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Dog Songs by Mary Oliver

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Poems of Mary Oliver’s fellow travelers, guides, and canine spirits capable of opening our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection. Illustrated.

“The popularity of [Dog Songs] feels as inevitable and welcome as a wagging tail upon homecoming.” —The Boston Globe

Mary Oliver’s Dog Songs is a celebration of the special bond between human and dog, as understood through the poet’s relationships to the canines that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. Oliver’s poems begin in the small everyday moments familiar to all dog lovers, but through her extraordinary vision, these observations become higher meditations on the world and our place in it.

Dog Songs includes visits with old friends, like Oliver’s beloved Percy, and introduces still others in poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief. Throughout, the many dogs of Oliver’s life merge as fellow travelers and as guides, uniquely able to open our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection.

Description

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. 

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mary-oliver-dog-poemsmary-oliver-dog-poemsMary 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.

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