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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver dies
2019-01-18

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Poet Mary Oliver—who wrote of nature and won a Pulitzer Prize—died at her home in Hobe Sound, Florida, from lymphoma, according to Deadline.com . She was 83.

Oliver authored more than 15 poetry and essay collections, focused on her affection for the outdoors and hatred of greed and despoilment. Her works included books such as White Pine and West Wind as well as the anthology Devotions.

She won the Pulitzer in 1984 for American Primitive and the National Book Award in 1992 for New and Selected Poems.

Oliver met photographer Molly Malone Cook in New York; the two remained partners until Cook's death in 2005. The couple—who lived in Provincetown, Massachusetts—had been together for more than four decades, The Advocate noted. Cook was a distinguished artist, and was one of the first staff photographers at The Village Voice.

The Deadline.com article is at deadline.com/2019/01/mary-oliver-dies-pulitzer-prize-winning-poet-was-83-1202537430/. The Advocate item is at www.advocate.com/people/2019/1/17/mary-oliver-acclaimed-lesbian-poet-dies-83 .


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