Poet Sharon Olds to Read at University of Toledo

Posted Apr 15th, 2008 by Sara Lundquist  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Toledo.com


The Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Toledo presents The Nineteenth Annual Richard M. Summers Memorial Lecture

Sharon Olds
Poet and Professor of English, NYU

4:00 p.m. – Friday, April 18, 2008
Doermann Auditorium, University Hall
The University of Toledo

Sharon Olds is the author of eight volumes of poetry. Her poetry, says Michael Ondaatje, is “pure fire in the hands,” and David Leavitt in the Voice Literary Supplement describes her work as “remarkable for its candor, its eroticism, and its power to move.” Her numerous honors include a National Endowment for the Arts grant; a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship; the San Francisco Poetry Center Award for her first collection, Satan Says (1980); and the Lamont Poetry Selection and the National Book Critics’ Circle Award for The Dead and the Living (1983). Her other books of poetry are Strike Sparks: Selected Poems 1980-2002 (2004), Blood, Tin, Straw (1999), The Wellspring (1995), The Father (1992), The Gold Cell (1987), and Satan Says (1980). 4:00 p.m. – Friday, April 18, 2008
Free and Open to the Public
For information call 419-530-2318

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