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=”1594204799″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”100″][easyazon_link identifier=”1594204799″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Blue Horses: Poems[/easyazon_link]


Similarly, her 2014 book of poetry Blue Horses includes the poem “The 4th Sign of the Zodiac” (meaning cancer) as she personally reflects on her confrontation with her own mortality—inviting the reader to join with her.


You can also read and listen to Mary Oliver reciting the full poem here through NPR’s On Being with Krista Tippett…

Listen/Download other Mary Oliver Poems
from this On Being session…


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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]