Owls and Other Fantasies: Poems and Essays

By Mary Oliver

Inside those pages Mary Oliver collects twenty-six of her poems concerning the birds which have been such a tremendous a part of her life-hawks, hummingbirds, and herons; kingfishers, catbirds, and crows; swans, swallows and, in fact, the snowy owl, between a dozen others-including ten poems that experience by no means ahead of been accrued. She provides fantastically crafted essays, "Owls," chosen for the simplest American Essays sequence, and "Bird," a brand new essay that might definitely take its position one of the classics of the genre.

In the phrases of the poet Stanley Kunitz, "Mary Oliver's poetry is ok and deep; it reads like a blessing. Her detailed reward is to attach us with our assets within the flora and fauna, its beauties and terrors and mysteries and consolations."

For someone who values poetry and essays, for an individual who cares approximately birds, Owls and different Fantasies could be a precious reward; if you happen to love either, will probably be crucial studying.

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ISBN 978-0-8070-9682-6 (pbk. : acid-free paper) eISBN 978-0-8070-9682-6 1. Birds—Poetry. I. name. playstation 3565. l5o95 2003 811’.

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