Monday 10th September at 6:30pm
We are very pleased to announce an event at the Owl with award-winning poet Ruth Padel who will be reading poems from her latest collection Emerald written after the death of her mother, the great grand-daughter of Charles Darwin.
These haunting, beautifully cadenced poems will speak to everyone. They illuminate processes of a bereavement we all face, capturing the fragility and sudden shocks of grief…
Ruth Padel is a prizewinning poet, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and Professor of Poetry at King’s College London. Her recent collections include Darwin: A Life in Poems, on her great-grandfather Charles Darwin; The Mara Crossing, on migration and immigration; Tidings: A Christmas Journey, and Emerald, a poignant elegy for her mother. She lives in Kentish Town.
‘A poet of great eloquence and delicate skill, an exquisite image maker who can work wonders with the great tradition of line and stanza. Her voice has an astonishing resonance,’ Colm Toibin