Redgrove's Wife

Redgrove s Wife Shuttle s latest collection s focuses on the life and death of her husband the poet Peter Redgrove and the loss of her father Here grief depression and ageing are confronted with painful directnes

  • Title: Redgrove's Wife
  • Author: Penelope Shuttle
  • ISBN: 9781852247348
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Paperback
  • Shuttle s latest collection s focuses on the life and death of her husband, the poet Peter Redgrove, and the loss of her father Here grief, depression, and ageing are confronted with painful directness, but transformed into life affirming and redemptive poetry.

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    About "Penelope Shuttle"

    1. Penelope Shuttle

      Penelope Shuttle b 1947 has made her home in Cornwall since 1970 and the county s mercurial weather and rich history are continuing sources of inspiration So too is the personal and artistic union Shuttle shared with her husband, the poet Peter Redgrove, until his untimely death in 2003 The fruitful nature of their relationship is celebrated in her poetry and in the work they accomplished together, most notably in the ground breaking feminist studies on menstruation, The Wise Wound, and its sequel, Alchemy for Women Recognition came quickly for Shuttle with an Eric Gregory Award in 1974 that acknowledged her poetry s visionary power This quality is something she shares with the poets she read in translation, voices such as Rilke, Ahkmatova, and Lorca, whose early influence was far profound than the pervading realism of the English poets of the period Shuttle has also written five acclaimed novels as well as seven poetry collections, her Selected Poems OUP, 1998 being a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.Shuttle s poems are full of elemental imagery water, earth and, in particular, lightening, as in her description of her marriage in The Weather House with its trembling galvanic rooms Whilst her subject matter can be everyday motherhood, depression, bereavement she refuses to be bound by anecdote, drawing instead on myth and dream to transform reality in her work the ordinary seen as heavenly Thief becomes the norm In keeping with her role as witness, Shuttle s language sometimes has a ceremonial quality about it, a setting aside of words from their everyday currency which is like the difference between a coin used to buy bread and a coin thrown into a well as an offering Splashing down for reverence, not luck The Well at Mylor However, when dealing with the intimacies of family life, such as the shift of a daughter into womanhood Outgrown or the process of grief, as in the moving sequence for her husband, Missing You , Shuttle can be painfully direct.poetryarchive poet pen

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    1. I am very glad to have found the poetry of Penelope Shuttle. Among many other "things" it slows down to a very surprising starting point of the senses where connections refresh themselves, where life finds a new way to be saved, to be seen, to be acknowledged and felt. It is very much poetry insisting on gratitude of what is, what was and what might be without ever making it easy, instead focusing on what "breaks through" without being too forceful and therefore blinding. just a few thoughts abo [...]


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