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Author: Mary Oliver Narrator: Mary Oliver Publisher: Penguin Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2014 ISBN: 9780698175976
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A New York Times bestselling poetry collection, featuring both Dog Songs and A Thousand Mornings Mary Oliver’s Dog Songs is a celebration of the special bond between human and dog, as understood through the poet’s relationships to the canines that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. Oliver’s poems begin in the small everyday moments familiar to all dog lovers, but through her extraordinary vision, these observations become higher meditations on the world and our place in it. Dog Songs includes visits with old friends, like Oliver’s beloved Percy, and introduces still others in poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief. Throughout, the many dogs of Oliver’s life merge as fellow travelers and as guides, uniquely able to open our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection.  In A Thousand Mornings, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has come to define her life’s work, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Massachusetts. Whether studying the leaves of a tree or mourning her treasured dog Percy, Oliver is open to the teachings contained in the smallest of moments and explores with startling clarity, humor, and kindness the mysteries of our daily experience. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A sweet golden retriever of a book that curls up with the reader.”

    New York Times on Dog Songs

  • “Mary Oliver’s wise, lived-in voice is just the one you want to be pouring these dog songs into your ears, and anyone who has loved a dog will thank her for this audiobook. It’s a vivid collection of portraits of beloved beasts past and present and an exploration of the many ways we love dogs—their devotion, patience, comedy, manifold sins—and experience the pain of losing them. Many of us cherish dogs in our lives, but poets come at things differently, and no one knows better than she does how her lines should strike and fall. Her hymn to the anarchic joy of a dog off leash is one every city dog would sing every morning. An audiobook to savor and repeat.”


  • “Perhaps the most endearing poetry book of the year.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review, on Dog Songs

  • “Oliver’s keen intuition of the natural world has allowed her to invent a poetic voice distinct to the American landscape and unmatched by that of her contemporaries.”

    Library Journal on Dog Songs

  • “Oliver writes intimately about nature in its smallest and liveliest details…Writing with grace, passion, and precision, Oliver delivers nature’s throbbing beauty and vitality to all readers. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal on A Thousand Mornings

  • Dog Songs was a New York Times bestseller

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About the Author

Mary Oliver (1935–2019), an American poet, was a winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. She was called “far and away, this country’s best-selling poet” by the New York Times. Born in a small town in Ohio, she published her first book of poetry in 1963 at the age of twenty-eight. Over the course of her long and illustrious career, she received numerous awards.