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Blood, Tin, Straw - Sharon Olds

Blood, Tin, Straw

Paperback Published: 5th October 1999
ISBN: 9780375707353
Number Of Pages: 144

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From Sharon Olds--a stunning new collection of poems that project a fresh spirit, a startling energy of language and counterpoint, and a moving, elegiac tone shot through with humor.
From poems that erupt out of history and childhood to those that embody the nurturing of a new generation of children and the transformative power of marital love, Sharon Olds takes risks, writing boldly of physical, emotional, and spiritual sensations that are seldom the stuff of poetry.
These are poems that strike for the heart, as Sharon Olds captures our imagination with unexpected wordplay, sprung rhythms, and the disquieting revelations of ordinary life. Writing at the peak of her powers, this greatly admired poet gives us her finest collection.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Blood
The Promisep. 3
The Giftp. 5
Animal Musicp. 6
The Defensep. 8
The New Strangerp. 10
Bacchanal in Memoryp. 12
After the Rape in Our Buildingp. 13
When It Comesp. 14
The Factorsp. 15
The Babysitterp. 17
Aspic and Buttermilkp. 18
Boulder Creekp. 19
Oncep. 21
Poem to the Readerp. 22
Tin
The Watchersp. 27
Know-Nothingp. 29
The Visionp. 31
The Makarisp. 32
The Necklacep. 34
Dear Heartp. 35
The Elopementp. 36
19p. 38
The Seekerp. 40
The Day They Tied Me Upp. 41
Take the I Outp. 43
After Punishment Was Done with Mep. 44
Immersion Coilp. 46
What Is the Earth?p. 47
Straw
A Visionp. 51
The Soundp. 52
Mortal Eternalp. 53
Outdoor Showerp. 54
The Remedyp. 56
Leaving the Islandp. 57
At Homep. 59
The Bedp. 61
My Mother's Pansiesp. 63
The Prepositionsp. 64
Tousled Darlingp. 66
The Try-Outsp. 67
My Father's Diaryp. 69
By Earthp. 70
Fire
By Firep. 75
Warrior: 5th Gradep. 76
Fire Escapep. 78
Culture and Religionp. 80
1954p. 82
The Burned Diaryp. 84
Cool Breezep. 86
Coming of Age, 1966p. 85
For and Against Knowledgep. 90
To My Husbandp. 92
The Spouses Waking Up in the Hotel Mirrorp. 93
At the Hospital for the Paralyzedp. 95
You Kindlyp. 97
Where Will Love Go?p. 100
Light
The Protestorp. 105
The Fallsp. 107
Thenp. 109
These Daysp. 111
Electricity Saviourp. 112
Ssshhp. 113
The Summer-Camp Bus Pulls Away from the Curbp. 115
The Talkersp. 116
Sometimesp. 118
First Thanksgivingp. 119
At the Bayp. 120
The Nativep. 121
The Shorep. 123
The Knowingp. 124
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ISBN: 9780375707353
ISBN-10: 0375707352
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 5th October 1999
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 14.61  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.2

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