Description - 52 Ways of Looking at a Poem by Ruth Padel
British poetry is in a wonderful state at present. Never have so many poets been saying so many interesting things in such lively, up-to-date ways. Yet many people feel shut out or know little about poetry and have no idea where to begin. In this groundbreaking book, Ruth Padel takes fifty-two of the poems she discussed in her newspaper column - a year's worth - and suggests ways of reading them. The poems are by a wide range of living poets, on experiences we all share - love, sex, death, nature, history, war - which show how reading a poem can enhance everyone's life as powerfully and as pleasurably as reading novels or watching a film.
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(199mm x 128mm x 19mm)
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Author Biography - Ruth Padel
Ruth Padel is a highly respected poet whose collections Fusewire, Rembrandt Would Have Loved You and Voodoo Shop have all been published by Chatto. She also writes non fiction and her latest book, I'm a Man, an analysis of the masculine nature of rock music, was published by Faber. She is also a journalist, writing features and reviews for the major broadsheets.