Sunday, July 26, 2015

RESIN-BLUE EVENING SKY... SUMMER: A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook

Resin-Blue Evening Sky... Summer

a one-poem chapbook by

Red Shuttleworth

With a first appearance on the blog Poet Red Shuttleworth, a five-part poem (under the influence of Samuel Beckett's pair of Eneug poems), Red Shuttleworth's Resin-Blue Evening Sky... Summer is presented in a limited edition chapbook from Bunchgrass Press.

Red Shuttleworth
(North of Mountain Home, Idaho, summer of 1999)

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Resin-Blue Evening Sky... Summer: 5

Resin-Blue Evening Sky... Summer: 5

Innocent silver light of distant stars...
thousands of miles between phone calls.

Making love on a soft-textured sofa,
she says, You'd look great with a glass eye.

Moon-humbled, we become husks.

You fumble a loose-string Dungiven guitar.

Cold showers for whiskey-twang songs.

Hosing-down, flattening gopher mounds,
you come awake on sweat-drenched sheets.

No one turns back, not slow dancing
on eggshells, not with a mouthful of ashes.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Resin-Blue Evening Sky... Summer: 4

Resin-Blue Evening Sky... Summer: 4

A fake diamond necklace becomes mice
circling a bowl of wax bananas and apples.

You're a time gap.... diffuse light
from an altar of clear gold glass.

Or you are absence... rockabilly
Cadillac parked in an Astroturf living room.

Now it's hazy evening, scent of wildfire smoke:
a dusty saloon wall moose head... a July barn owl.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Resin-Blue Evening Sky... Summer: 3

Resin-Blue Evening Sky... Summer: 3

The neighbor boy smiles,
Goats get hungry 'nuff,
they eat sagebrush.

Yellow lines on asphalt... telephone poles,
last autumn's crumbled leaves 'n car seat blood.

The way the sun slow-falls into desert hills
the color of paint-worn... cracked
black rubber 1950's teeth.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

BOREAL BONE: A Red Shuttleworth Chapbook

Boreal Bone

Seven New Poems


Red Shuttleworth

Boreal Bone, a Red Shuttleworth seven-poem chapbook published in a limited (50 copies) edition by Bunchgrass Press, presents the following poems:

Planted Ground

The Future Seemed Chandelier-Spectacular

Before the Hand of


Boreal Bone

The Core of Our Moon is Iron

Collapse of Stacked-up Details

Red Shuttleworth

Resin-Blue Evening Sky... Summer: 2

Resin-Blue Evening Sky... Summer: 2

Legends of weed-root tea...
faint brown ink lines of deer on parchment:
daydreams and chocolate-dipped strawberries

up Provo Canyon... far-off Sundance.

Memory arrives melancholy-purple
like a dreary rainy day Irish confessional...
wood rot... the scalded high voice of a priest.

Here... a cooler evening... desert,
irrigation of non-native pines...
a mud-colored bull snake...
soft west wind, taste of grass fire

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Resin-Blue Evening Sky... Summer: 1

Resin-Blue Evening Sky... Summer: 1

Crossing overhead toward Idaho...
plaster-white skeletons,
see-through skulls.

Curate days
with a dry grass calendar.

Calligraphic shadows:
ecstasies for ghost coyotes to run through.