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  - Rachelle Jones - Goodreads

The last section is my favorite, I love the way Olds writes about parenthood. I usually skim the middle section, I find her writing about sexuality uncomfortably raw and overdone. I do get a giggle ... 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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