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New and Selected Poems, Volume Two
by Mary Oliver

Published: 2007-04-15
Paperback : 192 pages
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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 ...
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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.

?Oliver's 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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As Diane Wakoski has noted, the power of Mary Oliver's Frost-influenced pastoral writing is in her ability to cast a spell, to create "the illusion that the natural world is graspable." Oliver's fierce independence, beautiful imagery, and love and knowledge of the natural world are all driven by a searching mind, expressed in poems that make for good company. In Some Questions You Might Ask, Oliver gives us this one to chew over: "Is the soul solid, like iron?/ or is it tender and breakable, like/ the wings of a moth in the beak of an owl?" Highly recommended.

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  "New & Selected Poems by Mary Oliver"by jmbs52 (see profile) 04/17/10

Mary Oliver is a Pulitzer prizewinner, National Book Award recipient poet. Her works weave images of nature, childhood ramblings,natural forces beyond human control.

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