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Blue iris : poems and essays, Mary Oliver

Label
Blue iris : poems and essays
Title
Blue iris
Title remainder
poems and essays
Statement of responsibility
Mary Oliver
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An elegant collection of poetry and prose about flowers, trees, and plants of all sorts. A companion to Owls and Other Fantasies, Mary Oliver's poems and essays about birds, was one of the best-selling volumes of poetry of 2003 and a Book Sense 76 selection. Blue Iris, Oliver's new collection, is designed to be a companion to that volume. Elegantly illustrated, Blue Iris brings together ten new poems, two dozen of Mary Oliver's favorite poems, and two previously unpublished essays. The poet considers roses, of course, and poppies and peonies; lilies and morning glories; the thick-bodied black oak and the fragrant white pine; the tall sunflower and the slender bean. James Dickey has said of her, "Far beneath the surface-flash of linguistic effect, Mary Oliver works her quiet and mysterious spell. It is a true spell, unlike any other poet's, the enchantment of the true maker." In Blue Iris, she has captured with breathtaking clarity the true enchantment and mysterious spell of flowers, weeds, plants, and trees and their magnetic hold on us
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oliver, Mary
Dewey number
811/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3565.L5
LC item number
B57 2004
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Flowers
  • Flowers
  • American poetry
  • Poetry
Label
Blue iris : poems and essays, Mary Oliver
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Morning glories -- Sunflowers -- Black oaks -- Goldenrod -- Some questions you might ask -- Sea leaves -- Skunk cabbage -- Spring -- Oak tree at the entrance to blackwater pond -- Freshen the flowers, she said -- Bleeding-heart -- Grassy pond, which really is a swamp -- Roses -- Lilies break open over the dark water -- Blue iris
Control code
ocm55008737
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
75 p.
Isbn
9780807068823
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004008572
Other control number
9780807068823
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a724747
  • a724747
Label
Blue iris : poems and essays, Mary Oliver
Publication
Contents
Morning glories -- Sunflowers -- Black oaks -- Goldenrod -- Some questions you might ask -- Sea leaves -- Skunk cabbage -- Spring -- Oak tree at the entrance to blackwater pond -- Freshen the flowers, she said -- Bleeding-heart -- Grassy pond, which really is a swamp -- Roses -- Lilies break open over the dark water -- Blue iris
Control code
ocm55008737
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
75 p.
Isbn
9780807068823
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004008572
Other control number
9780807068823
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a724747
  • a724747

Library Locations

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      Elisha D. Smith Public Library 440 First St, Menasha, WI, 54952-3191, US
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