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Ruth Padel

Professor Ruth Padel

Professor of Poetry

Start date at Kings: 1/10/2013

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Postal address:
Virginia Woolf Building
The Strand
United Kingdom


Research interests

I write poetry, fiction and non-fiction, so my research intyerests are whatever book I am working on at the time. For example, I have just finished a collection of poems entitled 'Emerald' in which I researched emerald mining, the geology and crystal structure of emeralds, and the role of the Emerald Tablet in mediaeval alchemy and Jungian analysis, but all these came together in a volume about my miother's recent death. I am now turning back to an unfinished novel about Crete, with which I have had a lifelong relationship since 1970, in the second world war. My next book of poems will be about the life and work of Beethoven and Schubert.  Ihave published around 20 books to date, ten poetry collections, one novel and nine nonfiction. 

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