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At Blackwater Pond: Mary Oliver Reads Mary Oliver

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Publisher Comments:

This first-ever recording of beloved poet Mary Oliver reading a selection of 40 poems comes with a 15-page booklet with an original essay, photos of the author at Blackwater Pond, and a full list of the poems and their sources. 1 CD.

Review:

"For decades, Pulitzer Prize — winning poet Oliver has written in praise of the natural world, searching nature for answers to questions about belonging, faith, love, life and death. She is a poet of empathy, but she lets no one off easy — her love is sometimes tough. Still, there is powerful consolation everywhere in her work, as in her well-known poem, 'Wild Geese: You do not have to be good./ You do not have to walk on your knees/ for a hundred miles through the/ desert repenting./ You only have to let the soft animal of your body/ love what it loves.' In Oliver's world, a heron becomes 'an old Chinese poet,' and a worker bee's three-week life is long enough 'to know that life is a blessing.' Now, in her first CD of recorded readings, Oliver reads poems from several books spanning her entire career, including the acclaimed House of Light and Dream Work and Why I Wake Early. In clear, crisp studio sound, Oliver's voice comes across insistent and calming. Released just in time for National Poetry Month, this CD makes a good introduction or companion to Oliver's accessible work and an inviting gateway to poetry for newcomers. (Apr. 15)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Mary Oliver has written more than ten volumes of poetry and prose and is one of America's best-selling and most honored poets, a winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. A longtime resident of Provincetown, Massachusetts, she is now on the faculty of Bennington College in Vermont.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807007006
Author:
Oliver, Mary
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Location:
Boston
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
One CD
Publication Date:
April 2006
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5 x 6 x 0.49 in 0.265 lb

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Product details pages Beacon Press - English 9780807007006 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "For decades, Pulitzer Prize — winning poet Oliver has written in praise of the natural world, searching nature for answers to questions about belonging, faith, love, life and death. She is a poet of empathy, but she lets no one off easy — her love is sometimes tough. Still, there is powerful consolation everywhere in her work, as in her well-known poem, 'Wild Geese: You do not have to be good./ You do not have to walk on your knees/ for a hundred miles through the/ desert repenting./ You only have to let the soft animal of your body/ love what it loves.' In Oliver's world, a heron becomes 'an old Chinese poet,' and a worker bee's three-week life is long enough 'to know that life is a blessing.' Now, in her first CD of recorded readings, Oliver reads poems from several books spanning her entire career, including the acclaimed House of Light and Dream Work and Why I Wake Early. In clear, crisp studio sound, Oliver's voice comes across insistent and calming. Released just in time for National Poetry Month, this CD makes a good introduction or companion to Oliver's accessible work and an inviting gateway to poetry for newcomers. (Apr. 15)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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