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[In a second, expanded edition of his 1985 Imagining the Earth, Elder included a final chapter in which he appreciated Oliver’s ability to conceive natural events that she could transfer into textual experiences. But see, below, Dana Phillips’s contrary response.]

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HenrySanders seems to have had a sister whose name wasSarah. On August 2, 1714, Henry made a petition to Lieutenant GovernorAlexander Spotswood asking “that a patent may be issued for aparcel of escheatedland in whichpetitioner’sbrother, Robert Cooper, died seized.”Although Robert Cooper couldhave been a half-brother, itappears morelikely that Robert Cooper was a brother-in-law, and Henry was merelyfollowingthe custom of the time in referred to Robert as his“brother.”

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Theyearof birth of Hugh, of course, is unknown, but if hewas a young man when he came to in 1664 and received his land grant, then he may have been born about1640 andwe can place his date of death between 1678 and 1698, though morelikely closerto the latter than the former. His son Henry was probably born in thelate1670s and came of age in the 1690s. Henry was probably already of agebyNovember 20, 1692 when he acquired fifty-seven acres of land in Isle ofWighton the .

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In Oliver's oeuvre, (1992), which is structured inreverse chronological order, a prevailing idiom of wonder and awe reigns. Most of thepoems bear the unique stamp of an Oliver poem: the solitary speaker bringing her uneasy,questioning spirit to the woods or fields in search of understanding, instruction, evensolace. The stylistic hallmarks of conversational tone, plain diction, and momentousendings, which frequent Oliver's past collections, appear in the new poems as well. Thesepoems have their strength, however, in the theme of imagined death, which is the finalwedding of human and natural for the poet. Death recurs in the thirty new poems in variousmanifestations: in the bold images of . "When Death Comes," a poem about thepoet's own death; in poignant and urgent lines about the lushness of peonies before death;and stoically in the isolating, falling snow of "Lonely, White Fields."

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The companion prose works, (1994) and (1995),collectively offer Oliver's wisdom about the craft of writing, including the analysis ofexemplary poems, and reflection on the necessity of solitude and mystery for a writer'slife. Chapters on sound, the line, imagery, tone, and form in serveas Oliver's concise, experienced guide to writing poetry. The observational powers thatenrich Oliver's poetry surface in the form of soliloquies in providinginsight to Oliver's childhood, her poetics and philosophy of nature. She meditates onWhitman as the brother she never had, on the merciless homed owl in its flight, and onlanguage as a door past the self. Her brilliant, empathetic essay on the complex loveaffair between Edna St. Vincent Millay and George Dillon provokes the larger humanquestion; how can we know another's life? This collection, transcendent like her bestpoems, confirms Oliver's talent for prose writing, which she began in (1994),a collection of poems and prose poems looser in structure and, according to severalcritics, somewhat given to commonplace adjectives and adverbs.

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DB 4 p. 194.24Sept.1732 deed of Gift of John Sanders to his brother Henry Sanders...455acres(being part of the land conveyed from John Lear to Robert Cooper on 11Dec1688, another part came from Thomas Gale to Robert Cooper on 1 Sep.1688, athird part was granted to Thomas Cooper with part in Isle of Wight andpart inNansemond county on 7 Nov. 1700 and another part is a patent grantedHenrySanders containing 118 acres joining on the land of John Roberts). Wit:ThomasGale, Jr., Thomas (x) Sykes and Edward (x) Johnson. Singed John (x)Sanders,rec. 25 Sep. 1732

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From these deeds, wecan establish that this is the John whowas the son of Henry Sanders and Margaret Sellaway and that John hadbrothersnamed Robert and Henry. Further, we know the land given to Robert camefrom theHugh Sanders grant and that the land given to Henry came from the landgrant to ThomasCooper, who had been married to John’s aunt Sarah.

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Widening her vision in (1986), Oliver expands her subject matter inan increasingly fluid voice, touching on music and the intimate lives of others in"Consequences," "Robert Schumann," and, in the tribute to her mentor,"Stanley Kunitz." This expansion continues in (1990) with"Singapore" and "lch Bin Der Welt Abhanden Gekommen," a poem aboutMahler on his birthday. As before, the ever-present theme, expressed primarily in poems offour or five line stanzas, is still the sensuous world. Spiritual and prophetic, the poemsraise philosophical questions, and in revelatory moments, such as the conclusion of"Wild Geese," they signal the importance of the imagination.