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Olds, Sharon, author.
Preferred Title
Poems. Selections
Odes / Sharon Olds.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
xii, 108 pages ; 25 cm
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
  • Acknowledgments
  • Ode to the hymen.
  • 1. Ode to the clitoris
  • Ode to the penis
  • Ode of broken loyalty
  • Wind ode
  • Ode to my whiteness
  • Amaryllis ode
  • Ode to my sister
  • 2. Ode to the condom
  • Ode to the tampon
  • Hip replacement ode
  • Ode with a silence in it
  • Ode to the last thirty-eight trees in New York City visible from this window
  • Ode to my living friends (January 2010)
  • Ode of withered cleavage
  • 3. Ode to menstrual blood
  • Celibate's ode to balls
  • Ode to thought
  • Secondary boycott ode
  • Legs ode
  • Unmatching legs ode
  • Matching ode
  • Ode of girls' things
  • 4. Blow job ode
  • Ode to the female reproductive system
  • Sexist ode
  • Spoon ode
  • Ode to buttermilk
  • Ode to the corner I was stood in
  • Ode to the creature from the Black Lagoon
  • 5. Douche-bag ode
  • Single lady's ode
  • Ode to whiskers
  • Split ode
  • Ode of the present moment, in the living room, with Bianca
  • Stanley Kunitz ode
  • Sheffield Mountain ode
  • San Francisco Bay dawn ode
  • Sick couch ode
  • 6. Victuals dream ode
  • Ode to the word vulva
  • Toxic shock ode
  • Ode to wattles
  • Real estate ode
  • Ode to my fat
  • My mother's flashlight ode
  • Ode to stretch marks
  • Merkin ode
  • Wild ode
  • 7. Ode for the vagina
  • Ode to the glans
  • Second ode to the hymen
  • Ode to a composting toilet
  • Ode to dirt
  • Woodwind ode
  • New England camping ode
  • Pine tree ode
  • Sloan Kettering ode
  • Trilobite ode
  • Double ode for Hazel
  • Harmony ode
  • O of multiple O's
  • Donner Party mother ode
"Following the Pulitzer prize-winning collection Stag's Leap, Sharon Olds gives us a stunning book of odes. Opening with the powerful and tender "Ode to the Hymen," Olds addresses and embodies, in this age-old poetic form, many aspects of love and gender and sexual politics in a collection that is centered on the body and its structures and pleasures. The poems extend parts of her narrative as a daughter, mother, wife, lover, friend, and poet of conscience that will be familiar from earlier collections, each episode and memory burnished by the wisdom and grace and humor of looking back"--Jacket.
Subject headings
American poetry--21st century.
Genre heading
9780451493620 (hardcover)
0451493621 (hardcover)
9780451493644 (softcover)
0451493648 (softcover)
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Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
Call Number
PS3565.L34 A6 2016
Wells Library - Research Coll. - Stacks
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Columbus - University Library of Columbus
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PS3565.L34 A6 2016
Columbus Library - Stacks
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