Mary Oliver

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Birthday
10, 1935
Birthplace
Maple Heights, OH
Death Date
Jan 17, 2019 (83)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
10, 1935
Birthplace
Maple Heights, OH
Death Date
Jan 17, 2019 (83)

About

Pulitzer Prize-winning nature poet who is known for American Primitive, Dream Work, and other collections. She became one of the top-selling poets of her generation.

Before Fame

She attended Ohio State University and Vassar college. She published her debut poetry collection, No Voyage and Other Poems, when she was twenty-eight years old.

Trivia

She won a National Book Award in 1992 for her New and Selected Poems. In 1984, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for American Primitive. 

Family Life

She was born in Ohio and spent much of her adult life in Massachusetts with her long-time partner, Molly Malone Cook.

Associated With

She was influenced by the poetry of Walt Whitman.