First Edition of Mary Oliver's New and Selected Poems; Inscribed by Her in the Year of Publication
New and Selected Poems.
Item Number: 89326
Boston: Beacon Press, 1992.
First edition of this collection of poems, which went on to win the Pulitzer Prize. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “For Brian, with many good wishes- Mary Oliver Indiana Sep. 21, 1992.” The publication date of this title was September 23, 1992, this example was signed two days prior. 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)