Devotions: the selected poems of Mary Oliver

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 3:54pm -- JGranatino

The beloved poet, Mary Oliver, passed away on January 17, 2019. Winner of the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize and many other literary honors, Oliver was a prolific poet and essayist best known for her widely accessible, simple yet profound verses reflecting a reverence for the natural world and a deeply personal faith. Devotions is a particularly interesting volume, as it contains over 200 poems covering more than 50 years, selected by Oliver herself. In every poem, this anthology reflects Oliver’s own advice for living a life: “Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”

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