Mary Oliver‘s poetry, with her lyrical connection to the natural world, has firmly established her in the highest realm of American poets. She is renowned for her evocative and precise imagery, which brings nature into clear focus, transforming the everyday world into a place of magic and discovery. Her recent books include Owls and Other Fantasies, Why I Wake Early, and New and Selected Poems, Volume Two.
As poet Stanley Kunitz has said, “Mary Oliver’s poetry is fine and deep; it reads like a blessing.” Oliver lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Mary Oliver elsewhere on Lannan.orgMary Oliver, 1998, (Literary: Awards, Fellowships, and Grants)
Mary Oliver with Coleman Barks, 2001, (Events)
Mary Oliver with Joseph Parisi, 2006, (Events)
Mary Oliver Lannan Podcast EpisodesMary Oliver with Joseph Parisi, 25 Oct 2006 - Audio
Mary Oliver, Reading, 4 Aug 2001 - Video
Mary Oliver in conversation with Coleman Barks, 4 Aug 2001 - Video