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Sharon Olds: 2012 Arons Visiting Poet

Date: Monday, October 1, 2012
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Building: Woldenberg Art Center, Freeman Auditorium
Location: uptown campus

Sharon Olds is the author of nine volumes of poetry. Her poetry, says Michael Ondaatje, is "pure fire in the hands," and David Leavitt in the Voice Literary Supplement describes her work as "remarkable for its candor, its eroticism, and its power to move."

Born in San Francisco, Sharon Olds studied at Stanford University and Columbia University. Her numerous honors include a National Endowment for the Arts grant; a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship; the San Francisco Poetry Center Award for her first collection, Satan Says (1980); and the Lamont Poetry Selection and the National Book Critics Circle Award for The Dead and the Living (1983). Her poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, The Atlantic Monthly, and The New York Times. Named New York State Poet Laureate (1998 – 2000), Olds teaches graduate poetry workshops at New York University and the writing workshop she helped found at a 900-bed state hospital for the severely disabled. She is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science. She lives in New York City.


Sponsored by: Newcomb College Institute

Admission: Free
Attendance: Open to the public
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors

For more information contact Laura Wolford via email to lwolford@tulane.edu






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