North of Oxford – What the Owl Taught Me

Summer Reading Recommendations based on Readership

Top Fifteen Books reviewed at North of Oxford  January – July 2020

Congratulations to DAC Member Annest Gwilym on the success of her second book, What the Owl Taught Me, launched in spring 2020. It was shortlisted in the Littoral Press Nature Poetry Collection Competition 2019, was Poetry Kit’s Book of the Month in June 2020 and has now been recommended in the above list.

“In this, her first full collection, Annest Gwilym makes an impressive debut. She brings to life, through rich observation, her deeply felt connection with the natural world. She inhabits this world with an objective and sympathetic eye. Landscape and place are important to an understanding of what Gwilym is trying to say in these poems. The creatures that inhabit them become the primary focus, whether they are mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, fish and marine life, they all play a part in the delicate balance and rhythm of a world we all share and live in.”         

Extract from the recommendation by Byron Beynon

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