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Alice Oswald
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ISBN 9780571331154 Format Hardback
Published 25/02/2016 Length 64 pages

About Book

This very special Collectors' edition of Alice Oswald's Dart is signed by the author and features a cover panel and endpaper design commissioned from artist Jonathan Gibbs.

'If you never read poetry, make an exception for this.' The Times

Over three years, Alice Oswald recorded conversations with people who live and work on the River Dart in Devon. 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.

Each copy of this new edition - with its stunning cover illustration - has been signed by Alice Oswald.

The Faber Collectors' Edition of this remarkable poem has been printed, sewn and hand-bound in Yorkshire.

  • About Alice Oswald

    Alice Oswald lives in Devon and is married with three children. Dart, her second collection, won the T. S. Eliot Prize in 2002. Her third collection, Woods etc, was a Poetry Book Society Choice and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection and the T. S. Eliot Prize. A Sleepwalk on the Severn appeared in 2009, as did Weeds and Wild Flowers, her collaboration with the artist Jessica Greenman.

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