Friday, December 27, 2013

WHEN YESTERDAY: A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook

When Yesterday


Red Shuttleworth

Red Shuttleworth's first poetry chapbook of 2014, When Yesterday, is pure gold Western Americana, featuring:

Bisbee, Arizona, 1912

Wanette, Oklahoma, 1917

When Yesterday Was My Name: Four Short Poems

Portrait of a Bride Beside a Piano in Helper, Utah

Brass Rivets and Cracked Teeth: Coldwater, Kansas

When Yesterday is published in a limited edition by Bunchgrass Press.   It is available... for a brief period of time... by written request to Red Shuttleworth.

Peaches Shuttleworth,
on December 23, 2013,
an Irish Wolfhound at Five and a Half Months of Age...
about 28-inches at her shoulders, weighed-in at 89 pounds

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

ONE YEAR GONE: A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook

One Year Gone

three poems

Red Shuttleworth

One Year Gone, three poems written during Wolfie Shuttleworth's last days in December of 2012, is issued as a limited edition (22 copies) chapbook by Bunchgrass Press for Wolfie's friends. 

Wolfie Shuttleworth perished, at the age of five and a half, on January 4, 2013 at Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital where he was unsuccessfully treated for osteosarcoma.

Young Wolfie Shuttleworth
with Red Shuttleworth

One Year Gone presents three poems:

The Droll Impossible

A Few Days

Ice-Burdened Moonlight

Playwrights and Poets:
Wolfie Shuttleworth and Red Shuttleworth

Special Thanks to Tom Clark for his encouragement.

Although this chapbook is not generally available, the three contained poems can be read on this blog.

Monday, December 16, 2013


Poet Paul Zarzyski

A Rounder's

31 Quintessential Books

from the American West

Richard Avedon
In the American West

Ralph Beer
The Blind Corral

Barbara Brinson Curiel
Mexican Jenny and Other Poems

Edward Dorn
Way More West: New and Selected Poems

Gretel Ehrlich
The Solace of Open Spaces

Loren D. Estleman
Bloody Season

Jim Fergus
The Wild Girl

William Goyen
The House of Breath

Ron Hansen

Jim Harrison

Kent Haruf
The Tie That Binds

William Heyen
Crazy Horse in Stillness

Julie Jensen
Stray Dogs

Elmer Kelton
The Time It Never Rained

William Kittredge
Owning It All

Adrian  C. Louis
Savage Sunsets

Cormac McCarthy
Blood Meridian

Max McCoy
Hellfire Canyon

Thomas McGuane
Nobody's Angel

Larry McMurtry
Leaving Cheyenne

Michael Ondaatje
The Collected Works of Billy the Kid

Annie Proulx
Fine Just the Way It Is

Kirk Robertson
How the Light Gets In

Lucia St. Clair Robson
Ride the Wind

Billy Joe Shaver
Honky Tonk Hero

Sam  Shepard
Fool for Love and Other Plays

Red Shuttleworth
Western Settings

Jack Spicer
Billy the Kid

Hunter S. Thompson
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Richard S. Wheeler

Paul Zarzyski
All This Way for the Short Ride

Coming up with about three dozen quintessential books from the American West is a tough task.  No excuses, but another couple dozen or so Western writers (and their books) could have (should have?) been listed, like Edward Abbey, Rick Bass, J.V. Brummels, Norman H. Russell, James Welch, and Peter Wild.

    The Late Great Wolfie Shuttleworth
with Red Shuttleworth

Most recent update: October 10, 2022

Friday, December 6, 2013

MAILBOX: DECEMBER POEMS, a Red Shuttleworth chapbook

Mailbox: December Poems

Red Shuttleworth

Red Shuttleworth's Mailbox: December Poems, with an epigraph from James Clarence Mangan ("I turn from summer's blooms and dyes..."), contains five (mostly revised) poems from 2011:

Not a Short Leash

River of the Sun

Hush Time

What's in the Mailbox?

A Highway Rest Stop Nearby

Mailbox: December Poems is printed in Garamond on 32-pound antique laid ivory paper with a 24-pound banana fiber paper (natural fleck) cover.

Issued by Bunchgrass Press in a limited edition.

 Red Shuttleworth