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Jane Hirshfield
Carolyn Kizer
Dorianne Laux
Semezdin Mehmedinović
Sharon Olds
Charles Simic
James Tate
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Derek Walcott
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C. D. Wright

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Sharon Olds
Sharon Olds
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Born in San Francisco in 1942, Sharon Olds studied at Stanford University and received a master's degree from Columbia University. 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 & the Living (1983). Her other books of poetry are Blood, Tin, Straw (Alfred A. Knopf, 1999), The Gold Cell (1997), The Wellspring (1995), and The Father (1992). Her poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Ploughshares. Named New York State Poet in 1998, Olds teaches poetry workshops at New York University's Graduate Creative Writing Program, along with a workshop at Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island in New York. She lives in New York City.

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