Winter Hours: Prose, Prose Poems, and Poems

Winter Hours: Prose, Prose Poems, and Poems

Mary Oliver


"What solid corporation Mary Oliver is!" the l. a. occasions has remarked. and not extra so than during this notable and interesting collecting of 9 essays, followed via a short choice of new prose poems and poems. (One of the essays has been selected as one of the best of the yr via the simplest American Essays 1998, one other by means of The Anchor Essay Annual.) With the grace and precision that experience received her legions of admirers, Oliver talks the following of turtle eggs and housebuilding, of her shock on the unexpected strong flight of swans, of the "thousand unbreakable hyperlinks among every one people and every thing else." She talks of her personal poems and of a few of her favourite poets: Poe, writing of "our unescapable destiny," Frost and his skill to show right away that "everything is o.k., and every thing isn't really all right," the "unmistakably cheerful" Hopkins, and Whitman, looking via his poetry "the replication of a miracle." And Oliver bargains us a glimpse in addition of her "private and common self -- anything that needs to sooner or later be considered through any who may declare to understand me."

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