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Sharon Olds

Sharon Olds

Named New York State Poet in 1998, Sharon Olds is the author of nine books of poetry. The Dead and the Living received the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Unswept Room was a finalist for the National Book Award and The National Book Critics Circle Award, and One Secret Thing was a finalist for the Forward Prize. She teaches at New York University’s Graduate Program in Creative Writing, where she has been involved with NYU’s outreach workshops. Her collection of poetry Stag’s Leap will be out this fall. (updated 10/2012)


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