Monday, June 29, 2015

AMULET, A Red Shuttleworth Chapbook... The Complete Poem




Amulet

a one-poem chapbook by

Red Shuttleworth



Recently presented in sections on facebook, the poem Amulet, by Red Shuttleworth, is now issued in a limited edition chapbook by Bunchgrass Press.



Red Shuttleworth






Friday, June 26, 2015

Amulet: 14



Amulet: 14

The fence is torn down, but a cattle gate remains:
true-life Old West fireflies outside a railroad bar.
Pioneer monuments, burlap sack frontier beauties,
antique shop postcards: in time you'll slip away silent...
clean... squared-up in a Wrangler coffin shirt and jeans.



Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Amulet: 12



Amulet: 12

Today's clouds cobble-up a storm for mountains
beyond Spokane.  Another old wisdom tooth gone...
shattered on a dentist's glossy tray, your jaw swells
to meet darkness.  You drive with brights, honk
at apricot-brown heifers... moonlight-dumb on gravel.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

TRAIL, A Chapbook Anthology from Bunchgrass Press




Trail

A Chapbook Anthology


Trail presents new writing from:


Chris Danowski


Dave Kelly


Terry Kinney


Adrian C. Louis


Red Shuttleworth



Trail is published in a limited edition (63 copies) by Bunchgrass Press and is only available from one of the contributing writers.

Monday, June 8, 2015

NAMPA LIGHTS, A Three-Poem Red Shuttleworth Chapbook




Nampa Lights

3 Poems

Red Shuttleworth


Red Shuttleworth's 125th poetry chapbook, Nampa Lights, is from Bunchgrass Press in a limited edition.


The three poems in Nampa Lights are from 2012:

Brushed... Blistered Dry

The Garden of Pint Bottles

and

What Harmonies, Indeed?



Red Shuttleworth (2012)


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sunday Desert Approach



Sunday Desert Approach

Forget economy-of-time:
last night's wistful
dream-swatches...
lapis lazuli velvet.

You want to imagine
purple heather.
Sagebrush drops
pale shade
too morning-cool
for rattlers.

Oh... the showmanship of hawks.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

The Future Seemed Chandelier-Spectacular



The Future Seemed Chandelier-Spectacular

Morning comes at you
like a sloganeering nun
in a Clint Eastwood movie...
desert radio jangle,
some furniture festival in town.
You carry all the ephemera
of seventy years...
smeared postcard postscripts.

Pockmarked moon through squinty eyes,
Peaches-the-Wolfhound wants to know:
when does she get the lapis-blue
birthday present leather collar?

On a grand scale of gnarled apple tree
to gloss-marble of gunfighter boot hill,
the flake-decay centerpiece would be
a Bat Masterson toupee up for auction.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Planted Ground



Planted Ground

Grotesque turn of tractor
and a leg is gone:
someone else's fact.
Wool clouds... a radio song
featuring high platform heels,
love gone to muscatel-sobs.
For you it's morning...
dryland wheat fields
at every blacktop
curve-'n-swerve...
graveyard rows.