Balladz Sharon Olds

Balladz

Author: Sharon Olds
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Book Title
Balladz
Author
Sharon Olds
ISBN
9781524711610
Songs from our era of communal grief and reckoning--by the Pulitzer Prize and T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry winner, called a poet for these times, a powerful woman who won't back down (San Francisco Chronicle). At the time of have-not, I look at myself in this mirror, writes Olds in this self-scouring, exhilarating volume, which opens with a section of quarantine poems, and at its center boasts what she calls Amherst Balladz (whose syntax honors Emily Dickinson: she was our Girl - our Woman - / Man enough - for me) and many more in her own contemporary, long-flowing-sentence rhythm. Olds sings of her childhood, young womanhood, and maturity all mixed up together, seeing an early lover in the one who is about to buried; seeing her white privilege without apology; seeing her mother (whom her readers will recognize) flushed exalted at Punishment time; seeing how we've spoiled the earth but carrying a stray indoor spider carefully back out to the garden. It is Olds's gift to us that in the richly detailed exposure of her sorrows she can still elegize songbirds, her true kin, and write that heaven comes here in life, not after it.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Sharon OldsPublisher: Knopf Publishing GroupPublished: 10/04/2022ISBN: 9781524711610Pages: 192Weight: 0.50lbsSize: 9.25h x 6.25w x 0.38dReview Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 07/01/2022 pg. 11
Songs from our era of communal grief and reckoning--by the Pulitzer Prize and T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry winner, called a poet for these times, a powerful woman who won't back down (San Francisco Chronicle).

At the time of have-not, I look at myself in this mirror, writes Olds in this self-scouring, exhilarating volume, which opens with a section of quarantine poems, and at its center boasts what she calls Amherst Balladz (whose syntax honors Emily Dickinson: she was our Girl - our Woman - / Man enough - for me) and many more in her own contemporary, long-flowing-sentence rhythm. Olds sings of her childhood, young womanhood, and maturity all mixed up together, seeing an early lover in the one who is about to buried; seeing her white privilege without apology; seeing her mother (whom her readers will recognize) flushed exalted at Punishment time; seeing how we've spoiled the earth but carrying a stray indoor spider carefully back out to the garden.

It is Olds's gift to us that in the richly detailed exposure of her sorrows she can still elegize songbirds, her true kin, and write that heaven comes here in life, not after it.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Sharon Olds
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Published: 10/04/2022
ISBN: 9781524711610
Pages: 192
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 9.25h x 6.25w x 0.38d

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 07/01/2022 pg. 11
Songs from our era of communal grief and reckoning--by the Pulitzer Prize and T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry winner, called a poet for these times, a powerful woman who won't back down (San Francisco Chronicle).

At the time of have-not, I look at myself in this mirror, writes Olds in this self-scouring, exhilarating volume, which opens with a section of quarantine poems, and at its center boasts what she calls Amherst Balladz (whose syntax honors Emily Dickinson: she was our Girl - our Woman - / Man enough - for me) and many more in her own contemporary, long-flowing-sentence rhythm. Olds sings of her childhood, young womanhood, and maturity all mixed up together, seeing an early lover in the one who is about to buried; seeing her white privilege without apology; seeing her mother (whom her readers will recognize) flushed exalted at Punishment time; seeing how we've spoiled the earth but carrying a stray indoor spider carefully back out to the garden.

It is Olds's gift to us that in the richly detailed exposure of her sorrows she can still elegize songbirds, her true kin, and write that heaven comes here in life, not after it.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Sharon Olds
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Published: 10/04/2022
ISBN: 9781524711610
Pages: 192
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 9.25h x 6.25w x 0.38d

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 07/01/2022 pg. 11