Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel gave the first Miłosz Lecture in Krakow, at the 4th Miłosz International Literary Festival in 2015. The lecture can be read hereSztuka Kintsugi or The Art of Kintsugi, a selection of her poems inspired by themes of Czesław Miłosz’s anthology A Book of Luminous Things, was translated into Polish by a group of translators and edited by Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough. It is published by Państwowy Instytut Wydawniczy. Ruth is Professor of Poetry at King’s College London and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Her new collection Emerald, on mining, alchemy and her mother’s death, will come out in June 2018.