• "Sharon Olds goes where many poets would fear to tread and others not dream of treading. Like a curious child, she wanders past No Entry signs on to private land… Arias is a phenomenal achievement, the most moving collection of her career, the most open of books."

    Kate Kellaway, Observer, *Poetry Book of the Month*
  • "On my Christmas list? Sharon Olds’s Arias. Olds is a supreme poet of the body; I’ll be reading her till I die."

    Fiona Benson, Guardian, *Books of the Year*
  • "A generous collection… sexy, pained, conversational, always bringing the reader along for the ride."

    Tristram Fane Saunders, Telegraph