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Gimbling in the Wabe – “The Journey” by Mary Oliver

For the final Gimbling in the Wabe of this year’s National Poetry Month, I am highlighting a poet who, to me, epitomizes the music that swells inside of us, that is both deeply personal and yet encompasses the omniscience of the beauty and solace of the natural world: Mary Oliver. …

National Book Award Shortlist Unveiled

The nominees have been pared down to five finalists in each category (Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Young People’s Literature) as the countdown continues …