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Mary Oliver (1935 - present)
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born Sept. 10, 1935, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

American poet whose work reflects a deep communion with the natural world.

Oliver attended Ohio State University and Vassar College but did not earn a degree. She worked for a time as a secretary for the sister of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Millay's influence is apparent in Oliver's first book of poetry, No Voyage and Other Poems (1963). These lyrical nature poems are set in a variety of locales, especially the Ohio of Oliver's youth. Her childhood..
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To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.
- Mary Oliver
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