Mary Oliver

The Works of Mary Oliver

  • No Voyage, and Other Poems, Dent (New York City), 1963, expanded edition, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1965.
  • The River Styx, Ohio, and Other Poems, Harcourt (New York City), 1972.
  • The Night Traveler, Bits Press, 1978.
  • Twelve Moons, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1978.
  • Sleeping in the Forest, Ohio Review Chapbook, 1979.
  • American Primitive, Little, Brown, 1983.
  • Dream Work, Atlantic Monthly Press (Boston, MA), 1986.
  • Provincetown, Appletree Alley, 1987.
  • (Author of introduction) Frank Gaspar, Holyoke, Northeastern University Press, 1988.
  • House of Light, Beacon Press (Boston, MA), 1990.
  • New and Selected Poems, Beacon Press, 1992.
  • A Poetry Handbook, Harcourt (San Diego, CA), 1994.
  • White Pine: Poems and Prose Poems, Harcourt (San Diego, CA), 1994.
  • Blue Pastures, Harcourt (New York City), 1995.
  • West Wind: Poems and Prose Poems, Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
  • Rules for the Dance: A Handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse, Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
  • Winter Hours: Prose, Prose Poems, and Poems, Houghton Mifflin, 1999.
  • The Leaf and the Cloud, Da Capo, 2000.
  • What Do We Know, Da Capo, 2002.
  • Why I Wake Early, Beacon, 2004.

Contributor of poetry and essays to periodicals in England and the United States.

Hear Mary Oliver reading her own poetry at the Lannan Foundation website.

Media Adaptations: Mary Oliver’s poems have been set to music for mezzo-soprano voice, violin, and piano by composer Augusta Read Thomas in In Summer, Theodore Presser (Bryn Mawr, PA), 1994, and for soprano voice and bassoon by composer Ann Kearns in Six Poems of Mary Oliver, Casia Publishing Co. (Bryn Mawr, PA), 1997

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