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    • ISBN:9781472153722
    • Publication date:05 Apr 2018

Felicity

By Mary Oliver

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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver celebrates love, life and beauty in a collection published for the first time in the UK, along with selected backlist.

'And just like that, like a simple
neighbourhood event, a miracle is
taking place.'

'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 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.

Biographical Notes

Born in a small town in Ohio, Oliver published her first book of poetry in 1963 at the age of twenty-three. 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 Hennington College, where she held the Catharine Osgood Foster Chair for Distinguished Teaching. Oliver died in January 2019.

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  • ISBN: 9781472153739
  • Publication date: 05 Apr 2018
  • Page count: 96
  • Imprint: Corsair
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