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West wind: poems and prose poems
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Published:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
Physical Desc:
x, 63 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
Martin Luther King, Jr.
811.54 O48w2 1997

Description

A collection from the Pulitzer Prize–winner whose poems have been praised "as genuine, moving, and implausible as the first caressing breeze of spring" (The New York Times).
In this stunning collection of forty poems—nineteen previously unpublished—she writes of nature and love, of the way they transform over time. And the way they remain constant. And what did you think love would be like? A summer day? The brambles in their places, and the long stretches of mud? Flowers in every field, in every garden, with their soft beaks and their pastel shoulders? On one street after another, the litter ticks in the gutter. In one room after another, the lovers meet, quarrel, sicken, break apart, cry out. One or two leap from windows. Most simply lean, exhausted, their thin arms on the sill. They have done all they could. The golden eagle, that lives not far from here, has perhaps a thousand tiny feathers flowing from the back of its head, each one shaped like an infinitely small but perfect spear.
"From the chaos of the world, her poems distill what it means to be human and what is worthwhile about life." —Library Journal
"Her poems do indeed make us 'shiver with praise.'" —Booklist

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ISBN:
0395850851 (pbk.) :, 0395850827 (alk. paper)

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"Mariner Book."

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APA Citation (style guide)

Oliver, M. (1997). West wind: poems and prose poems. Boston, Houghton Mifflin.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Oliver, Mary, 1935-. 1997. West Wind: Poems and Prose Poems. Boston, Houghton Mifflin.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Oliver, Mary, 1935-, West Wind: Poems and Prose Poems. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1997.

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Oliver, Mary. West Wind: Poems and Prose Poems. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1997.

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