Ruth Padel, The Art of Kintsugi: Selected Poems

Edition 2015

Ruth Padel, The Art of Kintsugi: Selected Poems

Translation: Joanna Banach, Ewa Chruściel i Miłosz Biedrzycki, Krystyna Dąbrowska, Julia Fiedorczuk, Magda Heydel, Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough, Krystyna Lenkowska, Ewa Elżbieta Nowakowska, Ewa Parma
Editor: Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough
Publisher: Państwowy Instytut Wydawniczy

We present a collection of selected poems of the British poet and writer, born in 1946 in London, winner of numerous awards. The tome is inspired by the themes of Czesław Miłosz’s anthology Excerpts from Useful Books.

“An iridescent sheen of magical surface undergirded by heart and mind and devastating depth: a poetry of risk and dare, more Hughes than Plath, more Stevens than Frost.” – Harvard Review

“A collection to cherish: her work combines subtlety and complexity with a vision rooted in the concrete, and a curiosity that is, behind its cool, playful surface, both passionate and uncompromising.” – Christina Patterson, Independent on Sunday