Ruth's new collection of poems EMERALD is a celebration of her mother's life, and death at the age of 97: 'a strong, tender sense of her mother as a tangible presence which she broadens out into universal grief for a Mother, https://poetryschool.com/reviews/review-emerald-by-ruth-padel/.
Ruth is an award-winning UK poet, Professor of Poetry at King's College London. Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She has published eleven poetry collections and ten books of prose:a novel, and a range of non-fiction.
Ruth began as a classical scholar and is one of many great-great-grandchildren of Charles Darwin. Her verse biography DARWIN - A LIFE IN POEMS is published in the UK by Chatto, and in US by Knopf.
For her book on wild tiger, TIGERS IN RED WEATHER, she explored Asian forests with foresters and zoologists, whom she wrote about further in her novel, WHERE THE SERPENT LIVES, set in India and Britain.
Ruth teaches poetry in King's College London where she runs a series of talks called POETRY AND - , exploring poetry's connections to all areas of life: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/nov/06/ruth-padel-poetry-connection-readings
See www.ruthpadel.com. Follow her on Twitter @ruthpadel.