Saturday, September 10, 2016

4,500 MILES: TAKING JACK BACK ON THE ROAD, A Gonzo Prose Book by Ciara Shuttleworth

4,500 Miles:
Taking Jack Back on the Road

A Gonzo Prose Book by

Ciara Shuttleworth

Ciara Shuttleworth's 4,500 Miles: Taking Jack Back on the Road is published by Humanitas Media Publishing and is available in hardcover... and digitally via Kindle and iBooks.

The book features artistically rendered images... starring a cut-out of Jack Kerouac ("Flat Jack")... which accompanies author Ciara Shuttleworth from her residency at the Jack Kerouac House in Orlando, Florida, to the scablands of Washington State.

Ciara Shuttleworth
at Kerouac House, Orlando, Florida

The book's photographs were edited by award-winning filmmaker, artist, and photographer Pamela Theodutou.

Ciara Shuttleworth has been published in journals and anthologies, including Alaska Quarterly Review, Confrontation, Hayden's Ferry Review, The New Yorker, the Norton Introduction to Literature (11e), Ploughshares, and The Southern Review.  Shuttleworth was the "Feature Poet" of the Fall 2016 issue of San Pedro River Review.

Ciara Shuttleworth 
in Jack Kerouac's chair, Kerouac House, Orlando, Florida,
early 2015, when she was the Kerouac Project's
51st Writer-in-Residence

Shuttleworth received an MFA in Poetry from the University of Idaho, a BFA in Painting/Drawing from San Francisco Art Institute, and a BA in Studio Art from Gustavus Adolphus College.

Shuttleworth's poetry chapbook, Night Holds Its Own, published by Blue Horse Press, is available on Amazon.

Shuttleworth is currently Executive Director of Columbia Basin Allied Arts.

Jack Kerouac in his chair.

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