Literature Poem of the Week

Irish Arts Center Poem of the Week: Sharon Olds' "Ode to the Clitoris"

From her collection of praise for the human body

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Overview

The Pulitzer-winning “American master and national treasure” Sharon Olds reads a verse from Odes, her 2016 collection of praise to the body. Recorded at Irish Arts Center's 8th annual PoetryFest.

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The Irish Arts Center Poem of the Week is a video series of select footage of artists reciting favorite verses and poets sharing their own work, presented with the readers’ reflections on the featured pieces.

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