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Sharon Olds

Happy Poetry Month indeed! Sharon Olds, Class of 1960, is the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Her most recent book, Stag’s Leap, was honored yesterday when all 24 prizes were announced. Stag’s Leap is about the collapse of her 30-year marriage and the painful process of divorce. Come by and take a look at Stag’s Leap and Sharon Olds’s other work, on display next to the Information Desk. Here is an excerpt from one of the poems from Stag’s Leap:

When I opened

my eyes, I saw two tulips stretched

away from each other extreme in the old

vase with the grotto carved out of a hill

and a person in it, underground,

praying, my imagined shepherd in make-believe paradise.