Will you Walk a Little Faster?

Penelope Shuttle’s new collection explores cities (London, Bristol) on foot and via inward exploration, drawing on architecture, history and personal memory. These are poems drawn from the flipside of experience, undermining and rebuilding syntax in order to precipitate language, and, in the main, abjuring punctuation. The poems also engage both with active and meditative thinking in order to establish a vulnerable and temporary equilibrium; poems more interested in framing questions than arriving at answers.

Will you walk a little faster? is Penelope Shuttle’s first new book-length collection since her Bloodaxe retrospective, Unsent: New & Selected Poems (2012), and was published on her 70th birthday.

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