Thursday, October 30, 2014

ALL THE ROOM OF CHILDHOOD: A Red Shuttleworth One-Poem Chapbook




All the Room of Childhood

a poem by

Red Shuttleworth



All the Room of Childhood, a Red Shuttleworth poem written in Montana while driving to Bismarck, North Dakota, blogged in 2011, is a limited edition Bunchgrass Press chapbook.


Red Shuttleworth
(September 2014)

Dublin, Ireland, in Collective Memory

Dublin, Ireland, in Collective Memory
(A crayon sketch by Red Shuttleworth)


Dublin, Ireland, in Collective Memory

Harrowing up-glance at churn-of-cloud,
around you the bustle of O'Connell Street...
cloud of mad starlings from another year.

You wander north to the Gresham Hotel,
no money for a suite with a wide view,
no cash for even a closet of a room.

Rain comes hard, nails right through
your waterproof Gaelic-green zip-up
Derby-of-San Francisco tourist jacket.

Smell of damp wool, cigarettes, and chips...
neon bar signs buzz like dazed autumn flies:
you sober-jag east along the pewter Liffey.



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wells, Nevada, in Collective Memory

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


Wells, Nevada, in Collective Memory

AC dying in the car, you drag into town.
Earthquake: saloons and deadfall motels
flaked and crumbled like desert-dry coyote bones.

The dustiest, cheapest-ever Best Western motel,
the Sage, is empty, a cavity not quite drilled-out...
no gold filling... abandoned for a decade or more.

You think to kick-in a door for a noon nap.
Up Sixth Street, you buy a juicy cheeseburger
at Luther's, wash it down with an iced Coors.

You shamble Wells, historic district demo'd,
wonder if you'd be happy on a rocky hill
overlooking so much fibbed or fabled loss.






Sunday, October 26, 2014

Mackenzie, British Columbia, Canada, in Collective Memory

Mackenzie, B.C., Canada, in Collective Memory
(A crayon sketch by Red Shuttleworth)


Mackenzie, British Columbia, Canada, in Collective Memory

Frigid trench in the Rocky Mountains,
instant sawmill town, arteries to a wilderness,
cinder block motel, snow to top single-wides:

you spend a winter trudging wolf trails,
find a moss-covered black bear skull, dip it
repeatedly in shellac: it glows holy-jade.

Your neighbor, a trapper, gives you beaver
and lynx heads, Boiled-off meat is tasty.
The wolfhound refuses cat-stench lynx.

Winter runs-out: a grizzly walks through
a glass door into the cheesy half-mall,
can't find an April-plaid jacket that fits.





DRINKING IN THE DARK: A Red Shuttleworth One-Poem Chapbook





Drinking in the Dark

a one-poem chapbook

Red Shuttleworth



Drinking in the Dark, written by Red Shuttleworth in 2011 and recently revised, is published by Bunchgrass Press in a limited edition.

Red Shuttleworth
(near Ely, Nevada)

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.



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.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Omaha, Nebraska, in Collective Memory

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


Omaha, Nebraska, in Collective Memory

The old stockyard corrals: splinters,
mint-flavored toothpicks, saloon sawdust.
Johnny Ringo passed through pensive-crazy.

I passed as well, once hilarious in a black
hillbilly rhinestone tuxedo jacket:
daft-'n-drunk on fantasies of poetry money.

Omaha opportunity: you could go into Bishop's 
Business Equipment, buy a reconditioned Hermes
3000 Typewriter, poems embedded, fifty bucks.

You could drive west on Dodge, find a way
to Wahoo, further west and south to Fairbury.
You could cuss-vow to stay pistol-steel young. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Odessa, Ukraine, in Collective Memory

Ukraine in Collective Memory
(A crayon sketch by Red Shuttleworth)

Odessa, Ukraine, in Collective Memory

From plateau city to the sea...
nearly two-hundred granite steps.
Forever-gone the sandstone for Potemkin.

Mug shots... like photo booth portraits:
adaptation for those who dodged worse.
Paintings of princesses in chiffon.

Graphic-red fiction: concrete colonnades
to celebrate function over naked joy.
I catch the scent... a down-staircase sea.

Laminated-yellow landscape, cracked edges,
wheat-seed paper and a deep blue sky:
bearing sandstone... crunch of broken backs.



Monday, October 13, 2014

Siberia in Collective Memory

Siberia in Collective Memory
(A crayon sketch by Red Shuttleworth)


Siberia in Collective Memory

Mountains... as if in beaded rows.
Broken old-days cash boxes.
No wonder I feel rich!

Forests, concrete-grey clouds,
horsemen with soil-stained faces.
We ride crazy through houses!

Loaf of rye bread, sweet water,
suicides dangle off white bark trees.
Richly-hued place names I cannot pronounce.

November: the sun's metallic glaze is cold.
Rumble of a coal-smoke train.
A curse... like sugar on my tongue.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

CONSOLATIONS: A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook





Consolations

four poems

Red Shuttleworth


Consolations, a Red Shuttleworth limited edition chapbook from Bunchgrass Press, features a Jack Fulton photograph (The Long Branch,Luning, Nevada, 1988) on its cover.  

The four poems featured in Consolations are:

A Strange Smile with an Underbite
Barely Erect Gravestones... Fortuna, North Dakota
Western Interstates
and
Balding, Frayed, Antique Store Buffalo Coat



Red Shuttleworth
(Red in his writing studio... 2014)




Jack Fulton
(Distinguished Photographer)



Monday, October 6, 2014

DOC HOLLIDAY'S SKELETON: A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook




Doc Holliday's Skeleton Takes
A Saint Patrick's Day Walk,
Leadville, Colorado, 1887

a poem

Red Shuttleworth


Red Shuttleworth's 2007 one-poem chapbook about Doc Holliday in Leadville, Colorado, first published in an online edition of True West magazine, is available (for free... as long as supplies last) to those who request a copy by email or by regular mail.


Red Shuttleworth is a three-time recipient
of Western Writers of America's Spur Award for Poetry.
In 2007 True West magazine named Shuttleworth
Best Living Western Poet.