About Poetry

Ruth Padel has published twelve UK collections and a bilingual anthology, The Art of Kintsugi, with translations in Polish. Some collections, Darwin, The Mara Crossing and Beethoven Variations, are also published in the US. We Are All From Somewhere Else, an updated paperback edition of The Mara Crossing, Ruth’s book on migration, will come out in September 2020.


Ruth Padel combines two major gifts. She is a distinguished poet and a quite exceptional reader of the poetry of others. Add to this a delightful skill in explanation, the instinct of a caring, clear-sighted guide to how poetry works and why it matters. The result is a book which opens doors, which bids us share with its author and the poems she has chosen a wealth of insight.
George Steiner

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