Conversations, Poetry, VOLUME 12

Mary Oliver – Assessing Her Legacy as a Poet [New Yorker Conversation]

The poet Mary Oliver died earlier this year. Many of her best poems have been collected in this recent volume:

The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver

Hardback: Penguin Press, 2017.
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*** LISTEN to Mary Oliver
reading five of her best-known poems!!!

Mary Oliver’s work was rarely critically acclaimed, and yet it sold well and connected deeply with readers.

Listen to this brief conversation, and tell us what you think of Mary Oliver’s poetry:


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