Penelope Shuttle: Poetry Book of the Month in The Observer
Penelope Shuttle’s new collection Will You Walk a Little Faster? explores cities (London, Bristol) on foot and via inward exploration, drawing on architecture, history and personal memory. It is her first new book-length collection since her Bloodaxe retrospective, Unsent: New & Selected Poems (2012). She launched the book at the Newcastle Poetry Festival on 12 May 2017, her 70th birthday, and will be giving readings from it at King's Lynn Poetry Festival in September and Tor Bay Festival in Torquay in October .
The Observer, Poetry Book of the Month, Sunday 2 July 2017
Penelope Shuttle’s new collection Will You Walk a Little Faster? was reviewed as Poetry Book of the Month in The New Review section of The Observer of 2 July 2017. The review was illustrated with a photograph of The Shard in London: there are several poems about this building in this collection. The feature was accompanied by her poem ‘Quiet Street’.
‘It is the gentle pace that captivates in her poems. And what a phenomenal poet she is (she has recently celebrated her 70th birthday). She has an unbossy, contemplative, unmistakable voice. She leads you quietly and helps you see things – London especially – afresh.’ – Kate Kellaway, Poetry Book of the Month, The Observer
Click here to read the full review.
ONLINE REVIEW COVERAGE
London Grip, online June 2017
An in-depth review was posted on London Grip in June 2017.
‘This is a richly various volume, one which will delight her many admirers, and deserves to make new converts of those previously unfamiliar with the world (or worlds) that Penelope Shuttle opens up to us.’ – Roger Caldwell, London Grip
Click here to read.
POEM FEATURE FOR WILL YOU WALK A LITTLE FASTER?
The Herald, Poem of the Day, Wednesday 24 May 2017
Penelope Shuttle’s poem ‘Little Bus’ from her new collection Will You Walk a Little Faster? was Lesley Duncan’s Poem of the Day in the Scottish Herald of 24 May.
Click here to read the poem.
[04 July 2017]