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Mary Oliver

Poet of a captivating world
In addition to her Pulitzer Prize, Oliver, shown here in 2013, received the National Book Award for Poetry in 1992

IF YOU KNOW ONLY ONE LINE OF MARY OLIVER’S POETRY, IT IS likely a question she posed, one that sums up the infectious wonder

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