Alice Oswald is the winner of this year's Warwick Prize, the first time a poet has won the prize. She will be reciting Memorial, her reworking of Homer's Iliad, This is a magnificent and mesmerising performance, all the more remarkable for being recited from memory.
'Oswald has achieved a miraculous feat. She's exposed a skeleton, but found something magnificently eerie and rich. She has truly made, to borrow a phrase from Stephen Spender, a "miniature Iliad", taut, fluid and graceful, its tones knelling like bells into the clear air, ringing out in remembrance of all the untimely dead' Telegraph.