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.

5 comments:

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...

Wow.

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.