Category: Alice Oswald

approaching death sideways

I’ve just listened to Alice Oswald reading and discussing the nursery rhyme, There Was a Man of Double Deed – I think you should too: Guardian Books poetry podcast: Alice Oswald reads There Was a Man of Double Deed There was a man of double deed There was a man of double deed Who sowed his…

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Dart

Today a nice response from Jenny made me go back to Alice Oswald’s wondrous book-long poem Dart (2002). Dart is the narrative of a river, tracking its life from source to sea, its a beautiful project, and you can read more about its genesis here. Here are some lines from the actual poem, just to give you the…

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