In The Snowy Air is the second iOTA Shot Award winning pamphlet to be launched at the Templar Poetry Keats House readings.
The poems mark a change of direction in Penelope Shuttle's work – shifting from elegy to explorations of cities – both actual and metaphoric.
The significant impetus for this sequence of poems is a guided walk led by poet Tom Chivers on a cold February afternoon in 2013. Tom took a group along the route of the long-buried ‘lost’ Walbrook River, from Shoreditch to its outflow in the Thames near Canon Street Station This walk in sleet and icy winds inspired the title poem —'In the Snowy Air'.
London is part and parcel of Penelope Shuttle's life - as a teenage poet she heard Pablo Neruda at The Round House, and went to the first Poetry Internationals at South Bank - and Templar Poetry is delighted to launch this Iota Shot Pamphlet in partnership with Keats House at the second Templar Poetry Live event on Tuesday 17th June 2014.