First Edition of Mary Oliver's New and Selected Poems; Signed by Her

  • New and Selected Poems.

New and Selected Poems.

Item Number: 93425

Boston: Beacon Press, 1992.

First edition of this collection of poems, which went on to win the Pulitzer Prize. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Mary Oliver on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Dede Cummings.

"One of the astonishing aspects of [Oliver's] work is the consistency of tone over this long period. What changes is an increased focus on nature and an increased precision with language that has made her one of our very best poets. . . .These poems sustain us rather than divert us. Although few poets have fewer human beings in their poems than Mary Oliver, it is ironic that few poets also go so far to help us forward" (Stephen Dobyns, The New York Times Book Review)