Sunday, June 9, 2019

Six Poems, A Red Shuttleworth chapbook

Six Poems

by Red Shuttleworth

Six Poems, published by Moses Lake Steel Supply (an official sponsor of poet/playwright Red Shuttleworth, presents the following poems:

The Next Rock Between Us

Towards a Letter of Application for Work
at Lightning Creek Cattle Company,
Wayne County, Nebraska

Filling Station Music

Anno Domini


We Travel

                                                                    (photo by Steve Rimple)
Red Shuttleworth

Red Shuttleworth has received a Western Heritage Wrangler Award, three Western Writers of America Spur Awards, and a Tanne Foundation Award.  True West magazine named him "Best Living Western Poet" in 2007.

Monday, February 4, 2019

AMERICANA WEST... Eight Selected Monologues....

Coming in June 2019

a Stage Reading:

Eight Monologues from Americana West

A preliminary leaflet:

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

TUMBLEDOWN, A Red Shuttleworth Play

A Red Shuttleworth Play

William Lindner as Brady in the premiere of Tumbledown, a Red Shuttleworth play, at Saddleback College, November 30, 2018.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

HOMEWARD: A New Red Shuttleworth Poetry Collection



Red Shuttleworth

Red Shuttleworth's new collection of poems, Homeward, has been published by Blue Horse Press... available on Amazon.

Shuttleworth, three-time (Western Writers of America) Spur Award for Poetry winner, received the 2016 Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Outstanding Poetry Book for Woe to the Land Shadowing (Blue Horse Press).  He received a Tanne Foundation Award in 2017 for Playwriting and Poetry.  In 2007, True West magazine named Shuttleworth "Best Living Western Poet."

Red Shuttleworth

Many of the poems in Homeward were previously published in journals, such as The Cape Rock, The Laurel Review, Minnetonka Review, Plains Song Review, San Pedro River Review, and Suisun Valley Review.

Red Shuttleworth's latest full length play, Tumbledown, a contemporary Western, will have its World Premiere on November 30, 2018 at Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, California.

Red Shuttleworth


Saturday, January 13, 2018

AMERICANA WEST by Red Shuttleworth

An Abandoned Farm, Cimarron County, Oklahoma, 1936
Photo by Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Public Domain

Americana West

Short Plays and Monologues

Red Shuttleworth

Americana West is a century of Red Shuttleworth short plays and monologues set in seventeen Western states, 1900-1999, each one in a different locale.  

Each play and monologue in Americana West was published as a limited edition chapbook by Bunchgrass Press... primarily for theatre professionals.

The first American West chapbook in the series is 1900: Daykin, Nebraska

The Table of Contents for the Americana West series of chapbooks by Red Shuttleworth:

1900: Daykin, Nebraska
1901: Volin, South Dakota
1902: Portales, New Mexico Territory
1903: Cawker City, Kansas
1904: Tyrone, Oklahoma Territory
1905: Goldfield, Nevada
1906: Branchville, Texas
1907: Idalia, Colorado
1908: Wallace, Idaho
1909: Homer, California
1910: Larson, North Dakota
1911: Sidney, Montana
1912: Parker, Arizona
1913: Brogan, Oregon
1914: Lusk, Wyoming
1915: Frisco, Utah
1916: Chesaw, Washington
1917: Fairbury, Nebraska
1918: Tolstoy, South Dakota
1919: Tinnie, New Mexico
1920: Nicodemus, Kansas
1921: Forgan, Oklahoma
1922: Winnemucca, Nevada
1923: Fort Stockton, Texas
1924: Como, Colorado
1925: Quartzburg, Idaho
1926: Termo, California
1927: Marmarth, North Dakota
1928: Plevna, Montana
1929: Cherry, Arizona
1930: Long Creek, Oregon
1931: Red Desert, Wyoming
1932: Modena, Utah
1933: Elberton, Washington
1934: Rulo, Nebraska
1935: Strool, South Dakota
1936: Carrizoza, New Mexico
1937: Hoxie, Kansas
1938: Hominy, Oklahoma
1939: Palisade, Nevada
1940: Bryan, Texas
1941: Sunbeam, Colorado
1942: Boise, Idaho
1943: Kief, North Dakota
1944: San Francisco, California
1945: Glentana, Montana
1946: Springerville, Arizona
1947: Wagontire, Oregon
1948: Hulett, Wyoming
1949: Garrison, Utah
1950: Adrian, Washington
1951: Lincoln, Nebraska
1952: Blunt, South Dakota
1953: Socorro, New Mexico
1954: Ulysses, Kansas
1955: Vici, Oklahoma
1956: Ely, Nevada
1957: Weatherford, Texas
1958: Sterling, Colorado
1959: Bruneau, Idaho
1960: Trinidad, California
1961: Beach, North Dakota
1962: St. Regis, Montana
1963: Prescott, Arizona
1964: Burns, Oregon
1965: Thermopolis, Wyoming
1966: Wheeler, Washington
1967: Wendover, Utah
1968: Cozad, Nebraska
1969: Gregory, South Dakota
1970: Wagon Mound, New Mexico
1971: Liberal, Kansas
1972: Hobart, Oklahoma
1973: Gerlach, Nevada
1974: Plainview, Texas
1975: Glenwood Springs, Colorado
1976: Rattlesnake Station, Idaho
1977: Devils Den, California
1978: Hettinger, North Dakota
1979: Missoula, Montana
1980: Kingman, Arizona
1981: Mt. Vernon, Oregon
1982: Rawlins, Wyoming
1983: Vernal, Utah
1984: Washtucna, Washington
1985: Winside, Nebraska
1986: Vermillion, South Dakota
1987: Raton, New Mexico
1988: St. Francis, Kansas
1989: Laverne, Oklahoma
1990: Alamo, Nevada
1991: Claude, Texas
1992: Two Buttes, Colorado
1993: Buhl, Idaho
1994: Shoshone, California
1995: Napoleon, North Dakota
1996: Rapelje, Montana
1997: Hackberry, Arizona
1998: Prairie City, Oregon
1999: Coulee City, Washington

Red Shuttleworth

(photo by Steve Rimple)

Red Shuttleworth received a 2017 Tanne Foundation Award.  His Woe to the Land Shadowing (Blue Horse Press) won the 2016 Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Poetry Book.  A three-time winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Poetry, Shuttleworth was named "Best Living Western Poet" in 2007 by True West magazine.  His plays have been presented widely, including at State University of New York at Fredonia, Saddleback College, Sundance Playwrights Lab, and the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival.  Shuttleworth's most recent books are Straight Ahead: Poems (Blue Horse Press) and Rumors and Borders: Eight Western Plays (Humanitas Media Publishing).

Monday, December 11, 2017

CHAPBOOK #169: A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Collection

Chapbook #169

Five Poems

Red Shuttleworth

Red Shuttleworth's Chapbook #169, published in a limited edition by Bunchgrass Press, presents five poems:

Fayette, North Dakota, 1926

Wayne County, Nebraska, 1987


The Price of Cheerful

Sound of One Hand

Red Shuttleworth, poet and playwright, is a 2017 Tanne Foundation Award Recipient.  He is a three-time recipient of Western Writers of America's Spur Award for Poetry and won the 2016 Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Poetry Book (Woe to the Land Shadowing, Blue Horse Press).   In 2007 True West magazine named Shuttleworth "Best Living Western Poet."

Shuttleworth's latest poetry collection is Straight Ahead (Blue Horse Press) and his new collection of short plays is Rumors and Borders (Humanitas Media Publishing).

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

JOE SPRINZ, A Red Shuttleworth One-Poem Chapbook

Joe Sprinz

A One-Poem Chapbook

Red Shuttleworth

Red Shuttleworth's Joe Sprinz is published by Bunchgrass Press in a limited (44 copies) edition.

Joe Sprinz played twenty-three years of professional baseball, including three partial Major League seasons with the Cleveland Indians and the St. Louis Cardinals.  A longtime catcher and then coach for the San Francisco Seals in the Pacific Coast League, Joe Sprinz bought a house in the Sunset District of San Francisco and later, after baseball, worked as in investigator of the San Francisco District Attorney.  Every Saturday for years, Sprinz held baseball workouts at the Triangle (backstop) at Big Rec in Golden Gate Park... attended by handfuls of his former Seals teammates.  Sprinz would let young boys, like me, shag balls in the outfield in exchange for a couple of batting practice swings.  When I first met Sprinz in the summer of 1957, I was working out in Keds.  Sprinz noticed, said for me take the N-Judah streetcar to his home... and he gave me my first pair of spikes... the last spikes he wore in pro ball.  Sprinz's spikes were way too big for me, so I stuffed the toes with wads of newspaper sheets... and wore them for a couple of years.

Joe Sprinz was famous for having caught a ball dropped from a blimp by Lefty O'Doul at the World's Fair in San Francisco.  The ball went right through the rawhide string web of Sprinz's catcher's glove, seriously injuring his mouth.  

A baseball fan favorite in San Francisco, a wonderful teammate for his fellow Seals, Joe Sprinz was honored by the Seals in 1940 with a Joe Sprinz Day.
Joe Sprinz Day

Red Shuttleworth is a 2017 Tanne Foundation Award Recipient.  His latest full length play, Tumbledown, received a complex stage reading this past March at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California.  Shuttleworth won the 2016 Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Outstanding Poetry Book for Woe to the Land Shadowing (Blue Horse Press)He is the recipient of three Western Writers of America Spur Awards for Poetry.  In 2007 True West magazine named Shuttleworth "Best Living Western Poet."

Red Shuttleworth, 1996,
Big Bend C.C. Vikings, Assistant Coach

For those who are San Francisco Seals fans, commemorative Seals caps and sweatshirts are available from Ebbets Field Flannels in Seattle.