Sharon Olds “a poet of sex and the psyche,”

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Sharon Olds is one of contemporary poetry’s leading voices. Winner of several prestigious awards, including the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award, Olds is known for writing intensely personal, emotionally scathing poetry which graphically depicts family life as well as global political events. Sharon Olds ‘a poet of sex and the psyche': Quote … Read more

The Darkened Rooms of Summer.Jared Carter.Poetry.Review by Norman Ball

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    Troubled Water: Quietism in the Age of Performance By Norman Ball   (previously appeared in Trinacria, Fall 2014 in abridged form)   In Jared Carter’s latest collection of poetry The Darkened Rooms of Summer, the poem ‘Picking Stone’ is prefaced with the following passage from Emerson’s ‘Self-Reliance’:   “Speak your latent conviction, and … Read more

Robert Hass Poet. Translator

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Robert Hass is one of contemporary poetry’s most celebrated and widely-read voices. In addition to his success as a poet, Hass is also recognized as a leading critic and translator, notably of the Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz and Japanese haiku masters Basho, Buson and Issa. Critics celebrate Hass’s own poetry for its clarity of expression, … Read more