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by Mary Oliver

  • Author: Mary Oliver
  • ISBN: 080706887X
  • ISBN13: 978-0807068878
  • ePub: 1577 kb | FB2: 1245 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Poetry
  • Publisher: Beacon Press (April 15, 2007)
  • Pages: 192
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 265
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Start reading New and Selected Poems, Volume Two on your Kindle in under a minute. The only problem with a volume of Mary Oliver's collected poems is that whichever poems end up excluded are likely to be the reader's loss

Start reading New and Selected Poems, Volume Two on your Kindle in under a minute. The only problem with a volume of Mary Oliver's collected poems is that whichever poems end up excluded are likely to be the reader's loss. Such incomparable consistency of craft and soul can be expected, every single time, from Ms. Oliver! That said, no poem here is undeserving of its inclusion, and if it took an anthology like this to have you wonder about reading her for the first time, then thank God for this book.

Mary Oliver's poems are inspired by nature. This collection is one I return to again and again. She writes about birds, dogs, trees, sometimes people or a certain sentiment, but somehow I could relate to almost all of them. Her poems are so positive, sometimes bitter-sweet, but they make "But mostly I just stand in the dark field, in the middle of the world, breathing. Even though Mary Oliver has published a lot since this book, and much of it has been very good, none of it has surpassed this one. Everything is new and surprising.

17 quotes from New and Selected Poems, Vol. 2: ‘I tell you thisto break your heart,by which I mean onlythat it break open and never close againto th. .See a Problem? We’d love your help.

The volume contains poems from eight of Oliver’s previous volumes as well as previously unpublished, newer work. Mary Oliver held the Catharine Osgood Foster Chair for Distinguished Teaching at Bennington College until 2001

The volume contains poems from eight of Oliver’s previous volumes as well as previously unpublished, newer work. Mary Oliver held the Catharine Osgood Foster Chair for Distinguished Teaching at Bennington College until 2001. In addition to such major awards as the Pulitzer and National Book Award, Oliver received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

In poem after poem, her investigations go from the humble green bean that nourishes her and makes her wonder if "something/-I can't name it-watches as I walk the/rows, accepting the gift of their lives/to assist mine" to the vast, untouchable bliss of "things you can't reach. But you can reach out to them, and all. day long. The wind, the bird flying away. This graceful volume, designed to be paired withNew and Selected Poems, Volume One,includes new poems on birds, toads, flowers, insects, bodies of water, and the extraordinary experience of the everyday in our lives.

Mary Oliver, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, is one of the most celebrated and best-selling poets in America

Mary Oliver, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, is one of the most celebrated and best-selling poets in America. Her books include Why I Wake Early, Owls and Other Fantasies, House of Light, Dream Work, White Pine, West Wind, The Leaf and the Cloud, and What Do We Know, as well as four books of prose, including Blue Pastures, Rules for the Dance, and Winter Hours. She lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts. What Our Readers Are Saying.

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. Books related to New and Selected Poems, Volume Two. Skip this list.

92 poems of Mary Oliver. Mary Oliver (born September 10, 1935) is an American poet who has won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. The New York Times described her as "far and away, best-selling poet". Mary Oliver was born to Edward William and Helen M. V. Oliver on September 10, 1935, in Maple Heights, Ohio, a semi-rural suburb of Cleveland. Her father was a social studies.

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.
Macill
New and Selected Poems Vol. 2 by Mary Oliver: You get a lot of bang for your buck here, but I prefer getting the books of hers I love and skipping the ones I don’t. Her books tend to have strong themes that get lost in a greatest hits collection. That said I like this better than the first volume of selected poems. Excerpt (I like how she says “a right answer,” rather than “the right answer”): “Have I not thought, for years, what it would be/ worthy to do, and then gone off, barefoot and with a silver pail, to gather blueberries,/ thus coming, as I think, upon a right answer?/ What will ambition do for me that the fox, appearing suddenly at the top of the field,/ her eyes sharp and confident as she stared into mine,/ has not already done?”

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Malahelm
Oh, Mary! How I love you so. This book is as delightful and enriching as any of her other collection of poems. Mary knows nature. She knows presence. She knows how to love her life. She is a genius who never seems to feel the need to be "clever." ("Clever is for cocktail parties" a poetry teacher once told me.) Oliver expresses her wisdom in the purest, clearest, most sacred poems. Whenever I feel down, I read "Why I Wake Early": "Hello sun in my face," I say.
Biaemi
Many of Mary Oliver’s poems flow with an anthem-like lyricism that often attests to the grandeur and mystery of the natural world. She plays the role of a quiet witness in order to observe and learn what life has to teach: how happiness is possible if you resign yourself to the rapture and beauty of the world around you. She wants to be invested in the glory and energy of nature and understand its holiness, its closeness to God. She loves all flora and fauna and wants to connect to them. Her compassion for life allows her to look upon the world with gratitude and appreciation. The wildness and sheer power and intensity of nature is more than miraculous; it is her source of bliss and strength. She allows the power of the natural world to keep her memory active with visions and dreams of her elemental self becoming one with the universe. Her poetry is an attempt to achieve that union, and few poets can inspire the way she does.
Zeueli
The only problem with a volume of Mary Oliver's collected poems is that whichever poems end up excluded are likely to be the reader's loss. Such incomparable consistency of craft and soul can be expected, every single time, from Ms. Oliver!
That said, no poem here is undeserving of its inclusion, and if it took an anthology like this to have you wonder about reading her for the first time, then thank God for this book.
Included here -note that this is only the first volume- are works from her earlier books, all of which are worth buying separately. A particularly important inclusion are the selections of American Primitive, in my opinion her most moving and accomplished collection.
Those who adore poems like the glorious "Wild Geese" or were moved by the wisdom of "The Journey," will be happy to know that they are, of course, contained in this volume, along with many others begetting similar acclaim.
So, five stars for Ms. Oliver only because I can't give her ten.
As far as the publisher, I would have liked a clearer indication that this is the very same edition already published years ago. At least in my case, the additional subtitle -"Volume One"- confused me and led me to buy something I already owned. In the other hand, if such mention indicates the upcoming release of a second volume -specially if more uncollected poems may be part of it, I'll be satisfied and forgiving.
For those who own everything by her and do not possess this volume, this is still a valid purchase on the basis of the, once, "new poems" contained and not available anywhere else.
Welcome -or welcome back- to the poetry of Mary Oliver. Let these words take your breath away with its exquisite and gently fierce call to opening your heart and be intelligent toward all beings.
Anarus
Saying that Mary Oliver writes "nature poetry" is like saying Louis Armstrong played the trumpet. Her verse is rich and deep, what Coleridge called philosophical poetry. And yes, she does look and listen deeply to the natural world, striving to be aware and yet become one with it. Oliver writes with passion in both the physical and spiritual senses. This collection is a way to spend some time in the company of a deep soul.
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