Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Overheard at Table 3: "The Dead and the Living" Poems by Sharon Olds

Just finished reading "The Dead and the Living" poems by Sharon Olds.

Two things struck me: that she wrote in the 1970s and 1980s poetry with ideas about sexuality that are mainstream today.

Also, that she wrote in the poetic voice that I always wanted to achieve, but now realize that I can never attain, because she has already done it ... more perfectly and more passionately and more - poetically - than I ever could.   Now, I suppose I just need to go searching for my own new and different voice.

Thanks, Sharon Olds, thanks a LOT!

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