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New and Selected Poems: Volume One

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Strikingly redesigned to accompany the publication of New and Selected Poems, Volume Two< BR> < BR> Praise for the poetry of Mary Oliver: < BR> < BR> & quot; One of the astonishing aspects of Oliver& #39; s work is the consistency of tone over this long period. What changes is an increased focus on nature and an increased precision with language that has made her one of our very best poets . . . There is no complaint in Ms. Oliver& #39; s poetry, no whining, but neither is there the sense that life is in any way easy . . . These poems sustain us rather than divert us. Although few poets have fewer human beings in their poems than Mary Oliver, it is ironic that few poets also go so far to help us forward.& quot; < BR> & mdash; Stephen Dobyns, New York Times Book Review< BR> < BR> & quot; Mary Oliver& #39; s poetry is fine and deep; it reads like a blessing. Her special gift is to connect us with our sources in the natural world, its beauties and terrors and mysteries and consolations.& quot; < BR> & mdash; Stanley Kunitz< BR> < BR> & quot; One would have to reach back perhaps to John] Clare or Christopher] Smart to safely cite a parallel to Oliver& #39; s lyricism or radical purification and her unappeasable mania for signs and wonders.& quot; < BR> & mdash; David Barber, Poetry< BR> < BR> & quot; I have always thought of poems as my companions& mdash; and like companions, they accompany you wherever the journey (or the afternoon) might lead . . . My most recent companion has been Mary Oliver& #39; s The Leaf and the Cloud . . . It& #39; s a brilliant meditation, a walk through the natural world withone of our preeminent contemporary poets.& quot; < BR> & mdash; Rita Dove, Washington Post

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Synopsis:

When New and Selected Poems, Volume One was originally published in 1992, Mary Oliver was awarded the National Book Award. In the fourteen years since its initial appearance it has become one of the best-selling volumes of poetry in the country. This collection features thirty poems published only in this volume as well as selections from the poet's first eight books.

Mary Oliver's perceptive, brilliantly crafted poems about the natural landscape and the fundamental questions of life and death have won high praise from critics and readers alike. "Do you love this world?" she interrupts a poem about peonies to ask the reader. "Do you cherish your humble and silky life?" She makes us see the extraordinary in our everyday lives, how something as common as light can be "an invitation/to happiness,/and that happiness,/when it's done right,/is a kind of holiness,/palpable and redemptive." She illuminates how a near miss with an alligator can be the catalyst for seeing the world "as if for the second time/the way it really is." Oliver's passionate demonstrations of delight are powerful reminders of the bond between every individual, all living things, and the natural world.

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:
9780807068786
Author:
Oliver, Mary
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
American poetry -- 20th century.
Subject:
American poetry -- Women authors.
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
Volume One
Publication Date:
November 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.3 x 6.2 x .95 in 1.2 lb

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"Synopsis" by , When New and Selected Poems, Volume One was originally published in 1992, Mary Oliver was awarded the National Book Award. In the fourteen years since its initial appearance it has become one of the best-selling volumes of poetry in the country. This collection features thirty poems published only in this volume as well as selections from the poet's first eight books.

Mary Oliver's perceptive, brilliantly crafted poems about the natural landscape and the fundamental questions of life and death have won high praise from critics and readers alike. "Do you love this world?" she interrupts a poem about peonies to ask the reader. "Do you cherish your humble and silky life?" She makes us see the extraordinary in our everyday lives, how something as common as light can be "an invitation/to happiness,/and that happiness,/when it's done right,/is a kind of holiness,/palpable and redemptive." She illuminates how a near miss with an alligator can be the catalyst for seeing the world "as if for the second time/the way it really is." Oliver's passionate demonstrations of delight are powerful reminders of the bond between every individual, all living things, and the natural world.

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