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"Perhaps I'm the last person on earth to discover the marvelous poems of Mary Oliver, but just in case there is one other person out there who hasn't, here's a glowing review of these two collections. Oliver has a deep understanding of nature, and deftly avoids the 'plant-eaters good, meat-eaters bad' anthropomorphism of lesser voices. Her poems are populated by owls, crows, flowers, streams, herons, and snakes that go swinging through grass like old swords. But enough from me; all I can say is get these two collections and let your soul drink deeply. I'll just let Oliver speak for herself." Doug Brown, Powells.com (Read the entire Powells.com review)

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Mary Oliver has been writing poetry for nearly five decades, and in that time she has become Americas foremost poetic voice on our experience of the physical world. This collection presents forty-two new poems—an entire volume in itself—along with works chosen by Oliver from six of the books she has published since New and Selected Poems, Volume One.

“Olivers poetry is of the Earth, and about the Earth, and as these poems give voice to the planet, they render human life more beautiful, more sentient, more meaningful.” —Karen McCarthy, ForeWord

Mary Oliver, the winner of numerous prizes, is one of the most celebrated and best-selling poets in America. Her works include New and Selected Poems, Volume One (Beacon / 6877-9 / $16.00 pb) and At Blackwater Pond (Beacon / 0700-6 / $19.95 audio). She lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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Mary Oliver has been writing poetry for nearly five decades, and in that time she has become America's foremost poetic voice on our experience of the physical world. This collection presents forty-two new poems-an entire volume in itself-along with works chosen by Oliver from six of the books she has published since New and Selected Poems, Volume One.

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This collection presents 42 new poems--an entire volume in itself--along with works chosen by Oliver from six of the books she has previously published.

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'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.'

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tawhite, March 6, 2009 (view all comments by tawhite)
Gathered together, the collection is a testament to Oliver’s three “rules” for writing: “Every poem I write,… must have a genuine body, it must have sincere energy, and it must have a spiritual purpose.” (Winter Hours. 24). Whether she is treating an owl or a fox or singing a common ode to her pet dog, Oliver stays true to her rules.
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crowyhead, October 18, 2007 (view all comments by crowyhead)
More excellent nature poetry from Mary Oliver. This didn't consistently blow me away the way House of Light did, but I am still in awe of Oliver's talent.
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ISBN:
9780807068878
Author:
Oliver, Mary
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
American poetry -- 20th century.
Subject:
American poetry -- Women authors.
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Single Author / American
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Poetry-A to Z
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Trade paper
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April 2007
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TRADE PAPER
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General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
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8.94x6.06x.56 in. .64 lbs.

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"Review A Day" by , "Perhaps I'm the last person on earth to discover the marvelous poems of Mary Oliver, but just in case there is one other person out there who hasn't, here's a glowing review of these two collections. Oliver has a deep understanding of nature, and deftly avoids the 'plant-eaters good, meat-eaters bad' anthropomorphism of lesser voices. Her poems are populated by owls, crows, flowers, streams, herons, and snakes that go swinging through grass like old swords. But enough from me; all I can say is get these two collections and let your soul drink deeply. I'll just let Oliver speak for herself." (Read the entire Powells.com review)
"Synopsis" by , Mary Oliver has been writing poetry for nearly five decades, and in that time she has become America's foremost poetic voice on our experience of the physical world. This collection presents forty-two new poems-an entire volume in itself-along with works chosen by Oliver from six of the books she has published since New and Selected Poems, Volume One.
"Synopsis" by , This collection presents 42 new poems--an entire volume in itself--along with works chosen by Oliver from six of the books she has previously published.
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