Buy New
$13.46
Qty:1
  • List Price: $14.95
  • Save: $1.49 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 5 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Want it tomorrow, April 25? Order within and choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Trade in your item
Get a $0.81
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Tickets for a Prayer Wheel (Wesleyan Poetry Series) Paperback


See all 12 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from Collectible from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$13.46
$10.00 $10.06
Mass Market Paperback
"Please retry"
$24.89
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"

Frequently Bought Together

Tickets for a Prayer Wheel (Wesleyan Poetry Series) + Mornings Like This: Found Poems + For the Time Being
Price for all three: $37.52

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

100 M&T
100 Mysteries & Thrillers to Read in a Lifetime
Looking for something good to read? Browse our picks for 100 Mysteries & Thrillers to Read in a Lifetime, brought to you by the Amazon Book Editors.

Product Details

  • Series: Wesleyan Poetry Series
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Wesleyan; 1 edition (November 12, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0819565369
  • ISBN-13: 978-0819565365
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #557,077 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

“She loves the country below. Like Emerson, she sees the virulence in nature as well as the beauty that entrances her. Annie Dillard is a poet.”—Washington Post Book World

“She has a strange and wonderful mind, and the ability to speak it with enduring grace.”—The New Yorker

“She is a fine wayfarer, one who travels light, reflective and alert to the shrines and holy places.” —New York Times Book Review

“She sees the world with a penetrating eye and presents it to us in a refreshing new dimension…. Masterful.”—Smithsonian

From the Publisher

5 1/2 x 8 1/2 trim.

More About the Author

Annie Dillard is the author of ten books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winner Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, as well as An American Childhood, The Living, and Mornings Like This. She is a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters and has received fellowship grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Born in 1945 in Pittsburgh, Dillard attended Hollins College in Virginia. After living for five years in the Pacific Northwest, she returned to the East Coast, where she lives with her family.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
2
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 5 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jamie Poitra on February 22, 2002
Format: Paperback
Very strange stuff is contained in this hard to find book. Annie Dillard is famous for her Pilgrim at Tinker Creek novel. However, I enjoyed this earlier work much more than anything else I have read by her. The poems range from thought provoking, to totally off the wall. Hardly a one of the poems are short of enjoyable. The title poem is worthy of its place on the cover, it struck a chord with me immediately.
Jamie
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on February 13, 2003
Format: Paperback
Annie Dillard's Tickets For A Prayer Wheel is an impressive and highly recommended collection of lucid poetry, elegantly written in free verse, concerning the mundane, the natural, and the mystical. Matter-of-fact narrative gives way to descriptive elegance of brevity in this inspirational work. Deciduous trees/have dominion. But look on bark;/molds make fruiting bodies/out of air. Winner/take all. Grab/a handle. Earth/rolls down like dolphins dive,/headlong to dark.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Having read everything Annie Dillard has published, I finally was able to read this book of her early work.
In it, in each, roots which could not be contained, which wanted more soil.
Her work was so deep and so wide, and I found in its pieces such ambition to say more. And of course, she did say more, so very eloquently and courageously. My most favorite of her work being Holy The Firm.
But these poems show the early light which bloomed later into awesome briliiance..Poems which struck me most in this collection were:
Feast Days - Thanksgiving to Christmas...understanding the holiness of the ground, of the lives of ancestors:
Mound-builders/basketmakers,/cliff-dwellers -/all are gone to the sandhills./Remember Sand Creek!/Remember Wounded knee!...

Arches and Shadows:
before I left. In Trieste I said Promise/you'll always love me, I actually said that,....

Farmer's Daughter: Remember the flood that killed father:/when the water went down, the chickens/lay muddy and drowned. Oh we watch/the weather here on earth; we don't forget....

The personal leads to the universal in these early words.
I'm grateful to have finally seen the beginning work of a genius!
- Suzanne
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Lloyd on October 14, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Annie Dillard: always worth the read, worth the investment (both monetary & time.) Always worth recommending to others.
Investment in pondering.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 19, 2001
Format: Hardcover
this book ebbs and flows like the wind of an autumn day...
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers

Search
ARRAY(0xa32bdaec)

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?