Sharon Olds

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Birthday
19, 1942
Birthplace
California
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
19, 1942 (age 76)
Birthplace
California

About

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.

Before Fame

She attended Columbia University and Stanford University.

Trivia

She was influenced by poet Gwendolyn Brooks.

Family Life

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

Associated With

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.