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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize



Stag's Leap, Sharon Olds' stunningly poignant new sequence of poems, tells the story of a divorce, embracing strands of love, sex, sorrow, memory, and new freedom. 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 passion 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 now loves another woman. As she writes in the remarkable title poem, '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'.



Olds' propulsive poetic line and the magic of her imagery are as lively as ever, and there is a new range to the music - sometimes headlong, sometimes contemplative and deep. Her unsparing approach to both pain and love makes this one of the finest, most powerful books of poetry Olds has yet given us.

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK Publication Date: 01/10/2012 ISBN-13: 9780224096942  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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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 last 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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Sharon Olds is a poet who undertakes a compassionate forensic study of her domestic relationships. In Stag's Leap she sifts with minute scrutiny the manifestations of her grief for the death of her 32 year long marriage to a man she had not ceased to love. The poems never lapse into self-pity or victimhood. She maintains the wonder of the scientific pioneer in a new field of research for each day and phase of estrangement, finding even admiration for her departing husband's courage in leaving. The poems are wonderfully made and offer the strength of insight to anyone who has been abandoned by their partner.

- 12/05/2015
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