“Vivid . . . additional facts of her daring engagement with poetry’s narrative possibilities.”―Teju Cole
Alice Oswald’s award-winning and hugely acclaimed quantity Memorial (“wryly ingenious,” acknowledged the New York instances publication Review) portrays fallen infantrymen from Homer’s Iliad. Falling Awake expands on that imagery―defining existence as a slowly falling weight, the place beings struggle opposed to their inevitable finish. Oswald reimagines classical figures corresponding to Orpheus and Tithonus alive in an English panorama including shadows, flies, villagers, dew, crickets―all characterised in stress among the load of demise and their very own dedication.
allow me shuffle forward
and let you know the 2 minute lifetime of rain
beginning correct now
lips open and lidless chilly all-seeing gaze