Beautiful, disturbing, and a pleasure to read, Ruth Padel's new poems are her most ambitious yet. In "The Soho Leopard" she adds animal legend and zoological science to her glitteringly imaginative canvas.
Ruth Padel has published five collections and won the National Poetry Prize; her latest collection Voodoo Shop was shortlisted for the Whitbread and T S Eliot Prizes. She is a Fellow of the Society of Authors and London Zoological Society and writes a wildlife column, "Wild Thing" for the Saturday Times She is currently travelling through Asia writing a travel/memoir prose book about wild tigers. Website www.ruthpadel.com