Mary Oliver was born to parents, Edward William, and Helen M. (Vlasak) Oliver in 1935, September 10, Maple Heights, Ohio, the United States of America. She held the constellation sign Virgo and it described her a person with strong will power.
Talking about the educational backgrounds, Mary completed her school education from the local high school in Maple Heights. Later, she joined the Ohio State University and Vassar College but never received a degree.
Mary Oliver died in the year 2019. Well, she came to know that she was suffering from lung cancer in 2012. During her treatment, she was given a clean bill of health. In the end, she died of lymphoma at her house in Florida on January 17.
Mary Oliver was married to her husband, Molly Malone Cook. The couple met each other for the very first time in the late 1950s at the previous house of the poet, Edna St Vincent Millay. Soon after meeting, they started dating and later decided to take their relationship forward. They were not married.
Also, there is no information regarding their wedding. The pair never shared any news about their children. Her partner, Molly died at the age of 80 on August 25, 2005.
Mary Oliver was the most popular beloved and prolific poet. Most of her poems were related to nature. She started writing poetry at the age of 14 and visited the home of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, at the age of 17. She and Norma, the poet’s sister, became friends, and Oliver lived there for six or seven years helping Norma.
Some of her popular poems were No Voyage, Other Poems, Wild Geese, The Summer Day, Blossom, The Plum Tree, and Sleeping in the Forest. Moreover, Oliver won the awards like Shelley Memorial Award, PEN New England Award, Lannan Literary Award, and Goodreads Choice Award.
Mary Oliver might have collected a net worth of millions of dollars from her career. She might have earned thousands of dollars as a salary. Well, in the USA, the poet earns the stipend of $35,000 and travel allowance of $5,000. The average salary of the poet is $33,000. As of now, her partner might be taking care of her property and net worth as well.