Mary Oliver – Introductory Guide to Her Poetry

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Introductory Guide to the Poems of
Mary Oliver
With Sample Poems

Compiled by Madeline Cramer

 

American Primitive: Poems

While she published her first book of poetry at 28 in 1963 while living in the former home of the late poet Edna St. Vincent Millay (a primary influence on her work), it was her fourth book, American Primitive that received the Pultizer Prize for poetry in 1983.

 




 

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IMAGE CREDIT: Molly Malone Cook, from the cover of New and Selected Poems, Volume One