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Beloved Poet Mary Oliver reads “Little Dog’s Rhapsody in the Night” from her newest book, Dog Songs, celebrating the dogs that have enriched her world.
Mary Oliver’s dog poems offer a special window into her world.
Dog Songs collects some of Mary Oliver’s most cherished poems together with new works, offering a portrait of her relationship to the companions that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work.
This book is illustrated with images of the dogs themselves, and the subjects of the poems come to colorful life.
Mary Oliver’s poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief, visit old friends including her well-loved Percy. The many dogs of Mary Oliver’s life emerge as fellow travelers, guides, and spirits capable of opening our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection. ISBN 978-0143125839.
Dog Songs is a testament to the power and depth of the human-animal exchange, from an observer with extraordinary vision.
Mary Oliver was born in Ohio, and published her first book of poetry in 1963 at the age of twenty-eight.
She has received many awards including 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 Catharine Osgood Foster Chair for Distinguished Teaching. Mary Oliver currently lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts.