an ongoing narrative 

"They are the most unusual love poems: fortified by years, by sexual passion of valedictory intensity and by vows she does not, at first, know how to unmake. They can be read as an ongoing narrative - a calendar of pain." 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21016402

surprisingly kind considering its subject matter

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/14/entertainment-us-books-poetry-prize-idUSBRE90D12820130114

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Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote Tuesday, January 15, 2013 10:36 AM: 

Sharon Olds wins TS Eliot poetry prize for Stag's Leap 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jan/14/sharon-olds-ts-eliot-poetry-prize

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/9800995/Sharon-Olds-wins-the-2012-TS-Eliot-Prize.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2262588/Poet-Sharon-Olds-wins-TS-Eliot-Prize-collection-wrote-husband-ran-woman.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

http://www.newstatesman.com/cultural-capital/2013/01/stags-leap-wins-t-s-eliots-poetry-prize

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/poet-sharon-olds-scoops-ts-eliot-prize-for-confessional-work-about-her-husbands-affair-8451387.html

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