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bullet coverWest Wind
Poems and Prose Poems

by Mary Oliver

Those of us who know the past work of Mary Oliver have come to expect her poetry to open new ways of perceiving the large and the small, the living and the non-living phenomena of the natural world. This collection will not disappoint readers in this regard. It is full of the turn of phrase, the apt and original word and the striking metaphor, which open and expand perception, causing the reader to pause, to reread, to see again anew. -- PATTIANN ROGERS

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bullet coverTurtle Island

by Gary Snyder

This collection won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1975. Gary Snyder was one of the founders of the deep ecology movement, and his work deals with the fundamental problems of how to live well in the world and how to reach a greater understanding and relationship with our environment. Even though some of it feels a little too "new-agey" for these times, the basic themes of a loss of understanding and a real relationship with the earth are more relevant today than when he first wrote. -- SARAH POLLEX

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bullet coverPoetry Comes Up Where It Can
Poems from the Amicus Journal, 1990-2000

by Brian Swann (Editor), Mary Oliver

Brian Swann is the poetry editor of OnEarth, formerly the The Amicus Journal. Brian, a professor of English at Cooper Union who has written and edited so many books of poetry and prose I sometimes suspect he's lost count, has a bone-true feeling for verse. Even years later, some of the poems he selected for us have never let me go. How does he do it? In an interview on his work for us, Brian once said, "I like poems that grab you, then turn you around so you're seeing something from a different, exciting angle. When that happens, I feel an immediate click, and it's because I don't fully 'understand' it; it intrigues me. But I sense everything's in place and humming along -- like nature itself!" -- KATHRIN DAY LASSILA

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