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What Do We Know : Poems And Prose Poems - Mary Oliver

What Do We Know

Poems And Prose Poems

Paperback Published: 27th March 2003
ISBN: 9780306812064
Number Of Pages: 88

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Now in paperback-the best-selling collection of poems by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Leaf and the Cloud. . "Mary Oliver's poetry is fine and deep; it reads like a blessing," wrote Stanley Kunitz many years ago; and recently, Rita Dove described her last volume, The Leaf and the Cloud, as "a brilliant meditation." For the many admirers of Mary Oliver's dazzling poetry and luminous vision, as well as for those who may be coming to her work for the first time, What Do We Know will be a revelation. These forty poems-of observing, of searching, of pausing, of astonishment, of giving thanks-embrace in every sense the natural world, its unrepeatable moments and its ceaseless cycles. Mary Oliver evokes unforgettable images-from one hundred white-sided dolphins on a summer day to bees that have memorized every stalk and leaf in a field-even as she reminds us, after Emerson, that "the invisible and imponderable is the sole fact. "

Summer Poemp. 1
One Hundred White-sided Dolphins on a Summer Dayp. 2
The Wordp. 4
Mockingbirdp. 5
The Returnp. 7
Black Snakep. 11
Beautyp. 12
The Hummingbirdp. 14
Stonesp. 15
Raven with Crowsp. 16
At Blackwater Pondp. 18
Windp. 19
The Rosesp. 20
You Are Standing at the Edge of the Woodsp. 21
Sometimes I Am Victorious and Even Beautifulp. 23
Lion's Manep. 24
Clamp. 26
Heron Rises from the Dark, Summer Pondp. 27
On the Flatsp. 29
On Losing a Housep. 30
Crowsp. 34
Last Night the Rain Spoke to Mep. 36
The Larkp. 38
Gratitudep. 40
Orangesp. 42
Moonlightp. 43
Now Are the Rough Things Smoothp. 44
A Settlementp. 45
Their Wingsp. 46
Her Grave, Againp. 48
Blue Irisp. 53
Walking to Oak-Head Pond, and Thinking of the Ponds I Will Visit in the Next Days and Weeksp. 54
Early Snowp. 56
At Twilight an Angelp. 58
Snow Buntingsp. 60
Winter at Herring Covep. 61
Tree Sparrowsp. 63
The Loonp. 64
Snowy Nightp. 65
Minkp. 67
Acknowledgmentsp. 71
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ISBN: 9780306812064
ISBN-10: 0306812061
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 88
Published: 27th March 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 18.9  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1

Mary Oliver

About the Author

Born in a small town in Ohio, Mary Oliver published her first book of poetry in 1963 at the age of twenty-three. Over the course of her long career, she has received numerous awards.

 Her fourth book, American Primitive, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Award in 1984. She has led workshops and held residencies at various colleges and universities, including Hennington College, where she held the Catharine Osgood Foster Chair for Distinguished Teaching. 
In 2007 The New York Times described her as "far and away, this country's best-selling poet." She died in January 2019

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