First published in 1988, Penelope Shuttle's Adventures with My Horse is now reissued with a new preface by the poet as part of the Poetry Book Society's Back in Print series. Described by Anne Stevenson as "One of the finest writers living in Britain today", Penelope Shuttle is a poet who draws inspiration and subject matter from the elemental forces of the human psyche and the wild geography of the natural world. These are frequently given objective focus in terms of human relationships or the canon of myth. She is particularly known for the substantial creative partnership she shared, until his death in 2003, with her husband, the poet Peter Redgrove. Perhaps the best known product of their creative union was the ground-breaking feminist work The Wise Wound. In addition to seven volumes of poetry, represented in her Selected Poems (1998), Shuttle has been a prolific and successful novelist.