Mary Oliver Devotions

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200 poems that span Mary Oliver's illustrious career. Read more..
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  • 480 pages, paperback
  • Curated selection spans from 1963 to 2015 by the poet herself
  • Passionate, perceptive, and much-treasured observations of the natural world

Born in a small town in Ohio, Mary Oliver published her first book of poetry in 1963 at the age of 28. Over the course of her long career, she received numerous awards. Her fourth book, American Primitive, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1984. She led workshops and held residencies at various colleges and universities, including Bennington College, where she held the Catharine Osgood Foster Chair for Distinguished Teaching. She died in 2019.

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