Truro Bear by Mary Oliver

The Truro Bear and Other Adventures: Poems and Essays by Mary Oliver. 2008 Beacon Press, first paperback printing, 80 pages. Mary Oliver was a Pulitzer and National Book Award winning prolific poet who was greatly inspired by nature. Her career in poetry was unusual in that her books actually sold well. In her New York Times obituary: "For her abiding communion with nature, Ms. Oliver was often compared to Walt Whitman and Robert Frost. For her quiet, measured observations, and for her fiercely private personal mien (she gave many readings but few interviews, saying she wanted her work to speak for itself), she was likened to Emily Dickinson." Truro Bear includes ten new poems, thirty-five older poems, and two essays.

Condition: Near fine.

"All summer I made friends

with the creatures nearby---"

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