The Unswept Room

The Unswept Room

by Sharon Olds
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3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is not poetry! It is the rantings of a woman obsessed with herself and her anguish. I don't care. Her verse is sexuallly explicit and offensive, in particular the poem titled 'Sunday Night' in which she recounts the improper, what could even be considered criminal behavior of her father towards the waitresses at the restaurants her family would frequent. What is worse, when this poem was written and published, her father was deceased, and unable to answer to these statements. I wonder if these behaviors actually took place, and, if not, why would the poet sully the name of her dead father? Also, what impact did this poem have on her mother? Perhaps Ms. Olds can write a poem to address these issues. I cannot recommend this dreadful 'poetry' to anyone. Sincerely, Catherine Ross
Guest More than 1 year ago
Melodic truth, sweet, simple, "garden-variety epiphanies", delicate, translucent memories...Honest. I love it.