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“Olds writes “poetry more faithful to the felt truth of reality than any prose could be.” – Richard Wakefield.
B. 1830 D. 1886
To see the Summer Sky / Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie? / True Poems flee?
B. 1874 D. 1963
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost
His poems are made from his life with his life; his poems are earned. He dares to be simple. And he is surely among the finest young poets alive. - The American Poetry Review
B. 1911 D. 1979
All her poems have written underneath - 'I have seen it.' - Randall Jarrell
The poem might be our only evidence that an event has occurred: it exists for us as the sole trace of an occurrence. - Carolyn Forche