Reviews

  • "Alice Oswald is at the height of her powers inthis electrifying new work… It is out of this world – and in it. It is mythical and realistic, ancient and modern."

    Observer, *Poetry Book of the Month*
  • "Sometimes the rush of unexpected language is thrilling… It is a wonderfully skilful tarantella of syllables and imagesNobody is Oswald’s most formally freehand work, a fragmentary gathering of murmurings searching for the excitement of new meaning."

    Jeremy Noel-Todd, Sunday Times
  • "[Oswald is] a revolutionary, an eco-poet whose ideas are alive with sensory experience. Her new book, Nobody, is a kind of verse novel which refuses even the conventions of storytelling."

    Guardian
  • "[Nobody] is a paean to water, to the fluidity of language and the porousness between beings and stories… Both form and language echo the ceaseless drift, flitting movement and translucence of their uncontainable body…and, as with any memorable trip, the effects of reading Nobody linger in and around the mind long after the experience has passed."

    Financial Times
  • "The text (and characters) ebb and flow as mesmerically as the sea, a fluid abstraction that speaks to the power of the ocean."

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