Wednesday, January 25, 2017

STRAIGHT AHEAD: A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Book

Straight Ahead


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Built over the past years with poetry chapbooks, Red Shuttleworth's new collection of poems, is been published by Blue Horse Press (Redondo Beach, CA).  It is available on Amazon.

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Straight Ahead is comprised of a short poem, a dozen poem sequences, and a suite of Western Americana poems:

Just Under a Hundred Degrees

Rambling Apparition

Heart Over the Edge

Coyotes Singing Scabby

Shrub Desert

If You Had a Tail Fins Caddy

Ice Moon

Adjacent to Heaven



Distance to Empty

Straight Ahead

Deep-Lilac Heaven

Straight Ahead made its debut on the Amazon Hot New Poetry Sellers at #74 on the evening of January 25, 2017:

Red Shuttleworth's preceding book of poems, Woe to the Land Shadowing (also published by Blue Horse Press), received the 2016 Western Heritage "Wrangler" Award for Outstanding Poetry Book from that National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

Red Shuttleworth is a three-time winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Poetry... and True West magazine named him "Best Living Western Poet" in 2007.

2011 Spur Award Winner
Red Shuttleworth's Roadside Attractions
(a 2017 reissue edition from Bunchgrass Press)

Thursday, January 19, 2017

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS (Reprint Edition): A Red Shuttleworth Chapbook

Roadside Attractions

A Western Writers of America
Spur Award Poem

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Roadside Attractions, a long poem first published as a chapbook by The Basement (a theatre company in Phoenix) in 2010, with support from Chris Danowski, is reissued by Bunchgrass Press in a limited edition.

Roadside Attractions was honored by Western Writers of America in 2011 with the Spur Award for Best Poem.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

EVEN IF THEY SAY, A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook

Even If They Say

Four Poems

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Even If They Say, a four-poem chapbook by Red Shuttleworth, is published by Bunchgrass Press in a limited edition.  The presented poems are:

Moonlight Road

Got a Question?

Barely Erect Gravestones...
Fortuna, North Dakota

Will Rope for Food

Alkabo, North Dakota, 1937
photo by Russell Lee
(Library of Congress)

Red Shuttleworth, a three-time Spur Award recipient for poetry, received the 2016 Western Heritage (Wrangler) Award for Outstanding Poetry Book for his Woe to the Land Shadowing.

Named by True West magazine in 2007 as "Best Living Western Poet," In the past half-century, Red Shuttleworth  has published poetry, fiction, drama, literary criticism, and ephemeral prose in such journals as Alaska Quarterly Review, Artforum, Foreign Affairs, Ontario Review, Poetry Now, Prairie Schooner, Roundup, South Dakota Review, Southwest Review, and Zone 3.

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

Sunday, January 1, 2017

SIDESWIPE, A Red Shuttleworth Theatre Chapbook


A Play

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For the 25th Anniversary of the first presentation of Sideswipe, a one-act Red Shuttleworth play, it is issued in a limited edition as a Bunchgrass Press chapbook.

Sideswipe received its first public reading, directed by the author, on April 4, 1992, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with J.R. Esposito as "Jackal" and Michelle Rodda as "Wing."

Set in the present on the outskirts of a sagebrush town, Sideswipe was first published in 1933 in Neon: Artcetera from Nevada State Council on the Arts (edited by Kirk Robertson).

"Currie, Nevada"  March 1940
photo by Arthur Rothstein
(Library of Congress)

Red Shuttleworth's plays have been presented widely in both academic and professional venues.  His play about the calamitous draw-downs of aquifers in the American West, High Plains Fandango, commissioned and first produced by State University of New York at Fredonia, is a paperback from Humanitas Media Publishing... and is available in paperback on Amazon:

Red Shuttleworth's latest full length play, Tumbledown, a tragi-comedy, a contemporary Western, will receive a staged reading, directed by Rick Williamson, at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo on the evening of Thursday, March 16, 2016.

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