Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver

1935 -

A winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, Mary Oliver's poetry has been set by American composers such as Lori Laitman, Jake Heggie, James Primosch, and Augusta Reed Thomas.

Photo: Mary Oliver, 1964, Photo by Molly Malone Cook, from Our World (Beacon Press, 2007)


The recording of Lori Laitman's "The Sunflowers," which sets a poem by Mary Oliver and is provided in the audio player to the right, is made possible through a collaboration between the Hampsong Foundation and SongFest. The performers are Leann Schuering, soprano, and Andrew Rosenblum, piano, and the performance took place at Pepperdine University at SongFest 2010. Please click on the track itself to begin listening.


Please visit the websites listed to the right for more information about Mary Oliver.

Songs & Song Collections BY Oliver (entered to date)
Composers who set Oliver's TEXTS (entered to date)

Audio PLaylist