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Per altres autors anomenats Mary Oliver, vegeu la pàgina de desambiguació.

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Sobre l'autor

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, mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Mary Oliver in 2010.


Obres de Mary Oliver

New and Selected Poems: Volume One (1992) 1,193 exemplars
Upstream: Selected Essays (2016) 962 exemplars
A Thousand Mornings: Poems (2012) 825 exemplars
Dog Songs: Poems (2013) 745 exemplars
Thirst: Poems (2006) 711 exemplars
Why I Wake Early: New Poems (2004) 693 exemplars
American Primitive (1983) 664 exemplars
Dream Work (1986) 625 exemplars
New and Selected Poems (1992) 610 exemplars
Felicity (2016) 478 exemplars
Blue Horses: Poems (2014) 413 exemplars
House of Light (1990) 400 exemplars
Red Bird: Poems (2008) 370 exemplars
Evidence: Poems (2009) 273 exemplars
West Wind: Poems and Prose Poems (1997) 243 exemplars
Blue Iris: Poems and Essays (2004) 228 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2009 (2009) 228 exemplars
White Pine: Poems and Prose Poems (1994) 212 exemplars
Swan: Poems and Prose Poems (2010) 209 exemplars
Blue Pastures (1995) 208 exemplars
The Leaf and the Cloud: A Poem (2000) 204 exemplars
Twelve Moons (1979) 163 exemplars
Our World (2007) 111 exemplars
Wild Geese (2004) 57 exemplars
No Voyage and Other Poems (1965) 16 exemplars
The Night Traveler (1978) 6 exemplars
The Journey 2 exemplars
Mockingbirds 1 exemplars
Singapore 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Col·laborador — 1,225 exemplars
A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry (1996) — Col·laborador — 817 exemplars
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions736 exemplars
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Col·laborador — 405 exemplars
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Col·laborador — 364 exemplars
Ten Poems to Change Your Life (2001) — Col·laborador — 345 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2001 (2001) — Col·laborador — 234 exemplars
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (2018) — Col·laborador — 223 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2000 (2000) — Col·laborador — 212 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 1999 (1999) — Col·laborador — 208 exemplars
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Col·laborador — 199 exemplars
The Art of Losing (2010) — Col·laborador — 191 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2006 (2006) — Col·laborador — 189 exemplars
The Best American Essays 1998 (1998) — Col·laborador — 187 exemplars
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Col·laborador — 160 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2009 (2009) — Col·laborador — 133 exemplars
The Best American Essays 1996 (1996) — Col·laborador — 130 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 1993 (1993) — Col·laborador — 127 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 1992 (1992) — Col·laborador — 101 exemplars
Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead (2007) — Col·laborador — 100 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2012 (2012) — Col·laborador — 79 exemplars
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Col·laborador — 62 exemplars
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Col·laborador — 47 exemplars
Good Roots: Writers Reflect on Growing Up in Ohio (2006) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
The Poetry Cure (2005) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
A Dream of Summer: Poems for a Sensuous Season (2004) — Introducció — 18 exemplars
Necessary Light: poems by Patricia Fargnoli (Swenson Poetry Award) (1999) — Pròleg, algunes edicions17 exemplars
The Analog Sea Review: Number One (2018) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Five points : a journal of literature & arts : vol. 7 no. 2 (2003) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Oliver, Mary
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Lloc de defunció
Hobe Sound, Florida, USA
Causa de la mort
Llocs de residència
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)
Premis i honors
Shelley Memorial Award (1969/1970)
Lannan Literary Award (Poetry, 1998)
American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award (Literature, 1983)
New England Booksellers Association Award for Literary Excellence ( [1999])
Guggenheim Fellowship
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
Steven Barclay Agency
Bill Reichblum (literary executor)
Biografia breu
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.



"Another morning and I wake with thirst for the goodness I do not have."

Affirmations are real! Sometimes, when you're feeling down, all you have to do is read some Mary Oliver to remind you of the gentle beauty of life. Simple and sweet and poignant. And most of all, good. (Not that it has to be.)
telamy | Hi ha 16 ressenyes més | Nov 6, 2023 |
Once Again

Mary's tender words,
her lyrical progeny
offers me comfort
telamy | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Nov 6, 2023 |

i have meandered my way through and found that this is not my favorite collection of mary oliver's. usually her boundless positivity and adoration of nature really uplifts me, but this one didn't feel so devotional! still simplistic in its beauty. but it felt a little disjointed, too. i think they should have all been about water/the ocean/the beach/the animals present
instead of moving around through different ideas so flippantly. or maybe about dreams. or SOMETHING!

favorite poems from this collection:

wild geese (obviously)

the swimmer
… (més)
telamy | Hi ha 14 ressenyes més | Nov 6, 2023 |
There are moments that cry out to be fulfilled.
Like, telling someone you love them.
Or giving your money away, all of it.

Your heart is beating, isn't it?
You're not in chains, are you?

There is nothing more pathetic than caution
when headlong might save a life,
even, possibly, your own.
telamy | Hi ha 20 ressenyes més | Nov 6, 2023 |



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