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Poem of the week: ‘The mud-spattered recollections of a woman who lived her life backwards’ by Alice Oswald

The lines of Alice Oswald’s poem ‘The mud-spattered recollections of a woman who lived her life backwards’ ring with the feeling of liberation, but at the same time so much loss as the titular woman’s life seems to unravel in every stanza… Being born from the earth, rather than a mother figure, seems to prevent […]