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The Book Show #1639 - Sharon Olds

Book cover for "Arias" and author photo of Sharon Olds

Sharon Olds is renowned for poetry that examines marriage, motherhood, intimacy, and the human condition. She is the author of 13 books of poetry and received both the Pulitzer Prize and England’s T. S. Eliot Prize.

Her new collection, “Arias,” explores political conscience, race and class in poems delivered with operatic passion, anguish and solo force.

Sharon Olds reads her poem "Rasputin." Content warning - this poem includes language and scenarios that may make some listeners uncomfortable.

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