Owls and Other Fantasies: Poems and Essays

Owls and Other Fantasies: Poems and Essays

Mary Oliver


inside those pages Mary Oliver collects twenty-six of her poems in regards to the birds which were such a big a part of her life-hawks, hummingbirds, and herons; kingfishers, catbirds, and crows; swans, swallows and, after all, the snowy owl, between a dozen others-including ten poems that experience by no means prior to been accumulated. She provides superbly crafted essays, "Owls," chosen for the easiest 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 specific reward is to attach us with our resources within the flora and fauna, its beauties and terrors and mysteries and consolations."

For a person who values poetry and essays, for an individual who cares approximately birds, Owls and different Fantasies might be a precious present; should you love either, it will likely be crucial interpreting.

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