A celebration of the poet and her wide-reaching influence, with readings and tributes by Coleman Barks, Eve Ensler, Maria Shriver, Lisa Starr, Lindsay Whalen, and more.
"Mary Oliver's poetry is an excellent antidote for the excesses of civilization," wrote one reviewer for the Harvard Review, "for too much flurry and inattention, and the baroque conventions of our social and professional lives. She is a poet of wisdom and generosity whose vision allows us to look intimately at a world not of our making." Oliver died of cancer at the age of eighty-three in Hobe Sound, Florida, on January 17, 2019.
Cosponsored by the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center, Academy of American Poets, Penguin Press, Poets House, and the Poetry Society of America. Free with registration: 92Y.org/events.