Mary oliver’s stunning new poetry collection, Felicity.
“If I have any secret stash of poems, anywhere, it might be about love, not anger,” Mary Oliver
Mary Oliver, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, celebrates love in her new collection of poems: What it means to love another person. Mary Oliver is perhaps our most delicate chronicler of the physical landscape. She describes her work as, “loving the world.” With Felicity, Mary Oliver examines what it means to love another person. She opens our eyes to the territory within our own hearts; to the wild and the quiet. In these poems, she describes the strangeness and wonder of human connection.
With Felicity Oliver honors love, life, and beauty.
Mary Oliver was born in Ohio, and published her first book of poetry in 1963 at the age of twenty-eight.
She has received many awards including 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. Mary Oliver currently lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts.