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Publisher Comments:

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Iris, Mary Oliver collects ten new poems, two dozen of her poems written over the last two decades, and two previously unpublished essays on the beauty and wonder of plants.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.

Review:

Blue Iris fortuitously offers an extended sequence and new contexts for a writer whose precise eye and instinct for surprising images have made her one of the best practitioners of the lyrical revelation....Oliver continues to earn applause and admiration for continuing to provide redemptive meditation and supple praises for nature in a time when so much is under threat. R.T. Smith, Shenandoah

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Salvation, in Mary Oliver's poems, consists of the living of a natural life, the dying of a natural death, and the ability to look clearly in both directions while keeping the two processes in balance. Jay Rogoff, Southern Review

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Mary Oliver's poems are natural growths out of a loam of perception and feeling, and instinctive skill with language makes them seem effortless. Reading them is a sensual delight. May Swenson

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The gift of Oliver's poetry is that she communicates the beauty she finds in the world and makes it unforgettable. Miami Herald

Synopsis:

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to Owls and Other Fantasies brings together ten new poems, two dozen of Oliver's favorite poems, and two previously unpublished essays that capture the "true enchantment" of flowers, weeds, plants, and trees and their magnetic hold.

Synopsis:

A rich collection of ten new poems, two essays, and two dozen of Mary Olivers classic works on flowers, trees, and plants of all sorts, elegantly illustrated, Blue Iris is the essential companion to Owls and Other Fantasies, one of the best-selling volumes of poetry of 2003 and a Book Sense 76 selection.

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:
9780807068830
Author:
Oliver, Mary
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Location:
Boston
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
October 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.52x6.32x.32 in. .46 lbs.

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Product details 96 pages Beacon Press - English 9780807068830 Reviews:
"Review" by , Blue Iris fortuitously offers an extended sequence and new contexts for a writer whose precise eye and instinct for surprising images have made her one of the best practitioners of the lyrical revelation....Oliver continues to earn applause and admiration for continuing to provide redemptive meditation and supple praises for nature in a time when so much is under threat.
"Review" by , Salvation, in Mary Oliver's poems, consists of the living of a natural life, the dying of a natural death, and the ability to look clearly in both directions while keeping the two processes in balance.
"Review" by , Mary Oliver's poems are natural growths out of a loam of perception and feeling, and instinctive skill with language makes them seem effortless. Reading them is a sensual delight.
"Review" by , The gift of Oliver's poetry is that she communicates the beauty she finds in the world and makes it unforgettable.
"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.
"Synopsis" by , A rich collection of ten new poems, two essays, and two dozen of Mary Olivers classic works on flowers, trees, and plants of all sorts, elegantly illustrated, Blue Iris is the essential companion to Owls and Other Fantasies, one of the best-selling volumes of poetry of 2003 and a Book Sense 76 selection.
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