Photo of Gillian PenroseOf herself, Gillian Penrose says: "It's reassuring to know that there are still unspoilt areas of Cornwall as wonderful as my childhood memories. I return with our family to Cornwall every year to find inspiration and also to visit places less well known to me. Cornish by birth but now a resident of Bristol my professional career as an architect-town planner has made me very aware of my surroundings in visual terms. I accept that (hopefully for good reasons) places do change hence my poems often comment on the impact of modern life on the natural environment."