Each of Ruth Fainlight’s poems is a balancing act between thought and feeling, revealing otherness within the everyday. She read from her New and Collected Poems, covering work written over 50 years.
Ruth Fainlight is an award-winning poet and translator, whose collections, since Cages in 1966, have spanned five decades. In the words of A. S. Byatt, Fainlight’s poems "give us truly new visions of usual and mysterious events". A New & Collected Poems was published in 2010.