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Join us for a colloquy on the poetry of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Jane Oliver. She is best known for her introspective poems about nature. A review of one of Mary’s collections describes her as presenting a “new kind of Romanticism that refuses to acknowledge boundaries between nature and the observing self.”
Mary Oliver died in January 2019 so it is timely to read and discuss the meaning and significance of her poetry, including what some of her poems may say about spirituality in nature.
Ellen Spindler, a retired attorney and long-standing member of the Ethical Culture Society will preside.
More about Mary Oliver:
- Audio: Mary Oliver—Listening to the World, On Being, October 15, 2015
- Video: Oliver reading at Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on August 4, 2001 (45 mins)
- Web article: A short article on a 2006 Oliver reading, by RYSEC Leader Jone Johnson Lewis