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Odes by Sharon Olds
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Sep 20, 2016 | ISBN 9780451493620

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“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.” —Jarry Lee, 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 .” —Dwight Garner, 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.” —Alexandra Schwartz, 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.” —Fred Dings, World Literature Today

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

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