Penelope Shuttle has published seven collections of poems since 1980, including a Selected Poems in 1998 (OUP, Poetry Book Society Recommendation). Redgrove's Wife (Bloodaxe Books, 2006), was shortlisted for both the Forward Prize and T. S. Eliot Prize. Her latest collection is Sandgrain and Hourglass (Bloodaxe Books, 2010). She has also published five novels, and is co-author of two prose works, The Wise Wound and Alchemy for Women.
Since 1970 Penelope Shuttle has lived in Falmouth, Cornwall, and was married to the poet Peter Redgrove who died in 2003. She is a Hawthornden Fellow, and received a Cholmondeley Award in 2007. She is also current Chair of the Falmouth Poetry Group, a long-running workshop group founded by Peter Redgrove in 1972. She has been a judge for many poetry competitions, including The Arvon and The National. She has read her work at numerous festivals and venues in the UK, Europe and North America and a CD of her poems is available from The Poetry Archive.