An unintentional American Sentence uttered spontaneously by Mary is here:
A reading of her poem “Call the Doc.”
A reading of her poem “The Cult of Firewood.”
And a video of her reading her poem “Lares et Penates is here:
The text of the poem:
This is important, as I borrowed heavily the day I heard about her passing for this poem which I recorded in my pajamas since Mary was relaxed enough to allow me to record her in HER pajamas when I visited:
This won’t be the last poem inspired by Mary. Though I only saw her for those few days in October 2019, I am so grateful that I was able to have the chance to interview her. I think she’s the kind of poet whose reputation only grows after her death and she deserves it. She operated with true humility, was a pioneer off the grid, a Redwood protector, friend to local indigenous people and had a remarkable foundation for her inner life. She will be missed dearly.
I love this poem-conversation with Mary’s poem, Paul. Just beautiful.
I really enjoyed your interview with Mary. How blessed you were to have spent time with her…