Winner of the Costa Poetry Award • Shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Award and the ahead Prize
“These lyrics…illustrate poetry’s particular skill to surprise readers right into a renewed know-how of the world.” —Washington Post
Falling Awake, winner of the Costa Award for Poetry, “give[s] us the feeling of dwelling along the wildlife, of being a spectator to the adjustments that mark our mortality” (Dan Chiasson, The New Yorker). Falling Awake expands at the imagery of fallen squaddies from Homer’s Iliad portrayed in her prior quantity, Memorial—defining lifestyles as a slowly falling weight, the place beings struggle opposed to their inevitable finish. Oswald reimagines classical figures comparable to Orpheus and Tithonus alive in an English panorama including shadows, flies, villagers, dew, crickets—all characterised in pressure among the burden of loss of life and their very own willpower.
let me shuffle forward
and inform you the 2 minute lifetime of rain
starting correct now
lips open and lidless chilly all-seeing gaze
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Falling Awake: Poems