Voices

Carolyn Oliver’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in FIELD,  The Greensboro Review, Booth, Gulf Stream, Frontier Poetry and elsewhere.

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“Listen,” writes Mary Oliver, urging the reader to put aside questions and doubts as she describes terns wheeling over ocean waves, “maybe such devotion, in which one holds the world/ in the clasp of attention, isn’t the perfect prayer,/ but it must be close.” With Devotions, Oliver, who died on January 17 at age 83, offers a record of her attentiveness to the world in over 200 poems selected from more than 20 books.

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Her joy lashed me. I felt my every edge whittled.
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In the wind I lose the tumble of bone-white rocks down the hillside in summer