‘Stag’s Leap’ Wins Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

BY Margaret Myers  April 15, 2013 at 6:58 PM EST

“Stag’s Leap” by Sharon Olds, won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. The book is about grieving and healing at the end of a marriage.

Pulitzer judges called Olds’ collection “a book of unflinching poems on the author’s divorce that examine love, sorrow and the limits of self-knowledge.”

Last year, Olds talked to the NewsHour about her collection, finding her poetic voice in her 30s and the “usefulness” of poetry: