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Mary Oliver

4.32 of 5 Votes: 4
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https://100booksminority.com/mary-oliver
gender
female
website
http://maryoliver.beacon.org
 
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Books by Mary Oliver
Dog Songs (2013)
language
English
4.03 of 5 Votes: 2
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A Thousand Mornings (2012)
language
English
4.19 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I really dislike not being able to give half a star rating because if that was allowed, this collection of poems would receive 3.5 stars. I decided to round down because honestly, none of the poems spoke to me. One of my favorite poem is by Mary Oliver, so I've been trying to dis...
The Best American Essays 2009 (2009)
language
English
3.77 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I've always loved Mary Oliver's poetry, so I was excited to read this edition of BAE. I was not disappointed. Just like any BAE, the collection is a mixed bag--some essays are more my taste than others. Wendell Berry's essay "Faustian Economics," for example, has truly compelling...
Swan: Poems and Prose Poems (2010)
language
English
4.26 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Oddly enough, this was my first acquaintance with the celebrated Mary Oliver. Although I'm not generally a fan of nature poetry, this collection had a homespun wisdom and humor that won me instantly and kept me smiling, reading and rereading each spare and often quirky poem. I ...
Dog Songs Deluxe Edition (2014)
language
English
4.03 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Mary Oliver celebrates the untethered dogs that like a wagging tail lives an always-moving arch between wildness and tameness. She recollects dogs from her past, the absurdity of such short lifespans, wonder/wildness/lust that dogs naturally feel toward life, and the possible tho...
Blue Horses: Poems (2014)
language
English
4.31 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Most long time fans of Oliver (but most will call her Mary, since she does seem to she speaking directly to you, and you get a sense from her, more than most poets, that you know her) will not be dissuaded. This is yet another love letter to you, to the earth. And many of her fam...
Swan. Mary Oliver (2011)
language
English
4.26 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I was introduced to Mary Oliver nearly a year ago and she quickly became one of my favorite poets. I read Swan as a part of my celebration of National Poetry Month and I was not disappointed. It is a thin volume, but full of some real treasures. She writes of "Mystery" as another...
Evidence: Poems (2009)
language
English
4.35 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Had never engaged her before, saw her name over and over, praised and admired, and pointed to as an inspiration. Further commentary seems trite and useless, here are some glimpses, some snippets of her loving vision:… I have become the child of the clouds, and of hope.I have beco...
Truro Bear and Other Adventures: Poems and Essays (2014)
language
English
4.3 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: When I first opened this volume, I did not realize it included a number of previously published poems so I was surprised as I recognized a few. But Oliver's words, images and humor are always a pleasure, sometimes even more so the second or third time around.My new favorites: car...
The Truro Bear and Other Adventures: Poems and Essays (2008)
language
English
4.3 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Poetry is my thing. I write it, I've slammed it, I read it, I've spoken it...and Mary Oliver is one of my favs, and this is my fav book of Mary Oliver's. There's really no way to express how awesome her words are until you read this. My personal favorite? "Carrying the Snake t...
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