Felicity: Poems (Hardcover)

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*Holiday Recommendation 2015*
Truly one of America’s most beloved poets, Oliver gifts her readers with a new collection centering on love. Only as Oliver can she opens the eyes to our own hearts, joyfully encouraging us to discover and rediscover what that landscape holds.

— From Janis


Mary Oliver, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, celebrates love in her new collection of poems

"If I have any secret stash of poems, anywhere, it might be about love, not anger," Mary Oliver once said in an interview. Finally, in her stunning new collection, Felicity, we can immerse ourselves in Oliver's love poems. Here, great happiness abounds.

Our most delicate chronicler of physical landscape, Oliver has described her work as loving the world. With Felicity she examines what it means to love another person. She opens our eyes again to the territory within our own hearts; to the wild and to the quiet. In these poems, she describes--with joy--the strangeness and wonder of human connection.

As in Blue Horses, Dog Songs, and A Thousand Mornings, with Felicity Oliver honors love, life, and beauty.

About the Author

Born in a small town in Ohio, Oliver published her first book of poetry in 1963 at the age of twenty-eight. Over the course of her long career, she has received numerous awards. Her fourth book, American Primitive, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1984. She has led workshops and held residencies at various colleges and universities, including Bennington College, where she held the Catharine Osgood Foster Chair for Distinguished Teaching. Oliver currently lives in Florida. Her newest collection of poetry, Devotions, is in sale 10/10/2017.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781594206764
ISBN-10: 1594206767
Publisher: Penguin Press
Publication Date: October 13th, 2015
Pages: 96
Language: English