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Mary Jane Oliver

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Birthplace: Maple Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States
Death: January 17, 2019 (83)
At home, Hobe Sound, Martin County, Florida, United States (lymphoma)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Private and Private
Partner of Molly Malone Cook

Occupation: Poet, teacher
Managed by: Private User
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About Mary Oliver

Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

(Excerpt from "The Summer Day")

Mary Oliver was an American poet who won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2007 the New York Times described her as "far and away, this country's best-selling poet."

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Mary Oliver's Timeline

1935
September 10, 1935
Maple Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States
2019
January 17, 2019
Age 83
Hobe Sound, Martin County, Florida, United States