New and Selected Poems
New and Selected Poems
Volume One

Strikingly redesigned to accompany the publication of New and Selected Poems, Volume Two 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.

Title New and Selected Poems
Subtitle Volume One
Author Mary Oliver
Publisher Beacon Press
Title First Published 15 April 2004
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 272 p.
ISBN-10 0807068772
ISBN-13 9780807068779
Publication Date 15 April 2004
Main content page count 272
Weight 16 oz.

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