First Edition of Mary Oliver's Upstream: Selected Essays; Signed by Her

  • Upstream: Selected Essays.

Upstream: Selected Essays.

Item Number: 78645

New York: Penguin Press, 2016.

First edition of this collection of essays by Mary Oliver. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Mary Oliver on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Darren Haggar.

Upstream follows Oliver as she contemplates the pleasure of artistic labor, her boundless curiosity for the flora and fauna that surround her, and the responsibility she has inherited from Shelley, Wordsworth, Emerson, Poe, and Frost, the great thinkers and writers of the past, to live thoughtfully, intelligently, and to observe with passion. Throughout this collection, Oliver positions not just herself upstream but us as well as she encourages us all to keep moving, to lose ourselves in the awe of the unknown, and to give power and time to the creative and whimsical urges that live within us.