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  • Hardcover: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Beacon Press; 1 edition (17 Jan. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807068969
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807068960
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 1.3 x 22.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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"Mary Oliver moves by instinct, faith, and determination. She is among out finest poets, and still growing." -Alicia Ostriker, The Nation "These are life-enhancing and redemptive poems that coax the sublime from the subliminal." -Sally Connolly, Poetry

Mary Oliver moves by instinct, faith, and determination. She is among out finest poets, and still growing.--Alicia Ostriker, The Nation

"These are life-enhancing and redemptive poems that coax the sublime from the subliminal."--Sally Connolly, Poetry

"It has always seemed, across her 15 books of poetry, five of prose and several essays and chapbooks, that Mary Oliver might leave us at any minute. Even a 1984 Pulitzer Prize couldn't pin her to the ground. She'd change quietly into a heron or a bear and fly or walk on forever. Her poems contain windows, doors, transformations, hints on how to escape the body; there's the 'glamour of death' and the 'life after the earth-life.' This urge to be transformed is yoked to a joy in this moment, this life, this body. 'Every day I walk out into the world / to be dazzled, then to be reflective, ' she writes in 'Long Afternoon at the Edge of Little Sister Pond.' 'I think there isn't anything in this world I don't / admire, ' she writes in 'Hum'...The new poems teem with creation: ravens, bees, hawks, box turtles, bears. The landscape is Thoreauvian: ponds, marsh, grass and cattails; New England's 'salt brightness'; and fields in 'pale twilight.'"--Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times

"I think of Oliver as a fierce, uncompromising lyricist, a loyalist of the marshes. Hers is a voice we desperately need."--Maxine Kumin, Women's Review of Books


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Beautiful book of poems written after the loss of her partner.
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Wonderful poetry. Arrived on time
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This is the first book of Mary Oliver's poems I've read and have bought some others as a result. Her words transported me to moments of real depth and honesty. I found my 'thirsty soul' moved and refreshed by such poems as 'The Place I Want To Get Back To' and 'When I Am Among The Trees'. A book to read and return to!
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It has been a delight and a wonder to 'discover' Mary Oliver for myself. She says things I have always 'known' but says them with such gentle precision I am left shaking my head in wonder.
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Stunning collection and great food for the soul.

Reads as very honest, raw emotion and a deep searching.
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This is a lovely book by Mary Oliver. I very much like her writing and so she always seems to get five stars from me ... adjust my score according to your own tastes? She is generally a very happy and thoughtful writer who tends to see the best in things. Very much and outdoors, nature observation kind of poet.
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