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  1. Sharon Olds Presented by: Chris Karn

  2. Biograpy • Born in San Francisco. (November 19,1942) • Strict Calvinist parents forced her to atheism • Graduated from Stanford University • Earned her Ph. D. at Columbia, focusing on Emerson • Won the San Francisco Poetry Center Award, the Lamont Poetry Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. • Presently, she teaches writing workshops at NYU

  3. Published Works • Satan Says (1980) • The Dead and The Living (1983) • The Gold Cell (1987) • The Sign of Saturn (1991) • The Father (1992) • The Wellspring (1996) • Blood, Tin, Straw (1999) • The Unswept Room (2002) • Strike Sparks (2004) • One Secret Thing (2008)

  4. Themes and Style • Explores the various feminine roles placed on women in society from Daughter, Woman to Mother • Writes with a raw honesty and simple language on everyday subjects from sex to family to death • Most commonly relates things from her own life

  5. The Death of Marilyn Monroe • Deals with the ambulance men’s reaction to seeing Marilyn Monroe’s body • Showcases the effects of death on people • Opens with a scene of death and ends with the simple beauty of life • Seems to deal what men would go through after seeing the death of someone who embodied “sex.”

  6. The Language of the Brag • A proclamation of her own celebration of the body • Her achievement is the act of giving birth • This is the way she celebrates the body, different from the ways of men • References Ginsberg and Whitman, two poets known for such celebration

  7. Sources • http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/sharon-olds • http://www.poemhunter.com/sharon-olds/poems/ • Http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/sharon_olds/poems