by Mary Oliver
That means she's a poet with a capital P.
Her publisher's site can point you in the right direction for all things Mary.
Or so says Modern American Poetry. Click through for criticism and other resources.
Totally adorable, no?
The woods in her poems are lovely, dark, and deep.
Or, failing that, you could eavesdrop on this conversation.
We couldn't find an audio version of "Flare" (and if you find one, tell us!), so you'll just have to settle for hearing a few of her other poems from the horse's mouth.
Take a look inside The Leaf and the Cloud.
Want to know Mary Oliver's thoughts on the craft of poetry?
Articles & Interviews
Then be sure to check out Maria Shriver's interview with Mary, on Oprah.com.