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Sharon Olds

Sharon Olds Fast Facts
Birthday ***, 1942
Place of Birth California
Age 78 years old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
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Sharon Olds

Sharon Olds is an American poet. Olds won the first San Francisco Poetry Center Award in 1980, the National Book Critics Association Award 1984, and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2013. She teaches creative writing at New York University and was previously director of the Creative Writing Program at NYU.

Born Sharon Stuart Cobb, November 19, 1942, San Francisco, California, United States
Nationality American
Alma mater Stanford (1964, BA), Columbia (1972, Ph.D.)
Occupation Poet
Spouse(s) David Douglas Olds (married 1969–1997)
Partner(s) Carl Wallman
Children 2
Awards Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, T. S. Eliot Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award

About Sharon Olds

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who is known for Satan Says, The Father, The Wellspring, and other candidly sexual works. She received the National Book Critics Circle Award for The Dead and the Living and the T.S. Eliot Prize for Stag's Leap.

Sharon Olds before fame

She attended Columbia University and Stanford University.

Achievement of Sharon Olds

She was influenced by poet Gwendolyn Brooks.

Sharon Olds family life

Her mother apologized thirty-seven years after the fact for Olds' abuse-filled childhood.

Associations of Sharon Olds

She was invited by Laura W. Bush to attend the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., but she refused the invitation for political reasons.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Sharon Olds

  • Pulitzer Prize winner for poetry
  • Writers of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • New Yorkers

Latest information about Sharon Olds updated on June 07 2021.

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