WHEN: April 19, 2017
TIME: 2:00-3:00 pm
WHERE: Casual library seating area, near back windows
National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the American Academy of Poets in 1996.
In celebration of National Poetry Month, please feel free to bring a favorite poem to share.
"In a collection of new poems, a Pulitzer Prize winner turns her eye from the grace of the natural world to the even more mysterious landscape of the human heart." -NPR
“One of the astonishing aspects of Oliver’s work is the consistency of tone over this long period [of her career]. What changes is an increased focus on nature and an increased precision with language that has made her one of our very best poets . . . There is no complaint in Ms. Oliver’s poetry, no whining, but neither is there the sense that life is in any way easy . . . These poems sustain us rather than divert us. Although few poets have fewer human beings in their poems than Mary Oliver, it is ironic that few poets also go so far to help us forward.” -Stephen Dobyn, New York Times Book Review
“A breezy, inviting collection of love poems that celebrates the divine as much as it does the natural world or human relationships…An eloquent celebration of simple joy from one of America’s most beloved poets.” -The Washington Post