Advice to young poets

“Take your vitamins. Exercise. Just work to love yourself as much as you can—not more than the people around you but not so much less.”

Sharon Olds, ‘64, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, reflects on why she writes poetry, how her poetry has evolved and why she never wants to seem "phoney-baloney."

Listen to her poets.org podcast, "Advice to Young Poets: Sharon Olds in Conversation," and read an excerpt from her prize-winning collection, Stag’s Leap.

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