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Encyclopedia > Mary Oliver
Mary Oliver
Born 1935
Maple Heights, Ohio
Occupation poet
Nationality American Flag of the United States

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Life

Mary Oliver was born on September 10, 1935, in Maple Heights, Ohio. As a teenager, she lived for a brief while in the home of the deceased Edna St. Vincent Millay, where she helped Millay's sister Norma organize the papers Millay left behind. She briefly attended both the Ohio State University and Vassar College in the mid-1950s but did not receive a degree. She has resided in Provincetown, Massachusetts, for more than forty years. A lesbian,[1] her partner Molly Malone Cook served as Oliver's literary agent until her death in 2005. is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Maple Heights is a city located in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Greater Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Edna St. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... Vassar College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college situated in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. Founded as a womens college in 1861, it was the first member of the Seven Sisters to become coeducational. ... A degree is any of a wide range of status levels conferred by institutions of higher education, such as universities, normally as the result of successfully completing a program of study. ... Nickname: Location in Barnstable County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Barnstable County Settled 1700 Incorporated 1727 Government  - Type Open town meeting  - Town    Manager Sharon Lynn Area  - Town  17. ... This article is about same-sex desire and sexuality among women. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Career

An intense and joyful observer of the natural world, Oliver is often compared to Whitman and Thoreau. Her poems are filled with imagery from her daily walks near her home in Provincetown, Massachusetts: shore birds, water snakes, the phases of the moon. Maxine Kumin calls Oliver "a patroller of wetlands in the same way that Thoreau was an inspector of snowstorms" and "an indefatigable guide to the natural world." Walter Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist. ... Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862; born David Henry Thoreau[1]) was an American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, and philosopher who is best known for Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance... Nickname: Location in Barnstable County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Barnstable County Settled 1700 Incorporated 1727 Government  - Type Open town meeting  - Town    Manager Sharon Lynn Area  - Town  17. ... Maxine Kumin (b. ...


Awards

Honors Oliver has received include the Lannan Literary Award for poetry (1998), the National Book Award for Poetry (1992) for her collection New and Selected Poems, the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1984) for her collection American Primitive, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (1980), and the Shelley Memorial Award (1969/70) of the Poetry Society of America. The Lannan Literary Awards are a series of awards and literary fellowships given out in various fields. ... The National Book Awards is one of the most preeminent literary prizes in the United States. ... The Pulitzer Prize in Poetry has been presented since 1922 for a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author. ... Guggenheim Fellowships are awarded annually by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to those who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. ... The Shelley Memorial Award of more than $3,500, given out by the Poetry Society of America, was established by the will of the late Mary P. Sears, The prize is given to a living American poet selected with reference to genius and need. ...


Bibliography

  • No Voyage, and Other Poems (1963, first edition; 1965, expanded edition)
  • The River Styx, Ohio, and Other Poems (1972)
  • The Night Traveler (1978)
  • Twelve Moons (1978)
  • Sleeping in the Forest (1979, poetry chapbook)
  • American Primitive (1983)
  • Dream Work (1986)
  • Provincetown (1987, limited edition with woodcuts by Barnard Taylor)
  • House of Light (1990)
  • New and Selected Poems (1992)
  • A Poetry Handbook (1994)
  • White Pine: Poems and Prose Poems (1994)
  • Blue Pastures (1995)
  • West Wind: Poems and Prose Poems (1997)
  • Rules for the Dance: A Handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse (1998)
  • Winter Hours: Prose, Prose Poems, and Poems (1999)
  • The Leaf and the Cloud (2000, prose poem)
  • What Do We Know (2002)
  • Owls and Other Fantasies: poems and essays (2003)
  • New and Selected Poems, volume two (2004)
  • Why I Wake Early: New Poems (2004)
  • Blue Iris: Poems and Essays (2004)
  • Long Life: Essays and Other Writings (2004)
  • At Blackwater Pond: Mary Oliver Reads Mary Oliver (2006, audio cd)
  • Thirst: Poems (2006)
  • Our World (2007) with photographs by Molly Malone Cook

// Babette Deutsch, Collected Poems, 1919-1962 T.S. Eliot - Collected Poems 1909-1962 Philip Hobsbaum and Edward Lucie-Smith, editors, A Group Anthology Silvia Plath, The Bell Jar, an autobiographical novel published under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas Adrienne Rich, Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law, her third volume of poetry... // Meic Stephens founds Poetry Wales Russian poet Anna Akhmatova was allowed to travel outside the Soviet Union to Sicily and England in order to receive the Taormina prize and an honorary doctoral degree from Oxford University Randall Jarrell, Little Friend, Little Friend Seamus Heaney, Death of a Naturalist Philip Larkin... // John Betjeman becomes Poet Laureate A.R. Ammons: Briefings: Poems Small and Easy Collected Poems: 1951-1971, winner of the National Book Award in 1973 John Ashbery, Three Poems Ted Berrigan, Ron Padgett, and Tom Clark, Back In Boston Again John Berryman, (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux) Elizabeth Bishop and... // L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Magazine, edited by Bruce Andrews and Charles Bernstein, first published Stevie, a film based on a play about the poet Stevie Smith is released Maya Angelou, And Still I Rise Paul Blackburn, translator (posthumous), Proensa: An Anthology of Troubadour Poetry Odysseus Elytis... // L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Magazine, edited by Bruce Andrews and Charles Bernstein, first published Stevie, a film based on a play about the poet Stevie Smith is released Maya Angelou, And Still I Rise Paul Blackburn, translator (posthumous), Proensa: An Anthology of Troubadour Poetry Odysseus Elytis... // Kingsley Amis - Collected Poems Ted Hughes - Moor Town Craig Raine - A Martian Sends a Postcard Home See 1979 Governor Generals Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards. ... // Maya Angelou, Shaker, Why Dont You Sing? Elizabeth Bishop, Collected Poems 1927-1979 (posthumous) Amy Clampitt, Kingfisher Hilda Doolittle (H.D.), Collected Poems, 1912–1944 (posthumous) Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry: Vivian Smith, Tide Country See 1983 Governor Generals Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists... // March 4 - President Ronald Reagan publicly recites from memory lines from Robert Services The Cremation of Sam McGee Wendy Cope, Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis a best-seller December 18 Pforzheimer Collection of the works of Percy Bysshe Shelley and his circle donated to the New York Public Library... // Charles Bukowski, fictionalised as alter ego Henry Chinaski, becomes the subject of the film Barfly starring Mickey Rourke. ... // Allen Ginsberg crowned Majelis King in Prague on May Day Maya Angelou, I Shall Not be Moved Derek Walcott, Omeros C. J. Dennis Prize for Poetry: Robert Adamson, The Clean Dark Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry: Robert Adamson, The Clean Dark Mary Gilmore Prize: Kristopher Rassemussen - In the Name of... // Nobel prize: Derek Walcott C. J. Dennis Prize for Poetry: Robert Harris, Jane, Interlinear and Other Poems Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry: Elizabeth Riddell, Selected Poems Mary Gilmore Prize: Alison Croggon - This is the Stone See 1992 Governor Generals Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for... // In the film Four Weddings and a Funeral, directed by Mike Newell, W.H. Audens Stop all the clocks is read as a eulogy. ... // In the film Four Weddings and a Funeral, directed by Mike Newell, W.H. Audens Stop all the clocks is read as a eulogy. ... // February 16 — Announcement that 300 poems by S.T. Coleridge have been discovered February 17 — Sothebys announces discovery of four Walt Whitman notebooks John Ashbery, Can You Hear, Bird? Odysseus Elytis, West of Sadness (Δυτικά της λύπης) (his last book) Carl Rakosi, Poems, 1923-1941 Richard Howard edits The Best American Poetry... // January 20 — Miller Williams of Arkansas reads his poem, Of History and Hope, at President Clintons inauguration. ... // Anne Carson, Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse, (Knopf) ; named a notable book of the year by The New York Times Book Review Ted Hughes, Birthday Letters, (Farrar, Straus & Giroux); named a notable book of the year by The New York Times Book Review Mark Strand, Blizzard of One... // July 1 — Scotlands Parliament opened with the singing of Robert Burns A Mans a Man For AThat, instead of God Save The Queen The Robert Fitzgerald Prosody Award is established at the Fifth Annual West Chester University Poetry Conference. ... // Griffin Poetry Prize is established, with one award given each year for the best work by a Canadian poet and one award given for best work in the English language internationally. ... // March 16: Authorities in Saudi Arabia arrested and jailed poet Abdul Mohsen Musalam and fired a newspaper editor following the publication of Musalams poem The Corrupt on Earth that criticized the states Islamic judiciary. ... // Chuck Palahniuk reads his short story Guts to audiences while on tour to promote his novel Diary. ... // Rita Dove, American Smooth: Poems (Norton); named a notable book of the year by The New York Times Book Review Donald Justice, Collected Poems (Knopf); published posthumously; named a notable book of the year by The New York Times Book Review Michael Ryan, New And Selected Poems Derek Walcott, The... // Rita Dove, American Smooth: Poems (Norton); named a notable book of the year by The New York Times Book Review Donald Justice, Collected Poems (Knopf); published posthumously; named a notable book of the year by The New York Times Book Review Michael Ryan, New And Selected Poems Derek Walcott, The... // Rita Dove, American Smooth: Poems (Norton); named a notable book of the year by The New York Times Book Review Donald Justice, Collected Poems (Knopf); published posthumously; named a notable book of the year by The New York Times Book Review Michael Ryan, New And Selected Poems Derek Walcott, The... // Rita Dove, American Smooth: Poems (Norton); named a notable book of the year by The New York Times Book Review Donald Justice, Collected Poems (Knopf); published posthumously; named a notable book of the year by The New York Times Book Review Michael Ryan, New And Selected Poems Derek Walcott, The... // French public notary Patrick Huet unveils Pieces of Hope to the Echo of the World in Lyon. ... // French public notary Patrick Huet unveils Pieces of Hope to the Echo of the World in Lyon. ... // Southword Editions in 2006 was preparing to start an annual anthology of Irish poetry, The Best of Irish Poetry 2007 to be the first volume. ...

References

  1. ^ Gianoulis, Tina (2005), "Oliver, Mary", glbtq.com, <http://www.glbtq.com/literature/oliver_m.html>. Retrieved on 2007-11-02
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 193: American Poets Since World War II, Sixth Series. Ed. Joseph Conte, State University of New York, Buffalo. The Gale Group, 1998. pp. 227-233.
  • Kumin, Maxine. "Intimations of Mortality." Women's Review of Books 10:7, April 1993, p.16.
  • Oliver, Mary. Long Life: Essays and Other Writings. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2004.

glbtq. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Mary Oliver at the Academy of American Poets
  • Mary Oliver Web Index Page by Debbie Cox
  • Selection of poems by Oliver
  • Mary Oliver Page at the website of The Poetry Foundation. Retrieved March 18, 2007.
  • Mary Oliver at the website of Beacon Press.

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Mary Oliver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (333 words)
Mary Oliver was born September 10, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Oliver briefly attended both Ohio State University and Vassar College in the mid-1950's, but did not receive a degree.
Maxine Kumin calls Oliver "a patroller of wetlands in the same way that Thoreau was an inspector of snowstorms" and "an indefatigable guide to the natural world." Honors Oliver has received include the National Book Award (1992), the Pulitzer Prize (1984), and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (1980).
Mrs. Mary Oliver (732 words)
Oliver wanted to be enlisted, but she worked in a phararmacy at the time and that was considered an essential job.
Oliver said that throughout the war she was lucky enough not to have had any terrible experiences.
Oliver left school at the age of seventeen, and told the army that he was nineteen so that he could enlist in the war.
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