The Long Night of Flying
by Sharon Olson (Goodreads Author)
Poetry. In THE LONG NIGHT OF FLYING, Sharon Olson's engaging first collection, the reader is taken on a journey into a world of vulnerability, incipience, and mystery. There is a textured richness in the poet's tenaciously precise take on the world around us, whether its subject matter is the theft of a Vermeer, an indictment of the brutalities of war, or the loss of the p...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Sixteen Rivers Press
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Some lovely pieces here. A mature woman's perspective on life and death and love. A generous intelligence. Concrete and satisfying poems. I was enthralled by this collection and will return to read it again. I couldn't find any texts to link to (but did find audio). I found one poem online by a Sharon Olson, but doubt that it's the same person. Just not in the same class as the work in this volume. You can listen to Sharon read some of the poems from this collection.
Sharon Olson has recently moved to Guilford, Connecticut. She retired in 2007 from the Palo Alto (California) City Library where she had been a reference librarian and cataloger since 1978. She earned a B.A. in Art History from Stanford and attended its campus in Florence, Italy, in 1967. She also has an M.L.S. from U.C. Berkeley and an M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Oregon....moreMore about Sharon Olson...