Mary Mary Quite Contrary
I was going to use a Mary Oliver poem for my latest grid group, but I discovered that she won’t allow anyone to put her poems online, even on the big poetry websites I usually reference. They all just list titles and say that the copyright holder (that’s you Ms. Oliver) requested that the poems be removed.
I’ve never seen that before for any poet I’ve researched, living or dead. I even plugged in the names of the past 10 U.S. Poet Laureates, including Billy Collins. No problem: plenty of poems to see, in many places.
I often buy books based on reading a poet’s work online. It makes no sense to eliminate your online presence, at least that’s what I think.