Mary Oliver

Arts Remembrance: Poet Mary Oliver

January 19, 2019
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Mary Oliver’s poetic vision reaches back to the American transcendentalists: it encourages us, by demanding that we pay attention to our now threatened natural world, to find a moral compass.

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Poetry: On “Falling Back”— Six Poems Published in The New York Times Op-Ed Page

November 13, 2010
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Was Sunday, November 7th some sort of equinox? Were there sunspots? Whatever the cause, six poems, to my delight and surprise, appeared in the Op-Ed pages of The New York Times as a feature called “Falling Back.” I’d like to take this opportunity to editorialize about these six poems, five of which were penned by…

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