INTERVIEW: KCL Professor of Poetry Ruth Padel on mythology, restoration and ‘Daughters of the Labyrinth’

As part of the interview series Writers on Research, Joe Bedford speaks to KCL Professor of Poetry Ruth Padel about the research process behind her new book Daughters of the Labyrinth released on 1/7/21.   https://joebedford.co.uk/ruth-padel/  

Book Release: Daughters of the Labyrinth by Professor Ruth Padel, King’s College London

Book Release 1/7/21: Daughters of the Labyrinth by Ruth Padel, Professor of Poetry, King’s College London. ‘A daughter’s passionate quest for the truth about what happened to her parents in Crete during the German occupation and a sumptuous and sensuous evocation of Crete itself, its landscape and culture. ’ – Colm Tóibín ‘She winds us into … Continue reading Book Release: Daughters of the Labyrinth by Professor Ruth Padel, King’s College London

Ruth Padel drafts ‘Capoeira Boy’

An open drafting process of ‘Capoeira Boy’ from Ruth Padel’s collection, Learning to Make an Oud in Nazareth (Chatto, 2014). Introduction by Penny Newell Sometimes poetry mutters, sometimes it sings, oftentimes it catches our eye and looks. There’s a line from a poem of Ruth Padel’s collection, Learning to Make an Oud in Nazareth (Chatto, 2014), … Continue reading Ruth Padel drafts ‘Capoeira Boy’

The 2021 British Academy Book Prize for Global Cultural Understanding, Recommended by Patrick Wright

By Sophie Roell and Patrick Wright Sophie: Through careful research and compelling argument, the books shortlisted for the British Academy Book Prize for Global Cultural Understanding cast light on globally significant problems, says Patrick Wright, chair of the 2021 jury and Emeritus Professor of Literature, History and Politics at King’s College London. Here he talks us … Continue reading The 2021 British Academy Book Prize for Global Cultural Understanding, Recommended by Patrick Wright

An Office of One’s Own: Introducing Dr Emma Butcher

By Emma Butcher I’m writing this sat in my lovely new office. I’m not used to having a space all to myself, so it feels apt that my first ‘office of one’s own’ is situated in the Virginia Woolf Building. It’s quite a lovely moment at this point in the year, even if slightly chaotic, … Continue reading An Office of One’s Own: Introducing Dr Emma Butcher