Mary Jane Oliver was an American poet who won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2007 The New York Times described her as “far and away, this country’s best-selling poet.
Here are a few of her books as well as compilations that her works have been incorporated into. You can find her books (as well as other poetry) in our Adult Non-Fiction collection in the 814’s.
American’s Favorite Poems (edited by Robert Pinsky & Maggie Dietz)
The selections in this anthology were chosen form the personal letters of thousands of Americans who responded to Robert Pinsky’s invitation to write to him about their favorite poems.
Red Bird – Mary Oliver
Overflowing with her keen observation of the natural world and her gratitude for its gifts, for the many people she has loved in her seventy years, as well as for her disobedient dog Percy, Red Bird is a quintessential collection of Oliver’s finest lyrics.
Upstream – Mary Oliver
A collection of essays in which revered poet Mary Oliver reflects on her willingness, as a young child and as an adult, to lose herself within the beauty and mysteries of both the natural world and the world of literature.