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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Oliver Narrator: Mary Oliver Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2014 ISBN: 9780698175976
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Special to the poet’s own heart, Mary Oliver’s dog poems offer a window into her world. Dog Songs collects some of the most cherished poems together with new works, offering a portrait of Oliver’s relationship to the companions that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. Dog Songs is a testament to the power and depth of the human-animal exchange, from an observer of extraordinary vision.

In A Thousand Mornings, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has come to define her work, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Massachusetts. Oliver shares the wonder of dawn, the grace of animals, and the transformative power of attention. With startling clarity, humor, and kindness, A Thousand Mornings explores the mysteries of our daily experience.

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Quotes & Awards

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

    New York Times on Dog Songs

  • The New York Times
  • Dog Songs....is a sweet golden retriever of a book that curls up with the reader.”
  • “Perhaps the most endearing poetry book of the year.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review, on Dog Songs

  • “In her latest collection, the poet who wrote ‘Come with me/ into the field of sunflowers’ entreats readers to see the natural in all its cycle through her eyes. The results are miraculous: even the marshlands seem majestic. A major book by a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award–winning poet.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review, on A Thousand Mornings

  • “In her newest collection, her compact poems are conversational and teasing, yet their taproots reach deeply into the aquifers of religion, philosophy, and literature…Oliver is funny and renegade as she protests cultural vapidity, greed, violence, and environmental decimation and ravishing in her close readings of nature.”

    Booklist on A Thousand Mornings

  • “Oliver continues to build her legacy with this latest collection…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…Oliver makes writing poetry look easy, yet she requires your attention. For readers seeking tangible meaning, Oliver gives lines of plenty here.”

    Library Journal on Dog Songs

  • “Oliver writes intimately about nature in its smallest and liveliest details. Using clear, precise language and imagery rich with earthy colors, she shows that nature’s many inhabitants are the authors of exciting but unfinished stories that intersect with one another, displaying a deep connection…The poems read like anecdotes, lyrical and wise, as Oliver embraces a way of seeing that renders the many aspects of the natural world in all their singularity. What results is a powerful sense of nature as a source of both solace and companionship. 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

  • “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.”

    AudioFile on Dogs Songs and A Thousand Mornings

  • Dog Songs was a New York Times Bestseller
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About the Author
Author Mary OliverA private person by nature, Mary Oliver has given very few interviews over the years. Instead, she prefers to let her work speak for itself. And speak it has, for the past five decades, to countless readers. The New York Times recently acknowledged Mary Oliver as “far and away, this country’s best-selling poet.” Born in a small town in Ohio, Oliver published her first book of poetry in 1963 at the age of 28; No Voyage and Other Poems, originally printed in the UK by Dent Press, was reissued in the United States in 1965 by Houghton Mifflin. Oliver has since published twenty books of poetry and six books of prose. As a young woman, Oliver studied at Ohio State University and Vassar College, but took no degree. She lived for several years at the home of Edna St. Vincent Millay in upper New York state, companion to the poet’s sister Norma Millay. It was there, in the late ’50s, that she met photographer Molly Malone Cook. For more than forty years, Cook and Oliver made their home together, largely in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where they lived until Cook’s death in 2005. Over the course of her long and illustrious career, Oliver has received numerous awards. Her fourth book, American Primitive, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1984. She has also received the Shelley Memorial Award; a Guggenheim Fellowship; an American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Achievement Award; the Christopher Award and the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award for House of Light; the National Book Award for New and Selected Poems; a Lannan Foundation Literary Award; and the New England Booksellers Association Award for Literary Excellence. Oliver’s essays have appeared in Best American Essays 1996, 1998, 2001; the Anchor Essay Annual 1998, as well as Orion, Onearth and other periodicals. Oliver was editor of Best American Essays 2009. Oliver’s books on the craft of poetry, A Poetry Handbook and Rules for the Dance, are used widely in writing programs. She is an acclaimed reader and has read in practically every state as well as other countries. She has led workshops at various colleges and universities, and held residencies at Case Western Reserve University, Bucknell University, University of Cincinnati, and Sweet Briar College. From 1995, for five years, she held the Catharine Osgood Foster Chair for Distinguished Teaching at Bennington College. She has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from The Art Institute of Boston (1998), Dartmouth College (2007) and Tufts University (2008).