The Gold Cell: Poems

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Knopf, 1987 - Poetry - 91 pages
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A new collection by the much praised poet whose second book THE DEAD AND THE LIVING, was both the Lamont Poetry Selection for 1983 and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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Review: The Gold Cell (Knopf Poetry Series)

User Review  - William Cooper - Goodreads

One of the first real contemporary American Poetry books I read. I picked it up in a college bookstore and read Summer Solstice New York City and it was probably one of the best poems I had ... Read full review

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User Review  - Clark Knowles - Goodreads

Such a powerful, spare, honest book of poems. The poems about her childhood and then her sex life are both beautiful and terrible, but the poems that really kill me are the poems about her children, herself as a mother, and love. So glad to have stumbled across this book. Read full review

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About the author (1987)

Sharon Olds was born in San Francisco. She lives in New York City.

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