Saturday, September 20, 2014

CATCHING UP WITH THE DEAD #2: A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook

Catching Up with the Dead

five poems

Red Shuttleworth

Catching Up with the Dead #2, Red Shuttleworth's second chapbook in this (limited edition) series from Bunchgrass Press, presents the following poems (a couple slightly revised from their initial posting on this blog):

Isadora Duncan
Vladimir Lenin
Robert Motherwell
Anna Serge Odnovalenko Napoli
Andy Warhol

As copies of Catching Up with the Dead #2 are limited and will soon be scarce, if you would like one, promptly correspond with Red Shuttleworth.

Red Shuttleworth

Desert Bouquet... Summer's End

Desert Bouquet... Summer's End

Demon-like thistle... the screams
of burnt-red sunset clouds... truckloads
of basalt pillars for town square decoration.
In dirty likeness with error-prone dead:
ice the beer, kiss the brow of a coyote skull.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Meditative... Speckled Rock

Meditative... Speckled Rock

No woodcut made from obsidian... scalpel.
Sequences of green solar-storm-light to the north.
Technique: broken eagle wings.  Blood-scholarship,
fire-making improvisations, family portraits faded
under Plexiglas: archives... experimental dimensions.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

CATCHING UP WITH THE DEAD #1: A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook

Catching Up with the Dead

Nine Poems

Red Shuttleworth

Catching Up with the Dead #1, a Red Shuttleworth chapbook (limited edition of 36 copies) from Bunchgrass Press, presents the following poems from a series:

Mary Astor
Bruce Chatwin
Gaius "Caligula" Germanicus
Leroy Jones
Thomas Edward Lawrence
Maurice Maeterlinck
Edvard Munch
Winona "Peggy Shannon" Sammon
Marcus Claudius "Gothicus Maximus" Tacitus

Catching Up with the Dead #1 can be requested (by letter or email) from Red Shuttleworth.

There will be two more chapbooks in this series.

Red Shuttleworth
(July 1999, south of Pendleton, Oregon)


Friday, September 12, 2014


Tahoma Literary Review
(Volume 1, Number 1)

presents a new poem by

Ciara Shuttleworth

Locate details about a wonderful new literary journal, the Tahoma Literary Review (edited by Kelly Davio, Joe Ponepinto, and Yi Shun Lai), at

Ciara Shuttleworth
(photo by Kate Shuttleworth)

Ciara Shuttleworth, born in San Francisco, was raised in Nebraska, Nevada, and the shrub steppe of Washington.  She is a resident of both New York City and Denver.  Her poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Confrontation, Los Angeles ReviewThe New Yorker, The Southern Review, Weber: The Contemporary West, and other journals.  Shuttleworth, recently a poet-in-residence at Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota, will be a writer-in-residence in the spring of 2015 at Jack Kerouac House in Orlando, Florida.  She is a co-producer of a just-completed, festival-bound (in 2015) short film, February.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

September Gnarled Sagebrush

September Gnarled Sagebrush

At start-out, morning-luminous birth,
we reference canned-laughter TV shows.
Any death of nature works best
in walnut-paneled rooms, richly softened...
burgundy-velvet curtains, lead-blue windows.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Rock and Shadow

Rock and Shadow

The deadlines of talking heads
have chalkboard-black wings.
Second-floor suicides know this.
This is how Elsewhere becomes.