The Leaf And The Cloud

A Poem

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Oct 17, 2001

Page Count

72 Pages




Fiction / Poetry / General


An astonishing book-length poem in seven parts from the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

With piercing clarity and craftsmanship, Mary Oliver has fashioned an unforgettable poem of questioning and discovery, about what is observable and what is not, about what passes and what persists. 

"It's hard to imagine anyone putting down Oliver's book-length poem and not sighing with satisfaction, so sensible is every word and thought." —Virginia Quarterly Review


Praise for Mary Oliver
"A master of spare and evocative imagery." —Poetry
"What good company Mary Oliver is!" —Los Angeles Times
"A great poet....She is amazed but not blinded." —Boston Globe
"The gift of Oliver's poetry is that she communicates the beauty she finds in the world and makes is unforgettable." —Miami Herald
"Oliver's poems are thoroughly convincing as genuine, moving, and implausible as the first caressing breeze of spring." —The New York Times
"Oliver might be accused of an untransformed and reactionary romanticism. One would think that poems about self, nature, death, and ecstasy had run their course in English. Think again." —Chicago Tribune
"Who wouldn't want to be part of Mary Oliver's world?" —Appalachian Review
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