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  •  Characteristic courage and honesty... (none)
    ...from one of our greatest living poets.

    I would encourage all interested readers to pick up one of Olds' beautiful and dangerous collections at the next opportunity. It would be great if her eloquent repudiation of the First Lady's book bash won her some new readers.

    The Gold Cell
    Satan Says
    The Father
    The Dead and the Living

    Peace.

    The sun, having no alternative, rose this morning. -- Watt by Sam Beckett

    by hoipolloi on Mon Nov 28, 2005 at 03:33:19 PM PST

    •  I was thinking the same thing.... (none)
      I posted this letter because of the clarity and my fondness for Ms. Olds' work.  How sweet it is that Ms. Olds might find more new fans here than at the Book Festival she felt she couldn't attend.

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