Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Poet Sharon Olds at the Writers Institute in 2004

Here's a YouTube video of new 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning poet and former New York State Poet Laureate Sharon Olds with poet Edward Hirsch at the Writers Institute in 2004. She confesses: "I tend to write a lot. Most of it's bad. That just how it is for me." But she adds that the fact that she doesn't need to show a poem to anyone gives her a certain freedom to write what she wants.


More about their joint visit:


Olds served as the official State Poet under our sponsorship 1998-2000.