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- The Dead and the Living (Magill Book Reviews)
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- California Swimming Pool (Masterplots II: Poetry, Revised Edition)
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- The Feelings (Masterplots II: Poetry, Revised Edition)
- The Gold Cell (Masterplots II: Poetry, Revised Edition)
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- Author: Sharon Olds
Sharon Olds has described her attendance at an anti-Vietnam war poetry reading in 1974 as an experience that opened her eyes to the possibilities of poetry. As she listened to writers such as Muriel Rukeyser and Adrienne Rich, she became aware of poets who were writing about the intimate materials of their lives. She had already been writing all her life, Olds said, but that experience led her to a new view of poetry, one that has evidently informed all of her published work.
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