Wednesday, December 31, 2014

WOLFIE'S LAST CHRISTMAS EVE... 2012, A One-Poem Commemorative Pamphlet




Wolfie's Last Christmas Eve... 2012

a memorial poem

by

Red Shuttleworth


Wolfie and Red Shuttleworth



Wolfie Shuttleworth
Christmas Eve... 2012



Red Shuttleworth's rememberance poem, Wolfie's Last Christmas Eve... 2012, is published for Wolfie's friends in a limited edition by Bunchgrass Press.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Brooke Horvath, SNAPSHOTS OF CHINA, a Bunchgrass Press Poetry Chapbook




Snapshots of China

Nine Poems

Brooke Horvath


Bunchgrass Press is pleased to present Brooke Horvath's Snapshots of China, poems from a recent journey.  Scholar and poet, Horvath teaches at Kent State University.


Brooke Horvath
(Photo by Pratim Datta)



Snapshots of China by Brooke Horvath is the first in a 2015 series of Bunchgrass Press chapbooks.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Wolfie's Last Christmas Eve... 2012



Wolfie's Last Christmas Eve... 2012

Patches of snow on scab rock.
Wolfie, in late afternoon,
slightly doped on a painkiller,
pain of bone cancer,
paused east of the house...
stared off... into the abyss...
amber-brown eyes sad with love... coming loss....

No snow this Christmas Eve.

On rough ground out back,
a young spruce tree
rises from volcanic soil
enriched with Wolfhound cremains.

If I drive shrub steppe all night,
will Wolfie's ghost
ride the car's back seat,
will I feel the weight of his great head
on my left shoulder, will he say,
in his little-boy-voice,
Stay awake... take us home?

Saturday, December 20, 2014

GROUND AND SKY: A Red Shuttleworth One-Poem Chapbook





Ground and Sky

a one-poem chapbook

Red Shuttleworth


To come up with Ground and Sky, Red Shuttleworth revisited and revised a 2011 poem, Do Your Days Measure Up?

Ground and Sky is published as a limited edition Bunchgrass Press chapbook.


Red Shuttleworth

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

SOME OTHER DECEMBER: HONKY TONK HOMAGE TO BASHO





Some Other December:
Honky Tonk Homage
To Basho

a suite of five short poems

Red Shuttleworth



Some Other December: Honky Tonk Homage To Basho presents, in a Bunchgrass Press chapbook, a suite of five short poems by Red Shuttleworth... posted on this blog in the 2011 (as Low Rent Flash). 


Red Shuttleworth
(Central Interior of British Columbia,
Canada, September/October 1974)



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ice Moon Chronograph: 15



Ice Moon Chronograph: 15

Blacktop exile... an abandoned road,
fog, a mile of weedy pavement, sagebrush,
dawn-howl of coyotes, gloss of fresh ice:
you tell the Wolfhound, Sit for your likeness.
She is the grand marshal of your parade.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Ice Moon Chronograph: 12



Ice Moon Chronograph: 12

The distant two-lane cracked blacktop,
a state highway to dense mineral water,
turns kicked-torso blue in late sunlight.
You shuffle-jog through desert scrub,
too old to gnaw road kill off pavement.

Friday, December 12, 2014

FURROW: A Chapbook Poetry Anthology





Furrow

a chapbook poetry anthology featuring:

Jonathan Chant
(with Shirley)


Tom Clark


Brooke Horvath


Duncan Jones


Red Shuttleworth



Furrow, a chapbook anthology, is published in a limited edition of 52 copies by Bunchgrass Press.


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Night Sky / Cosmic Whirl

Night Sky / Cosmic Whirl
(a crayon sketch by Red Shuttleworth)



Night Sky / Cosmic Whirl

Endless asteroid slam-down possibilities,
vaporization of sci-fi theater marquees.

You could say we're rockbound...
that the sky is a rock concert...
that humanity has had its vignette.

Cyclical wrinkles, flaring lines
over Seattle or  Spokane or...
or We're out of milk...
can you pick me up early from work?

Constellations of catastrophe...
NASA asteroid photographs...
stock market offers in asteroid mining.
Cobalt, water, and nickel for pistol plating!

Open expanse of dream-noir rocketry...
arrive-distant preceding yourself...
lost from all you'd hoped to love.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Ice Moon Chronograph: 10

Godot Tree
(A photograph by Red Shuttleworth)



Ice Moon Chronograph: 10

Deadpan winterscape on a shrub steppe.
Every morning you pass a Godot Tree
where it encroaches on an abandoned road.
Today dense fog...  nearby spectral coyotes...
rapid-frantic bark-yips: unbroken timeline!




Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Poetry Collection... University at Buffalo...




The Poetry Collection

at

University at Buffalo Libraries


Thanks to Dr. Michael Basinski, Curator of The Poetry Collection at University at Buffalo's University Libraries, thanks to his kindness, almost all of Red Shuttleworth's poetry chapbooks and books finally have a home.

The Poetry Collection at the University at Buffalo is the largest, most complete repository of modern poetry in the English language, containing well over 100,000 volumes.  The Collection also houses recordings, magazines, broadsheets, notebooks, photographs... and the James Joyce Archive.


Dr. Michael Basinski
Curator
The Poetry Collection, University Libraries
University at Buffalo


Red Shuttleworth is quite pleased to have most of his books and chapbooks catalogued... available at The Poetry Collection, including decades-old chapbooks.




Red Shuttleworth's Western Movie,
published decades ago
by Knute Skinner's Signpost Press,
is available at The Poetry Collection,
University at Buffalo.





Red Shuttleworth's Western Settings,
published in 2000
by University of Nevada Press,
winner of the first Spur Award for Poetry (2001),
is available at The Poetry Collection,
University at Buffalo.







Saturday, December 6, 2014

IN SPITE OF EVERYTHING: A Red Shuttleworth One-Poem Chapbook




In Spite of Everything

A Red Shuttleworth Poem


A revised version of In Spite of Everything by Red Shuttleworth, first presented on this blog in November of 2011, is now a limited edition Bunchgrass Press chapbook.


Red Shuttleworth
(1970)


Monday, December 1, 2014

Ice Moon Chronograph: 3



Ice Moon Chronograph: 3

Memory: frozen shirts on a clothesline...
a wrecks-closed road into snowy Tehachapi.
That was winters ago... before this night...
stumble-dream over rock and icy weeds...
a slush-drip hydrant for a thirsty coyote.

SOUTH DAKOTA REVIEW Presents Three Red Shuttleworth Poems





The tardy (Summer 2013) issue of South Dakota Review, with three poems by Red Shuttleworth, is out to readers.


With a handsome new coffee table format, and a new editor (Lee Ann Roripaugh), South Dakota Review (Volume 51, No. 2, Summer 2013) features poetry, fiction, and essays, including work from Jill Birdsall, Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Christopher Howell, Daniel G. Lusk, Jim Peterson, and Joshua Ware.




Red Shuttleworth