New and Selected Poems, Volume One


Author: Mary Oliver
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807097152
Category: Poetry
Page: 272
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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.

New and Selected Poems


Author: Mary Oliver
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807068861
Category: Poetry
Page: 178
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A collection of poems covering such topics as nature, writing, and art

New and Selected Poems, Volume Two


Author: Mary Oliver
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807068888
Category: Poetry
Page: 192
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Mary Oliver has been writing poetry for nearly five decades, and in that time she has become America's foremost poetic voice on our experience of the physical world. This collection presents forty-two new poems-an entire volume in itself-along with works chosen by Oliver from six of the books she has published since New and Selected Poems, Volume One.

At Blackwater Pond

Mary Oliver Reads Mary Oliver
Author: Mary Oliver
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0807007005
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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In her first-ever audio recording, Mary Oliver offers readers the all-too-rare experience of a live reading. She has selected forty of her favorite poems from work spanning four decades. The companion booklet includes an original essay.

Blue Iris

Poems and Essays
Author: Mary Oliver
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807096601
Category: Poetry
Page: 96
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For poet Mary Oliver, nature is full of mystery and miracle. From the excitation of birds in the sky to the flowers and plants that are "the simple garments" of the earth, the natural world is her text of both the earth's changes and its permanence. In Blue Iris, Mary Oliver collects ten new poems, two dozen of her poems written over the last two decades, and two previously unpublished essays on the beauty and wonder of plants. The poet considers roses, of course, as well as poppies and peonies; lilies and morning glories; the thick-bodied black oak and the fragrant white pine; the tall sunflower and the slender bean. James Dickey has said of her, "Far beneath the surface-flash of linguistic effect, Mary Oliver works her quiet and mysterious spell. It is a true spell, unlike any other poet's, the enchantment of the true maker." In Blue Iris, she has captured with breathtaking clarity the true enchantment and mysterious spell of flowers and plants of all sorts and their magnetic hold on us. From the Hardcover edition.

White Pine

Poems and Prose Poems
Author: Mary Oliver
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156001205
Category: Poetry
Page: 55
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Forty poems deal with the bonds between people and the natural world, the writing experience, and the importance of silence

Rules for the Dance

A Handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse
Author: Mary Oliver
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395850862
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 194
View: 2014

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An introduction to the sound, rhyme, meter, and scansion of metrical poetry with examples from the Elizabethan Age to Elizabeth Bishop

Selected Poems

From Modernism to Now
Author: Hélène Aji,Jennifer Kilgore-Caradec
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443845841
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 205
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Complete poems are bulky and too heavy to carry around. Collected poems pretend to be complete, but usually are not. Selected poems are altogether unpretentious and reader-friendly. But they can be problematic. Who decides what poems are important for inclusion in a volume of selected poems? When the selection occurs during the author’s lifetime, may one assume that the author was involved? What motivates the choice of one poem over another? How do readers’ preferences influence this choice? How do new readers and familiar readers of a poet negotiate the poems that are left out of the selection? The essays in this volume address these questions in a variety of ways, and also provide an overview of poetic writing from modernist poets to the present day, using selections from the 1940s until now. They offer new insight into the uses, both pedagogical and critical, of selection. Because Selected Poems usually address a large general public, these essays have also been written for all those who wish to know more about how these slimmer, more attractive volumes are produced.

West Wind

Poems and Prose Poems
Author: Mary Oliver
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395850855
Category: Poetry
Page: 63
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A collection of forty poems that explore the transformation of love and nature over time

New and Selected Poems

1962-2012
Author: Charles Simic
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547928300
Category: Poetry
Page: 384
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“It takes just one glimpse of Charles Simic’s work to establish that he is a master, ruler of his own eccentric kingdom of jittery syntax and signature insight.” -Los Angeles Times For over fifty years, Charles Simic has been widely celebrated for his brilliant and innovative poetic imagery, his sardonic wit, and a voice all his own. He has been awarded nearly every major literary prize for his poetry, including a Pulitzer and a MacArthur grant, in addition to serving as the poet laureate of the United States in 2007 and 2008. In this new volume, he distills his life’s work, combining for the first time the best of his early poems with his later works—including nearly three dozen revisions—along with seventeen new, never-before-published poems. Simic’s body of work draws inspiration from a range of topics, from the inscrutability of ordinary life to American blues, from folktales to marriage and war. Consistently exciting and unexpected, the nearly four hundred poems in this volume represent the best of one of America’s most distinguished and original poets.

Liebesgedichte


Author: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518743767
Category: Poetry
Page: 117
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Brechts Liebesgedichte behandeln das Thema der Liebe zu einem Menschen wie das der Liebe zu den Menschen, die aufgerufen sind, den Planeten Erde »bewohnbar« zu machen. Beide Themen bedingen sich, regen sich an, schöpfen eins aus dem anderen.

Selected Poems


Author: Denise Levertov
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811215541
Category: Poetry
Page: 220
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Denise Levertov's Selected Poems delivers in a single accessible volume "one of the essential poets of our time" (Poetry Flash). Culled from two dozen poetry books, and drawing from six decades of her writing life, The Selected Poems of Denise Levertov offers a chronological overview of her great body of work. It is splendid and impressive to have at last a clear, unobstructed view of her ground-breaking poetrythe work of a poet who, as Kenneth Rexroth put it, "more than anyone, led the redirection of American poetry...to the mainstream of world literature." Described by Publishers Weekly as "at once as intimate as Creeley and as visionary as Duncan," Levertov was lauded as "one of the indispensable poets of our language, one of those few writers to whom it is necessary to pay attention" by The Malahat Review. No poet is more overdue for a single accessible volume; no career could be better to have within easy reach.

Why I Wake Early

New Poems
Author: Mary Oliver
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807068793
Category: Poetry
Page: 71
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"Mary Oliver continues to tutor us in attention, gratitude, and reverence in this new collection of 47 poems."--Frederick and Mary Ann Brussat, authors of "Spirituality Legacy."

Swan

Poems and Prose Poems
Author: Mary Oliver
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807069140
Category: Poetry
Page: 59
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""Mary Oliver moves by instinct, faith, and determination. She is among our finest poets, and still growing."-Alicia Ostriker, The Nation" ""Mary Oliver's poetry is fine and deep; it reads like a blessing. Her special gift is to connect us with our sources in the natural world, its beauties and terrors and mysteries and consolations."-Stanley Kunitz" ""One would have to reach back perhaps to [John] Clare or Christopher Smart to safely cite a parallel to Oliver's lyricism."-David Barber, Poetry" ""One music in Oliver's writing is unmistakable. Her poetry can be read as the best of the real lyrics we have these days, and it's no surprise that she's already won a Pulitzer Prize for it, as well as many other honors."Los Angeles Times" ""Joy is not made to bea crumb," writes Mary Oliver, and certainly joy abounds in her new book of poetry and prose poems. Swan, her twentieth volume, shows us that, though we may be "made out of the dust of stars," we are of the world she captures here so vividly: the acorn that hides within it an entire tree; the wings of the swan like the stretching light of the river; the frogs singing in the shallows; the mockingbird dancing in air. Swan is Oliver's tribute to "the mortal way" of desiring and living in the world, to which the poet is renowned for having always been "totally loyal."" "As the Los Angeles Times noted, innumerable readers go to Oliver's poetry "for solace, regeneration and inspiration:' Few poets express the immense complexities of human experience as skillfully, or capture so memorably the smallest nuances. Speaking, for example, of stones, she writes, "the little ones you can/hold in your hands, their heartbeats / so secret, so hidden it may take years / before, finally, you hear them:' It is no wonder Oliver ranks, according to the Weekly Standard, "among the finest poets the English language has ever produced.""--BOOK JACKET.

Winter Hours

Prose, Prose Poems, and Poems
Author: Mary Oliver
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395850879
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 109
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A winner of both the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize presents a lyrical, intensely personal collection of essays and poetry that covers such topics as turtle eggs, her favorite poets, housebuilding, the flight of swans, and her own remarkable literary endeavors. 15,000 first printing.

Pluriverse

New and Selected Poems
Author: Ernesto Cardenal
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811218092
Category: Poetry
Page: 249
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The most comprehensive selection of poems in English by Latin America's legendary poet-activist, Ernesto Cardenal. Pluriverse: New and Selected Poems charts the life-work of the celebrated poet Ernesto Cardenal -- 'one of the world's major poets' ('Choice') and 'the preeminent poet of Central America today' ('Library Journal'). Follow Cardenal's poetic development across six decades, from the early exteriorismo poems and romantic epigrams of the early 1950s, to the increasingly spiritual and political verse he wrote as priest and activist (including his classic revolutionary documentary poem 'Zero Hour'), to the shorter victory and ecology poems, and elegies to fallen Sandinistas, and on to the cosmic-mystical-scientific dimensions of his laterwork. 'Here they are -- ' editor Jonathan Cohen writes in his Introduction, 'to gladden your heart and enrich your soul.'

Die Welt ohne uns

Reise über eine unbevölkerte Erde
Author: Alan Weisman
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 3492959938
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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Was wäre, wenn wir Menschen von einem Tag auf den anderen verschwinden würden? Zum Beispiel morgen. Ein ungeheures Gedankenexperiment! Alan Weisman entwirft das Szenario einer unbevölkerten Erde – gestützt auf das Wissen von Biologen, Geologen, Physikern, Architekten und Ingenieuren und mit atemberaubender Phantasie. Schritt für Schritt vollzieht Weisman nach, wie die Natur unseren Planeten zurückerobert, und führt dem Leser dabei zweierlei vor Augen: was der Mensch in Jahrtausenden zu schaffen vermochte und über welch unerhörte Macht die Natur verfügt.

New and Selected Poems, 1975-1995


Author: Thomas Lux
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: N.A
Category: Poetry
Page: 177
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More than one hundred poems deal with history, anthropology, farming, work, emotions, family, and pets

Schreiben heisst, sein Herz waschen

Literarische Essays
Author: Fritz J. Raddatz
Publisher: zu Klampen Verlag GbR
ISBN: 386674384X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 252
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Einen Zusammenhang des Schönen mit dem Guten, der Ästhetik mit der Moral zu konstatieren, gilt als antiquiert. Dennoch wagt es Fritz J. Raddatz, der mit seinem nahezu sprichwörtlichen Esprit das intellektuelle Klima der Bundesrepublik entscheidend mitgeprägt hat, diesen Zusammenhang in den Mittelpunkt seiner literarischen Erkundungen zu stellen. Dabei argumentiert Fritz J. Raddatz weder als Moralist, noch redet er der »engagierten Literatur« das Wort. Am Beispiel herausragender deutschsprachiger Schriftsteller des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts beweist er vielmehr, wie sehr der Irrlauf des Gewissens Teil eines bedeutenden Werkes sein kann. Die Epoche zwischen den beiden Weltkriegen, die Zeit des Kalten Krieges mitsamt seinen ästhetischen und kulturpolitischen Verhärtungen sowie die Auswirkungen der Wiedervereinigung auf die ost- und westdeutsche Literaturszene bieten ihm dafür reiches Anschauungsmaterial. Fritz J. Raddatz vermag sich dieser Thematik auf ebenso subtile wie unorthodoxe Weise zu nähern, denn er schöpft aus Erfahrungen, die ihm einen privilegierten Zugang zu den unterschiedlichsten Facetten und Bedingungen literarischer Produktion gewähren.