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The lastest, and frankest, collection by the award-winning American poet.

Helen Vender calls Sharon Olds 'pornographic, ' and Michaael Ondaajte says she's 'pure fire'. Boldly searing woman's physical desires onto the page, Olds has become one of the most widely read, best-selling poets on the contemporary scene. In this new collection, she seems to have literally submerged herself in the wellspring, where she can pour her poems on us, poems that take us back to the encompassing womb, to a thrilling but cold sexual awakening, and finally to the depths of lasting love. A daughter can remember her mother's wedding night. A woman traces the cells of a stillborn back to their origin as stars in the sky. A mother finds her son's old jeans and sees the young boy who once wore them. A woman drinks wine with her husband at night, in summer, and they make love. THE WELLSPRING is the finest book yet by an extraordinary poet.

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  • The Wellspring
    Sharon Olds

    EBook

    9781409001935

    February 1, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    96 pages

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  • The Wellspring
    Sharon Olds

    Paperback

    9780224043519

    June 15, 1996

    Jonathan Cape

    96 pages

    RRP $32.99

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