The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
By Mary Oliver
Chosen as one of Oprah's Books That Help Me Through for Oprah's Book Club!
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver presents a personal selection of her best work in this definitive collection spanning more than five decades of her esteemed literary career.
Throughout her celebrated career, Mary Oliver has touched countless readers with her brilliantly crafted verse, expounding on her love for the physical world and the powerful bonds between all living things. Identified as far and away, this country's best selling poet by Dwight Garner, she now returns with a stunning and definitive collection of her writing from the last fifty years.
Carefully curated, these 200 plus poems feature Oliver's work from her very first book of poetry, No Voyage and Other Poems, published in 1963 at the age of 28, through her most recent collection, Felicity, published in 2015. This timeless volume, arranged by Oliver herself, showcases the beloved poet at her edifying best. Within these pages, she provides us with an extraordinary and invaluable collection of her passionate, perceptive, and much-treasured observations of the natural world.
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Mary Oliver's poetry always reminds me that this beautiful, tragic life is worth living. "Benjamin, Who Came From Who Knows Where" might be my all-time favorite poem and I quote it to my nervous rescue dog daily.
Content Warnings: Animal death, fishing, human death mentions
- 480 pages
- Penguin Books (11/10/20)
- 5.5 x 1 x 8.4 inches