Dream Work, a collection of forty-five poems, follows both chronoAslogically and logically Mary Oliver's American Primitive, which won her the Pulitzer Prize for the finest book of poetry published in 1983 by an American poet. The depth and diversity of perceptual awarenessaso steadfast and radiant in American Primitiveacontinue in Dream Work. She has turned her attention in these poems to the solitary and difficult labors of the spiritato accepting the truth about one's personal world, and to valuing the triumphs while transcending the failAsures of human relationships. Whether by way of inheritanceaas in her poem about the Holocaustaor through a painful glimpse into the presentaas in qAcid, q a poem about an injured boy begging in the streets of Indonesiaathe events and tendencies of history take on a new importance here. More deeply than in her previous volumes, the sensibility behind these poems has merged with the world. Mary Oliver's willingness to be joyful continues, deepened by self-awareness, by experience, and by choice.Dream Work, a collection of forty-five poems, follows both chronoAslogically and logically Mary Olivera#39;s American Primitive, which won her the Pulitzer Prize for the finest book of poetry published in 1983 by an American poet.
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