Mary Oliver's poetry often drew from close attention to the natural world. Oliver died Jan. 17, 2019 at the age of 83. Getty Images / Photo by Kevork Djansezian
Mary Oliver lived for many years on Cape Cod, and drew inspiration from its natural beauty. Photo by Deja Vu Designs
Debra Dean Murphy, professor of religious studies at West Virginia Wesleyan College, recommends the following books about poetry and some Mary Oliver poems.
Books about poetry:
“A God in the House: Poets Talk About Faith,” edited by Ilya Kaminsky and Katherine Towler