9780393355451-0393355454-Falling Awake: Poems

Falling Awake: Poems

ISBN-13: 9780393355451
ISBN-10: 0393355454
Edition: Reprint
Author: Oswald, Alice
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Paperback 96 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780393355451
ISBN-10: 0393355454
Edition: Reprint
Author: Oswald, Alice
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Paperback 96 pages

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Acknowledged authors Oswald, Alice wrote Falling Awake: Poems comprising 96 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0393355454 and 9780393355451. Since then Falling Awake: Poems textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.44 or rent at the marketplace.

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Winner of the Costa Poetry Award • Shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Award and the Forward Prize

“These lyrics…illustrate poetry’s unique ability to shock readers into a renewed awareness of the world.” ―Washington Post

Falling Awake, winner of the Costa Award for Poetry, “give[s] us the sensation of living alongside the natural world, of being a spectator to the changes that mark our mortality” (Dan Chiasson, The New Yorker). Falling Awake expands on the imagery of fallen soldiers from Homer’s Iliad portrayed in her previous volume, Memorial―defining life as a slowly falling weight, where beings fight against their inevitable end. Oswald reimagines classical figures such as Orpheus and Tithonus alive in an English landscape together with shadows, flies, villagers, dew, crickets―all characterized in tension between the weight of death and their own willpower.

FROM “VERTIGO”
let me shuffle forward
and tell you the two minute life of rain
starting right now
lips open and lidless cold all-seeing gaze

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