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The forty-seven new works in this volume include poems on crickets, toads, trout lilies, black snakes, goldenrod, bears, greeting the morning, watching the deer, and, finally, lingering in happiness. Each poem is imbued with the extraordinary perceptions of a poet who considers the everyday in our lives and the natural world around us and finds a multitude of reasons to wake early.

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Praise for Mary Oliver''s poetry:

''These are life enhancing and redemptive poems that coax the sublime from the subliminal.'' --Sally Connolly, Poetry

''Mary Oliver''s poems are natural growths out of a loam of perception and feeling, and instinctive skill with language makes them seem effortless. Reading them is a sensual delight.'' --May Swenson

''The gift of Oliver''s poetry is that she communicates the beauty she finds in the world and makes it unforgettable.’ - Miami Herald

About the Author

A private person by nature, Mary Oliver (1935–2019) gave very few interviews over the years. Instead, she preferred to let her work speak for itself. And speak it has, for the past five decades, to countless readers. The New York Times recently acknowledged Mary Oliver as “far and away, this country’s best-selling poet.” Born in a small town in Ohio, Oliver published her first book of poetry in 1963 at the age of 28; No Voyage and Other Poems, originally printed in the UK by Dent Press, was reissued in the United States in 1965 by Houghton Mifflin. Oliver has since published twenty books of poetry and six books of prose. As a young woman, Oliver studied at Ohio State University and Vassar College, but took no degree. She lived for several years at the home of Edna St. Vincent Millay in upper New York state, companion to the poet’s sister Norma Millay. It was there, in the late ’50s, that she met photographer Molly Malone Cook. For more than forty years, Cook and Oliver made their home together, largely in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where they lived until Cook’s death in 2005. Over the course of her long and illustrious career, Oliver has received numerous awards. Her fourth book, American Primitive, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1984. She has also received the Shelley Memorial Award; a Guggenheim Fellowship; an American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Achievement Award; the Christopher Award and the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award for House of Light; the National Book Award for New and Selected Poems; a Lannan Foundation Literary Award; and the New England Booksellers Association Award for Literary Excellence. Oliver’s essays have appeared in Best American Essays 1996, 1998, 2001; the Anchor Essay Annual 1998, as well as Orion, Onearth and other periodicals. Oliver was editor of Best American Essays 2009. Oliver’s books on the craft of poetry, A Poetry Handbook and Rules for the Dance, are used widely in writing programs. She is an acclaimed reader and has read in practically every state as well as other countries. She has led workshops at various colleges and universities, and held residencies at Case Western Reserve University, Bucknell University, University of Cincinnati, and Sweet Briar College. From 1995, for five years, she held the Catharine Osgood Foster Chair for Distinguished Teaching at Bennington College. She has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from The Art Institute of Boston (1998), Dartmouth College (2007) and Tufts University (2008).

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Paul Rowland
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Oliver is one of the best American poets of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries.
Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2018
I typically rise early, typically at 5:00 AM. I start my day in the right direction by reading one of her poems. Reading her sets my priorities right at the beginning of the day. It''s a shame she was never appointed Poet Laurette. One nice thing about Oliver''s poems is that... See more
I typically rise early, typically at 5:00 AM. I start my day in the right direction by reading one of her poems. Reading her sets my priorities right at the beginning of the day. It''s a shame she was never appointed Poet Laurette. One nice thing about Oliver''s poems is that they are bite size. They don''t go on for page after page before you get to the punch line. You get the point fast but not without some subtlety. Get this book, and read as it is meant to be read You will not be disappointed. You will fall in love with Oliver as I have.
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Nora
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Absolutely Beautiful
Reviewed in the United States on March 6, 2020
I love Mary Oliver and this was the first book by her that I ever read. Her ability to convey emotion so clearly into words is amazing. This particular set of poems all focus on the beauty that surrounds us each day. I would consider this and excellent place to start if you... See more
I love Mary Oliver and this was the first book by her that I ever read. Her ability to convey emotion so clearly into words is amazing. This particular set of poems all focus on the beauty that surrounds us each day. I would consider this and excellent place to start if you want to understand poetry as the poems are easy to understand for any laymen while still exhibiting complexity for those that wish to dive deeper.

I would recommend this poetry for those that are looking for something gentle and soothing and uplifting. If you want poems that are emotionally charged or angry, this is not the book of poems for you.
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Heather Miner
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Book Club selection - Easy read
Reviewed in the United States on June 11, 2020
This book is my first introduction to Mary Oliver. I''m a morning person and I love nature, so this collection of poems was my selection for hosting book club. None of the poems were deep or life-changing but were gentle reminders to pause to notice and appreciate the little... See more
This book is my first introduction to Mary Oliver. I''m a morning person and I love nature, so this collection of poems was my selection for hosting book club. None of the poems were deep or life-changing but were gentle reminders to pause to notice and appreciate the little things. In addition, the poems helped remind me to find joy in the smallest tasks (refreshing a bouquet of flowers) or small items (an arrowhead or a busy insect). I feel like I should try my hand at writing a poem about unloading the dishwasher - as that is a task I currently avoid!! Maybe I would learn to like unloading the dishwasher. :)
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I love this book...but
Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2020
I love Mary Oliver, this book is great- however, I chose to take 2 stars away for the cheap and chincey binding that has been chosen for several of her wonderful books. For the price tag, it really should be better paper and binding, even if it remains a soft cover.... See more
I love Mary Oliver, this book is great- however, I chose to take 2 stars away for the cheap and chincey binding that has been chosen for several of her wonderful books. For the price tag, it really should be better paper and binding, even if it remains a soft cover.

This paper is the same as bookstand paperback paper, and a high price point for a flimsy and cheap paperback.
The author deserves better for her wonderful work. This is just greedy and cheap by the publishers..
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Ed Murphy
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In some enlightened future...
Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2015
In some enlightened future, Mary Oliver''s poems will be read as part of the liturgy in churches for people who will still choose to gather in those structures, as well as those of us who prefer Nature–– in woodlands, meadows, along river banks and in sand dunes facing the... See more
In some enlightened future, Mary Oliver''s poems will be read as part of the liturgy in churches for people who will still choose to gather in those structures, as well as those of us who prefer Nature–– in woodlands, meadows, along river banks and in sand dunes facing the great oceans. Her poems quietly and eloquently sing the praises of our natural world, in the dwindling places it can still be found.
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Jeri K. Gunderson
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through her love for the world of nature brings
Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2017
I''m also an early riser, so perhaps it''s the identification with that aspect of her work that attracts me. However, I suspect it''s far more than that. The insight into one''s soul that her work, through her love for the world of nature brings, can be shattering and healing... See more
I''m also an early riser, so perhaps it''s the identification with that aspect of her work that attracts me. However, I suspect it''s far more than that. The insight into one''s soul that her work, through her love for the world of nature brings, can be shattering and healing all at the same time and in the right places. To read her work is to be in a wonderful way, in a place of disturbed, yet healed peace.
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Janie-girl
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An exquisite little book to give or to own!
Reviewed in the United States on January 15, 2017
Mary Oliver gives you a reason to wake early in every poem in this gem of a book! Finding life-affirming beauty in the smallest things and revealing them to the reader through the loveliest poetry imaginable, what a gift Oliver has given us!
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kat
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Beautiful Poems!
Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2015
This book is so lovely and inspirational. I have read many of the poems more than once and every time I read these poems, I get a new message and see new meanings. This book is small but it is a treasure. Anyone who loves poetry about nature will love this book. In fact,... See more
This book is so lovely and inspirational. I have read many of the poems more than once and every time I read these poems, I get a new message and see new meanings. This book is small but it is a treasure. Anyone who loves poetry about nature will love this book. In fact, anyone who loves poetry will love this book! It is well worth the price.
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Susan Jane White
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Favourite of all Oliver''s books
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 2, 2020
Spectacular. Invigorating. Bewitching.
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Su M
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Short Mary Oliver poems
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 30, 2021
I love Mary Oliver''s poems and this book is definitely a winner. It has a lot of beautiful poems in it.
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JVP
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 20, 2018
An inspiring, calming and life affirming collection ...I would never be without it
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sandie
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Still reading enjoying
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 19, 2020
Enjoyment so far
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shelley baldwin
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She’s a wonderful poet
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 11, 2019
Love Mary Oliver poetry
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