Mary Hunter Austin

Mary Hunter Austin

About Mary Hunter Austin

Mary Hunter Austin (September 9, 1868 – August 13, 1934) was an American writer. One of the early nature writers of the American Southwest, her classic The Land of Little Rain (1903) describes the fauna, flora and people – as well as evoking the mysticism and spirituality – of the region between the High Sierra and the Mojave Desert of southern California.

Poems by Mary Hunter Austin

Rathers By Mary Austin

in Famous Children Poems


I know very well what I'd rather be
If I didn't always have to be me!
I'd rather be an owl,
A downy feathered owl,

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