Tag: Mary Oliver

Journey of the Heart: 3 Ways Poetry Shapes Women’s Lives

When I was a teenager, I never read a poem unless it was forced upon me by some well-meaning, but intimidating English teacher. While other high schoolers pontificated the deeper meaning between this and that line, I was forever lost in the muddle, engulfed in imagery as complex 

Let Your Slip Show: The Power of Vulnerability

  Sunday Best My mother arrived during the World War II era, the youngest of five children born to a rural family of industrious farmers, entrepreneurs, and homemakers. She comes from a long line of women who counseled their daughters: “You mustn’t let your slip