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Oliver, Mary 1935-

Overview
Works: 139 works in 360 publications in 2 languages and 31,763 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Essays  Love poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Signer, Lyricist
Classifications: PS3565.L5, 811.54
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A poetry handbook by Mary Oliver( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers advice on reading and writing poetry, and discusses imitation, sound, the line, poem forms, free verse, diction, imagery, revision, and workshops
New and selected poems by Mary Oliver( Book )

in English and held by 1,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the astonishing aspects of [Oliver's] work is the consistency of tone over this long period. What changes is an increased focus on nature and an increased precision with language that has made her one of our very best poets. ... These poems sustain us rather than divert us. Although few poets have fewer human beings in their poems than Mary Oliver, it is ironic that few poets also go so far to help us forward
Dog songs : Thirty-five dog songs and one essay by Mary Oliver( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beloved by her readers, special to the poet's own heart, Mary Oliver's dog poems offer a special window into her world. Dog Songs collects some of the most cherished poems together with new works, offering a portrait of Oliver's relationship to the companions that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. To be illustrated with images of the dogs themselves, the subjects will come to colorful life here. These are poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief. In these pages we visit with old friends, including Oliver's well-loved Percy, and meet still others. Throughout, the many dogs of Oliver's life emerge as fellow travelers, but also as guides, spirits capable of opening our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection. Dog Songs is a testament to the power and depth of the human-animal exchange, from an observer of extraordinary vision"--
American primitive : poems by Mary Oliver( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

50 lyrical poems by the author express renewal of humanity in love and oneness with the natural
A thousand mornings by Mary Oliver( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of poems the author returns to the imagery that has come to define her life's work, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Massachusetts. In these pages, she shares the wonder of dawn, the grace of animals, and the transformative power of attention. Whether studying the leaves of a tree or mourning her adored dog, Percy, she is ever patient in her observations and open to the teachings contained in the smallest of moments. A chronicler of physical landscape, she opens our eyes to the nature within, to its wild and its quiet. With clarity, humor, and kindness these poems explore the mysteries of our daily experience
Thirst : poems by Mary Oliver( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of 43 new poems the author grapples with grief at the death of her beloved partner of over forty years. She strives to experience sorrow as a path to spiritual progress, grief as part of loving and not it end. She also chronicles for the first time her discovery of faith, without abandoning the love of the physical world that has been a hallmark of her work for four decades
Why I wake early : new poems by Mary Oliver( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features forty new poems that continue to express the poet's fascination and love affair with the natural world
Dream work by Mary Oliver( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dream Work, a collection of forty-five poems, follows both chronologically and logically Mary Oliver's American Primitive, which won for her the Pulitzer Prize for the finest book of poetry published in 1983 by an American poet. The depth and diversity of perceptual awareness-so steadfast and radiant in American Primitive-continue in Dream Work. Additionally, she has turned her attention in these poems to the solitary and difficult labors of the spirit-to accepting the truth about one's personal world, and to valuing the triumphs while transcending the failures of human relationships. Whether by way of inheritance-as in her poem about the Holocaust-or through a painful glimpse into the present-as in "Acid," a poem about an injured boy begging in the streets of Indonesia-the events and tendencies of history take on a new importance also. More deeply than in her previous volumes, the sensibility behind these poems has merged with the world. Mary Oliver's willingness to be joyful continues, deepened by self-awareness, by experience, and by choice
Blue horses : poems by Mary Oliver( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Primitive presents a new collection of poems that reflects her signature imagery-based language and her observations of the unaffected beauty of nature.--Publisher's description
Rules for the dance : a handbook for writing and reading metrical verse by Mary Oliver( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For both readers and writers of poetry, here is a concise and engaging introduction to sound, rhyme, meter, and scansion - and why they matter." ""The dance," in the case of this brief and luminous book, refers to the interwoven pleasures of sound and sense to be found in some of the most celebrated and beautiful poems in the English language, from Shakespeare to Edna St. Vincent Millay to Robert Frost. With a poet's ear and a poet's grace of expression, Mary Oliver helps us understand what makes a metrical poem work - and enables readers, as only she can, to "enter the thudding deeps and the rippling shallows of sound-pleasure and rhythm-pleasure.""--Jacket
Felicity by Mary Oliver( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our most delicate chronicler of physical ladscape, Oliver has describe 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."
White pine : poems and prose poems by Mary Oliver( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry of nature. In Fall she writes: "the black oaks / fling their bronze fruit / into all the pockets of earth / pock pock / they knock against the thresholds / the roof the sidewalk / fill the eaves / the bottom line / of the old gold song / of the almost finished year."
Red bird : poems by Mary Oliver( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems celebrates the many forms that love can take and bemoans the fate of the natural world
West wind : poems and prose poems by Mary Oliver( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New York Times has called Mary Oliver's poems "thoroughly convincing - as genuine, moving, and implausible as the first caressing breeze of spring." In this stunning collection of forty poems - nineteen previously unpublished - she writes of nature and love, of the way they transform over time. And the way they remain constant. And what did you think love would be like? A summer day? The brambles in their places, and the long stretches of mud? Flowers in every field, in every garden, with their soft beaks and their pastel shoulders? On one street after another, the litter ticks in the gutter. In one room after another, the lovers meet, quarrel, sicken, break apart, cry out. One or two leap from windows. Most simply lean, exhausted, their thin arms on the sill. They have done all they could. The golden eagle, that lives not far from here, has perhaps a thousand tiny feathers flowing from the back of its head, each one shaped like an infinitely small but perfect spear.--
Blue iris : poems and essays by Mary Oliver( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elegant collection of poetry and prose about flowers, trees, and plants of all sorts. A companion to Owls and Other Fantasies, Mary Oliver's poems and essays about birds, was one of the best-selling volumes of poetry of 2003 and a Book Sense 76 selection. Blue Iris, Oliver's new collection, is designed to be a companion to that volume. Elegantly illustrated, Blue Iris brings together ten new poems, two dozen of Mary Oliver's favorite poems, and two previously unpublished essays. The poet considers roses, of course, and poppies and peonies; lilies and morning glories; the thick-bodied black oak and the fragrant white pine; the tall sunflower and the slender bean. James Dickey has said of her, "Far beneath the surface-flash of linguistic effect, Mary Oliver works her quiet and mysterious spell. It is a true spell, unlike any other poet's, the enchantment of the true maker." In Blue Iris, she has captured with breathtaking clarity the true enchantment and mysterious spell of flowers, weeds, plants, and trees and their magnetic hold on us
House of light by Mary Oliver( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poetry written by Mary Oliver, exploring luminosity, along with love and death, the natural laws of the world, and other topics
Evidence : poems by Mary Oliver( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Never afraid to shed the pretense of academic poetry, never shy of letting the power of an image lie in unadorned language, Mary Oliver offers us poems of arresting beauty that reflect on the power of love and the great gifts of the natural world. Inspired by the familiar lines from William Wordsworth, "To me the meanest flower that blows can give / Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears," she uncovers the evidence presented to us daily by nature, in rivers and stones, willows and field corn, the mockingbird's "embellishments," or the last hours of darkness
Owls and other fantasies : poems and essays by Mary Oliver( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poetry and essays celebrates the birds that have played an important role in the author's life, including the owl, goldfinch, swan, hummingbird, and loon
Long life : essays and other writings by Mary Oliver( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The renowned American poet presents her thoughts on the beauty of the earth, death, remembrance, her childhood impressions of nature, and the unexpected boon of a town dump, along with appreciations of Emerson and Hawthorne, and a section of poems and prose poetry
The Truro bear and other adventures : poems and essays by Mary Oliver( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Truro Bear and Other Adventures, Mary Oliver brings together ten new poems, thirty-five of her classic poems, and two essays, all about mammals, insects, and reptiles. The award-winning poet considers beasts of all kinds: bears, snakes, spiders, porcupines, humpback whales, hermit crabs, and, of course, her beloved and disobedient little dog, Percy, who appears and even speaks in thirteen poems, the closing section of this volume
 
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A poetry handbook
Alternative Names
Mary Oliver Amerikaans dichteres

Mary Oliver amerikansk poet

Mary Oliver poetessa statunitense

Mary Oliver US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Pulitzer-Preis.Trägerin

Oliver, Mary J. 1935-

Oliver, Mary Jane.

Oliver, Mary Jane 1935-

ماری الیور شاعر آمریکایی

올리버, 메리 1935-

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English (165)

Chinese (1)

Covers
New and selected poemsAmerican primitive : poemsThirst : poemsWhy I wake early : new poemsDream workRules for the dance : a handbook for writing and reading metrical verseWhite pine : poems and prose poemsRed bird : poems