• New and Selected Poems: Volume Two

New and Selected Poems: Volume Two.

Item Number: 2116

Boston: Beacon Press, 2005.

First edition. Octavo. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with the foot of the spine slightly wrinkled. “Oliver’s poems are thoroughly convincing- as genuine, moving, and implausible as the first caressing breeze of sping” (The New York Times Book Review).

Mary Oliver was described by The New York Times as "far and away, [America's] best-selling poet." She has won both the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and the National Book Award in 1992. Oliver's poetry has been called an "indefatigable guide to the natural world, particularly to its lesser-known aspects" (Kumin, 1993). "Visionary as Emerson [ she is] among the few American poets who can describe and transmit ecstasy, while retaining a practical awareness of the world as one of predators and prey," reviewed The Nation. Holly Prado of Los Angeles Times Book Review noted that Oliver's work "touches a vitality in the familiar that invests it with a fresh intensity."