Mary Oliver, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, dies at age 83
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do / with your one wild and precious life?”
Beloved poet Mary Oliver, who had won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, passed away Thursday at the age of 83, at her home in Florida.
Oliver’s poems, which often touched on themes of nature and spirituality, were infused with a joyfulness, a profound acceptance of the universe, that made her one of the most beloved poets in the country.
Writers and readers have begun mourning Oliver with tributes online, with many sharing the poems that meant the most to them: