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Sharon Olds

Episode 2 of 4

In New York City, Paul Farley hears some new odes from Sharon Olds addressed to bodies and body parts, both shoddy and enduring.

In New York City Paul Farley hears some new odes from Sharon Olds addressed to bodies and body parts, both shoddy and enduring. Sharon Olds' poetry is almost always personal and is renowned for its frank directness. She has written unflinchingly about abuse in her family and her broken marriage. Much imitated and highly influential no one compares to her. She reads her new poems about her hymen, and her wattles, a composting toilet, and the tampon. Producer: Tim Dee.

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