Penelope Shuttle

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Penelope Shuttle (born 12 May 1947) is a British poet.


Born in Staines, Middlesex, Shuttle left school at 17. She wrote her first novel at the age of 20.[1] She has lived in Falmouth, Cornwall[1] since 1970. She married the poet Peter Redgrove (1932 – 2003) and they have a daughter, Zoe.[1] They wrote the prose books The Wise Wound and its sequel, Alchemy for Women.

Shuttle is a founder member of the Falmouth Poetry Group, founded in 1972.[2]


  • 1974 Eric Gregory Award
  • 2007 Cholmondeley Award
  • Selected Poems (OUP, 1998) Poetry Book Society Recommendation.


Poetry collections[edit]


  • An Excusable Vengeance (novella in New Writers 6). Calder & Boyars. 1967. 
  • All the Usual Hours of Sleeping. Calder & Boyars. 1969. 
  • Jesusa (novella). Granite Press. 1971. 
  • Wailing Monkey Embracing a Tree. Calder & Boyars. 1973. ISBN 0-7145-0939-6. 
  • Rainsplitter in the Zodiac Garden. Marion Boyars. 1977. ISBN 978-0-7145-2560-0. 
  • The Mirror of the Giant. Marion Boyars. 1980. ISBN 978-0-7145-2679-9. 
  • The Penelope Shuttle Omnibus. Verbivoracious Press. 2015. ISBN 9789810959821. 

Prose books[edit]

  • Peter Redgrove (1978). The Wise Wound. London: Gollancz. ISBN 978-0-399-90024-2. 
  • Penelope Shuttle, Peter Redgrove (1995). Alchemy for Women: Personal Transformation Through Dreams and the Female Cycle. Rider. ISBN 978-0-7126-9859-7. 


  1. ^ a b c ESTHER OXFORD (16 August 1992). "How we met: 47: Penelope Shuttle and Peter Redgrove". The Independent. 
  2. ^ Poetry International profile

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