The first-ever Mary Oliver recording, featuring the poet reading her selection of forty poems.
Product Code: 5053
ISBN: 9780807007006
Format: CD
Publisher: Beacon
Published Date: 04/15/2006
Pages: 60
Availability:In stock
Price: $18.95

Mary Oliver has published fifteen volumes of poetry and five books of prose in the span of four decades, but she rarely performs her poetry in live readings. Now, with the arrival of At Blackwater Pond, Mary Oliver has given her audience what they've longed to hear: the poet's voice reading her own work. In this beautifully produced compact disc, Mary Oliver has recorded forty of her favorite poems, nearly spanning the length of her career, from Dream Work through her newest volume, New and Selected Poems, Volume Two. The package is shrink-wrapped so that the elegant clothbound audiobook can takes its place on the poetry shelf. It also includes a fifteen-page booklet with an original essay, "Performance Note," photos of the author at Blackwater Pond, and a full listing of the poems and their sources.

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Authors' Notes
Pronouns and Body Parts SON: Who Wears the Pants? MOTHER: Mismatch
Endings and Beginnings MOTHER: Mapping Modern Grief SON: Birds of Spring
Sharing our Story with Others SON: Donald Has Something He Would Like to Tell the Class MOTHER: Disclosure
MOTHER: Right(s) SON: Hidden Fees
A Story Exchange Parent Story Exchange Transgender Youth and Professionals Story Exchange
Donald's Reading List
A Note from the Series Editor
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