Owls and Other Fantasies

Owls and Other Fantasies

Poems and Essays

Book - 2003
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Within these pages Mary Oliver collects twenty-six of her poems about the birds that have been such an important part of her life-hawks, hummingbirds, and herons; kingfishers, catbirds, and crows; swans, swallows and, of course, the snowy owl, among a dozen others-including ten poems that have never before been collected. She adds two beautifully crafted essays, "Owls," selected for the Best American Essays series, and "Bird," a new essay that will surely take its place among the classics of the genre.

In the words of the poet Stanley Kunitz, "Mary Oliver's poetry is fine and deep; it reads like a blessing. Her special gift is to connect us with our sources in the natural world, its beauties and terrors and mysteries and consolations."

For anyone who values poetry and essays, for anyone who cares about birds, Owls and Other Fantasies will be a treasured gift; for those who love both, it will be essential reading.
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, c2003.
ISBN: 9780807068687
Branch Call Number: 811 OLI
Characteristics: 67 p. ; 22 cm.


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Aug 28, 2017

Mary Oliver has the ability to write so beautifully about a walk in the woods, birds or any small part of daily life we may overlook or take for granted. Illustrations nice too!

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