In this daring new work, the poet Alice Oswald strips away the narrative of the Iliad the anger of Achilles, the story of Helen in favor of attending to its atmospheres the extended similes that bring so much of the natural order into the poem and the corresponding litany of the war dead, most of whom are little than names but each of whom lives and dies unforgettably and unforgotten in the copious retrospect of Homer s glance The resulting poem is a war memorial and a profoundly responsive work that gives new voice to Homer s level voiced version of the world Through a mix of narrative and musical repetition, the sequence becomes a meditation on the loss of human life. New Download Books Memorial: A Version of Homer's Iliad by Alice Oswald – heartforum.co.uk
Alice Oswald born 1966 is a British poet who won the T S Eliot Prize in 2002.Oswald read Classics at New College, Oxford, has worked as a gardener at Chelsea Physic Garden, and today lives with her husband, the playwright Peter Oswald also a trained classicist , and her three children in Devon, in the South West of England.Alice Oswald is the sister of actor Will Keen and writer Laura Beatty.In 1994, she was the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award Her first collection of poetry, The Thing in the Gap Stone Stile 1996 , won a Forward Poetry Prize Best First Collection in 1996, and was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize in 1997.Her second collection, Dart 2002 , combined verse and prose, which tells the story of the River Dart in Devon from a variety of perspectives Jeanette Winterson called it a moving, changing poem, as fast flowing as the river and as deep a celebration of difference Dart won the T S Eliot Prize in 2002.In 2004, Oswald was named as one of the Poetry Book Society s Next Generation poets Her collection Woods etc., published in 2005, was shortlisted for the Forward Poetry Prize Best Poetry Collection of the Year.In 2009 she published both A Sleepwalk on the Severn and Weeds and Wildflowers, which won the inaugural Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry, and was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize.In October 2011, Oswald published her 6th collection, Memorial.
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- Memorial: A Version of Homer's Iliad
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