University of Scranton Celebrating Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver was an American poet who won the National Book Award, a Lannan Literary Award for lifetime achievement, and also the Pulitzer Prize for her book American Primitive (1983).

At 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019 the University will be hosting an open reading of Oliver’s work at the flag pole, center of the commons.

Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., Ph.D., president of the University, will talk about Oliver and pay tribute to her life’s work.

There will be ice cream at the event.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to come and read work of Oliver’s that may have resonated with them. Please contact Bianca Sabia-Moore at for more information.

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