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Silent Letters of the Alphabet

Silent Letters of the AlphabetNewcastle/Bloodaxe Poetry, March 2010. In this innovative series of public lectures at Newcastle University, leading contemporary poets speak about the craft and practice of poetry to audiences drawn from both the city and the university. The lectures are then published in book form by Bloodaxe, giving readers everywhere the opportunity to learn what the poets read more >>
Sir Walter Raleigh, Selected Poems

Sir Walter Raleigh, Selected Poems Sir Walter Ralegh by Ruth Padel, Faber & Faber, May 2010 In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an read more >>
The Poem and the Journey : 60 Poems for the journey of life

The Poem and the Journey : 60 Poems for the journey of life“A wonderful, much-needed book on the journey of meaning. She makes it fun. allowing us the dramatic experience of the poem meeting our own lives. You want to open it each day for another revelation” – Fiona Shaw “As a writer, you would probably choose Ruth Padel as your ideal reader. Her eye misses very read more >>
52 Ways of Looking at a Poem

52 Ways of Looking at a Poem“Part of the joy of 52 Ways is the ongoing discussion you feel you can have with Padel and the poem. The book marks an important milestone and continues to have resonance for poets, readers and academics alike.” Literary Landmarks: Groundbreaking Books in the History of Women’s Literature, Mslexia, October 2009. Vintage, ISBN 0-099-42915-2, £6.99 read more >>