Ruth Padel

Poet

Ruth Padel is Reader in Poetry at King’s College London, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Chair of Judges for the 2016 TS Eliot Prize. Her poetry collections include The Mara Crossing on migration, Learning to Make an Oud in Nazareth on the Middle East and Darwin: A Life in Poems on her great-great grandfather Charles Darwin. Her new book Tidings is a narrative poem exploring the meanings of Christmas today.



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