White Pine: Poems and Prose Poems

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In her first collection since winning the National Book Award in 1993, Mary Oliver writes of the silky bonds between every person and the natural world, of the delight of writing, of the value of silence. “[Her] poems are...as genuine, moving and implausible as the first caressing breeze of spring” (New York Times).

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Wherein the poet continues her literary program with much the same sort of excellent poems about nature, the connection between the natural and the physical, and the tug-of-war between the familiar and the mysterious. I Found A Dead Fox, seemingly influenced by William Carlos Williams, gives one a good sense of the imagery in this fine collection. Oliver writes: "I found a dead fox / beside the gravel road,/ curled up inside the big/ iron wheel/ of an old tractor." Toads, mockingbirds, and afternoons of chopping wood fill these pages, as do beautiful, provocative images. Highly recommended.

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Best-selling poet Mary Oliver's works include Red Bird,Our World, Thirst, and Blue Iris. She has also published several books of prose, including Rules for the Dance and Long Life
 

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