Thursday, April 24, 2014

Spring Chronograph: 28

Spring Chronograph: 28

Under the skin: memory of a wildfire...
sage and grass smoke...a florid-red sun
at horizon. Now: film-grainy grey buttes,
an April shower, wind and sparse grass,
a gulp of bitter home-brewed black tea!

Monday, April 21, 2014

RAIN / DREAM: A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook

Rain / Dream

Nine Poems from the Rain / Dream Suite

Red Shuttleworth

Rain / Dream is a nine-poem Red Shuttleworth limited edition (only 24 copies) chapbook issued by Bunchgrass Press.

                                        hide yourself not in the Rock keep on the move
                                        keep on the move

                                              Samuel Beckett
                                              Serena III

Note:  Although every effort was made to properly reproduce Red Shuttleworth's crayon-on-paper Rain 17 on the cover of Rain / Dream, the result is disappointing.  Below is a better facsimile of the drawing.

Rain 17
Red Shuttleworth
(crayon-on-index card)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Spring Chronograph: 27

Spring Chronograph: 27

Crayon-to-paper distractions, night drives
with the Wolfhound suggesting burger joints
that might still be open, the absence-by-disease
of honeybees: you are unplugged by choice, no less
alarmed when you look into the moon's dead eyes.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

SHRUB DESERT CHRONOGRAPH: A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook

Shrub Desert Chronograph

A Corral of Poems

Red Shuttleworth

Shrub Desert Chronograph is issued in a limited (25-copies) edition by Bunchgrass Press.

The first versions of these poems, under the title In Evidence, appeared at 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Spring Chronograph: 26

Spring Chronograph: 26

Clouds in dirty-white rodeo shirts...
supper-time and shadow-dark sagebrush....
The Old West declines and crumbles
to blue rock suburban driveway gravel.
Your ivory pistol grips... cracked-'n-loose.


Jessi Shuttleworth in February 


A Scabland Productions Film


Jessi Shuttleworth
Dan Shaked
Phyllis Somerville
Ethan Phillips
Katherine Hiler
Patrick Husted
Cristen Hemingway Jaynes
Bill Tucker

The preview trailer for February can be viewed at:

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Rain / Dream: 19

Rain / Dream: 19

That dream-obligation again...
Yes, you're doing great.
Scorch-voices in a simulated-dark...
in a corner of a night room...
such is an expectorated childhood.

Violence comes from comparison...
and what we're shooting for
is a kind of primitive testimony...
backseat ghosts.

Dream-loop... silent-movie.
So hard to say... or summarize.
Memory leads to standing apart.
Okay, to recapitulate, please....
Lung-blood was mopped.
Laundry detergent was used.
Decorated birthday cakes...
tiny brown plastic cowboys-'n-Indians.
Kindergarten... a golden ambiguity.