Poetry, Reading Guides, VOLUME 10

Mary Oliver – Introductory Guide to Her Poetry


Introductory Guide to the Poems of
Mary Oliver
With Sample Poems

Compiled by Madeline Cramer


The Truro Bear and Other Adventures: Poems and Essays

This poem can be found in her book of poems and essays The Truro Bear and Other Adventures, a collection of essays and poems embodying her ability to listen to the beauty in the mundane all dedicated to animals such as bears, snakes, spiders, and even her dog Percy. This also characterizes her refreshing inability to take herself too seriously. While she takes her writing very seriously, she sees it like any other occupation. During the week in which her nomination for the Pulitzer Prize was announced, she was found rummaging through a dump in search of shingles for her roof!

Listen to Mary Oliver reading “Wild Geese” aloud…



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IMAGE CREDIT: Molly Malone Cook, from the cover of New and Selected Poems, Volume One


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