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Wendover Woods

Ruth Padel in Wendover Woods

In this recording, poet Ruth Padel offers sounds and senses from her lifelong connection to a familial forest touchstone.  The place and pulse of her poem is somehow umbilical, the wind and birdsong become her breath and feelings. 


Ruth Padel is an award-winning British poet, author, wildlife conservationist and musician. She has published twelve poetry collections, seven works of non-fiction and a wildlife novel. She is Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Professor of Poetry at King’s College London. Her latest book is Beethoven Variations – Poems on a Life.