Fall/Winter 2015-2016

Penelope Shuttle


How will you fare
up there in the air

in the in-flight movie
of your life?

How will you fare

by your everyday pilot?

And when turbulence
rolls in
like a rolling pin

in a fist no angel clenched

to biff and bash
the plane
how will you fare?

Best not pluck
the thunder flower

as you spin
in the wheel of fortune

faring up there
in the air


and free-fall
of the heart
from Heath (unpublished)

Penelope Shuttle lives in Cornwall, UK. Summer 2016 sees the publication of HEATH, a collection co-written with John Greening (Nine Arches Press). Bloodaxe Books will publish her twelfth collection, WILL YOU WALK A LITTLE FASTER, on her seventieth birthday, in May 2017. She is a poetry tutor and mentor with a number of organisations.



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