Today, September 10, is the birthday of Mary Oliver, the late poet and nature writer!
In addition to being a renowned poet, she also published numerous essays. A collection of many of these Mary Oliver essays was published in 2016: Upstream: Selected Essays.
In honor of Mary Oliver’s birthday, we offer the following list of ten of the finest Mary Oliver essays that can be read online (a few of these are not the full essay, but a significant excerpt)!
Enjoy these essays!!!
Reading Her Poems
At Herring Cove
Published in Blue Pastures
Via Google Books
The edge of the sea shines and glimmers. The tide rises and falls, on ordinary not on stormy days, about nine feet. … From one tide to the next, and from one year to the next, what do I find here?
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