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The Poem and the Journey 60 Poems for the Journey of Life

by Ruth Padel

The Poem and the Journey 60 Poems for the Journey of Life Synopsis

Prize-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.

The Poem and the Journey 60 Poems for the Journey of Life Press Reviews

It's a generous, likable, diligent and smart piece of work -- Andrew Motion * Guardian * Ruth Padel is Virgil in the 'Inferno' of poetry. She guides the reader gently and deftly on the journey... This is much more than a book about poetry, this is a handbook for living! -- Fiona Shaw Brilliant... Padel draws on a huge range of references to make a powerful case for poetry as a living art form * Independent * As a writer you would probably choose Ruth Padel as your ideal reader. Her eye misses very little of the nudging and winking that goes on in a poem, and she seems able to tune into the silent music of text on the page...she finds more than most to engage with and enjoy -- Simon Armitage An enlivening, illuminating book, lucid, accessible and probing * The Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099492948
Publication date: 3rd January 2008
Author: Ruth Padel
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 384 pages
Categories: Poetry,

About 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 ...

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