Sunday, March 1, 2015

As Months Merge




As Months Merge

Slaughterhouse nap-dreams... brass bullets
straight to swine-squeal foreheads.
You have been reading newspapers,
barrel-bomb stories set in Syria or Iraq,
sidebar crucifixions, beheadings,
runaway London teens crossing
the porous border from Turkey to....
Now the east window is cracked open
to a starry night... some thick-haired
dwarf planet entering human consciousness.
So many natural wonders... neglect or appreciate.
You awaken sweaty, crusty-eyed, not yourself...
neither protagonist or antagonist, nor deciding agent.




Saturday, February 28, 2015

SEPTEMBER 26, 2011: A Red Shuttleworth Chapbook




September 26, 2011

a one poem chapbook

Red Shuttleworth


From a blog entry, from a poem presented on September 26, 2011, a new poem, somewhat of a treatment/scenario for a short film, has recently emerged.  Red Shuttleworth's September 26, 2011 is issued as a limited edition Bunchgrass Press chapbook.


Red Shuttleworth

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Locational



Locational

Hearts
at
impact-end....

Lonesome hearts
in beaver fur
dressed
for
winter....

Brown
snow....

February is
picked clean.

We sleep
blind-
lucky...
slip
up
rather than
down.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

SPRING CHRONOGRAPH: A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook




Spring Chronograph

poems

Red Shuttleworth


Spring Chronograph, a suite of Red Shuttleworth poems written in 2014, is published in a limited edition by Bunchgrass Press.

Peaches Shuttleworth
(February 2014)


Peaches Shuttleworth Looking Around for an Early Spring
(January 31, 1015)
                        

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Dave Kelly, WHAT'S IT LIKE? A Bunchgrass Press Chapbook




What's It Like?

poems

Dave Kelly


Bunchgrass Press is proud to publish a new poetry chapbook by Dave Kelly, What's It Like?

The poems included are:

Imitation

The Buckaroo

The Honda Was Six Years Old

Sudden

What's It Like?

The Adoption

A Reburial

and

The Lake, Early Evening


Dave Kelly, Lake Michigan, 2011
(Photo by Willow Kelly)

What's It Like? is published by Bunchgrass Press in a limited (44 copies) edition.


Monday, February 9, 2015

BARRELS IN BABYLON: A Performance Piece, A Red Shuttleworth Chapbook

Horse, Horse Shadow, Fence
(a painting by Mary Ann Bonjorni)




Barrels in Babylon

a performance piece for Mary Ann Bonjorni

by

Red Shuttleworth



Barrels in Babylon was written, in August of 1991 in Las Vegas by Red Shuttleworth, at the prompting of artist/barrel racer Mary Ann Bonjorni. 

How much of Barrels in Babylon worked as-written is anybody's guess.  It was performed by Mary Ann Bonjorni (with Red Shuttleworth) on August 31, 1991, in an arena at the S&S Horse Ranch north of Las Vegas, Nevada.  Several hundred people... Mary Ann Bonjorni's friends, admirers, fans, and art groupies, filled the arena bleachers.  There was a lot of bourbon to drink.

Barrels in Babylon was published in 1992 by Clockwatch Review (A Journal of the Arts), edited by James Plath at Illinois Wesleyan University.


Barrels in Babylon, by Red Shuttleworth is now presented, with a few slight revisions, as a Bunchgrass Press limited edition chapbook:





Those interested in requesting a copy of Barrels in Babylon should correspond with Red Shuttleworth.



Red Shuttleworth and Mary Ann Bonjorni
(August 31, 1991)


Clockwatch Review (1992)



Thursday, February 5, 2015

62 Homers: A Red Shuttleworth Play




62 Homers

a play by

Red Shuttleworth


Red Shuttleworth wrote 62 Homers in 1992... when it seemed remotely possible that a Major League slugger could break Roger Maris' home run record... could slug 62 homers.  The play was written in the innocent time before steroidal juicing became farcically common among professional and college baseball players.  The play was soon to become a culturally pointless anachronism, but at the time....

So... 62 Homers  (cast of two women, one young girl, and four men), set contemporaneously, is about a Colorado Rockies slugger, Pony Rivers, who chases the home run record... and tries to cope with the temptations and hazards of fame.

Red Shuttleworth (Assistant Baseball Coach, Big Bend C.C. Vikings)
and Luke Appling Shuttleworth (BatBoy, BBCC Vikings), March 1993 

62 Homers received a measure of development and its first staged reading at the Utah Shakespearean Festival on August 12, 1993. The reading was directed by Rod Ceballos.  Special thanks to USF's New Plays-in-Progress director, Doug Cook, and to the program's dramaturg, Jerry L. Crawford.

The cast for the USF reading of 62 Homers featured:

              Peter Massey...........................Pony Rivers
              Jennifer Alexander..................Cloudburst Caldwell
              Katie Helms.............................Apaloosa
              Tom Kelley..............................Bubba
              John Oswald............................Charles Butterman
              Larry Bull................................Turk Caldwell
              Erika Rolfsrud.........................Rosemary Rivers


The 62 Homers Team: John Oswald, Erika Rolfsrud, Peter Massey,
Katie Helms, Larry Bull, Rod Ceballos, Jennifer Alexander, and Tom Kelly.