14th Annual Warner Reading Series featuring Pulitzer-winning Poet Sharon Olds
- Mitchell Auditorium at College of St. Scholastica
- 1200 Kenwood Ave, Duluth, 55811
Sharon Olds is the author of 11 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." With sensuality, humor, sprung rhythm, and remarkable imagery, she expresses truths about domestic and political violence, sexuality, family, relationships, love and the body. Often compared to "confessional" poets, she has been much praised for the courage, emotional power and extraordinary physicality of her work. A reviewer for The New York Times hailed her poetry for its vision: "Like Whitman, Ms. Olds sings the body in celebration of a power stronger than political oppression."