Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Olds to Bush: Thanks but no thanks

Wow. I never thought of Sharon Olds as being particularly political, but check out her letter to Barbara Bush, declining an invitation to attend the National Book Festival.

Good for her.


Penguin Empress said...

WOW! What an amazing letter. I am so proud of her!

Pamela said...

That last paragraph is so powerful. I applaud her.

Lyle Daggett said...

I'm likewise a little surprised -- I've never had any inkling that Sharon Olds would go near anything remotely political (in the sense we're talking about here), but a good letter. It especially ends well.

the machinist said...


First Def Poetry Jam, now turning down the White House.

Sharon's getting a hug from me tomorrow.

Brian Campbell said...

In the letter it's as if she set up a beautiful meal herself on a linen tablecloth -- then pulled that cloth out from under it.

Yep. Good for her. Thanks for pointing this out.