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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.

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Genre: Poetry
Author: Mary Oliver
Publisher: Beacon Press
Release: 2006-04-01
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780807068885

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When New and Selected Poems, Volume One was originally published in 1992, Mary Oliver was awarded the National Book Award. In the fourteen years since its initial appearance it has become one of the best-selling volumes of poetry in the country. This collection features thirty poems published only in this volume as well as selections from the poet's first eight books. Mary Oliver's perceptive, brilliantly crafted poems about the natural landscape and the fundamental questions of life and death have won high praise from critics and readers alike. "Do you love this world?" she interrupts a poem about peonies to ask the reader. "Do you cherish your humble and silky life?" She makes us see the extraordinary in our everyday lives, how something as common as light can be "an invitation/to happiness,/and that happiness,/when it's done right,/is a kind of holiness,/palpable and redemptive." She illuminates how a near miss with an alligator can be the catalyst for seeing the world "as if for the second time/the way it really is." Oliver's passionate demonstrations of delight are powerful reminders of the bond between every individual, all living things, and the natural world.

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Genre: Poetry
Author: Mary Oliver
Publisher: Beacon Press
Release: 2013-11-19
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780807097151

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“Ryan is a scrupulously observant poet with a gift for going for the jugular . . . His work is finely honed, provocative, questing, and humane.” – Edward Hirsch, Washington Post Book World Michael Ryan’s first collection in fifteen years shows the acclaimed poet at the height of his powers. Highlighting the wit and passion displayed throughout his career, Ryan’s latest work comprises fifty-seven poems from three award-winning volumes and thirty-one new poems. In both dramatic lyrics and complex narratives, Ryan renders the world with startling clarity, freshness, and intimacy. New and Selected Poems is filled with the stuff of everyday life, and as the New York Times Book Review said, it “include[s] pain and fear but also surprise, joy, laughter, everything human.” "New and Selected Poems reminds us how much we have relied on this poet to forge a path for us in plain style.” – Carol Muske-Dukes, Los Angeles Times Book Review "Ryan's poems have always felt as if they neded to be written. They seem to exist because of some pressure to respond, not because of a facility for language alone. This is a rare quality among poets. The commitment to it is as hard-won, and real, as any you are likely to find in poetry." – David Rivard, American Poetry Review Michael Ryan is the author of many acclaimed books, including three previous volumes of poetry. Among the honors for his work are the prestigious Kingsley Tufts Award, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and NEA and Guggenheim fellowships. Ryan is a professor of English and creative writing at the University of California at Irvine.

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Genre: Poetry
Author: Michael Ryan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2005-12-06
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780547561592

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Presents unpublished poems from the poet's last year, including the poem he wrote the day he died, as well as a selection of poems from throughout his career

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Genre: Poetry
Author: William Stafford
Publisher:
Release: 1998-02
File: 268 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015047067387

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Spanning thirty years of literary work, a definitive collection of poetry by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Practical Gods features the finest works from his eight previous books, along with a sampling of new poetry that reflects such genres as meditation, elegy, advice, and prophecy. Original.

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Genre: Poetry
Author: Carl Dennis
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2004
File: 255 Pages
ISBN-13: 0142000833

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Strikingly redesigned to accompany the publication of New and Selected Poems, Volume Two Praise for the poetry of Mary Oliver: “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 . . . There is no complaint in Ms. Oliver’s poetry, no whining, but neither is there the sense that life is in any way easy . . . 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.” —Stephen Dobyns, New York Times Book Review “Mary Oliver’s poetry is fine and deep; it reads like a blessing. Her special gift is to connect us with our sources in the natural world, its beauties and terrors and mysteries and consolations.” —Stanley Kunitz “One would have to reach back perhaps to [John] Clare or [Christopher] Smart to safely cite a parallel to Oliver’s lyricism or radical purification and her unappeasable mania for signs and wonders.” —David Barber, Poetry “I have always thought of poems as my companions—and like companions, they accompany you wherever the journey (or the afternoon) might lead . . . My most recent companion has been Mary Oliver’s The Leaf and the Cloud . . . It’s a brilliant meditation, a walk through the natural world with one of our preeminent contemporary poets.” —Rita Dove, Washington Post

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Genre: Poetry
Author: Mary Oliver
Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)
Release: 2004
File: 255 Pages
ISBN-13: 0807068780

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Three decades of poetry by one of the nation's most respected African-American poets covers a wide range of topics, including injustice, Africa, and clitoridectomy, among other important topics. Original.

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Genre: Poetry
Author: Everett Hoagland
Publisher: Leapfrog Press
Release: 2002
File: 122 Pages
ISBN-13: 0967952050

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"He is one of our finest poets, " Anthony Hecht has said of Donald Justice. Winner most recently of a 1996 Lannan Literary Award, Justice has been the recipient of almost every contemporary grant and prize for poetry, from the Lamont to the Bollingen and the Pulitzer. The present volume replaces his 1980 Selected Poems and contains, in addition, poems from the last 15 years.

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Genre: Poetry
Author: Donald Justice
Publisher: Knopf
Release: 2009-02-04
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307558541

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Michael D. Higgins is one of Ireland's leading public intellectuals. As well as having made a significant contribution to public life, he is a prolific poet, whose work ranges from the personal to the political, and geographically from the west of Ireland to Nicaragua and the Middle East. Here, he has gathered together the very best of his poetic output over the years. In these poems, he casts a wry, compassionate eye on human weakness and resilience, and the centrality of love to all human relations. Throughout it all, his yearning for a world marked above all by social justice stands out. This collection is a treasury of the very best of his writing over the years and is sure to delight younger readers as well as his established followers.

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Genre: Poetry
Author: Michael D. Higgins
Publisher: Liberties Press
Release: 2011-07-23
File: 300 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781907593710

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In Derricotte’s own words: “How do you gain access to the power of parts of yourself you abhor, and make them sing with beauty, tenderness, and compassion? This is the record of fifty years of victories in the reclamation of a poet's voice.”

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Genre: Poetry
Author: Toi Derricotte
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Release: 2019-03-26
File: 65 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780822986775

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