Spacecraft Voyager 1 (Paperback)

New and Selected Poems

By Alice Oswald

Graywolf Press, 9781555974824, 244pp.

Publication Date: October 30, 2007

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Swirling like eddies in a river come the poems of Alice Oswald, who has quickly become one of the premier British poets writing today. Spacecraft Voyager 1 collects poetry from across her career —new poems, selections from her first and more recent books, and the entirety of her masterwork to date, Dart, winner of the 2002 T. S. Eliot Prize. Oswald's speaker—always curious, often whimsical, sometimes brash—becomes the river itself, as she gives voice to the natural world and the denizens along the river Dart in Devonshire, in their unique dialects and occupations. For the first time, Spacecraft Voyager 1 introduces American readers to an essential new poet..

About the Author

Alice Oswald has published three books of poetry and received the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. She lives with her husband, the playwright Peter Oswald, and their three children in Devon, England.

Praise For Spacecraft Voyager 1: New and Selected Poems

“Oswald emerges as an inheritor of some of Britain's greatest poetic voices, an heir to Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney and Geoffrey Hill.” —The Times (London)

“Alice Oswald is making a new kind of poetry . . . she is in the front rank of writers, in poetry and prose, who are not content to work only with what exists already.” —Jeanette Winterson