Mary Oliver – Introductory Guide to Her Poetry

August 17, 2017



Introductory Guide to the Poems of
Mary Oliver
With Sample Poems

Compiled by Madeline Cramer



[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”160″ identifier=”0871130696″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”105″][easyazon_link identifier=”0871130696″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Dream Work[/easyazon_link]

Her next book Dream Work followed chronologically (1986) and thematically as it demonstrates to a reader her deep sense of creation and destruction as a fragile yet tenacious double-sided coin. We don’t live in an “easy” world, she specifies in an interview with Krista Tippet on the podcast “On Being.” However, the poem “Morning Poem” shows that she does believe us to live in a fearfully, mystically beautiful one.


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IMAGE CREDIT: Molly Malone Cook, from the cover of [easyazon_link identifier=”0807068772″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]New and Selected Poems, Volume One[/easyazon_link]