Low Price Guarantee
We Take School POs
Felicity: Poems
Contributor(s): Oliver, Mary (Author)

View larger image

ISBN: 0143128760     ISBN-13: 9780143128762
Publisher: Penguin Books
Retail: $16.00OUR PRICE: $11.68  
  Buy 25 or more:OUR PRICE: $10.72   Save More!
  Buy 100 or more:OUR PRICE: $10.24   Save More!

  WE WILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD!   Click here for our guarantee

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 2017

Annotation: 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.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Poetry | American - General
- Poetry | Subjects & Themes - Love & Erotica
Dewey: 811.54
Physical Information: 0.4" H x 4.9" W x 7.5" (0.25 lbs) 96 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s):

Born in a small town in Ohio, Mary Oliver published her first book of poetry in 1963 at the age of 28. Over the course of her long career, she received numerous awards. Her fourth book, American Primitive, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1984. She led workshops and held residencies at various colleges and universities, including Bennington College, where she held the Catharine Osgood Foster Chair for Distinguished Teaching. She died in 2019.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2015 September #3)

"Only if there are angels in your head will you ever, possibly, see one," writes Pulitzer Prize–winner Oliver (Dog Songs) in a collection that serves as an ecopoetic, transcendentalist guidebook for the wandering soul. Replete with endearing adages and prophetic wisdom, and subdivided by Rumi quotes, Oliver's three sections—"The Journey," "Love," and "Felicity"—follow the guiding voices of nature and sacred love. She expresses gratitude for the embrace of her partner—"I can't remember/ everything—// so many years!/ Are the morning kisses/ the sweetest/ or the evenings// or the inbetweens?/ All I know/ is that ‘thank you' should appear/ somewhere"—and explains that humans' need for embrace is why "the body/ gladly lingers in the wind or the rain" when one is lonely. Leading readers to appreciate the overlooked all around them, Oliver takes notice of birds, assured that "the reason they can fly" is because they own nothing. She also looks toward a cricket who no longer sings, redeeming him in his late age by reminding readers that this silence "doesn't mean/ he hasn't been an excellent cricket/ all his life." Oliver's longtime fans and those who seek spiritual renewal will find themselves a worthy guide in this sagacious, pantheistic read. (Oct.)

[Page ]. Copyright 2015 PWxyz LLC
Customer ReviewsSubmit your own review
To tell a friend about this book, you must Sign In First!