82 Odes: Sharon Olds in Conversation with Eleanor Wachtel
Sharon Olds’ book of poetry Stag's Leap was one of 2012’s sensations. It won the Pulitzer Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize for poetry. As Carol Ann Duffy, England’s Poet Laureate and the chair of the judging panel wrote: “This was the book of her career. There is a grace and chivalry in her grief that marks her out as being a world-class poet. I always say that poetry is the music of being human, and in this book she is really singing.” In a great start to Sunday morning, Eleanor Wachtel talks with Sharon Olds about her new collection, Odes, centred on the female body and female pleasures, from “Ode of Broken Loyalty”to “Ode to the Hymen,” for later broadcast on CBC’s Writers & Company.