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About the Author

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, mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras de Mary Oliver

Upstream: Selected Essays (2016) 1,074 cópias
A Thousand Mornings: Poems (2012) 903 cópias
Dog Songs: Poems (2013) 827 cópias
Thirst: Poems (2006) 741 cópias
Why I Wake Early: New Poems (2004) 723 cópias
American Primitive (1983) 695 cópias
Dream Work (1986) 666 cópias
New and Selected Poems (1992) 629 cópias
Felicity (2016) 519 cópias
Blue Horses: Poems (2014) 449 cópias
House of Light (1990) 415 cópias
Red Bird: Poems (2008) 381 cópias
Evidence: Poems (2009) 284 cópias
Blue Iris: Poems and Essays (2004) 235 cópias
The Best American Essays 2009 (2009) 233 cópias
Blue Pastures (1995) 215 cópias
Swan: Poems and Prose Poems (2010) 214 cópias
The Leaf and the Cloud: A Poem (2000) 211 cópias
Twelve Moons (1979) 164 cópias
Our World (2007) 119 cópias
Wild Geese (2004) 61 cópias
No Voyage and Other Poems (1965) 17 cópias
The Night Traveler (1978) 6 cópias
The Journey 2 cópias
Sleeping in the Forest 1 exemplar(es)
Mockingbirds 1 exemplar(es)
Singapore 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuinte — 1,272 cópias
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Contribuinte, algumas edições766 cópias
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Contribuinte — 417 cópias
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Contribuinte — 375 cópias
Ten Poems to Change Your Life (2001) — Contribuinte — 355 cópias
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (2018) — Contribuinte — 240 cópias
The Best American Essays 2001 (2001) — Contribuinte — 237 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2000 (2000) — Contribuinte — 213 cópias
The Best American Poetry 1999 (1999) — Contribuinte — 208 cópias
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contribuinte — 205 cópias
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Contribuinte — 202 cópias
The Best American Essays 1998 (1998) — Contribuinte — 193 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2006 (2006) — Contribuinte — 190 cópias
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuinte — 164 cópias
The Best American Essays 1996 (1996) — Contribuinte — 135 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2009 (2009) — Contribuinte — 134 cópias
The Best American Poetry 1993 (1993) — Contribuinte — 129 cópias
The Best American Poetry 1992 (1992) — Contribuinte — 102 cópias
Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead (2007) — Contribuinte — 102 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2012 (2012) — Contribuinte — 84 cópias
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
Good Roots: Writers Reflect on Growing Up in Ohio (2006) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
The Poetry Cure (2005) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
A Dream of Summer: Poems for a Sensuous Season (2004) — Introdução — 18 cópias
Necessary Light: poems by Patricia Fargnoli (Swenson Poetry Award) (1999) — Prefácio, algumas edições17 cópias
The Analog Sea Review: Number One (2018) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Oliver, Mary
Nome de batismo
Oliver, Mary Jane
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Local de falecimento
Hobe Sound, Florida, USA
Causa da morte
Locais de residência
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)
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) (mostrar todas 9)
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
Shelley Memorial Award (1969/1970)
Guggenheim Fellowship
Steven Barclay Agency
Bill Reichblum (literary executor)
Pequena biografia
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.



spiritedstardust | outras 18 resenhas | 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 | outras 26 resenhas | 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 | outras 13 resenhas | May 27, 2024 |
Mary Oliver reads some of the best of her later poems. Magical.
Treebeard_404 | outras 4 resenhas | May 5, 2024 |



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