Listen to Sharon Olds

We are big fans of the poet Sharon Olds whose latest collection One Secret Thing has been shortlisted for The Forward Prize for Best Collection 2009. Yesterday in an excellent interview with Jenni Murray on Woman’s Hour, she read two of the poems from the book and talked about why, despite her opposition to the war in Iraq, she has begun to write about honour, bravery and brutality in war.

Unfortunately we cannot post any of her poems here for copyright reasons but the interview is well worth hearing.

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