Dart: A River-Voyage

Reddick, Yvonne orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-7869-7560 (2020) Dart: A River-Voyage. West Branch, 92 .

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Critics and reviewers have seen Alice Oswald's book-poem Dart as celebrating 'the spirit of place'. This short article argues that Oswald's poem is a voyage between places, influenced by the literature of Ancient Greece and Rome. Rather than a rhapsodic poem about an unchanging place, Dart is also shown to be acutely aware of environmental problems, oceanic animal migrations, and global networks of human travel and trade.

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