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Alice Oswald

posted 15 Nov 2012 04:17 by Anthony Wright
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Alice Oswald’s first collection of poetry, The Thing in the Gap-Stone Stile won the Forward Poetry Prize (Best First Collection) in 1996, and was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize in 1997. Her second collection Dart won the T. S. Eliot Prize in 2002. In 2004, Alice Oswald was named as one of the Poetry Book Society's 'Next Generation' poets and her next collection, Woods etc. was shortlisted for the Forward Poetry Prize and the T. S. Eliot Prize. In 2007, her poem 'Dunt' won the Forward Poetry Prize (Best Single Poem). Weeds and Wild Flowers, illustrated by Jessica Greenman, was shortlisted for the 2009 T. S. Eliot Prize and won the inaugural Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. A Sleepwalk on the Severn, a poem for several voices, was published in 2009. Her latest collection Memorial was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize.

The wonderful Alice Oswald who, by rights, should be winning every prize going this year. Carol Anne Duffy

If you never read poetry, make an exception for this. Jane Wheatley on Dart, The Times