|Highlights of Poetry. Index of poetry. How to Write Poetry.|
How to write specific forms:
Haibun. Haiku. Hay(na)ku. Rengay. Tanka.
Concrete. Ghazal. Lai. Pantoum. Prose poem. Rondeau. Rubáiyát.
Sestina. Skaldic verse. Sonnet. Terza rima. Triolet. Tritina. Villanelle.
The Beowulf Poet. Billy Collins. Billy Collins exercise.
Snorri's Edda. Carl Dennis. Charles Atkinson. Chase Twichell. Corey Marks.
François Villon Franz Wright. Galway Kinnell. Gary Young. The Gawain Poet.
Jack Gilbert. Jane Hirshfield. Jean Vengua. J. Zimmerman. J. Zimmerman (haibun). J. Zimmerman (haiku). J. Zimmerman (tanka).
Jorie Graham. Joseph (Joe) Stroud. Karen Braucher. Karl Shapiro. Kay Ryan.
Laureate Poets: Britain; USA.
Len Anderson. Les Murray. Li-Young Lee. Linda Pastan. Louise Glück.
Mary Oliver. Nordic Skalds. Pulitzer Poetry Prize (U.S.A). Richard Hugo. Robert Bly.
Sappho. Sara Teasdale. Sharon Olds. Shiki (haiku). Snorri's Edda. Stephen Dunn.
Ted Kooser. W.S. Merwin.
Books of Poetry (alphabetical). Time Line. Books.
|Blood, Tin, Straw (1999)|
|The Father (1992)|
|The Gold Cell (1997)|
|Living and the Dead (1983)|
|One Secret Thing (2008)|
|Satan Says (1980)|
|Stag's Leap (2012)|
A book of love lost with the end of her long marriage.
One of her finest books. Favorite poems are many and include:
From the cover:
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. Olds is naked before us, curious and brave and
even generous toward the man who was her mate for thirty years and who now
loves another woman. ...
As she writes in the remarkable
"When anyone escapes, my heart
leaps up. Even when it's I who am escaped from,
I am half on the side of the leaver."
|Strike Sparks: Selected Poems, 1980-2002 (2004)|
|Unswept Room, (The) (?)|
|Wellspring, (The) (1996)|
Dedication: "For our daughter and son".
A passionate collection in four parts on the four main areas that her poems arise: Her parents; Her adolescence; Her son and daughter; and Her husband. One has to wonder how comfortable her family can be with their appearance in her physically and emotionally explicit poems. But Olds mines her relationship with her dear ones for powerful poems.
The 2012 Stag's Leap subsequently described the breakup of the marriage.
|Books of Poetry Form. Alphabetic list of poetry forms and related topics.|
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