Remembering Mary Oliver | My First Favorite Poet

In honor of the late poet Mary Oliver, Lauryn shares two of her poems - Love Sorrow and When I Am Among The Trees. This episode includes:

  • How Mary Oliver’s poetry and time in nature saved her amidst her difficult childhood

  • Why her poetry wasn’t celebrated by her poet contemporaries, and how her conviction that “poetry musn’t be fancy” allowed her to touch the lives of people around the world

  • A reading of Love Sorrow (6:30) and Lauryn’s reflections

  • A reading of When I Am Among The Trees (10:25) and Lauryn’s reflections

Read Mary Oliver’s New York Times obituary here.

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