Ruth Pitter

Ruth Pitter was a British poet born in November 1987. She is remembered as the first woman to win the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, awarded in 1955. She also received the Hawthornden Prize in 1937 for her collection A Trophy of Arms. She is regarded as a traditionalist poet and did not experiment with modern forms. Read more about Ruth Pitter.

Stormcock in Elder

by Ruth Pitter

‘Stormcock in Elder’ by Ruth Pitter describes the nature of a mistle thrush which sings in close proximity to the speaker.