“MY HEART, THAT USED TO PUMP ALONG SO PLEASANTLY HAS COME TO A DIFFERENT SORT OF MUSIC”: First Edition of Evidence; Signed by Mary Oliver
Item Number: 58788
Boston: Beacon Press, 2008.
First edition of this collection of poems by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Mary Oliver on the title page. Gift inscription to the front free endpaper, very good in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Bob Kosturko.
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."