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Ruth Sophia 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. 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

How I love

The darkwave music
Of a sun's eclipse
You can't see for cloud
... [read poem]
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