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The Unswept Room

Olds, Sharon

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ISBN 10: 0375414894 / ISBN 13: 9780375414893
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2002
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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[2], ix, [1], 123, [5] p.; 22 cm. Dark green paper over spine with maroon paper over boards; silver-stamped spine title. Dust jacket cover illustration from The Unswept Floor, mosaic by Heracleitus; jacket design by Steven Amsterdam. Poems by the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Book is in Near Fine Condition: faint red dot on upper page edges near spine. Dust jacket is in Fine Condition. Bookseller Inventory # 003273

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Title: The Unswept Room

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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From Sharon Olds—a stunning new collection of poems that project a fresh spirit, a startling energy of language and counterpoint, and a moving, elegiac tone shot through with humor.

From poems that erupt out of history and childhood to those that embody the nurturing of a new generation of children and the transformative power of marital love, Sharon Olds takes risks, writing boldly of physical, emotional, and spiritual sensations that are seldom the stuff of poetry.

These are poems that strike for the heart, as Sharon Olds captures our imagination with unexpected wordplay, sprung rhythms, and the disquieting revelations of ordinary life. Writing at the peak of her powers, this greatly admired poet gives us her finest collection.

About the Author:

Sharon Olds was born in 1942 in San Francisco and educated at Stanford University and Columbia University. Her previous books are Satan Says, The Dead and the Living, The Gold Cell, The Wellspring, The Father, and Blood, Tin, Straw. She was the New York State Poet Laureate from 1998 to 2000. She teaches poetry workshops in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at New York University and was one of the founders of the NYU workshop program at Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island in New York. Her work has received the Harriet Monroe Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Lamont Selection of the Academy of American Poets, and the San Francisco Poetry Center Award. She lives in New York City.

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