In honor of National Poetry Month, we offer a short reflection on poet Mary Oliver.
“When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.” – Mary Oliver
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver chronicled her life of observation and amazement in her many poems and collections, which can be found in our catalog. And take a look at today’s Shelf Awareness newsletterfor a thoughtful reflection on the significance and impact of Oliver’s work.
“Despite frequent (false) claims that poetry is dead and/or irrelevant and/or boring, there are plenty of poems that have sunk deep into our collective consciousness as cultural icons.” Read on for those poems, and celebrate the art of poetry in all its forms.