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Blue Iris by Mary Oliver
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Blue Iris by Mary Oliver
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Oct 15, 2006 | ISBN 9780807068830

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Blue Iris fortuitously offers an extended sequence and new contexts for a writer whose precise eye and instinct for surprising images have made her one of the best practitioners of the lyrical revelation . . . Oliver continues to earn applause and admiration for continuing to provide redemptive meditation and supple praises for nature in a time when so much is under threat.–R.T. Smith, Shenandoah

“Salvation, in Mary Oliver’s poems, consists of the living of a natural life, the dying of a natural death, and the ability to look clearly in both directions while keeping the two processes in balance.”–Jay Rogoff, Southern Review

“Mary Oliver’s poems are natural growths out of a loam of perception and feeling, and instinctive skill with language makes them seem effortless. Reading them is a sensual delight.”–May Swenson

“The gift of Oliver’s poetry is that she communicates the beauty she finds in the world and makes it unforgettable.”
-Miami Herald

“These 32 poems and four essays offer rich meditations on flowers in nature, showing how plant life reflects the life of the human heart . . . A companion to Oliver’s recent Owls and Other Fantasies: Poems and Essays, this work presents poetry in free verse, which Oliver has perfected in all of its musicality and rhythm.”—Library Journal

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