Sunday, December 25, 2016

HYPNAGOGIA, a Red Shuttleworth Chapbook




Hypnagogia

Four Monologues

Red Shuttleworth



Hypnagogia, by Red Shuttleworh, is a Bunchgrass Press limited edition Bunchgrass Press chapbook presenting four monologues.



Dramatis Personae:

Wee Joe
(1964-1970)

Washington Bolivar Cloyes
(1830-1912)

Princess Vera Ligovskaya
(1815-1851)

Van Barney Hogan
(1842-1908)



Red Shuttleworth's poetry has been published widely.  His most recent collection of poems, Woe to the Land Shadowing (Blue Horse Press), received the 2016 Western Heritage (Wrangler) Award for Outstanding Poetry Book from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma.  Shuttleworth is a three-time winner of the (Western Writers of America) Spur Award for Poetry.  In 2007, True West magazine named Shuttleworth "Best Living Western Poet."

Red Shuttleworth's plays have been presented in both professional and academic venues, including at Sundance Playwrights Lab (1990 and 1994), the Sun Valley Festival of New Western Drama, SUNY-Fredonia, University of Nebraska at Kearney, and the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespearean Festival.

Red Shuttleworth's High Plains Fandango, a play about the coming scarcity of water, is available as a book from Humanitas Media publishing.

Red Shuttleworth





Sunday, December 18, 2016

WHAT WE DON'T, A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook




What We Don't

a poem by

Red Shuttleworth


What We Don't, a one poem Red Shuttleworth chapbook, is published by Bunchgrass Press in a limited (49 copies) edition.

What We Don't is Red Shuttleworth's 150th chapbook.

His first chapbook, Moaning Woman Wind, was published in 1971 by Kathy Decter's Lazy Ears Press in San Francisco:


Red Shuttleworth's writing (poetry, fiction, drama, essays) has been published in numerous journals, including Alaska Quarterly Review, Blue Mesa Review, Concho River Review, Confrontation, Jeopardy, Minnetonka Review, Nebraska Review, New Letters, Ontario Review, Poetry Now, Prairie Schooner, San Pedro River Review, South Dakota Review, and Weber: The Contemporary West.

Red Shuttleworth
(Galveston Island, Texas, 1976)

Red Shuttleworth's Woe to the Land Shadowing (Blue Horse Press) received the 2016 Western Heritage (Wrangler) Award for Outstanding Poetry Book from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

Jason Richards, Ben Masters, Rusty Richards,
and Red Shuttleworth at the 2016 Wrangler
Awards Weekend in Oklahoma City.

Red Shuttleworth's next full book of poetry, Straight Ahead, will be issued in January 2017 by Blue Horse Press:



Red Shuttleworth is a three-time winner of the (Western Writers of America) Spur Award for Poetry.  In 2007, True West magazine named Shuttleworth "Best Living Western Poet."


Red Shuttleworth





Sunday, December 11, 2016

BARB WIRE CONCLUSIONS, A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook





Barb Wire Conclusions

Four Poems

Red Shuttleworth



Barb Wire Conclusions by Red Shuttleworth is a limited (29 copies) edition poetry chapbook from Bunchgrass Press.  The poems presented are:

Swimming in the Dark

Gospel

Sun City, Kansas (1903)

Barb Wire Conclusions


Red Shuttleworth's Woe to the Land Shadowing (Blue Horse Press) received the 2016 Western Heritage (Wrangler) Award for Outstanding Poetry Book from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.


2016 Western Heritage (Wrangler) Award
for Outstanding Poetry Book:
Red Shuttleworth
Woe to the Land Shadowing


Red Shuttleworth's next full book of poetry, Straight Ahead, will be published in January 2017 by Blue Horse Press.  


Red Shuttleworth, September 1991


Shuttleworth is a three-time winner of the (Western Writers of America) Spur Award for Poetry. In 2007 True West magazine named Shuttleworth "Best Living Western Poet."


Red Shuttleworth
accepts a 2016 Wrangler Award
at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum


Friday, November 25, 2016

TO BEGIN WITH, A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook





To Begin With

Five Poems

Red Shuttleworth


To Begin With, a Red Shuttleworth chapbook published in a limited edition by Bunchgrass Press, contains five poems:

Ribbed Gray Clouds

To Begin With

Strange Smile

Ragged in Belleville, Kansas

High Plains... Dry Wells... Pressed Red Leaf


Red Shuttleworth's Woe to the Land Shadowing (Blue Horse Press) received the 2016 Western Heritage (Wrangler) Award for Outstanding Poetry Book from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.


Red Shuttleworth and Rusty Richards,
legendary singer with Sons of the Pioneers
(Wrangler Awards, National Cowboy
& Western Heritage Museum,
Oklahoma City, April 16, 2016)


Red Shuttleworth's next full book of poetry, Straight Ahead, will be published in January 2017 by Blue Horse Press.


Red Shuttleworth


Shuttleworth is a three-time winner of the (Western Writers of America) Spur Award for Poetry.  In 2007 True West magazine named Shuttleworth "Best Living Western Poet."


Friday, November 18, 2016

CROW CHASING MAGPIE, A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook





Crow Chasing Magpie

Three Poems

Red Shuttleworth



Crow Chasing Magpie, a three-poem Red Shuttleworth limited (23 copies) edition from Bunchgrass Press, presents:

"What Can I Do with This Stuff?"
He Meant His Life

Crow Chasing Magpie

Stratford Road


Red Shuttleworth

Monday, November 14, 2016

FENCE TO CHECK, A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook





Fence to Check

four poems

Red Shuttleworth



Red Shuttleworth's Fence to Check, a chapbook with four poems, is published in a limited edition by Bunchgrass Press.  

Uncollected prior to this chapbook, the poems presented are from 2011:

To Find a Way

Tell us Then

That Place Where

On Cognition


Red Shuttleworth's Woe to the Land Shadowing (Blue Horse Press) received the 2016 Western Heritage (Wrangler) Award for Outstanding Poetry Book from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.


Don Edwards, Luke Shuttleworth, Red Shuttleworth,
and Waddie Mitchell (Wrangler Awards,
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum,
Oklahoma City, April 16, 2016)


Red Shuttleworth's next full book of poetry, Straight Ahead, will be published in January 2017 by Blue Horse Press.


Red Shuttleworth


Shuttleworth is a three-time winner of the (Western Writers of America) Spur Award for Poetry.  In 2007 True West magazine named Shuttleworth "Best Living Western Poet."

Thursday, November 10, 2016

FRAGMENTS FROM THEY DREAM GHOST RIDERS, A Red Shuttleworth Chapbook





Fragments
From

They Dream Ghost Riders

A Free Verse Play


Red Shuttleworth



They Dream Ghost Riders, a free verse play by Red Shuttleworth, was first produced at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on March 31, 1989.  It was directed by Cathy Hurst.  The assistant director was Toni Loppnow.  The dramaturg was Jerry L. Crawford.  It had the following cast:

Caroline...................................Lara Resnick
Archer......................................Jack Capece
Reata........................................Rosie Martinez
Hale..........................................Joel Bigger
Buffy.........................................Amy Shoopman
Koop.........................................Scott Loomis
Gwen.........................................Denise Truscello
Owen.........................................David Junius

Red Shuttleworth's Fragments From They Dream Ghost Riders is published as a limited (60-copies) edition chapbook by Bunchgrass Press.  For a limited time, copies may be requested by corresponding with the author.



Joel Bigger (as Hale) and Jack Capece (as Archer)
in Red Shuttleworth's They Dream Ghost Riders
(University of Nevada, Las Vegas, March 31, 1989)



Co-produced by UNLV and the Churchill Arts Council, Shuttleworth's They Dream Ghost Riders, with grants from the Nevada State Council on the Arts and the Sierra Arts Foundation, was presented in Fallon, Nevada, on September 19, 1992.  The Fallon production was directed by Michael Lugering, with the following cast: Helene Elin Pobst, Charlie Paddock, Nicole Sottile, Josh Musselman, Toni Loppnow, Larry Narlock, Melissa Gilbert, and Scott Twilligear.



Denise Truscello (as Gwen) and David Junius (as Owen)
in They Dream Ghost Riders by Red Shuttleworth
(University of Nevada, Las Vegas, March 31, 1989)




Red Shuttleworth's plays have been presented at State University of New York at Fredonia, Sundance Playwrights Lab, The Sun Valley Festival of New Western Drama, University of Nebraska at Kearney, and  the (Tony Award-winning) Utah Shakespearean Festival.  In March of 2017, Saddleback College in Mission Viejo will present a staged reading of Shuttleworth's new play, a contemporary Western, Tumbledown.  Later in 2017, Humanitas Media Publishing will bring out Rumors and Borders,  a collection of eight Shuttleworth plays set in the American West.


Red Shuttleworth



Red Shuttleworth's poetry has received three (Western Writers of America) Spur Awards, the 2016 Western Heritage "Wrangler" Award, and True West magazine named him "Best Living Western Poet" in 2007.  In early 2017, Blue Horse Press will publish Shuttleworth's next poetry book, Straight Ahead.



Sunday, November 6, 2016

ON A SUNDAY NIGHT BEFORE AN ELECTION, A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook




On a Sunday Night
Before an Election

a one-poem chapbook by

Red Shuttleworth



On a Sunday Night Before an Election is a Red Shuttleworth one-poem chapbook presented by Bunchgrass Press in a limited edition of 32 copies.  The poem is from Red Shuttleworth's in-progress, late-year project, Gold Rock Notebook.

This chapbook poem gives attention to Red Shuttleworth's maternal grandfather, Serge Moiseevich Odnovalenko (1901-1992). 

Odnovalenko (or Valenko as he named himself in America) was predisposed to abrupt violence.  Other Russian immigrants in San Francisco (1923-1975) feared him, gave him a wide berth.  His first wife called him, without affection, "Tatar," "Cossack," and "Mongol."  He ate salted steak and eggs for breakfast every morning, drank a bottle of booze daily, and lived to be at least ninety-one.

   Serge Odnovalenko, 1930's

Thursday, November 3, 2016

EARLY NOVEMBER GHAZAL, A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook





Early November Ghazal

a one-poem chapbook by

Red Shuttleworth



Published by Bunchgrass Press in a limited (42-copies) edition, Red Shuttleworth's Early November Ghazal is a one-poem chapbook. The poem is from Shuttleworth's in-progress late-year project, the Gold Rock Notebook.


Red Shuttleworth's Woe to the Land Shadowing (Blue Horse Press) received the 2016 Western Heritage (Wrangler) Award for Outstanding Poetry Book from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.


Red Shuttleworth



Shuttleworth is a three-time winner of the (Western Writers of America) Spur Award for Poetry. In 2007, True West magazine named Shuttleworth "Best Living Western Poet."


Sunday, October 30, 2016

ASK YOURSELF, A Bunchgrass Press Chapbook Anthology





Ask Yourself

A Bunchgrass Press Chapbook Anthology
to Close-Out 2016



The Poets of Ask Yourself:


Jeffrey C. Alfier


J.V. Brummels



John Dofflemyer



Twyla Hansen



Adrian C. Louis



Kirk Robertson



Red Shuttleworth



Larry D. Thomas



Ask Yourself is published in a small (62 copies) edition by Bunchgrass Press.  Copies are only available from participating poets.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Gold Rock Notebook #16



Gold Rock Notebook #16

Middle-East human body headlines, forgotten passwords, the way an aged dog sprawls on a bearskin rug in front of your mother's tossed-off 1987 blue leather-bound Hotel Ritz Diary.... The avant-garde left you behind to mop out sunrise bars.  Raspy magpies, highway skunk-scream, the moon saying, I'm only a little bit afraid. You shuffle old issues of True West magazine, pause at back page ads for custom made bogus Doc Holliday hats for those who like to play dress-up.  When they shot a film in the old days, Frankie Laine or Tex Ritter sang the theme song.  So it is that moonlight justifies itself on pools of blood.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Gold Rock Notebook #7



Gold Rock Notebook #7

Gravel Pit Autumn

Pig-snout gravel baron ghosts on huge yellow machines....

                          * * *

Dennis Hopper, time-warp gunslinger, wanders bewildered through tall dry grass, tumbleweeds, stumble-drunk, or stoned, kicks through row upon row of broken, tilted gravestones.

                          * * *

The ground, scraped to hell, turns the last weeks of October barren-burgundy, graphite-gray, a soiled maple peg white.... Outrider, with gentle rolling hills all around the pit, you pause as if qualified to adjudicate and restore.

Friday, October 14, 2016

TONOPAH, A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook





Tonopah

Two Poems

Red Shuttleworth



Published by Bunchgrass Press in a limited (44 copies) edition, Red Shuttleworth's Tonopah presents two poems (the title poem and Miles From) scraped, salvaged from a decades-old failed, unproduced, shredded one-act free verse play, Tom Mix Reconsidered.

Marginal to the play, Old West lawmanWyatt Earp is prominent in Tonopah.  After leaving Tombstone, Earp and his wife, Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp, went to Alaska, then wheeled south into Nevada... to Tonopah in 1902... where Earp opened a saloon, The Northern.  The Northern failed and Earp turned to gold and copper mining in the Mojave Desert... near Vidal, California. Earp liked Tonopah, the gambling scene, and returned from time to time, lodging from 1910-onward at the new Mizpah Hotel.


Wyatt Earp's "The Northern" in Tonopah, 1902-1903.


Wyatt Earp with "Earpie," Vidal, California, about 1910-1920.


Red Shuttleworth's Woe to the Land Shadowing (Blue Horse Press) received the 2016 Western Heritage (Wrangler) Award (National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum) for Outstanding Poetry Book.

Shuttleworth is a three-time winner of the (Western Writers of America) Spur Award for Poetry.  In 2007, True West magazine named Shuttleworth "Best Living Western Poet."




Red Shuttleworth



Friday, October 7, 2016

BLACK MOON INWARD, A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook





Black Moon Inward

poems

Red Shuttleworth



Published by Bunchgrass Press in a limited (61 copies) edition, Red Shuttleworth's Black Moon Inward presents four poems from the in-progress Hawk Season Notebook: Poems and Tidings:

Pulling Inward

Turning Inward

Black Moon: Inward

and

Six Windows Inward



Red Shuttleworth



Red Shuttleworth's Woe to the Land Shadowing (Blue Horse Press) received the 2016 Western Heritage (Wrangler) Award for Outstanding Poetry Book.  Shuttleworth is a three-time winner of the (Western Writers of America) Spur Award for Poetry.  In 2007, True West magazine named Shuttleworth "Best Living Western Poet."

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Hawk Season Notebook #365



Hawk Season Notebook #365

Six Windows Inward

A dancing, juggling bear....
Religious candles and other confiscations at borders....

The near-abroad would be....
By contrast: floral dreams.
And non-objective poetry would be....

No one ever invited you home to praise a collection of Elvis commemorative booze bottles.

Evocation of the past... someone singing Moon River.
That kind of romantic inquiry.
And the now-pretentious,
hollow sound of Richard Burton... Camelot.

A line of dusty moonglow junipers...
most of the branches dead.
Your mother's father, The Tatar,
broke other men's ribs and vertebrae,
cut off fingers for keepsakes,
I don't wear machine-made shirts.
Today, on weedy ground near the front of the house...
pale yellow-red, early October cherry tomatoes.

Night wind... you hear a voice,
But I ain't done nothin'.
A roadkill porcupine... sent knocking on doors.






Saturday, October 1, 2016

AS EACH DAY, A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook





As Each Day

Three Poems

Red Shuttleworth


Published in a limited, numbered edition of 29 (with 2 artist proof copies), with three different covers (parchment, orange, and brown), Red Shuttleworth's As Each Day presents three poems... one from October of 2011 and two from the in-progress Hawk Season Notebook: Poems and Tidings:

Some Nature of Unspoken

Hawk Season Notebook #147

and

Hawk Season Notebook #348






Red Shuttleworth's Woe to the Land Shadowing (Blue Horse Press) received the 2016 Western Heritage (Wrangler) Award for Outstanding Poetry Book.  Shuttleworth is a three-time winner of the (Western Writers of America) Spur Award for Poetry.  In 2007, True West magazine named Shuttleworth "Best Living Western Poet."


Red Shuttleworth

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Barbara Brinson Curiel, CASCADIA, A Bunchgrass Press Chapbook




Cascadia

poems

Barbara Brinson Curiel


Bunchgrass Press is pleased to publish a 3rd (limited edition) poetry chapbook of Barbara Brinson Curiel's poems: Cascadia.


The poems included are:

Walking the Bottoms, Arcata, California

Drought, Humboldt County, California, 2014

Two Seasons, Northern California

Cascadia 


Barbara Brinson Curiel


Barbara Brinson Curiel won the Philip Levine Prize for her book Mexican Jenny and Other Poems (Anhinga Press, 2014).  Curiel teaches English and Creative Writing at Humboldt State University.