Felicity: Poems (Hardcover)
If you would like more felicity in your life, start here! Mary Oliver has the rare gift of expressing and sharing joy without being cloyingly sweet or artificial. I sat and read these poems in the rain while sipping coffee in my parents' backyard. If you have the opportunity to read them outside, even if it is only in the tameness of a backyard, please give it a try! It felt like a lovely meditation. Oliver writes with kindness and gentleness about nature,— From Sarah
Mary Oliver, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, celebrates love in her new collection of poems
"If I have any secret stash of poems, anywhere, it might be about love, not anger," Mary Oliver once said in an interview. Finally, in her stunning new collection, Felicity, we can immerse ourselves in Oliver's love poems. Here, great happiness abounds.
Our most delicate chronicler of physical landscape, Oliver has described her work as loving the world. With Felicity she examines what it means to love another person. She opens our eyes again to the territory within our own hearts; to the wild and to the quiet. In these poems, she describes--with joy--the strangeness and wonder of human connection.
As in Blue Horses, Dog Songs, and A Thousand Mornings, with Felicity Oliver honors love, life, and beauty.
About the Author
Born in a small town in Ohio, Oliver published her first book of poetry in 1963 at the age of twenty-eight. Over the course of her long career, she has received numerous awards. Her fourth book, American Primitive, won 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. Oliver currently lives in Florida. Her newest collection of poetry, Devotions, is in sale 10/10/2017.