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Poetry Month 2012. 4: The Human Form Divine

I mentioned previously that Ruth Padel’s grandmother’s grandfather was Charles Darwin, and shared a poem from The Soho Leopard which shows that heritage of interest and passion about biology and evolution. She’s actually written a biography of Darwin – one … Continue reading

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Lent 15: On The Layout of a Ventricle

Ruth Padel’s The Soho Leopard is an interesting collection. I’ve written about it before – its four sections and it’s first poem which fits into none of them. Padel’s grandmother was Charles Darwin’s granddaughter, and I love how this family … Continue reading

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Poetry Month 5 – Tiger Drinking At Forest Pool

The poem I want to share today is the first one in Ruth Padel’s The Soho Leopard – the book is split into four sections: The Tangled Bank The King’s Cross Foxes Sex, Scars and Alligators Nights of the Dry … Continue reading

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