‘The popularity of [Dog Songs] feels as inevitable and welcome as a wagging tail upon homecoming’ Boston Globe
In Dog Songs, Mary Oliver celebrates the special bond between human and dog, as understood through her connection to the dogs who across the years accompanied her on her daily walks, warmed her home and inspired her work. The poems in Dog Songs begin in the small everyday moments familiar to all dog lovers and become, through her extraordinary vision, meditations on the world and our place in it.
Dog Songs includes visits with old friends, like Oliver’s most beloved dog Percy, and introduces still others in poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief. Throughout, the many dogs of Oliver’s life merge as fellow travelers and as guides, uniquely able to open our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection.
Oliver's capacity for simple ecstasy in response to the natural world remains * Time Out * Dog Songs collects [Oliver's] most soul-stirring poems and short prose celebrating that special human-canine relationship and what it reveals about the meaning of our own lives * Brainpickings * Mary Oliver's Dog Songs is, plainly put, a lovely and accessible book of poems * The Rumpus * Mary Oliver is a canine lover par excellence. Her combo of woman's best friend and poetry is utterly irresistible * Oprah.com * Oliver . . . is one of our most adored poets, and a longtime lover of dogs. The popularity of [Dog Songs] feels as inevitable and welcome as a wagging tail upon homecoming * Boston Globe * Dog Songs . . . is a sweet golden retriever of a book that curls up with the reader * New York Times *
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