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  • Published: 30 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446466704
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 64

Fusewire




Ruth Padel is gaining a reputation as one of the most intelligent and exciting poets writing today. Her first two collections, SUMMER SNOW and ANGEL were highly praised, and ANGEL was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Her new collection, FUSEWIRE, has the fierce historical awareness and linguistic energy of her previous collections but moves into new territory and new clarity. Poems on British activity in Ireland through the ages punctuate a series of intensely moving love peoms. PRAISE FOR RUTH PADEL'S PREVIOUS COLLECTIONS: 'Many poets wait for a lifetime for a poem like this and still don't get one' POETRY REVIEW 'Like the best writer of fictions, Padel slides easily into the skins of others. One is grateful for her fierce intellect supplying violent turbulent poems of a world where nothing stays still for long' Maura Dooley. 'She has a fierce humour. Her poems speed, never out of the fast lane' POETRY IRELAND REVIEW

  • Pub date: 30 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446466704
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 64

About the Author

Ruth Padel

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 London.

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Praise for Fusewire

“Red-hot love poems from an English woman to an Irish man mix the personal and the political to surprising and moving effect, as Padel inverts the old cliche that love is a colonisation of the woman's body”

Independent


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