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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407053066
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

Natasha

The Biography of Natalie Wood




'Sharon Old's poems are pure fire in the hands... I love the toughness and humour and brag and tenderness and comletion in her work' - Michael Ondaatje

The Unswept Room is a dazzling collection of poems that project a fresh spirit, a startling energy of language and rhythm, and a moving, elegiac tone shot through with humour. From poems that erupt out of history and childhood to those that embody the nurturing of a new generation of children and the transformative power of marital love, Sharon Olds takes risks, writing boldly of physical and emotional sensations seldom confronted in poetry.

These are poems that strike for the heart, as Sharon Olds captures our imaginations with unexpected word play, sprung rhythms and the disquieting revelations of ordinary life. Writing at the peak of her powers, this greatly admired poet gives us her finest collection.

  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407053066
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

About the author

Sharon Olds

Sharon Olds was born in San Francisco, educated at Stanford and Columbia universities, and has lived for many years in New York City. Her books have won many awards over the years. Her collection Stag’s Leap won the T.S. Eliot Prize and the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. In 2016 she won the Wallace Stevens award for her ‘outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry'.

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Praise for Natasha

Sharon Olds' poems are pure fire in the hands - risky, on the verge of falling, and in the end leaping up. I love the toughness and humour and brag and tenderness and completion of her work.

Michael Ondaatje

Her best work exhibits a lyrical acuity which is both purifying and redemptive. She sees description as a means to catharsis, and the end result is impossible to forget - her poetry is remarkable for its candour, its eroticism, and its power to move.

David Leavitt

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