Penelope Shuttle

Standard Name: Shuttle, Penelope
Birth Name: Penelope Diane Shuttle
Married Name: Penelope Redgrove
PS 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.
Photo of Penelope Shuttle during the T.S Eliot prize-giving at the Wallace Collection in London, 15 January 2006. She is seated on a red            velvet couch and wears a red scarf with tassels.
"Penelope Shuttle" by Chris Jackson, 2007-01-15. Retrieved from This image is licensed under the GETTY IMAGES CONTENT LICENCE AGREEMENT.


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Material Conditions of Writing Muriel Spark
MS began her career as a novelist in illness and under financial stress. In 1954, Macmillan , who were looking for promising new writers, invited her to write a novel. Although ill and unable to...
Publishing Judith Kazantzis
JK has written interesting prefatory material for some of her own poetry publications. Her short fiction has appeared in such journals as Encounter, Critical Quarterly, the London Magazine, Aquarius, and her...
Textual Features Ruth Padel
RP takes the journey as the most central of all poetic images. The first part of her book is a guide to reading poetry, divided under headings of which many include the words journey,...
Textual Features Anne Stevenson
Despite the strong emotion expressed in some of these poems, AS later remembered the volume as setting free her gift for irony.
Stevenson, Anne. Between the Iceberg and the Ship. University of Michigan Press, 1998.
The final poem, A Legacy, On my Fiftieth Birthday, is written...
Textual Features Michelene Wandor
Textual Features Carol Ann Duffy
Many poems here feature women answering back to canonical male voices: Liz Lochhead to Donne , Jenny Joseph to W. S. Gilbert , U. A. Fanthorpe to Walt Whitman , Wendy Cope to A. E. Housman
Textual Features Liz Lochhead
Lochhead's self-consciously theatrical Count Dracula provides his female victims with an outlet for their repressed sexual desire; the play implies that women's confining roles in late Victorian society are far more harmful than the vampire's...
Textual Production Ruth Fainlight
Asked about contemporary poets who interest her, RF named two Americans (Gjertrud Schnackenberg and Anne Carson ), and in England (which she was defining rather loosely) Penelope Shuttle and Sarah Maguire , followed by...


By early November 1973
Experimental novelist B. S. Johnson prefaced his short-story volume Aren't You Rather Young To Be Writing Your Memoirs? with a polemical critique listing only sixteen serious contemporary British writers.
May 2007
A new literary magazine was launched in Britain, entitled The Warwick Review.
20 June to 7 July 2016