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…

Dart – or the spirit of place

I have been doing a bit of research into the concept genius loci: In contemporary usage, genius loci usually refers to a location’s distinctive atmosphere, or a “spirit of place“. A fantastic example on literature’s ability to capture genius loci is to be found in Alice Oswald’s beautiful poem Dart Dart is a long poem about the River Dart, where…