Our World

Our World Mary Oliver winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry is one of the most celebrated poets in America Molly Malone Cook who died in was Oliver s partner for many years a pioneer gallery owner a

  • Title: Our World
  • Author: Mary Oliver Molly Malone Cook
  • ISBN: 9780807068809
  • Page: 237
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Mary Oliver, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, is one of the most celebrated poets in America Molly Malone Cook, who died in 2005, was Oliver s partner for many years, a pioneer gallery owner and photographer Our World weaves forty nine of Cook s photographs and selections from her journals with Oliver s extended writings, both reminiscence and reflection, in prosMary Oliver, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, is one of the most celebrated poets in America Molly Malone Cook, who died in 2005, was Oliver s partner for many years, a pioneer gallery owner and photographer Our World weaves forty nine of Cook s photographs and selections from her journals with Oliver s extended writings, both reminiscence and reflection, in prose and in poetry The result is an intimate revelation of their lives and art.Within the art world, Molly Malone Cook made her reputation as an early advocate of photography as an art form she was a champion of the work of now famous photographers, including Edward Steichen, Eugene Atget, Berenice Abbott, Minor White, Ansel Adams, Harry Callahan, and W Eugene Smith There are famous faces here as well, captured by Cook s camera, among them Walker Evans, Robert Motherwell and Henry Geldzahler, the first curator of twentieth century art at the Metropolitan Museum.Cook and Oliver also lived among writers, and Cook caught several on film, including Lorraine Hansberry and Norman Mailer Other artists and dozens of wonderful characters and scenes are also immortalized by Cook s unfailing eye for telling detail and composition Oliver writes of Cook s work, the people they knew, and the places they visited or lived The poet s beautiful text captures not only the vivifying qualities of her partner s work, but the texture of their shared world In Mary Oliver s words, Cook taught the beginner poet to see, with searching attention and compassion.

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    1. Mary Oliver Molly Malone Cook

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name See this thread for information In a region that has produced most of the nation s poet laureates, it is risky to single out one fragile 71 year old bard of Provincetown But Mary Oliver, who won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry in 1983, is my choice for her joyous, accessible, intimate observations of the natural world Her Wild Geese has become so popular it now graces posters in dorm rooms across the land But don t hold that against her Read almost anything in New and Selected Poems She teaches us the profound act of paying attention a living wonder that makes it possible to appreciate all the others Ren e Loth, Boston Globe, September 2, 2007

    673 thoughts on “Our World”

    1. “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?Mary Oliver won the National Book Award and the Pulitizer Prize. She is surely one of the best-selling poets in the world, though she is also seen by many scholars as a great poet, too. Her partner of more than forty years was Molly Malone Cook.The JourneyMary OliverOne day you finally knewwhat you had to do, and began, though the voices around youkept shoutingtheir bad advice --though the whole housebegan to tremble and [...]


    2. What is lovely about this book is not Molly Malone Cook's photography (while some of her photos are compelling, others are almost mundane) or Mary Oliver's prose (it's not her best work) but the glimpse it gives into the inner life of this very private couple. Snippets from Molly's journals are delightfully funny and intimate; Mary's descriptions of their life together in Provincetown ring familiar for anyone who has delighted in living on ther outer Cape, and leave me wanting more.


    3. all of a sudden she began to whistle. by all of a suddeni mean that for more than thirty years she had notwhistled. it was thrilling. at first i wondered, who wasin the house, what stranger? i was upstairs reading, andshe was downstairs. as from the throat of a wild andcheerful bird, not caught but visiting, the sounds war-bled and slid and doubled back and larked and soarednally i said, is that you? is that you whistling? yes, shesaid. i used to whistle, a long time ago. now i see i canstill wh [...]


    4. This is a book that I never thought I'd see.Mary Oliver is one of the best poets alive. She has been extremely private about her life. The few poetry readings she does, she refuses to have recorded. I still ponder the sound of her voice every time I read one of her poems because more so than many poems, these are meant to be read aloud.Her partner, Mary Malone Cook, passed away a few years ago. They had been together for 40 years. M, as Mary Oliver always referred to her, was a photography. This [...]


    5. This lovely book offers a glimpse into the reclusive world of Mary Oliver and her partner, M, who held the poet's gaze for forty years and taught her how to see the world so eloquently described in this memoir and her Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry.



    6. A poignant glimpse into the lives of a very private couple who offered the world so much truth and beauty.


    7. Loved this - Photos of Mary Oliver and partner M. who was a photographer. Essays about their life together in Provincetown.



    8. Beautiful. Sweet. Honest. Vulnerable. Touched my heat. What you would expect from Mary Oliver. I totally recommend.


    9. I had heard of Mary Oliver through Brainpickings and I was in love with her poetry. There is something to it, which I cannot attach a word to. I am sure other readers of her poems will agree with what I have to say. However, the book read first in the month was not her book of poems. It was more of a memoir and not quite that. It was a book on her life with her partner of forty years, Molly Malone Cook. “Our World” is the name of the book. The title is so apt, more so when the works of both [...]


    10. Quotable:Though you have known someone for more than forty years, though you have worked with them and lived with them, you do not know everything.Happily a friend gave M. the use of her darkroom. The process now has changed, but then it did indeed, except for the faintest red light bulb, take place in darkness. Sometimes I went with M. and watched as she developed or printed – a careful, timed business with vats and trays and potions. I watched not as one understanding the process – I never [...]


    11. Eighty-eight pages of poignant words and images showing the talents, loves, and passionate attentions of two amazing American creatives: photographer/bookstore owner/literary agent Molly Malone Cook and her longtime partner/lover/friend/Pullitzer prize-winning poet Mary Oliver. Pieced together by Oliver after Cook's death using a series of "M"'s photographs and journal entries as well as Oliver's own poetry and narratives, this seemingly brief book is a true portrait of two lives well-lived and [...]


    12. Finally, Our World, a prose/photography/poetry collection put together by Mary Oliver in honor of her partner, Molly Malone Cook, who died some years ago. Oliver combines Cook's photographs and selections from her journal with Oliver's own poetry, and completes the selection with an essay on their life together. It's elegiac and beautiful, a meditation on forty years of living together and loving each other and experiencing life. I really enjoyed it, particularly as a young artistic lesbian myse [...]


    13. I really enjoy Mary Oliver's poems. She has such a wonderful way of describing nature and our connection with it. This book contains black and white photos taken by her partner Molly Malone Cook. Mary sorted through them after Molly died a few years ago and selected some to publish in this book along with a few poems, text about Molly and selections from Molly's journals. I read this book in about an hour and loved every word and photo.


    14. For fans only. After Mary Oliver’s long-time partner died, she put together this remembrance scrapbook containing pictures from Molly’s days in the 1950s and 1960s as a professional photographer (some very good; some containing famous faces), plus memories, journal excerpts, and a clutch of new poems. What’s remarkable to me is how filled with love yet unsentimental it all is. Grade: B


    15. This is an simple but elegant eulogy for Molly Malone Cook written by her long time partner, Mary Oliver. It is so clear how much Mary Oliver loved, respected and cherished Molly Cook and what remarkable lives they lead together, and as separate beings. Well worth owning, both for the photography and the prose.



    16. Lovely reflections on the life of photographer Molly Malone Cook by her life partner poet Mary Oliver. Along with Cook's thoughtful photographs, Oliver includes some of her journal entries. Two, in particular, gave me pause. "We all have loads to lift and wheelbarrows to tilt.""People travel to keep from crying in place."


    17. This is a lovely tribute to Mary Oliver's partner of many years. Written not long after the photographer's death she was obviously still and may always be grieving. Nevertheless it is beautifully presented book combining Molly Cook's photos with the multitalented Mary Oliver's lovely writing. A small and powerful book.


    18. Delightful lesbian love story. Mary Oliver, my favorite poet, tells the story of her partner Molly Malone Cook and their relationship. Interesting street photos by Cook earlier in her life before her lungs couldn't handle the darkroom chemistry.


    19. I discovered this book at a book fair in Oakland and had to add it to my Mary Oliver shelf. It's the story story of Oliver's life partnership with Molly Malone Cook, told with photographs and words. Graceful and affirming.


    20. Mary Oliver truly does "stare into the past." This unflinching story of journal snippets, photographs and poems doesn't try to make the reader see what a beautiful life Oliver and M. lived. It doesn't need to.


    21. I enjoyed this book and its insight into their lives. Despite it being called "Our World" much of it was photography of Molly Cook's before she met Mary Oliver. Many of the photos are grainy due to age, and while lovely are not especially remarkable.


    22. It was not because of the beautiful pictures nor verses that made me bought this book. It is the snippet of their love story that lasted until death separated them. I too, want to have that kind of story, who does not?


    23. If you love Mary Oliver's poetry, this very personal sharing and tribute to her partner of 40 years, photographer Molly Malone Cook, is a must. They were most definitely the love of each other's lives - - -


    24. I love Mary Oliver's poetry. Turns out she is a beautiful prose writer as well. Our World is a tribute to her decades-long relationship with Molly Malone Cook. Molly's black and white photographs are wrapped with Mary's prose, giving you a touching, intimate glimpse into their shared life.


    25. Just beautiful. I've seen some of the work MO has done to help young women at Agnes Scott. Love her work and respect what she builds.



    26. the late molly malone cook was mary oliver's partner of many years (and a skilled photographer). this book honors her works, as well as gives an intimate window into the relationship they shared.


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