Dart

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Faber & Faber, 2002 - Dart, River (England). - 48 pages
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Using these records and voices as a sort of poetic census, she creates a narrative of the river, tracking its life from source to sea. The voices are wonderfully varied and idiomatic - they include a poacher, a ferryman, a sewage worker and milk worker, a forester, swimmers and canoeists - and are interlinked with historic and mythic voices, drowned voices, dreaming voices and marginal notes which act as markers along the way.

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Dart is about the river of that name, in Devon, and Oswald apparently interviewed a large number of people who work or play on the river. Their voices appear in the poem, interleaved with imaginary ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Alice Oswald is the author of five previous books of poetry. She has been awarded the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Forward Poetry Prize. She lives in Devon, England.

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