Sharon Olds grew up in a Calvinist home in Berkeley, CA. She received a BA from Stanford University in 1964 and an English PhD from Columbia University in 1972. Olds is known for candidly exploring the ordinary and unpleasant--from toilets to take-out.
Olds did not publish her first poetry collect
Boris Vian was a French polymath: writer, poet, musician, singer, translator, critic, actor, inventor and engineer. He is best remembered today for his novels. Those published under the pseudonym Vernon Sullivan were bizarre parodies of criminal fiction, highly controversial at the time of their rele