Greta Stoddart - Author

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Born in 1966, Greta Stoddart grew up in Oxford and studied in Paris and London. Her first book, At Home in the Dark, won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize in 2002. She lives in Devon and works as a poetry tutor for, among others, The Poetry School and Bath Spa University.

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Alive Alive O

Alive Alive O

Author: Greta Stoddart Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/06/2015

People we love die. And at the heart of the grief there's a sense of wonder: we can't believe it, where have they gone, what are they now, what does that make us? We end up wondering at life too. Death takes us to the edge of living; grief leads us to question the very limits and designs of life itself. Greta Stoddart's third collection Alive Alive O follows the human impulse to make sense of our mortality. Death is reconfigured not so much to console us but as a way of playing out different scenarios, trying for variants in metaphor and meaning, that we may better accept it. But for all their focus and attention on death these are not poems of despair. In their intensity and spirit our mortal life becomes a thing to behold, even in - or because of - the face of death.

At Home in the Dark

At Home in the Dark

Author: Greta Stoddart Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2001

Awarded the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize 2002 'Greta Stoddart's At Home in the Dark is a powerful first collection that sheds light not only on the darkness of home but also reveals much that's unsettling about the further afield. With their clear, percussive rhythms and their dramatic poise and timing, these poems dare and lure the reader to follow her prescient, unflinching gaze' - Jamie McKendrick.

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