Sharon Olds | NCSU Campus: Titmus Theatre | Page: Readings & Signings | Indy Week
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When: Thu., April 13, 7:30 p.m. 2017
Price: Free

Sharon Olds's fearless poetry of wonder, anger, passion, and empathy has been collaring readers and demanding their attention since her first collection, Satan Says. Almost four decades and countless accolades later, the Pulitzer Prize winner continues to lure us, with accessible language and confiding tones, into places we long for and places we abandon. Always, along the way, she reminds us of what is true of the body as it collides with other bodies and its sociopolitical space. We may have a president whose fear of the body manifests in everything from air kisses to xenophobic rhetoric and policies. But Olds, at seventy-four, is as emboldened by embodiedness as ever: her most recent book includes odes to everything from vulvas to wattles. See this master of contemporary free verse read in conjunction with the announcement of the 2017 N.C. State Poetry Contest winners, and let her remind you of the sacred, sexy specimen you are. —Kendra Langdon Juskus

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