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Penelope Shuttle is primarily a poet, still active in the twenty-first century, though she has also published five novels. Her work engages closely with the female body: its power, its capacities, and the fear and unease it has traditionally aroused. She is probably still best-known for The Wise Wound, published jointly with her partner Peter Redgrove in 1978, a feminist treatise on menstruation and images of menstruation.
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12 May 1947 Penelope Diane Shuttle was born in her grandfather's house at Staines in Middlesex, a "very staid" Bibliographic Citation link. place. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
By 8 June 1978 PS and Peter Redgrove jointly published The Wise Wound: Menstruation and Everywoman, a pioneering feminist study which uses PS's own experience as well as scholarly sources. Bibliographic Citation link.
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