Grey Hen Press 10th Anniversary Reading, Saturday 16 September.

R V Bailey, Ann Drysdale, June Hall, Joy Howard, Ruth Sharman and Pat Simmons will showcase a selection from the Grey Hen anthologies ‘Nothing mimsy about these poems by older women. Fierce, funny, disturbing and fairly vicious. Lovely’. Michele Hanson 'Seriously good poetry…the fruit of long-life experience – brave writing, full of love and subversive wit and [...]

Coffee House Poetry at the Troubadour, Monday 15 May.

On Monday 15th May, Ruth will be reading at Coffee-House Poetry at The Troubadour, 263-267 Old Brompton Road, London SW5. Anne-Marie Fyfe, the Coffee-House Poetry organiser writes: Looking forward to welcoming you all back after our Easter/Spring Break to Summer 2017 with a classic Troubadour Poetry Monday, May 15th, see right, showcasing eight great poets. Read more at

Wendy Klein reviews Scarlet Tiger in London Grip

Actually starting to write this review has been the ultimate challenge. Starting to write it meant ceasing to read it, and I have seldom been so reluctant to put a book down. Like Penelope tirelessly unpicking the day’s weaving each night, I have had to cross out my notes each time to begin again. To [...]

Five poems by Ruth Sharman included in The High Window: Issue 5 Spring 2017

The latest edition of The High Window, Issue 5 Spring 2017,  includes five poems by Ruth Sharman: After the Fire Eve Speak Tinnitus Leaving Waiting for the Perseid Meteors The High Window: Issue 5 Spring 2017

interLitQ interview with Ruth Sharman

Interlitq: You refer in some of your poems to your childhood in India. Do you feel you need to travel to exotic places to gain a sense of wonderment? Ruth Sharman: I do feel a sense of wonderment – largely second hand – through my father’s experience of remote regions like the Amazon Rainforest and [...]

Martin Malone reviews ‘Scarlet Tiger’ in The Interpreter’s House

Scarlet Tiger reviewed by Martin Malone in the current issue (64) of The Interpreter's House.   You were right: it was never just about butterflies. Scarlet Tiger by Ruth Sharman. Templar Poetry. 78pp; £10.00, ISBN 978-1-911132-10-3. Five years on from my own – somewhat callow – Straid success, it’s a pleasantly humbling experience to encounter the [...]

Words and Ears – 26th January

Ruth will be reading her poetry at Words and Ears at The Swan Hotel, Bradford on Avon on Thursday 26th January. More details at

Manchester Review: Ian Pople reviews Scarlet Tiger

Ian Pople Ruth Sharman, Scarlet Tiger (Templar Poetry, £10)     Ruth Sharman’s Scarlet Tiger comes some time after her first collection, Birth of the Owl Butterflies; its title poem a second place winner in the Arvon Poetry Competition. In this book too, there are poems about butterflies and Sharman’s father. Indeed the interest in, near obsession with, butterflies is [...]

Templar Poetry Live: Ruth Sharman and Michael Brown

Tuesday 22 November sees the London launch of Ruth Sharman's Scarlet Tiger at Keats House in Hampstead.  Admission is free for this Templar Poetry Live event. Ruth will be reading poems from Scarlet Tiger and Michael Brown will read from his pamphlet, Locations for a Soul. For more details and to register, click here.

Local Launch for Scarlet Tiger by Ruth Sharman at Topping and Company in Bath

On Wednesday evening, 16th November, at Topping and Company, Bath, Ruth Sharman will be reading from her second full length collection of poems, Scarlet Tiger, published by Templar Poetry.Doors open at 7.45 p.m.Click here for more details.