About Ruth

Ruth is an award-winning British poet and writer. She is Professor of Poetry at King’s College London​ where she teaches Poetry and Drama for the Creative Writing ​team of the Department of English.

Her new book, Tidings – A Christmas Journey, is a narrative poem about Christmas, homelessness and sunrise. It is set in and around Old St Pancras Church, London. but takes in the whole world from east Australia to Asia, the Middle East and Rome to Manhattan.

Ruth’s other books, see below, include ten poetry collections, Where the Serpent Lives, a novel on wildlife crime, and eight books of non-fiction: including I’m A Man: Sex, Gods and Rock ‘n’ Roll on rock music and Greek myths, Tigers in Red Weather a memoir on frontline tiger conservation in Asian forests, and the Poem and the Journey on reading contemporary poems.