Sunday, July 22, 2012
Flaming Cliffs... Orpimental Sunrise
In northern Georgia, in the Caucasus, in a village
a mile from a bulldozed arsenic factory, in Black Valley,
children cough and cough, hawk-up golden phlegm...
pigment to paint the blonde hair of a Hollywood starlet.
You are not there, no. You have just dreamed
the Flaming Cliffs of Mongolia... horsemen westward,
a half million of them for blood and Moscow dumplings.
You have dreamed orpiment crystal crafted
into skull pendants encased in gold... museum pieces
too deadly for proms, weddings, honeymoons, funerals...
You have dreamed and now you stare into a posthole
not quite deep enough for cedar posts if they are cedar.
Somewhere you have never been and will never go:
a soft rain muddies an arsenic dump... not far
from a flooded mine where water rises softly
to caress jade-green walls that rise toward sunlight yellow.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
a poetry chapbook by
No Rain, a new poetry chapbook by Red Shuttleworth, contains poems previously published in Suisun Valley Review and Roundup! (an anthology edited by Paul Andrew Hutton for La Frontera Publications in 2010).
No Rain is a limited (24 copies) edition chapbook for friends and collectors.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The Silver State
Red Shuttleworth's newest poetry chapbook, The Silver State, is available in a limited (26 copies) edition. The six-poem collection contains "In Deep Bourbon Cover" (first published in chum), "Casino Oatmeal," "This Was Wild Horse Country," "The Heart Gnaws on Itself," "Old Silver... Aged Stars over Nevada... the Usual Bluff," and "Ghost Town Hotel."
Monday, July 9, 2012
an eight poem suite
Red Shuttleworth's Thanatos, an eight poem suite, is temporarily available in a limited edition of 33. The cover features a Ciara Shuttleworth painting. Along with the poems are photographs and crayon sketches by Red Shuttleworth.