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Synopsis: For the many admirers of Mary Oliver's dazzling poetry and luminous vision, as well as for those who may only now be discovering her work, What Do We Know will be a revelation and, in the words of Stanley Kunitz, "a blessing." These forty poems—of observing, of searching, of pausing, of astonishment, of giving thanks—embrace in every sense the natural world, its unrepeatable moments and its ceaseless cycles. Mary Oliver evokes unforgettable images—from one hundred white-sided dolphins on a summer day to bees that have memorized every stalk and leaf in a field—even as she reminds us, after Emerson, that "the invisible and imponderable is the sole fact."What was most wonderful?The sea, and its wide shoulders;the sea and its triangles;the sea lying back on its long athlete's spine.What did you think was happening?The green breast of the hummingbird;the eye of the pond;the wet face of the lily;the bright, puckered knee of the broken oak;the red tulip of the fox's mouth;the up-swing, the down-pour, the frayed sleeve of the first snow—so the gods shake us from our sleep.—from "Gratitude"
About the Author: Mary Oliver is the author of more than ten volumes of poetry and prose, including American Primitive, New and Selected Poems, A Poetry Handbook, West Wind, Rules for the Dance, Winter Hours, and, most recently, The Leaf and the Cloud, which was both a Boston Globe and a Book Sense best seller. Her many accolades include the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Lannan Literary Award; in 1999 she received the New England Book Award for Literary Excellence from the New England Booksellers Association.
Title: What Do We Know: Poems
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Book Condition: Good
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Book Description Da Capo Press, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover with dustjacket, first printing as indicated by the publisher's "1" in the number line on copyright page, book is in excellent condition, no remarkable flaws, the jacket has one minor flaw: moderate rubbing, the original price is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, a compilation of forty poems. Bookseller Inventory # 044766
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Book Description Da Capo Press, Cambridge, MA, 2002. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. First printing. Cloth-backed boards. Tight binding, no markings, minimal wear. Dust jacket lightly rubbed. Bookseller Inventory # 11284
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Book Description Da Capo Press, Cambridge, MA, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st. First Edition, First Printing; 71 clean, unmarked pages; dj w/unclipped price, in mylar Size: 8 vo. Bookseller Inventory # 073257
Book Description Da Capo Press, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P02030680994X