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Mary Oliver

Born in a small town in Ohio, Oliver published her first book of poetry in 1963 at the age of twenty-eight. Over the course of her long career, she has received numerous awards. Her fourth book, American Primitive, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1984. She has led workshops and held residencies at various colleges and universities, including Bennington College, where she held the Catharine Osgood Foster Chair for Distinguished Teaching. Oliver currently lives in Florida.


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The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Written by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edited by Brooks Atkinson, Introduction by Mary Oliver
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2000
$18.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-78322-0 (0-679-78322-9)

Introduction by Mary Oliver
Commentary by Henry James, Robert Frost, Matthew Arnold, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Henry David Thoreau
 
The definitive collection of Emerson’s major speeches, essays, and poetry, The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson chronicles the life’s work of a true “American Scholar.” As one of the architects... Read more






The House of the Seven Gables
Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Introduction by Mary Oliver
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | January 2001
$11.00/14.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75687-0 (0-375-75687-6)

First published in 1851, The House of the Seven Gables is one of Hawthorne's defining works, a vivid depiction of American life and values replete with brilliantly etched characters. The tale of a cursed house with a "mysterious and terrible past" and the generations linked to it, Hawthorne's chronicle of the... Read more






Mosses from an Old Manse
Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Introduction by Mary Oliver
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | March 2003
$15.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6605-3 (0-8129-6605-8)

Mosses from an Old Manse is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s second story collection, first published in 1846 in two volumes and featuring sketches and tales written over a span of more than twenty years, including such classics as “Young Goodman Brown,” “The Birthmark,” and “Rappaccini’s Daughter.” Herman Melville deemed Hawthorne the American Shakespeare... Read more






Blue Horses
Written by Mary Oliver
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | October 2016
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312781-9 (0-14-312781-0)

In this stunning collection of new poems, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has defined her life’s work, describing with wonder both the everyday and the unaffected beauty of nature.

Herons, sparrows, owls, and kingfishers flit across the page in meditations on love, artistry, and impermanence. Whether considering a bird’s nest...

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Blue Horses
Written by Mary Oliver
Penguin Press | Hardcover | October 2014
$24.95/27.95(Canada) | 978-1-59420-479-1 (1-59420-479-9)

In this stunning collection of new poems, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has defined her life’s work, describing with wonder both the everyday and the unaffected beauty of nature.

Herons, sparrows, owls, and kingfishers flit across the page in meditations on love, artistry, and impermanence. Whether considering a bird’s nest...

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Dog Songs
Written by Mary Oliver
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | September 2015
$16.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312583-9 (0-14-312583-4)

“The popularity of [Dog Songs] feels as inevitable and welcome as a wagging tail upon homecoming.” —The Boston Globe
 
Mary Oliver’s Dog Songs is a celebration of the special bond between human and dog, as understood through the poet’s relationships to the canines that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home... Read more






Dog Songs
Written by Mary Oliver
Penguin Press | Hardcover | October 2013
$26.95/28.50(Canada) | 978-1-59420-478-4 (1-59420-478-0)

A New York Times bestselling collection of new and favorite poems,
celebrating the dogs that have enriched the poet’s world


Mary Oliver's Dog Songs is a celebration of the special bond between human and dog, as understood through the poet's relationship to the canines that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home... Read more






Felicity
Written by Mary Oliver
Penguin Press | Hardcover | October 2015
$24.95/32.49(Canada) | 978-1-59420-676-4 (1-59420-676-7)

Mary Oliver, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, celebrates love in her new collection of poems  
 

“If I have any secret stash of poems, anywhere, it might be about love, not anger,” Mary Oliver once said in an interview. Finally, in her stunning new collection, Felicity, we can immerse ourselves in Oliver’s...

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A Thousand Mornings
Written by Mary Oliver
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | September 2013
$17.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312405-4 (0-14-312405-6)

The New York Times-bestselling collection of poems from celebrated poet Mary Oliver

In A Thousand Mornings, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has come to define her life’s work, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Massachusetts. Whether studying the leaves of a tree or... Read more






A Thousand Mornings
Written by Mary Oliver
Penguin Press | Hardcover | October 2012
$24.95/26.50(Canada) | 978-1-59420-477-7 (1-59420-477-2)

Mornings with the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver

 

In A THOUSAND MORNINGS, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has come to define her life’s work, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Massachusetts. In these pages, Oliver shares the wonder of dawn, the grace of animals, and the...

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Upstream
Written by Mary Oliver
Penguin Press | Hardcover | October 2016
$26.00/35.00(Canada) | 978-1-59420-670-2 (1-59420-670-8)

One of O, The Oprah Magazine’s Ten Best Books of the Year! 

The New York Times bestselling collection of essays from beloved poet, Mary Oliver
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“In the beginning I was so young and such a stranger to myself I hardly existed. I had to go out into the world and see... Read more





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