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An excellent selection of a great poets work
on 6 January 2013
I was prompted to write a short review by the ridiculous one star rating it has so far received on Amazon. I have had this book for years, along with several of Sharon Olds collections of work. Amongst many other prizes, she has picked up the TS Elliot award here in the UK. The work is wide ranging, very intense, very personal and for some might be too confessional and close to home to be comfortable with. The subject matter, the concerns of a woman writer, often overlooked in Western literature, does not detract from the sheer quality of the writing. These are crafted, technically brilliant pieces of writing that connect with readers because of the universal themes of relationships and family she so fearlessly takes on. Highly recommended!