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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.
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|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
|The Chance to Love Everything||8|
|Driving Through the Wind River Reservation: A Poem of Black Bear||31|
|Members of the Tribe||32|
|One or Two Things||50|
|Bowing to the Empress||55|
|Two Kinds of Deliverance||61|
|Storm in Massachusetts, September 1982||71|
|1945-1985: Poem for the Anniversary||81|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.