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A Dream of Summer
Written by Mary Oliver, Selected by Robert Atwan
Beacon Press | Hardcover | June 2004
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-8070-6872-4 (0-8070-6872-1)

In summer, as Mary Oliver writes: "There are satisfactions beyond number; fishermen get their catch, the food is delicious and real, the sail has just enough wind; the children, in the country at least, play riotously and can hardly be persuaded to remember the necessity of sleep, even when the fireflies... Read more






Blue Iris
Written by Mary Oliver
Beacon Press | Trade Paperback | October 2006
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8070-6883-0 (0-8070-6883-7)

A rich collection of ten poems, two essays, and two dozen of Mary Oliver's classic works on flowers, trees, and plants of all sorts, elegantly illustrated, Blue Iris is the essential companion to Owls and Other Fantasies, one of the best-selling volumes of poetry of 2003 and a Book Sense 76... Read more






Blue Iris
Written by Mary Oliver
Beacon Press | Hardcover | September 2004
$23.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-8070-6882-3 (0-8070-6882-9)

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... Read more






Evidence
Written by Mary Oliver
Beacon Press | Trade Paperback | September 2010
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-8070-6905-9 (0-8070-6905-1)

Never afraid to shed the pretense of academic poetry, never shy of letting the power of an image lie in unadorned language, Mary Oliver offers us poems of arresting beauty that reflect on the power of love and the great gifts of the natural world. Inspired by the familiar lines from...

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Evidence
Written by Mary Oliver
Beacon Press | Hardcover | April 2009
$24.00/27.00(Canada) | 978-0-8070-6898-4 (0-8070-6898-5)

Never afraid to shed the pretense of academic poetry, never shy of letting the power of an image lie in unadorned language, Mary Oliver offers us poems of arresting beauty that reflect on the power of love and the great gifts of the natural world. Inspired by the familiar lines from...

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House of Light
Written by Mary Oliver
Beacon Press | Trade Paperback | April 1992
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-8070-6811-3 (0-8070-6811-X)

Winner of a 1991 Christopher Award

Winner of the 1991 Boston Globe Lawrence L. Winship Book Award

This collection of poems by Mary Oliver once again invites the reader to step across the threshold of ordinary life into a world of natural and spiritual luminosity. Read more






New and Selected Poems, Volume One
Written by Mary Oliver
Beacon Press | Hardcover | November 2005
$32.50/37.50(Canada) | 978-0-8070-6878-6 (0-8070-6878-0)

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... Read more






New and Selected Poems, Volume One
Written by Mary Oliver
Beacon Press | Trade Paperback | April 2004
$18.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-8070-6877-9 (0-8070-6877-2)

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... Read more






New and Selected Poems, Volume Two
Written by Mary Oliver
Beacon Press | Trade Paperback | April 2007
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8070-6887-8 (0-8070-6887-X)

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... Read more






New and Selected Poems, Volume Two
Written by Mary Oliver
Beacon Press | Hardcover | October 2005
$26.50/26.50(Canada) | 978-0-8070-6886-1 (0-8070-6886-1)

Understand, I am always trying to figure out
what the soul is,
and where hidden,
and what shape-


New and Selected Poems, Volume Two, an anthology of forty-two new poems-an entire volume in itself-and sixty-nine poems hand-picked by Mary Oliver from six of her last eight books, is a major addition to a career in... Read more






Our World
Written by Mary Oliver, Photographed by Molly Malone Cook
Beacon Press | Trade Paperback | October 2009
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8070-6881-6 (0-8070-6881-0)

Mary Oliver, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, is one of the most celebrated poets in America. Her partner Molly Malone Cook, who died in 2005, was a photographer and pioneer gallery owner. Intertwining Oliver's prose with Cook's photographs, Our World is an intimate testament to their life... Read more






Our World
Written by Mary Oliver, Photographed by Molly Malone Cook
Beacon Press | Hardcover | October 2007
$24.95/24.95(Canada) | 978-0-8070-6880-9 (0-8070-6880-2)

Mary Oliver, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, is one of the most celebrated poets in America. Molly Malone Cook, who died in 2005, was Oliver's partner for many years, a pioneer gallery owner and photographer. Our World weaves forty-nine of Cook's photographs and selections from her journals with Oliver's... Read more






Owls and Other Fantasies
Written by Mary Oliver
Beacon Press | Trade Paperback | April 2006
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-8070-6875-5 (0-8070-6875-6)

Within these pages Mary Oliver collects twenty-six of her poems about the birds that have been such an important part of her life-hawks, hummingbirds, and herons; kingfishers, catbirds, and crows; swans, swallows, and, of course, the snowy owl; among a dozen others-including ten poems original to this volume. She adds two... Read more






Owls and Other Fantasies
Written by Mary Oliver
Beacon Press | Hardcover | September 2003
$24.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-8070-6868-7 (0-8070-6868-3)

Within these pages Mary Oliver collects twenty-six of her poems about the birds that have been such an important part of her life-hawks, hummingbirds, and herons; kingfishers, catbirds, and crows; swans, swallows and, of course, the snowy owl, among a dozen others-including ten poems that have never before been collected. She... Read more






Red Bird
Written by Mary Oliver
Beacon Press | Trade Paperback | April 2009
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-8070-6893-9 (0-8070-6893-4)

Mary Oliver's twelfth book of poetry, Red Bird comprises sixty-one poems, the most ever in a single volume of her work. Overflowing with her keen observation of the natural world and her gratitude for its gifts, for the many people she has loved in her seventy years, as well as for... Read more






Red Bird
Written by Mary Oliver
Beacon Press | Hardcover | April 2008
$23.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-8070-6892-2 (0-8070-6892-6)

Red bird came all winter / firing up the landscape / as nothing else could. So begins Mary Oliver's twelfth book of poetry, and the image of that fiery bird stays with the reader, appearing in unexpected forms and guises until, in a postscript, he explains himself: "For truly the body... Read more






Swan
Written by Mary Oliver
Beacon Press | Trade Paperback | March 2012
$14.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-8070-6914-1 (0-8070-6914-0)

“Joy is not made to be a 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...

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Swan
Written by Mary Oliver
Beacon Press | Hardcover | September 2010
$25.00/29.95(Canada) | 978-0-8070-6899-1 (0-8070-6899-3)

“Joy is not made to be a 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...

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Thirst
Written by Mary Oliver
Beacon Press | Trade Paperback | September 2007
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-8070-6897-7 (0-8070-6897-7)

Thirst, a collection of fortythree new poems from Pulitzer Prizewinner Mary Oliver, introduces two new directions in the poet's work. Grappling with grief at the death of her beloved partner of over forty years, she strives to experience sorrow as a path to spiritual progress, grief as part of loving and... Read more






Thirst
Written by Mary Oliver
Beacon Press | Hardcover | October 2006
$26.00/30.00(Canada) | 978-0-8070-6896-0 (0-8070-6896-9)

Thirst, a collection of forty-three new poems from the Pulitzer Prize-winner Mary Oliver, introduces two new directions in the poet's work. Grappling with grief at the death of her beloved partner of over forty years, she strives to experience sorrow as a path to spiritual progress, grief as part of loving... Read more






The Truro Bear and Other Adventures
Written by Mary Oliver
Beacon Press | Hardcover | October 2008
$23.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-8070-6884-7 (0-8070-6884-5)

From a poet who teaches us the beauty and magic of the natural world comes a reminder that this world includes "the creatures, with their / thick fur, their shy and wordless gaze. Their / infallible sense of what their lives / are meant to be."

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The Truro Bear and Other Adventures
Written by Mary Oliver
Beacon Press | Trade Paperback | April 2010
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-8070-6885-4 (0-8070-6885-3)

The Truro Bear and Other Adventures, a companion volume to Owls and Other Fantasies and Blue Iris, brings together ten new poems, thirty-five of Oliver's classic poems, and two essays all about mammals, insects, and reptiles. The award-winning poet considers beasts of all kinds: bears, snakes, spiders, porcupines, humpback whales, hermit... Read more






Why I Wake Early
Written by Mary Oliver
Beacon Press | Trade Paperback | April 2005
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-8070-6879-3 (0-8070-6879-9)

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... Read more






Why I Wake Early
Written by Mary Oliver
Beacon Press | Hardcover | April 2004
$25.00/28.95(Canada) | 978-0-8070-6876-2 (0-8070-6876-4)

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-seven new poems, all written within the last two years, and each exhibiting the power and grace that have become... Read more





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