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Sep 20, 2016 | ISBN 9780451493620

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Winner of the 2016 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets

“A brazenly honest, humorous meditation on the body, sex, love, and death…A bold yet charming celebration of both the poetic form and the imperfection of our humanness.” —BuzzFeed
Odes picks up where Stag’s Leap left off, which is to say that it contains some of the best and most ingenious poems of her career.” —The New York Times

Odes sees Olds fully restored to the world, enjoying life in all its variety. It’s perhaps the funniest book I’ve read this year, and also among the most moving and philosophical, charged with the kind of metaphysical self-interrogation that is a central, though often overlooked, aspect of her work.” —The New Yorker
“Olds has many lurid imitators who miss her great project. Yes, her poems present matter-of-celebratory-fact aspects of the body sexual, but they never merely focus on parts as parts. Instead, they are connected to the whole of human experience, personal, historical, and even mythological.” —World Literature Today

“Sharon Olds is a poet for these times, a powerful woman who won’t back down.” —San Francisco Chronicle

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