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Ruth Padel
Ruth Padel is an award-winning poet. She recently published The Mara Crossing (Chatto & Windus), a poetic exploration of migration in animals and human beings.

Written by Ruth Padel

Essay/
Stories and literature
Three new poems

‘An observer in armed conflict – there’s danger, yes, that’s true – but it’s managed’

Ruth Padel