Sharon Olds (born November 19, 1942) is an American poet. Olds won the first San Francisco Poetry Center Award in 1980, the 1984 National Book Critics Circle Award, and the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. She teaches creative writing at New York University and is a previous director of the Creative Writing Program at NYU.
Books in order of publication:
Satan Says. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. 1980.
The Dead and the Living. New York: Knopf. 1984.
1987 The Gold Cell, Knopf
1987 The Matter of This World, Slow Dancer Press
1991 The Sign of Saturn, Secker & Warburg
1992 The Father, Secker & Warburg
1996 The Wellspring, Knopf
1999 Blood, Tin, Straw, Knopf
2002 The Unswept Room, Tandem Library
2004 Strike Sparks: Selected Poems 1980–2002, Knopf
2008 One Secret Thing, Random House
2012 Stag’s Leap, Knopf
2016 Odes, Knopf
2017 Penguin Modern Poets 3: Your Family, Your Body by Malika Booker, Sharon Olds, Warsan Shire. Penguin.
2019 Arias Penguin Random House