Rain Tree


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Rain Tree charts the poet’s journey as she revisits the India of her childhood, taking her from the smog-laden streets of Chennai to mountains older than the Himalayas and the dwindling evergreen forests beloved by her naturalist father – an odyssey that delivers both less and more than she is looking for.

Listen to Ruth Sharman reading a short selection of  individual poems from Rain Tree:

'Rain Tree'     CLICK HERE

'The beauty of an Indian bus'    CLICK HERE

'Monks chanting at Pemayangtse'    CLICK HERE

'City of Nectar'    CLICK HERE 

Ruth Sharman is a freelance French translator living in Bath. She has published two previous poetry collections – Birth of the Owl Butterflies (Picador) and Scarlet Tiger, winner of Templar’s 2016 Straid Collection Award, of which Wendy Klein writes “I have seldom been so reluctant to put a book down.”


ISBN 9781911132585

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