Ruth Ingram was a psychiatric Social Worker and subsequently a
lecturer in mental health and group dynamics at Southampton
University and subsequently the University of the South Bank. She
did a part-time course in screen printing, textiles and embroidery,
and for many years exhibited textiles in various small galleries
together with colleagues, and subsequently in her own home in
support of Greenpeace and Oxfam.
Concurrently she attended the Poetry School London for several
years . Her translations from German poetry have been published by
Modern Poetry in Translation, the Fenland Reed, Kites, and Hearing
She organizes a translation workshop in her own home (translating
from French and German) on a bi-monthly basis which has been
running for 15 years. There is no fee, but prospective members are
asked too submit 3 or 4 poems in their translation from either French
or German. The group has produced two anthologies: ‘Over the
Water’ and ‘Across Frontiers’ both available from the Poetry Library
at the South Bank London.
Paperback ISBN: 9781784565787
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