Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, Mary Oliver is the author of The Leaf and the Cloud, West Wind, and A Poetry Handbook, among others. Over the past two decades she has taught at various colleges and universities--Case Western Reserve, Bucknell, Sweet Briar College, the University of Cincinnati, and Bennington College in Vermont. She lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and Hobe Sound, Florida.
-I was simmering, simmering, simmering. Emerson brought me to a boil.---Walt Whitman "I was simmering, simmering, simmering. Emerson brought me to a boil."--Walt Whitman