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Mary Oliver was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1935.

As a young writer, Mary Oliver was influenced by Edna St. Vincent Millay and, in fact, as a teenager briefly lived in the home of the recently deceased Millay, helping to organize Millay's papers.

Mary Oliver attended college at Ohio State University, and later at Vassar College.

Mary Oliver's poetry is deeply aware of the natural world, particularly the birds and trees and ponds of her adopted state of Massachusetts.

Her collection of poetry "American Primitive" won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1984.

Poems by Mary Oliver

Recommended Books: Mary Oliver

New and Selected Poems Why I Wake Early Dream Work House of Light Thirst: Poems
Evidence: Poems American Primitive What Do We Know: Poems and Prose Poems West Wind: Poems and Prose Poems White Pine: Poems and Prose Poems
Long Life: Essays and Other Writings Owls and Other Fantasies: Poems and Essays The Truro Bear and Other Adventures: Poems and Essays Blue Iris: Poems and Essays Blue Pastures
A Poetry Handbook God of Dirt: Mary Oliver and the Other Book of God Thirst: Poems Dancing with Joy: 99 Poems

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