Among all the damage the Biden administration inherited and is now trying to un-do is its efforts to reunite the children separated from their parents at the country’s southern border. How long will the affected children’s psychological wounds endure? If the writing of Pulitzer-prize-winning poet Sharon Olds is an indication, the answer is forever. In interviewing Sharon nothing struck me more than learning about her use of enjambment—of words spilling over line-by-line so urgently, as a way of wrestling control over the very rhythm of her life and craft.
Released today: episode #40 of “Dan Hill’s EQ Spotlight,” featuring Sharon Olds, the author of Arias. Listen to the clip below and click on the image to get to the new episode via the New Books Network website.
Sharon Olds is the author of 12 books of poetry, including recently Arias (2019), which was short-listed for the 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize. Her 2012 collection Stag’s Leap won both the Pulitzer Prize and England’s T.S. Eliot Prize. She’s the Eric Maria Remarque Professor of Creative Writing at New York University’s Graduate Creating Writing Program.
Dan Hill, Ph.D., is the President of Sensory Logic, Inc.