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Long Life Essays and Other Writings

ISBN-10: 0306814129

ISBN-13: 9780306814129

Edition: N/A

Authors: Mary Oliver

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"The gift of Oliver's poetry is that she communicates the beauty she finds in the world and makes it unforgettable" (Miami Herald). This has never been truer than in Long Life, a luminous collection of seventeen essays and ten poems.
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List price: $16.00
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/2/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

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.

Foreword
Flow
Flow
Habits, Differences, and the Light That Abides
Poem: Can You Imagine?
Three Histories and a Hummingbird
Wordsworth's Mountain
Wordsworth's Mountain
Dog Talk
The Perfect Days
Poem: Just as the Calendar Began to Say Summer
Waste Land: An Elegy
Artists of the Beautiful
Emerson: An Introduction
Hawthorne's Mosses from an Old Manse
The House of the Seven Gables
Dust
Prose Poem: Are You Okay?
Poem: Softest of Mornings
Dust
Sand Dabs, Seven
Poem: The Morning Walk
Sand Dabs, Eight
Comfort
Sand Dabs, Nine
Home
Poem: Summer Night
Poem: Carrying the Snake to the Garden
Poem: By the Wild-Haired Corn
Where I Live
Poem: Waking on a Summer Morning
Prose Poem: One Winter Day
Acknowledgments