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Mary Oliver was born in Cleveland, Ohio on September 10, 1935. She attended Ohio State University and Vassar College, but did not receive a degree. Her first collection of poems, No Voyage and Other Poems, was published in 1963. She wrote more than 20 volumes of poetry including The River Styx, näytä lisää Ohio; The Leaf and the Cloud; Evidence; Blue Horses; and Felicity. She received several awards including the Pulitzer Prize for American Primitive, the Christopher Award and the L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award for House of Light, and the National Book Award for New and Selected Poems. Her books of prose include A Poetry Handbook, Rules for the Dance: A Handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse, and Long Life: Essays and Other Writings. She held the Catharine Osgood Foster Chair for Distinguished Teaching at Bennington College from 1995 to 2001. She died on January 17, 2019 at the age of 83. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
Image credit: Mary Oliver in 2010.


Tekijän teokset

New and Selected Poems: Volume One (1992) 1,245 kappaletta
Upstream: Selected Essays (2016) 1,076 kappaletta
A Thousand Mornings: Poems (2012) 906 kappaletta
Dog Songs: Poems (2013) 827 kappaletta
Thirst: Poems (2006) 741 kappaletta
Why I Wake Early: New Poems (2004) 723 kappaletta
American Primitive (1983) 696 kappaletta
Dream Work (1986) 666 kappaletta
New and Selected Poems (1992) 629 kappaletta
New and Selected Poems: Volume Two (2004) 620 kappaletta
Felicity (2016) 520 kappaletta
Blue Horses: Poems (2014) 449 kappaletta
House of Light (1990) 415 kappaletta
Red Bird: Poems (2008) 383 kappaletta
Evidence: Poems (2009) 284 kappaletta
West Wind: Poems and Prose Poems (1997) 247 kappaletta
Blue Iris: Poems and Essays (2004) 235 kappaletta
The Best American Essays 2009 (2009) 233 kappaletta
White Pine: Poems and Prose Poems (1994) 225 kappaletta
Blue Pastures (1995) 215 kappaletta
Swan: Poems and Prose Poems (2010) 214 kappaletta
The Leaf and the Cloud: A Poem (2000) 211 kappaletta
Twelve Moons (1979) 164 kappaletta
Our World (2007) 119 kappaletta
Wild Geese (2004) 61 kappaletta
No Voyage and Other Poems (1965) 17 kappaletta
The Night Traveler (1978) 6 kappaletta
The Journey 2 kappaletta
Mockingbirds 1 kappale
Singapore 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Avustaja — 1,275 kappaletta
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Avustaja, eräät painokset766 kappaletta
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Avustaja — 417 kappaletta
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Avustaja — 375 kappaletta
Ten Poems to Change Your Life (2001) — Avustaja — 355 kappaletta
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (2018) — Avustaja — 240 kappaletta
The Best American Essays 2001 (2001) — Avustaja — 237 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 2000 (2000) — Avustaja — 213 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 1999 (1999) — Avustaja — 208 kappaletta
The Art of Losing (2010) — Avustaja — 205 kappaletta
The Best American Essays 1998 (1998) — Avustaja — 193 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 2006 (2006) — Avustaja — 190 kappaletta
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Avustaja — 164 kappaletta
The Best American Essays 1996 (1996) — Avustaja — 135 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 2009 (2009) — Avustaja — 134 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 1993 (1993) — Avustaja — 129 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 1992 (1992) — Avustaja — 102 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 2012 (2012) — Avustaja — 84 kappaletta
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Avustaja — 63 kappaletta
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Avustaja — 49 kappaletta
Good Roots: Writers Reflect on Growing Up in Ohio (2006) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta
The Poetry Cure (2005) — Avustaja — 19 kappaletta
A Dream of Summer: Poems for a Sensuous Season (2004) — Johdanto — 18 kappaletta
Necessary Light: poems by Patricia Fargnoli (Swenson Poetry Award) (1999) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset17 kappaletta
The Analog Sea Review: Number One (2018) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla


Kanoninen nimi
Oliver, Mary
Virallinen nimi
Oliver, Mary Jane
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Hobe Sound, Florida, USA
Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA
Bennington, Vermont, USA
Florida, USA
Maple Heights, Ohio, USA
Ohio State University
Vassar College
Cook, Molly Malone (partner)
Case Western Reserve University (teacher)
Bennington College (teacher)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1984)
National Book Award for Poetry (1992)
American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award (Literature, 1983)
New England Booksellers Association Award for Literary Excellence (1999)
Lannan Literary Award (Poetry, 1998)
L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award (1991) (näytä kaikki 9)
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
Shelley Memorial Award (1969/1970)
Guggenheim Fellowship
Steven Barclay Agency
Bill Reichblum (literary executor)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Mary Oliver (1935-2019) was born in Ohio and as a teenager lived briefly in the home of Edna St. Vincent Millay, helping Millay's family sort through the poet's papers. She attended both Ohio State University and Vassar College, though she did not receive a degree.

Her first collection of poems, No Voyage, and Other Poems, was published in 1963. Since then, she has published numerous books, including New and Selected Poems (1992), which won the National Book Award, and American Primitive (1983), for which she won the Pulitzer Prize.

"Mary Oliver's poetry is an excellent antidote for the excesses of civilization," wrote one reviewer for the Harvard Review, "for too much flurry and inattention, and the baroque conventions of our social and professional lives. She is a poet of wisdom and generosity whose vision allows us to look intimately at a world not of our making."

Her many awards include the Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay di Castagnola Award.

Mary Oliver held the Catharine Osgood Foster Chair for Distinguished Teaching at Bennington College until 2001.



Pleasant poems about nature
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spiritedstardust | 18 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 1, 2024 |
"I quickly found for myself two such blessings -- the natural world, and the world of writing: literature. These were the gates through which I vanished through a difficult place."

In in this exquisite collection of essays, national treasure Mary Oliver uses her poetic talent and gifts of observation to reflect on topics ranging from the beauty of the natural world, to the connectedness of all beings, to the need for solitude, and the genius of some of America's literary masters. As with the poetry for which Oliver is best known, this is a quiet, reflective, and soulful book best savored rather than rushed.

4.5 stars

Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Press for a galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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jj24 | 26 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 27, 2024 |
I'll admit it. I'm often intimidated by poetry. Many times I can't understand or find meaning in poems I've read.

I was familiar with some of Mary Oliver's most well-known poems, such as "The Summer Day", "Wild Geese", and "Why I Wake Early", but wouldn't have read this entire book if it wasn't for a challenge for National Poetry month.

I'm very glad that I took the time to go through this book poem by poem. While there were a few that left me scratching my head, on the whole Oliver's poems are approachable and quite moving. Using the natural world as inspiration, Oliver creates metaphors and observations about the human condition that beautifully ring true.

I dog-eared at least 20 poems in this collection, so I can easily find them later, and discovered new favorites such as "Whelks" "The Sun", "University Hospital, Boston" and "The Black Walnut Tree".

4 stars

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jj24 | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 27, 2024 |
Mary Oliver reads some of the best of her later poems. Magical.
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Treebeard_404 | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 5, 2024 |



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