Book review: Thirst by Mary Oliver

Between the cover and the title poem of Mary Oliver's latest volume Thirst are poems that explore Oliver's spiritual quest following the death of her lifelong partner. She struggles with grief in various permutations--feelings of loneliness, insignificance, depression--and ultimately integrates the sensual Mary Oliver of this physical world that she has celebrated in her poetry for the past 40 years with a Mary Oliver of a new, inquisitive love for God. (more)