The Poem and the Journey
60 Poems for the Journey of Life
By (author) Ruth Padel
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Poem and the Journey by Ruth Padel
Book DescriptionPrize-winning poet Ruth Padel is renowned as a guide to understanding today's poetry. Her much-loved 52 Ways of Looking at a Poem introduced the contemporary poetry scene and discussed individual poems. Her new book, invaluable for all who want to write as well as read poems, reveals the journey of thought, language and music within sixty more poems and also shows how poems fortify us on the journey of our lives, in a collection of essays written in elegant, accessible prose.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099492948
(200mm x 132mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ruth Padel
Christmas Book, Hardback (November 2016)
Takes us on a journey into the heart of Christmas, showing us celebrations down the ages and across the globe - as dawn sweeps from East Australia to Bethlehem, from London to the Statue of Liberty in New York. This is Christmas in all its magic, reminding us that it is a time not only of good tidings, but of loneliness, compassion and connection.
On Migration, Paperback / softback (September 2014)
Originally published: Great Britain: Chatto & Windus, 2012.
Learning to Make an Oud in Nazareth, Paperback (July 2014)
Through images of conflict and craftsmanship, this book includes poems that address the Middle East, tracing a quest for harmony in the midst of destruction.
Mara Crossing, Hardback (January 2012)» View all books by Ruth Padel
Home is where you start from, but where is a swallow's real home? And what does 'native' mean if the English oak is an immigrant from Spain? In ninety varied poems and illuminating prose interludes, this book weaves science, myth, wild nature and human history to conjure a world created and sustained by migration.
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Author Biography - Ruth Padel
Ruth Padel is a prizewinning poet, Fellow of both the Royal Society of Literature and the Zoological Society of London, and first Resident Writer at Somerset House, London. Her collections include Rembrandt Would Have Loved You, Voodoo Shop and The Soho Leopard, all shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize, and more recently Darwin: A Life in Poems, shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award. Highly acclaimed for her nature writing in a book about conservation, Tigers in Red Weather, and her novel, Where the Serpent Lives, she has also published books on contemporary poetry, including 52 Ways of Looking at a Poem and The Poem and the Journey. In 2014, Ruth Padel is the first Writer in Residence at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and is recording her experiences in her blog at http://www.ruthpadel.com/blog/.
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