Alice Oswald is an internationally recognised poet, renowned for her innovative style and stunning imagery. Her collections include ‘Dart’, the book-length poem which brought her work to prominence and which unfolds, in the poet’s words, as a “map poem or song line” guided by the meanderings of the river from its source on Dartmoor to the sea.
Her spellbinding new collection, ‘Falling Awake’, is shortlisted for both the T.S. Eliot Award and the Forward Prize, and has just been awarded this year’s Costa Poetry Award. The Costa judges described themselves as being “totally in awe of this book”.
“Oswald emerges as an inheritor of some of Britain’s greatest poetic voices, an heir to Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney and Geoffrey Hill.” – The Times