Reading both her poems and her prose, Ruth Padel draws on three years of exploring Asian forests in search of wild tigers and their hopes for longterm survival in some of the poorest countries of the world.
Ruth Padel is a British poet, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She has won the UK National Poetry Competition and published six celebrated collections of poetry. She wrote the popular “Sunday Poem” column for the Independent on Sunday for three years. Before publishing poetry she studied classics at Oxford, Paris and Berlin, wrote a PhD on Greek tragedy at Oxford, was the first woman Fellow of Wadham College, Research Fellow at Wolfson College, and taught Greek in Corpus Christi Oxford, Kings Cambridge, and Birkbeck College London.
Selected Publications: In and Out of the Mind: Greek Images of the Tragic Self, Princeton 1992; Whom Gods Destroy: Elements of Greek and Tragic Madness, Princeton 1995; I’m A Man: Sex, Gods and Rock ‘n’ Roll, London 2000; 52 Ways of Looking at a Poem, London 2002; Poetry: Summer Snow, London 1990, Angel, Newcastle upon Tyne 1993; Fusewire, London 1996; Rembrandt Would Have Loved You, London 1998; Voodoo Shop, London 2002; The Soho Leopard, London 2004.