Red Shuttleworth

Western Settings

Red Shuttleworth

“Reading Western Settings is akin to sitting in on a game of gentleman’s poker with Hickok ‘n Holliday, Waylon ‘n Willie, Bukowski ‘n Brautigan at the Bucket of Blood Saloon in Virginia City on a Sunday afternoon. Red Shuttleworth’s poems are whiskey-throated and squinty-eyed. Yet, when the blue smoke clears, you’ll find that this is a book about family and friends, about love and legends nurtured in, and by, the big two-hearted rural West.”
–Paul Zarzyski, author of All This Way for the Short Ride

Selected Works

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.
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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