Emily Popek

Jan 18, 2019

6 min read

Mary Oliver Was My Teacher — Here’s What I Learned From Her

First published on Electric Literature

When I arrived at Bennington College as an undergraduate in 1996, I had almost no expectations for the type of education I was about to receive. What had drawn me there, to the other side of the country, was the promise that Bennington offered: that on this tiny campus that looked and felt more like a boarding school than a…