Dog Songs by Mary Oliver audiobook

Dog Songs: Deluxe Edition

By Mary Oliver
Read by Mary Oliver

Penguin Audio
1.42 Hours 1
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A New York Times bestselling collection of new and favorite poems, celebrating the dogs that have enriched the poet’s world Beloved by her readers, special to the poet’s own heart, Mary Oliver’s dog poems offer a special window into her world. Dog Songs collects some of the most cherished poems together with new works, offering a portrait of Oliver’s relationship to the companions that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. To be illustrated with images of the dogs themselves, the subjects will come to colorful life here. These are poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief. In these pages we visit with old friends, including Oliver’s well-loved Percy, and meet still others. Throughout, the many dogs of Oliver’s life emerge as fellow travelers, but also as guides, spirits capable of opening our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection. Dog Songs is a testament to the power and depth of the human-animal exchange, from an observer of extraordinary vision. In A THOUSAND MORNINGS, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has come to define her life’s work, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Massachusetts. In these pages, Oliver shares the wonder of dawn, the grace of animals, and the transformative power of attention. Whether studying the leaves of a tree or mourning her adored dog, Percy, she is ever patient in her observations and open to the teachings contained in the smallest of moments.   Our most precious chronicler of physical landscape, Oliver opens our eyes to the nature within, to its wild and its quiet. With startling clarity, humor, and kindness, A THOUSAND MORNINGS explores the mysteries of our daily experience.

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Dog Songs was a New York Times bestseller

A New York Times bestselling collection of new and favorite poems, celebrating the dogs that have enriched the poet’s world Beloved by her readers, special to the poet’s own heart, Mary Oliver’s dog poems offer a special window into her world. Dog Songs collects some of the most cherished poems together with new works, offering a portrait of Oliver’s relationship to the companions that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. To be illustrated with images of the dogs themselves, the subjects will come to colorful life here. These are poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief. In these pages we visit with old friends, including Oliver’s well-loved Percy, and meet still others. Throughout, the many dogs of Oliver’s life emerge as fellow travelers, but also as guides, spirits capable of opening our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection. Dog Songs is a testament to the power and depth of the human-animal exchange, from an observer of extraordinary vision.

In A THOUSAND MORNINGS, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has come to define her life’s work, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Massachusetts. In these pages, Oliver shares the wonder of dawn, the grace of animals, and the transformative power of attention. Whether studying the leaves of a tree or mourning her adored dog, Percy, she is ever patient in her observations and open to the teachings contained in the smallest of moments.

 

Our most precious chronicler of physical landscape, Oliver opens our eyes to the nature within, to its wild and its quiet. With startling clarity, humor, and kindness, A THOUSAND MORNINGS explores the mysteries of our daily experience.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A sweet golden retriever of a book that curls up with the reader.” New York Times on Dog Songs
“Mary Oliver’s wise, lived-in voice is just the one you want to be pouring these dog songs into your ears, and anyone who has loved a dog will thank her for this audiobook. It’s a vivid collection of portraits of beloved beasts past and present and an exploration of the many ways we love dogs—their devotion, patience, comedy, manifold sins—and experience the pain of losing them. Many of us cherish dogs in our lives, but poets come at things differently, and no one knows better than she does how her lines should strike and fall. Her hymn to the anarchic joy of a dog off leash is one every city dog would sing every morning. An audiobook to savor and repeat.” AudioFile
“Perhaps the most endearing poetry book of the year.” Barnes & Noble, editorial review, on Dog Songs
“Oliver’s keen intuition of the natural world has allowed her to invent a poetic voice distinct to the American landscape and unmatched by that of her contemporaries.” Library Journal on Dog Songs
“Oliver writes intimately about nature in its smallest and liveliest details…Writing with grace, passion, and precision, Oliver delivers nature’s throbbing beauty and vitality to all readers. Highly recommended.” Library Journal on A Thousand Mornings

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Author

Author Bio: Mary Oliver

Author Bio: Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver (1935–2019), an American poet, was a winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. She was called “far and away, this country’s best-selling poet” by the New York Times. Born in a small town in Ohio, she published her first book of poetry in 1963 at the age of twenty-eight. Over the course of her long and illustrious career, she received numerous awards.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Runtime: 1.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English