Sharon Olds

Sharon Olds was born in San Francisco and educated at Stanford and Columbia Universities. She is the recipient of the Frost Medal for lifetime achievement, as well as the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the T. S. Eliot Prize for her 2012 collection, Stag’s Leap.
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Sharon Olds

Sharon Olds was born in San Francisco and educated at Stanford and Columbia Universities. She is the recipient of the Frost Medal for lifetime achievement, as well as the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the T. S. Eliot Prize for her 2012 collection, Stag’s Leap. She is the author of 12 previous books of poetry and the recipient of many other awards and honors, including the inaugural Poetry Center Book Award for her first book, Satan Says, and the National Book Critics Circle Award for her second, The Dead and the Living, which was also the Lamont Poetry Selection for 1983. Olds teaches in the graduate Creative Writing Program at New York University and helped found the NYU outreach programs, among them the writing workshop for residents of the former Goldwater Memorial Hospital on Roosevelt Island, and for the veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. She lives in New York City.

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