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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, vis mere 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) vis mindre
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Værker af Mary Oliver

New and Selected Poems: Volume One (1992) 1,220 eksemplarer
Upstream: Selected Essays (2016) 1,018 eksemplarer
A Thousand Mornings: Poems (2012) 871 eksemplarer
Dog Songs: Poems (2013) 792 eksemplarer
Thirst: Poems (2006) 725 eksemplarer
Why I Wake Early: New Poems (2004) 706 eksemplarer
American Primitive (1983) 683 eksemplarer
Dream Work (1986) 649 eksemplarer
New and Selected Poems (1992) 619 eksemplarer
New and Selected Poems: Volume Two (2004) 613 eksemplarer
Felicity (2016) 498 eksemplarer
Blue Horses: Poems (2014) 435 eksemplarer
House of Light (1990) 404 eksemplarer
Red Bird: Poems (2008) 380 eksemplarer
Long Life: Essays and Other Writings (2004) 281 eksemplarer
Evidence: Poems (2009) 280 eksemplarer
West Wind: Poems and Prose Poems (1997) 245 eksemplarer
Blue Iris: Poems and Essays (2004) 231 eksemplarer
The Best American Essays 2009 (2009) 231 eksemplarer
White Pine: Poems and Prose Poems (1994) 218 eksemplarer
Swan: Poems and Prose Poems (2010) 212 eksemplarer
Blue Pastures (1995) 211 eksemplarer
The Leaf and the Cloud: A Poem (2000) 205 eksemplarer
Twelve Moons (1979) 165 eksemplarer
Our World (2007) 115 eksemplarer
Wild Geese (2004) 60 eksemplarer
No Voyage and Other Poems (1965) 17 eksemplarer
The Night Traveler (1978) 6 eksemplarer
Dog Songs and A Thousand Mornings (2014) 3 eksemplarer
The Journey 2 eksemplarer
Mockingbirds 1 eksemplar
Singapore 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Bidragyder — 1,251 eksemplarer
A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry (1996) — Bidragyder — 828 eksemplarer
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver746 eksemplarer
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Bidragyder — 413 eksemplarer
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Bidragyder — 369 eksemplarer
Ten Poems to Change Your Life (2001) — Bidragyder — 350 eksemplarer
The Best American Essays 2001 (2001) — Bidragyder — 235 eksemplarer
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (2018) — Bidragyder — 231 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 2000 (2000) — Bidragyder — 213 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 1999 (1999) — Bidragyder — 208 eksemplarer
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Bidragyder — 201 eksemplarer
The Art of Losing (2010) — Bidragyder — 197 eksemplarer
The Best American Essays 1998 (1998) — Bidragyder — 191 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 2006 (2006) — Bidragyder — 190 eksemplarer
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Bidragyder — 161 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 2009 (2009) — Bidragyder — 133 eksemplarer
The Best American Essays 1996 (1996) — Bidragyder — 131 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 1993 (1993) — Bidragyder — 128 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 1992 (1992) — Bidragyder — 102 eksemplarer
Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead (2007) — Bidragyder — 100 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 2012 (2012) — Bidragyder — 82 eksemplarer
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Bidragyder — 63 eksemplarer
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Bidragyder — 48 eksemplarer
Good Roots: Writers Reflect on Growing Up in Ohio (2006) — Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer
The Poetry Cure (2005) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
A Dream of Summer: Poems for a Sensuous Season (2004) — Introduktion — 18 eksemplarer
Necessary Light: poems by Patricia Fargnoli (Swenson Poetry Award) (1999) — Forord, nogle udgaver17 eksemplarer
The Analog Sea Review: Number One (2018) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Five points : a journal of literature & arts : vol. 7 no. 2 (2003) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer

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Kanonisk navn
Oliver, Mary
Juridisk navn
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)
Priser og hædersbevisninger
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) (vis alle 9)
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
Shelley Memorial Award (1969/1970)
Guggenheim Fellowship
Steven Barclay Agency
Bill Reichblum (literary executor)
Kort biografi
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.



This morning
the beautiful white heron
was floating along above the water

and then into the sky of this
the one world
we all belong to

where everything
sooner or later
is a part of everything else

which thought made me feel
for a little while
quite beautiful myself.
lelandleslie | 28 andre anmeldelser | Feb 24, 2024 |
A beautiful combination of Molly Malone Cook's and Mary Oliver's works, both writing and photography, that creates such an intimate and heartfelt picture of their two lives together. "Our World" feel like part tribute and part memoir that all together is just lovely and full of compassion.

I've been reading Oliver for years now, but this is the first time I've experienced Cook's work. Her photography is quite distinct, and often has this mixture of nostalgia alongside exploration, like she's already remembering and meditating on the moment she is currently experiencing in front of her. It also feels like it's capturing a breath: I know that's literally what photos do in a way, but with her work it's as if you can FEEL the people in the picture about to exhale. Absolutely wonderful stuff.… (mere)
deborahee | 3 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |
I love Mary Oliver's poetry so so so much.
deborahee | 21 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |
A slim volume aimed at the beginning / aspirational poet (such as myself). I trust that it contains sufficient information and wisdom not to overwhelm.
Treebeard_404 | 20 andre anmeldelser | Feb 19, 2024 |



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