Dream Work

Dream Work

by Mary Oliver

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Dream Work by Mary Oliver

Dream Work, a collection of forty-five poems, follows both chronologically and logically Mary Oliver’s American Primitive, which won her the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1983. The depth and diversity of perceptual awareness — so steadfast and radiant in American Primitive — continues in Dream Work. Additionally, she has turned her attention in these poems to the solitary and difficult labors of the spirit — to accepting the truth about one’s personal world, and to valuing the triumphs while transcending the failures of human relationships.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871130693
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/1994
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 224,463
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author


Mary Oliver is one of the most celebrated and best-selling poets in America. Her books include Red Bird; Our World; Thirst; Blue Iris; New and Selected Poems, Volume One; and New and Selected Poems, Volume Two. She has also published five books of prose, including Rules for the Dance and, most recently, Long Life. She lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Part I
Dogfish3
Morning Poem6
The Chance to Love Everything8
Trilliums10
Rage12
Wild Geese14
Knife15
Shadows17
Dreams18
The River20
Consequences22
Robert Schumann23
Clamming24
The Fire26
Banyan27
Whispers29
Driving Through the Wind River Reservation: A Poem of Black Bear31
Members of the Tribe32
Starfish36
The Journey38
A Visitor40
The House42
Stanley Kunitz44
Part II
Orion49
One or Two Things50
Poem52
Marsh Hawks54
Bowing to the Empress55
The Turtle57
Sunrise59
Two Kinds of Deliverance61
The Swimmer63
Milkweed65
The Waves66
Landscape68
The Shark69
Storm in Massachusetts, September 198271
Acid73
Black Snakes75
The Moths77
At Sea79
1945-1985: Poem for the Anniversary81
At Loxahatchie84
Coming Home86
The Sunflowers88
Acknowledgments90

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Dream Work 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JudithRyan More than 1 year ago
This is a remarkable collection of poetry containing some of her best known works. If you love nature and its ability to change us as people, you will read this collection from beginning to end. She uses nature as her source and our ability to see our place in it as the theme. I am giving a copy of this book to a friend for Christmas. Her use of language is stunning and always surprising. As a writer, I always wish I'd thought of it first because of its unusual accuracy. Get and give a copy.
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