Mary Oliver

Arguably America’s most beloved poet, Mary Oliver had an extraordinary ability to capture the natural world as well as a keen sense of what it means to live on the cusp of things, her writing always full of possibility, always looking and seeking for wonder. ‘With my pencil,’ said, ‘I've travelled to the moon and back. Probably a few times.’

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, much of Oliver’s work was influenced by the environment of her adopted home of Massachusetts and the landscape of Cape Cod. Her talent was recognised early and during her lifetime she won a host of awards, including the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for her collection American Primitive, the National Book Award and a Lannan Literary Award for lifetime achievement. She passed away in 2019.

Her works published in the UK include Blue Horses, A Thousand Mornings, Felicity and two volumes of New and Selected Poems.

Her work remains some of the most quoted of contemporary verse, resonating with readers in part because of its bravery in facing – with determination, sadness and defiant joy – the most difficult aspects of being alive. ‘She confronts… steadily,’ the American critic Alicia Ostriker comments, ‘what she cannot change.’

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This timeless volume, arranged by Oliver herself, showcases the beloved poet at her edifying best. Within these pages, she provides us with an extraordinary and invaluable collection of her passionate, perceptive, and much-treasured observations of the natural world.
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Poetry by Mary Oliver

Blue Horses
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Felicity
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A Thousand Mornings
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New and Selected Poems, Volume One
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Devotions
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New and Selected Poems, Volume Two
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Dream Work
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House of Light
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Dog Songs
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Long Life
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What Do We Know
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