Boston: Beacon Press, 2008. First Edition. A scarce SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Oliver's poetry has won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and a Lannan Literary Award for lifetime achievement. This collection of sixty-one new poems, the most ever in a single volume of Oliver's work, includes an entirely new direction in the poet's work: a cycle of eleven linked love poems—a dazzling achievement. As in all of Mary Oliver's work, the pages overflow with her keen observation of the natural world and her gratitude for its gifts, for the many people she has loved in her seventy years, as well as for her disobedient dog, Percy.
8¾ x 6¾". 96. 9780807068922. Original red cloth and brown boards w/ gilt letters to spine. Front free endpaper with prev. owner's name, else internally Fine in an illustrated Fine DJ, covered for protection.