Pewterbreath's Reviews > New and Selected Poems

New and Selected Poems by Mary Oliver
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
657098
's review
Jan 10, 08

Read in January, 1997

Why do I distrust nature poets so? Ah well, nevertheless I do. I can say Mary Oliver is exceptionally approachable, and I would recommend this book for anyone who wants to try poetry reading. She has some wonderful turns of phrase; and she's certainly not a self-worshiping poet (which some have the tendency to be). The thing is, and she isn't even prone to this fallacy that much, however much I think nature should be protected and enjoyed, I always get suspicious of Americans who are worshipful of it. Nature is brutal and would make no kinder a god than the one in the Bible, for what that's worth. But that's my issue--you can add a star if nature writing is your thing--she'd slide into your library like a minnow in a stream.
likeflag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read New and Selected Poems.
sign in »

No comments have been added yet.