Sharon Olds

Sharon Olds

Biography

Sharon Olds is a previous director of the Creative Writing Program at NYU. Her first book of poetry, Satan Says, received the San Francisco Poetry Center Award. Her second book, The Dead and the Living, was both the Lamont Poetry Selection for 1983 and the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is also the author of The Gold Cell; The Father; The Wellspring; Blood, Tin, Straw; The Unswept Room; Strike Sparks: Selected Poems, 1980- 2002; One Secret Thing; and most recently, Odes. In 2012 her collection Stag’s Leap was awarded the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Pulitzer Prize. She received a Lila Wallace-Readers’ Digest Grant in 1993, part of which was designated for the NYU workshop program at Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island. In 1997, she received the Harriet Monroe Poetry Award. From 1998-2000 she was the New York State Poet Laureate. Professor Olds holds the Erich Maria Remarque Professorship at NYU.

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Events with Sharon Olds

Morning Share: A Celebration of Yusef Komunyakaa

11 May 2019
10:00 am
NYU Creative Writing Program
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10011

Speaking Joy and Pain: A Tribute to Yusef Komunyakaa Culminating Event

11 May 2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rosenthal Pavilion, Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012