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  • Sharon Olds, the winner of the 2012 TS Eliot Prize for Stag’s Leap, is the first female American Poet to win the prize, and perhaps the most accessible poet of her generation.

    Tom Payn, Telegraph
  • Olds, who has always had a gift for describing intimacy, has, in a sense, had these poems thrown at her by life and allowed them to take root: they are stunning – the best of a formidable career.

    Kate Kellaway, Observer
  • [A] brilliant and fearless poet.

    Joyce Carol Oates
  • A tremendous book of grace and gallantry which crowns the career of a world-class poet.

    Carol Ann Duffy, Huffington Post
  • Taut and beautiful poems.

    Edna O'Brien, Guardian

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