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Sharon Olds '60

Sharon Olds ‘60 is a world-renowned poet who received the Pulitzer Prize for her book of poetry Stag’s Leap in 2013. In 2012, Olds was the first female American poet to win the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry.
Sharon Olds ‘60 is a world-renowned poet who received the Pulitzer Prize for her book of poetry Stag’s Leap in 2013. Currently, Olds teaches creative writing at New York University’s graduate school. In partnership with NYU, Olds founded a writing workshop for veterans at the Goldwater Hospital. After Dana Hall, Olds received her B.A. from Stanford in 1964 and her PhD in English in 1972.

Olds other honors and awards include: San Francisco Poetry Center Award (1980), Lamont Poetry Selection (1983), National Book Critics Circle Award (1984), finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award (1992, 2002) and finalist for the National Book Award (2002). In 2012, Olds was the first female American poet to win the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry. She was also awarded the Dana Hall Distinguished Alumna Award in 1992.

For more information visit her website.

Poetry Collections
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Satan Says, University of Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 1980.
The Dead and the Living, Knopf (New York, NY), 1984.
The Gold Cell, Knopf (New York, NY), 1987.
The Matter of This World, Slow Dancer Press, 1987.
The Sign of Saturn, Secker & Warburg, 1991.
The Father, Knopf (New York, NY), 1992.
The Wellspring: Poems, Knopf (New York, NY), 1996.
Blood, Tin, Straw, Knopf (New York, NY), 1999.
The Unswept Room, Knopf (New York, NY), 2002.
Strike Sparks: Selected Poems, 1980-2002, Knopf (New York, NY), 2004.
One Secret Thing, Knopf (New York, NY), 2008.
Stag’s Leap, Knopf (New York, NY), 2012
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    "My favorite Dana Hall memory would be the first time I ever sang the Alma Mater with my fellow classmates. That was most definitely the first time I felt like I was truly a part of something. Joining hands with my future Silver Sisters made me truly feel like I was a Dana girl."
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