“Cherished nature poet Oliver... [makes] each dispatch fresh and startling by way of the vitality of her encompassing vision and the fluidity and shine of her language.”
“These are life-enhancing and redemptive poems that coax the sublime from the subliminal.”
Sally Connolly, Poetry
“Mary Oliver’s poetry is fine and deep; it reads like a blessing.”
Mary Oliver was born in Maple Heights, Ohio in 1935. Her first collection American Primitive (1983) won a Pulitzer Prize. Bloodaxe published her first UK selection, Wild Geese: Selected Poems, in 2004, which has so far sold over 8,000 copies. It was followed by her latest work in Thirst (2007), Red Bird (2008) and Evidence (2009). She holds the Catherine Osgood Foster Chair at Bennington College, Vermont, and lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts.