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Why I Wake Early

New Poems

Author: Mary Oliver

The long-awaited new volume of poetry by Mary Oliver, winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize

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 Owls and Other Fantasies:

“Mary Oliver is beautiful and accurate in this book of poetry and prose about birdsÖall rendered with the precision of a line-drawing of a single feather that puts the entire wing into perspective.” —Orion

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


Review by: Frederick and Mary Brussat, Spirituality and Health - April 15, 2005
"Mary Oliver continues to tutor us in attention, gratitude, and reverence in this new collection of forty-seven poems."

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Why I Wake Early

ISBN: 978-080706879-3
Publication Date: 4/15/2005
Pages: 88
Size: x Inches (US)
Price:  $16.00
Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock.
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