At Blackwater Pond by Mary Oliver
Mary Oliver reads Mary Oliver

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One of the astonishing aspects of Oliver's work is the consistency of tone over this long period. What changes is an increased focus on nature and an increased precision with language that has made her one of our very best poets. --Stephen Dobyns, New York Times Book Review

Mary Oliver has published fifteen volumes of poetry and five books of prose in the span of four decades, but she rarely performs her poetry in live readings. Now, with the arrival of At Blackwater Pond, Mary Oliver has given her audience what they've longed to hear: the poet's voice reading her own work. In this beautifully produced compact disc, Mary Oliver has recorded forty of her favorite poems, nearly spanning the length of her career, from Dream Work through her newest volume, New and Selected Poems, Volume Two. The package is shrink-wrapped so that the elegant clothbound audiobook can takes its place on the poetry shelf. It also includes a fifteen-page booklet with an original essay, "Performance Note," photos of the author at Blackwater Pond, and a full listing of the poems and their sources.

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Published April 1, 2006 by Beacon Press.
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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For decades, Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Oliver has written in praise of the natural world, searching nature for answers to questions about belonging, faith, love, life and death.

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed Everyone who has ever thrilled to the beauty and thematic bounty of Mary Oliver's poetry will want to click and purchase this first-ever recording of the poet reading her ow...

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