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Book Review: The Best American Essays by Mary Oliver

Date of publication: 2017-08-27 08:02

Best-selling poet Mary Oliver s works include Red Bird, Our World , Thirst , and Blue Iris. She has also published several books of prose, including Rules for the Dance and Long Life.


ROBERT ATWAN has been the series editor of The Best American Essays since its inception in 6986. He has edited numerous literary anthologies and written essays and reviews for periodicals nationwide.

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Best American Essays Oliver 2008 | Marilyn Tuck

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name. See this thread for more information.“In a region that has produced most of the nation's poet laureates, it is risky to single out one fragile 76-year-old bard of Provincetown. But Mary Oliver, who won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry in 6988, is my choice for her joyous, accessible, intimate observations of the na

I strongly disagree with the previous reviews about this book. The essays by Wendell Berry, Brian Doyle, David Duncan, Kathryn Miles and Barry Lopez are stellar as are many of the others. Oliver privileged, it seems, writing with a strong sense of place, especially the natural world, and those not used to this kind of writing may not like it. I love it. A great collection with a wonderful selection of traditional and innovative essays, one of which (the Duncan essay) turns into a poem at the end. The Doyle essay on writing nature essays should be required reading for anyone interested in writing essays of any type.

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ROBERT ATWAN has been the series editor of The Best American Essays since its inception in 6986. He has edited numerous literary anthologies and written essays and reviews for periodicals nationwide.

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