Poetry. "These vibrant poems beam their light on history's bad dreams of lost empires but also recall past harmonies of a great city. The lost voices of Izmir, the former Smyrna, are given rich particulars of passion and suffering that resonate in memory. With narrative drive and empathy for her subject, Olinka invites us to inhabit present and past worlds in turmoil. Her book deserves a wide audience"--Colette Inez.
Born in New York City, Sharon Olinka's books include OLD BALLERINA CLUB (Dos Madres Press, 2016), THE GOOD CITY (Marsh Hawk Press, 2006) and A Face Not My Own (West End Press). Poems from THE GOOD CITY won a Barbara Deming Memorial Award. After being published in Poetry Australia, her editor John Millett invited her to come to Australia. She read at the ADF Library in Canberra, and later edited an issue of American Book Review on contemporary Australian poets. Her writing has appeared in Poetry East, Jewish Quarterly in England, Poetry Wales, Confrontation, Colorado Review, Poet Lore and Barrow Street, among many publications. The Library of Congress included her poem "It Must Not Happen" in their website Poetry of 9/11. Her anthologized poems can be found in Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam, and Umpteen Ways of Looking at a Possum: Critical and Creative Responses to Everette Maddox, from Xavier University Press in New Orleans. She writes newspaper articles and book reviews, and has resided in Los Angeles, New Orleans, Arlington, Virginia, Astoria, New York, and San Antonio.Author City: SAN ANTONIO, TX USA