Finding Sharon Olds’s The Matter of This World

The Collection The Matter of This World: New and Selected Poems (Slow Dancer, 1987)   I found The Matter of … More

On reading poetry to dying people

I want to live – Sharon Olds The most intense reading group I ever belonged to wasn’t really a reading … More

The Top 20 Lifesaving Poems

I began writing the Lifesaving Poems series of blog posts in May 2010. The idea was to celebrate the poems that I … More