Friday, October 24, 2014

THIEF OF SLEEP: A Chapbook Poetry Anthology





Thief of Sleep

a chapbook poetry anthology featuring:


Dave Kelly
(Galveston, Texas, March 1977)


Kirk Robertson


Red Shuttleworth



Thief of Sleep is published in a limited (46 copies) edition by Bunchgrass Press.

To request a copy of Thief of Sleep, correspond with one of the featured poets.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fields Landing, California, in Collective Memory

Fields Landing, California, in Collective Memory
(A crayon sketch by Red Shuttleworth)



Fields Landing, California, in Collective Memory

Beer-loose in an abandoned Pentecostal 
meeting house, bay end of Railroad Avenue,
you oil paint primitive nudes on wood board.

That was when there was a sawmill.
The whalers left behind unpainted shacks.
Then came the seventies' war-crashed.

One man dreamed a far-off rough sea,
carpentered what could resemble a fisherman's
gingerbread house in Warnemunde, Germany.

Night: you shake from passing trains.
Frogs hop in a shower made from a closet.
Mouse traps clap shut until first light.



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Red Cloud, Nebraska, in Collective Memory

Red Cloud, Nebraska, in Collective Memory
(A crayon sketch by Red Shuttleworth)



Red Cloud, Nebraska, in Collective Memory

Late summer sun, digital cameras south
of town... the muddy Republican River
drought-shallow, kids with cheap beer.

Holy buffalo ground is cobble-covered
with red brick buildings.  Pawnee ghosts
ride moonless nights with lance and bow.

Today chubby librarians of the Willa
Cather persuasion are salad-making
in the park, blinky in rose-tinted glasses.

You are hauling through in a station
wagon: girlfriend, four children, a hound,
water pistols firing out the windows.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Dungiven, County Derry, Ireland, in Collective Memory

Dungiven, County Derry, Ireland, in Collective Memory
(A crayon sketch by Red Shuttleworth)


Dungiven, County Derry, Ireland, in Collective Memory

A few gulps of Power's in McReynolds'
to finish out a night of song and Guinness,
Finvola, Gem of the Roe and Ten and Nine.

O'Cahan forever sleeps in his priory.
Dungiven is so Sunday-morning-quiet
you can hear a priest sip sunrise wine.

The one you love listens to Bob Dylan
as she reads Padraig Pearse orations.
Love will become tears... departure-haze.

She wraps seed-'n-nut brown bread
in wax paper, asks you to wait a day...
to eat it on a Dublin train of no return.







Sunday, October 19, 2014

Elko, Nevada, in Collective Memory

Elko, Nevada, in Collective Memory
(A crayon sketch by Red Shuttleworth)


Elko, Nevada, in Collective Memory

Teachers, preachers, futurists , UFO spotters
find themselves lip-synching cowboy songs
in the Thunderbird Motel parking lot.

You've been to the Western Folklife Center,
Capriola's, and Mona's Ranch for T-shirts.
You're daydreaming buckaroo recitation.

Pizza deliverymen, sappy-go-lucky 
Jungian shrinks, road-lost landscape artists:
a phone call home to say, It's complicated.

You stare-down the under-ten-bucks meatloaf
at Stockman's cafe.  It red-eye stares back.
It's hangover-noggin... ten in the morning.








Saturday, October 18, 2014

FLIGHT STATUS: A One-Poem Red Shuttleworth Chapbook





Flight Status

one poem

Red Shuttleworth




Flight Status, a one-poem Red Shuttleworth chapbook published in a limited edition by Bunchgrass Press, was written in 2012 and, when presented on Red's blog, was entitled Insist on Genuine Parts.  The poem has recently undergone a substantial revision.

The blue 65-pound generic-brand cover stock for this chapbook magically attracts and absorbs fingerprints.  Apologies!

To request a copy of Flight Status, correspond with Red Shuttleworth.


 Red Shuttleworth

Friday, October 17, 2014

BOUQUET: A Chapbook Poetry Anthology




Bouquet

a chapbook poetry anthology featuring:


James Bertolino


Dave Kelly
(Galveston, Texas, March 19, 1977)


Red Shuttleworth


Eamonn Wall


The cover photo, Dixon, Montana, Bar, is by Nuno Santos:

Nuno Santos
(Columbia Basin, Washington, September 2014)


Bouquet is published in a limited (44 copies) edition by Bunchgrass Press.

To request a copy of Bouquet, correspond with one of the included poets.