Pulitzer Prize winning poet Mary Oliver is seriously ill.

To help the poet through this difficult time, Julie L. Moore and Julie Brooks Barbour and have started a blog where friends readers and poets can share “how they have been influenced or changed by her work.” You can visit Oliver’s Beacon Press site to learn more about her celebrated career.

Here’s more about the blog: “If you would like to take part in this project, please email a post to one of us, no longer than 200 words, at jbsundries(at)yahoo(dot)com or moorej(at)cedarville(dot)edu. Post your note as in-line text; email attachments will not be read. Posts should be written in letter form, beginning with ‘Dear Mary’” (Link via Orion; Photo via Molly Malone Cook)