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|
|Alma mater||Stanford (1964, BA), Columbia (1972, Ph.D.)|
|Spouse(s)||David Douglas Olds (married 1969–1997)|
|Awards||Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, T. S. Eliot Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award|
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.
She attended Columbia University and Stanford University.
She was influenced by poet Gwendolyn Brooks.
Her mother apologized thirty-seven years after the fact for Olds' abuse-filled childhood.
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.
- Pulitzer Prize winner for poetry
- Writers of the San Francisco Bay Area
- New Yorkers
Latest information about Sharon Olds updated on June 07 2021.