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Where can I find a biography of Mary Oliver?

Asked by neonez (389points) February 13th, 2008

At lest one thats more than one page. Maybe I can’t find one because she’s not dead yet?

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never say never….

Mary Oliver was born on September 10, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio. As a teenager, she lived for a brief while in the home of the deceased Edna St. Vincent Millay, where she helped Millay’s sister Norma organize the papers Millay left behind. She briefly attended both Ohio State University and Vassar College in the mid-1950s but did not receive a degree at either college. She has resided in Provincetown, Massachusetts, for more than forty years. Oliver’s partner, Molly Malone Cook, served as her literary agent until Cook’s death in 2005

Mary Oliver – Official website

Directory > Arts > Humanities > Literature > Authors > Poets > Oliver, Mary

OLIVER, Mary (1935– ), was born in Ohio and attended Ohio State University and Vassar College; she has taught at Case Western Reserve. Her first four collections—No Voyage and Other Poems (1965), The River Styx and Other Poems (1972), The Night Traveler (1978), and Sleeping in the Forest (1979)—revealed a poet in full command of considerable technical resources who delighted in odd line-breaks and varying rhyme placements.

The number one selling poet in America, Mary Oliver has celebrated nature, intuition, and the beauty of observation in her acclaimed poems for nearly five

Born: 10-Sep-1935
Birthplace: Cleveland, OH

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Lesbian
Occupation: Poet

The last time 71 year old Pulitzer Prize winning poet Mary Oliver visited Seattle was 2005. She made quite a splash by selling out the 900 seat Town Hall in a relatively short amount of time.

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Thank you! :)

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