Books written by Mary Oliver

Dog Songs

Penguin Books | September 29, 2015 | 144 pages
“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... More Info

Why I Wake Early

Beacon Press | September 22, 2017 | 71 pages
"Mary Oliver continues to tutor us in attention, gratitude, and reverence in this new collection of 47 poems."--Frederick and Mary Ann Brussat, authors of "Spirituality Legacy."  More Info

Rules for the Dance

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | September 22, 1998 | 194 pages
An introduction to the sound, rhyme, meter, and scansion of metrical poetry with examples from the Elizabethan Age to Elizabeth Bishop  More Info

Felicity

Penguin Press | October 13, 2015 | 96 pages
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... More Info

A Thousand Mornings

Penguin Paperbacks | September 22, 2017 | 96 pages
In this collection of poems the author 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, she shares the wonder of dawn, the grace of animals, and the transformative power... More Info

Blue Horses

Penguin Press | October 14, 2014 | 96 pages
Presents a collection of poems that reflects the author's signature imagery-based language and her observations of the unaffected beauty of nature.  More Info

New and Selected Poems, Volume One

Beacon Press | April 15, 2004 | 272 pages
A collection of poems covering such topics as nature, writing, and art  More Info

Dream Work

Atlantic Monthly Pr | September 22, 1986 | 90 pages
Dream Work, a collection of forty-five poems, follows both chronologically and logically Mary Oliver's American Primitive, which won her the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1983. The depth and diversity of perceptual awareness ? so steadfast and radiant in American Primitive ? continues in Dream Work.... More Info