Red Shuttleworth

Roadside Attractions

Roadside Attractions

Paul Zarzyski and Red Shuttleworth celebrate winning 2011 Spur Awards from Western Writers of America.
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Red Shuttleworth

Roadside Attractions is the 2011 Spur Award winner for Best Western Poem. As Red Shuttleworth tumbleweeds across the West, he considers, in one poem, buffalo burger shacks, the wreckage of plowed ground, depopulation of the Great Plains, driving empty post-midnight crumbling two-lane roads at excessive speed, and the possibilities of true love.

Selected Works

Drama
Rumors and Borders, in paperback from Humanitas Media Publishing, features eight wild one-act plays set in the American West.
High Plains Fandango, now in paperback from Humanitas Media Publishing, was commissioned (2010) and first produced by the Theatre Arts Department at State University of New York at Fredonia (2012), where it was directed by Tom Loughlin. It was developed (2011), under the direction of Ethan Phillips, with a public reading, by the Echo Theater Company of Los Angeles.
Poetry
New poems from Spur Award and Wrangler Award winner Red Shuttleworth
Winner of the 2016 Western Heritage (Wrangler) Award for Poetry, "Woe to the Land Shadowing" presents poems from the Washington State fire season of summer-2015.
The poems in "Ghosts & Birthdays" give voice to prizefighters, painters, and poets who have passed away, to gunfighters, dancers, and to baseball players. And the voices speak to us of passionate gain and loss.
The mad life, in poetry, of Old West outlaw Johnny Ringo.
Roadside Attractions is the winner of the 2011 Spur Award for Best Poem from Western Writers of America, is an extended meditation, using the ghazal poetry form, on driving the West.
The poems in Spur Award winning Western Settings explore the history and life of the American West.

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