Events: Cancelled | An Evening with Alice Oswald


Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. We will post a rescheduled date as soon as possible.

Falmouth University is delighted to announce an evening with internationally acclaimed poet, Alice Oswald on Friday 23 February. The event will start at 7.00pm and is hosted in the Chapel Lecture Theatre on the Penryn Campus.

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Alice Oswald trained as a classicist at New College, University of Oxford. In 1994, she was the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award, and her first collection of poetry, The Thing in the Gap-Stone Stile (1996), received a Forward Poetry Prize for Best First Collection.

Her second book, Dart (2002), was the outcome of years of primary and secondary research into the history, environment, and community along the River Dart in Devon, England. Other collections of poetry include Woods, etc. (2005), winner of a Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize; Weeds and Wild Flowers (2009), illustrated by Jessica Greenman; A Sleepwalk On The Severn(2009); and Memorial (2011), a reworking of Homer’s Iliad that has received high critical praise for its innovative approach and stunning imagery, and which won the 2013 Warwick Prize.

Alice’s latest collection Falling Awake (2016) won the 2017 Griffin Prize and the 2016 Costa Poetry Award. Her many honors and awards include an Arts Foundation Award for Poetry, a Forward Prize for Best Single Poem, and a Ted Hughes Award.

Alice is currently Writer in Residence at Falmouth University, and poet in residence at BBC Radio 4.

During the evening, Alice will read from a new work called Nobody, a poem about the sea. The event will be followed by a reception and book signing.