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A Sleepwalk on the Severn Alice Oswald

A Sleepwalk on the Severn By Alice Oswald

A Sleepwalk on the Severn by Alice Oswald


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Summary

Its subject is moonrise, which happens five times in five different forms: new moon, half moon, full moon, no moon and moon reborn. Its subject is moonrise, which happens five times in five different forms: new moon, half moon, full moon, no moon and moon reborn.

A Sleepwalk on the Severn Summary

A Sleepwalk on the Severn by Alice Oswald

'This is not a play. This is a poem in several registers, set at night on the Severn Estuary. Its subject is moonrise, which happens five times in five different forms: new moon, half moon, full moon, no moon and moon reborn. Various characters, some living, some dead, all based on real people from the Severn catchment, talk towards the moment of moonrise and are changed by it. The poem, which was written for the 2009 festival of the Severn, aims to record what happens when the moon moves over us - its effect on water and its effect on voices.' Alice Oswald A Sleepwalk on the Severn is a poem for several voices, set at night on the Severn Estuary. Its subject is moonrise, which happens five times in five different forms: new moon, half moon, full moon, no moon and moon reborn. Various characters, some living, some dead - all based on real people from the Severn catchment - talk towards the moment of moonrise and are changed by it. Commissioned for the 2009 festival of the Severn, Alice Oswald's breathtakingly original new work aims to record what happens when the moon moves over the sublunary world: its effect on water and its effect on language.

About Alice Oswald

Alice Oswald lives in Devon and is married with three children. Dart, her second collection, won the T. S. Eliot Prize in 2002. Her third collection, Woods etc, was a Poetry Book Society Choice and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection and the T. S. Eliot Prize. A Sleepwalk on the Severn appeared in 2009, as did Weeds and Wild Flowers, her collaboration with the artist Jessica Greenman.

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GOR001770820
9780571247561
0571247563
A Sleepwalk on the Severn by Alice Oswald
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
20090402
48
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