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Authorized: Love and Romance

Jul 14, 2017

Faith talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Sharon Olds about her new collection, Odes, which includes poems like “Blow Job Ode” and “Ode of Withered Cleavage.” They discuss how the musicality of her poetry reflects bodies in motion during sex. Plus, Columbia University professor Erik Gray talks about why there’s so much bad love poetry, and why his favorite romantic poem comes from…the Bible.