Shortlisted for the 2016 Roehampton Poetry Prize

'Colloquial, faintly unruly, the poems travel light on adventures of conciseness, channelling the energies of a big, agnostic imagination into new forms'

Poetry Review

'Alive Alive O is a compelling book, defiant in the face of life's losses'



Shortlisted for the 2008 Costa Book Award

'This is a collection that thrives not on solutions, but on endless, boundless possibilities.'

The Guardian

'Honest, observant poems from a collection which is both wonderfully unsettling and deeply life-affirming'

Costa Book Award Judges


Winner of the 2002 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize


Shortlisted for the 2002 Forward Prize for Best First Collection

'Long after we have stopped reading, Stoddart's haunting imagery and living music play on in our minds'

Poetry Review

'At Home in the Dark is a fine debut collection from a poet of huge promise'

New Statesman