Morning Moments


NPR’s Weekend Edition interviews Mary Oliver, Pulitzer-prize winning poet and author of the recently released collection, A Thousand Mornings.

“One thing I do know is that poetry, to be understood, must be clear… It mustn’t be fancy. I have the feeling that a lot of poets writing now are, they sort of tap dance through it. I always feel that whatever isn’t necessary shouldn’t be in a poem.”

In addition to the conversation, NPR excerpts three poems from the new collection.

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →