Long Life by Mary Oliver
Essays And Other Writings

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Poets must read and study, but also they must learn to tilt and whisper, shout, or dance, each in his or her own way, or we might just as well copy the old books. But, no, that would never do, for always the new self swimming around in the old world feels itself uniquely verbal. And that is just the point: how the world, moist and bountiful, calls to each of us to make a new and serious response. That's the big question, the one the world throws at you every morning. 'Here you are, alive. Would you like to make a comment?' This book is my comment.--from the Foreword.
 

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Born in a small town in Ohio, MARY O LIVER published her first book of poetry in 1963 at the age of twenty-eight. Over the course of her long career, she has received numerous awards. Her fourth book, American Primitive, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1984. She has led workshops and held residencies at various colleges and universities, including Bennington College, where she held the Catherine Osgood Foster Chair for Distinguished Teaching. Oliver currently lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
 
Published March 2, 2005 by Da Capo Press. 120 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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An earthy international compilation of annotated recipes, based on the assertion that the world's best food is found ""not in the richest countries of the West,"" but in areas where diet-related diseases are rare and traditional diets contain far more grains, beans, fruits, and vegetables and far...

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I would rather write poems than prose, any day, any place writes Mary Oliver, Yet each has its own force. Her Long Life: Essays and Other Writings intersperses a few verses among prose piec

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I would rather write poems than prose, any day, any place writes Mary Oliver, Yet each has its own force. Her Long Life: Essays and Other Writings intersperses a few verses among prose piec

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