Thirst Poems

ISBN-10: 0807068977
ISBN-13: 9780807068977
Edition: 2007
Authors: Mary Oliver
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 9/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 88
Size: 6.26" wide x 8.49" long x 0.28" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Now in paperback: the national bestseller from the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet "To read Thirst, Mary Oliver's most recent book of poems, is to feel gratitude for the simple fact of being alive." --Angela O'Donnell, America Magazine Thirst, a collection of forty-three new poems from 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 and not its end. And within these pages she chronicles for the first time her discovery of faith, without abandoning the love of the physical world that has been a hallmark of her work for four decades. "Mary Oliver moves by instinct, faith, and determination. She is among our finest poets, and still growing." --Alicia Ostriker, The Nation "It has always seemed, across her [many] books of poetry, . . . that Mary Oliver might leave us at any minute. Even a 1984 Pulitzer Prize couldn't pin her to the ground. She'd change quietly into a heron or a bear and fly or walk on forever." --Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times

Mary Oliver was born in Maple Heights, Ohio on September 10, 1935. She attended Ohio State University and Vassar College, but did not receive a degree. Her first collection of poems, No Voyage and Other Poems, was published in 1963. Her other works include White Pine, West Wind, Why I Wake Early, Thirst, Red Bird, Swan: Poems and Prose Poems, A Thousand Mornings, and Blue Horses: Poems. She has won numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize for American Primitive, the Christopher Award and the L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award for House of Light, and the National Book Award for New and Selected Poems. Her books of prose include A Poetry Handbook, Blue Pastures, Rules for the Dance: A Handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse, and Long Life: Essays and Other Writings. She held the Catharine Osgood Foster Chair for Distinguished Teaching at Bennington College from 1995 to 2001.

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