Ruth Padel

Ruth Sophia Padel (born 8 May 1946) is a British classical scholar, poet and journalist. She came to prominence with a poetry column in the London "Independent on Sunday", of close readings of contemporary poems; the book "52 Ways of Looking at a Poem" edits together her writing there.

Padel is the eldest child of the psychoanalyst John Hunter Padel (a descendant of the surgeon John Hunter) and his wife Hilda Horatia Barlow, daughter of Sir Alan Barlow, 2nd Bt and his wife Nora Darwin. Through her maternal grandmother she is a great-great-granddaughter of Charles Darwin. She is also a conservationist and member of the Zoological Society of London.

"Tigers in Red Weather" was shortlisted for a Dolman Best Travel Book Award in 2006.


*"Woman: Model for Possession by Greek Daemons" (1983)
*"Alibi" (1985) poems
*"Summer Snow" (1990) poems
*"In and Out of Mind: Greek Images of the Tragic Self" (1992)
*"Angel" (1993) poems
*"Whom Gods Destroy: Elements of Greek and Tragic Madness" (1995)
*"Fusewire" (1996) poems
*"Rembrandt Would Have Loved You" (1998)
*"I'm a Man: Sex, Gods and Rock 'n' Roll" (2000)
*"52 Ways of Looking at a Poem: How Reading Modern Poetry Can Change Your Life"' (2002)
*"Voodoo Shop" (2002) poems
*"Soho Leopard" (2004) poems
*"Tigers in Red Weather" (2005) Tiger conservation, Travel and Poetry

"52 Ways of Looking at a Poem"

Poets included were:

Fleur Adcock - Patience Agbabi - Gillian Allnutt - Moniza Alvi - Simon Armitage - Colette Bryce - Anne Carson - Eiléan Ní Chulleanáin - Fred D'Aguiar - David Dabydeen - Nuala Ní Dhomnaill - Michael Donaghy - Maura Dooley - Carol Ann Duffy - Helen Dunmore - Paul Durcan - U. A. Fanthorpe - Paul Farley - Vicky Feaver - Elaine Feinstein - Lavinia Greenlaw - Thom Gunn - John Hartley - Seamus Heaney - Rita Ann Higgins - Selima Hill - Michael Hofmann - Kathleen Jamie - Jackie Kay - James Lasdun - Liz Lochhead - Michael Longley - Sarah Maguire - Derek Mahon - Glyn Maxwell - Medbh McGuckian - Paul Muldoon - Les Murray - Sean O'Brien - Sharon Olds - Don Paterson - Tom Paulin - Pascale Petit - Peter Redgrove - Christopher Reid - Neil Rollinson - Jo Shapcott - Charles Simic - Matthew Sweeney - Derek Walcott - Susan Wicks - C. K. Williams

External links

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