She'd like to thank the Academy! "Flare" was selected for The Best American Poetry 1999 collection. We can understand why. (Source.)
Mary Oliver is so popular (and her descriptions so enchanting) that a New York Times travel writer did a whole piece about her poems and the town she lives in. You know you've arrived when…
Fact: "Flare" is actually the first seven sections of The Leaf and the Cloud, Mary Oliver's first book-length poem. You know what that means. Time to hit up Amazon and grab yourself a copy.