Mary Oliver
Dream Work

Dream Work

This wonderful collection contains The Journey, which may deservedly be Oliver's best-known poem. Other favorites here include Coming Home, Wild Geese, and Dogfish.

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Upstream: Selected Essays

Upstream: Selected Essays

The Washington Post says, The richness of these essays—part revelation, part instruction—will prompt readers to dive in again and again."

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Felicity: Poems

Felicity: Poems

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From the publisher: "'If I have any secret stash of poems, anywhere, it might be about love, not anger,' Mary Oliver once said in an interview. Finally, in her stunning new collection, Felicity, we can immerse ourselves in Oliver’s love poems. Here, great happiness abounds. Our most delicate chronicler of physical landscape, Oliver has described her work as loving the world. With Felicity she examines what it means to love another person. She opens our eyes again to the territory within our own hearts; to the wild and to the quiet. In these poems, she describes—with joy—the strangeness and wonder of human connection."

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Winter Hours: Prose, Prose Poems, and Poems

Winter Hours: Prose, Prose Poems, and Poems

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From the publisher: "What good company Mary Oliver is!" the Los Angeles Times has remarked. And never more so than in this extraordinary and engaging gathering of nine essays, accompanied by a brief selection of new prose poems and poems. With the grace and precision that have won her legions of admirers, Oliver talks here of turtle eggs and housebuilding, of her surprise at the sudden powerful flight of swans, of the "thousand unbreakable links between each of us and everything else." She talks of her own poems and of some of her favorite poets: Poe, writing of "our unescapable destiny," Frost and his ability to convey at once that "everything is all right, and everything is not all right," the "unmistakably joyful" Hopkins, and Whitman, seeking through his poetry "the replication of a miracle." And Oliver offers us a glimpse as well of her "private and natural self."

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Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver

Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver

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For anyone who might be at all inclined to enjoy poetry, Mary Oliver is always a safe bet. From the publisher: "Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver presents a personal selection of her best work in this definitive collection spanning more than five decades of her esteemed literary career. Throughout her celebrated career, Mary Oliver has touched countless readers with her brilliantly crafted verse, expounding on her love for the physical world and the powerful bonds between all living things. Carefully curated, these 200 plus poems feature Oliver's work from her very first book of poetry, published in 1963 at the age of 28, through her most recent collection, published in 2015. This timeless volume, arranged by Oliver herself, showcases the beloved poet at her edifying best."

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Long Life: Essays and Other Writings

Long Life: Essays and Other Writings

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For anyone who think might be at all inclined to enjoy essays and poetry, Mary Oliver is always a safe bet. A welcome addition to any book-lovers' collection. The author says in the foreword: "Poets must read and study, but also they must learn to tilt and whisper, shout, or dance, each in his or her own way, or we might just as well copy the old books. But, no, that would never do, for always the new self swimming around in the old world feels itself uniquely verbal. And that is just the point: how the world, moist and bountiful, calls to each of us to make a new and serious response. That's the big question, the one the world throws at you every morning. 'Here you are, alive. Would you like to make a comment?' This book is my comment."

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