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For poet Mary Oliver, nature is full of mystery and miracle. From the excitation of birds in the sky to the flowers and plants that are "the simple garments" of the earth, the natural world is her text of both the earth's changes and its permanence.

In Blue Iris, Mary Oliver collects ten new poems, two dozen of her poems written over the last two decades, and two previously unpublished essays on the beauty and wonder of plants. The poet considers roses, of course, as well as poppies and peonies; lilies and morning glories; the thick-bodied black oak and the fragrant white pine; the tall sunflower and the slender bean.

James Dickey has said of her, "Far beneath the surface-flash of linguistic effect, Mary Oliver works her quiet and mysterious spell. It is a true spell, unlike any other poet's, the enchantment of the true maker." In Blue Iris, she has captured with breathtaking clarity the true enchantment and mysterious spell of flowers and plants of all sorts and their magnetic hold on us.

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Elegantly illustrated, this follow-up collection to "Owls and Other Fantasies" brings together ten new poems, two dozen of Oliver's favorite poems, and two previously unpublished essays that capture the "true enchantment" of flowers, weeds, plants, and trees and their magnetic hold.

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:
9780807068823
Author:
Oliver, Mary
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Location:
Boston
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Flowers
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
October 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.8 x 6.6 x .5 in .75 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Elegantly illustrated, this follow-up collection to "Owls and Other Fantasies" brings together ten new poems, two dozen of Oliver's favorite poems, and two previously unpublished essays that capture the "true enchantment" of flowers, weeds, plants, and trees and their magnetic hold.
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