Mary Oliver Poet Short Biography | American poet

Mary Oliver
Mary Oliver


Mary Jane Oliver

Mary Jane Oliver (September 10, 1935 – January 17, 2019) was an American poet who won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Her work is inspired by nature, rather than the human world, stemming from her lifelong passion for solitary walks in the wild. It is characterized by a sincere wonderment at the impact of natural imagery, conveyed in unadorned language. In 2007 she was declared to be the country’s best-selling poet.


Short Biography – Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver
                   Mary Oliver
Birth Name Mary Oliver
Born   September 10, 1935, 
Birthplace Maple Heights, Ohio, United States
Education Maple Heights High School, Vassar College, The Ohio State University
First Book of poetry No Voyage and Other Poems (1963)
Occupation American poet
Cause of Death  lung cancer
Known for Poet  and writer
Parents ·         Helen M. V. OliverEdward William
Books A Poetry Handbook, Dog Songs, Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver, Upstream: Selected Essays, New and Selected Poems: Volume One
Notable awards ·         National Book Award1992
Pulitzer Prize1984
Genre bending poetry
Molly Malone Cook
Language English
Died Place Hobe Sound, Florida, United States
Died January 17, 2019