What are the main themes in English poet Alice Oswald's poetry, and how have they evolved and developed over the course of her career ?

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Alice Oswald's early work is often about the natural world, the English countryside in particular. Oswald is both a classicist and a gardener by training, and her work draws on pastoral tradition, though it is more dense and muscular than a label such as "nature poet" would suggest. Oswald's first collection, The Thing in the Gap-Stone Stile , contains many poems about the physical environment and several specifically about gardening, such as "Pruning in Frost" and "Gardeners and the...

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