and the Living, was both the Lamont Poetry Selection for 1983 and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Father was short-listed for the T. S. Eliot Prize in England, and The Unswept Room was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Olds teaches in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at New York University and helped to found the NYU workshop program for residents of Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island, and for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. She lives in New Hampshire and in New York City.
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