Friday, 20 February 2009
Poetry People (1): Ruth Padel
The Guardian has announced that Ruth Padel is in the running to become the next Oxford University Professor of Poetry. The poet has allowed her name to be nominated for the post. Andrew Motion has made it clear that he will not be standing. The prestigious post was established in 1708: former post-holders include Matthew Arnold and Seamus Heaney. The post-holder is required to deliver three lectures a year.