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Selected Poems 1980-1996

UK Publisher: Oxford University Press

This is a selection from Penelope Shuttle’s six books of poetry, beginning with The Orchard Upstairs in 1980.

The selection is made by the author herself, and it shows her passionate awareness of the many ways – sacred and profane, comic, sensuous, and joyful – in which we sustain ourselves through poetry.

The poems combine intelligence with uninhibited emotional power.