Tuesday, October 31, 2017

JOE SPRINZ, A Red Shuttleworth One-Poem Chapbook





Joe Sprinz

A One-Poem Chapbook

Red Shuttleworth


Red Shuttleworth's Joe Sprinz is published by Bunchgrass Press in a limited (44 copies) edition.

Joe Sprinz played twenty-three years of professional baseball, including three partial Major League seasons with the Cleveland Indians and the St. Louis Cardinals.  A longtime catcher and then coach for the San Francisco Seals in the Pacific Coast League, Joe Sprinz bought a house in the Sunset District of San Francisco and later, after baseball, worked as in investigator of the San Francisco District Attorney.  Every Saturday for years, Sprinz held baseball workouts at the Triangle (backstop) at Big Rec in Golden Gate Park... attended by handfuls of his former Seals teammates.  Sprinz would let young boys, like me, shag balls in the outfield in exchange for a couple of batting practice swings.  When I first met Sprinz in the summer of 1957, I was working out in Keds.  Sprinz noticed, said for me take the N-Judah streetcar to his home... and he gave me my first pair of spikes... the last spikes he wore in pro ball.  Sprinz's spikes were way too big for me, so I stuffed the toes with wads of newspaper sheets... and wore them for a couple of years.

Joe Sprinz was famous for having caught a ball dropped from a blimp by Lefty O'Doul at the World's Fair in San Francisco.  The ball went right through the rawhide string web of Sprinz's catcher's glove, seriously injuring his mouth.  

A baseball fan favorite in San Francisco, a wonderful teammate for his fellow Seals, Joe Sprinz was honored by the Seals in 1940 with a Joe Sprinz Day.
Joe Sprinz Day



Red Shuttleworth is a 2017 Tanne Foundation Award Recipient.  His latest full length play, Tumbledown, received a complex stage reading this past March at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California.  Shuttleworth won the 2016 Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Outstanding Poetry Book for Woe to the Land Shadowing (Blue Horse Press)He is the recipient of three Western Writers of America Spur Awards for Poetry.  In 2007 True West magazine named Shuttleworth "Best Living Western Poet."



Red Shuttleworth, 1996,
Big Bend C.C. Vikings, Assistant Coach



For those who are San Francisco Seals fans, commemorative Seals caps and sweatshirts are available from Ebbets Field Flannels in Seattle.


PATOKA, A Terry Kinney Poetry Chapbook





Patoka

A One-Poem Chapbook

Terry Kinney


Bunchgrass Press is proud to publish (in a limited edition) a one-poem chapbook by Terry Kinney, Patoka.



Terry Kinney



Terry Kinney is an actor and director.  He is co-founder of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater, and also acts and directs films and television.  Kinney's poetry has appeared in a Bunchgrass Press chapbook anthology.  He lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his daughter, Maeve, and his son, Carson.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

CLAIMANTS: A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook





Claimants

Six Free Verse Monologues for Theatre

Red Shuttleworth



Red Shuttleworth's Claimants, published in a limited edition by Bunchgrass Press, offers six brief free verse monologues for actors:

Daniel Boone

Ivan Turgenev

Auguste Rodin

Stephen Crane

Leon Trotsky

Max "Slapsie Maxie" Rosenbloom



Playwright and poet, Red Shuttleworth is a 2017 Tanne Foundation Award Recipient.  His latest play, Tumbledown, was developed and recently presented as an elaborate stage reading by Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California. Red is a Western Heritage Award for Poetry winner and has also won the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Poetry three times.  



   Red Shuttleworth



Red Shuttleworth has two books published in 2017: Rumors and Borders: Eight Western Plays (Humanitas Media Publishing) and Straight Ahead: Poems (Blue Horse Press).  Both books are available on Amazon.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Red Shuttleworth is a 2017 Tanne Foundation Award Recipient


Red Shuttleworth
Receives a 2017 Tanne Foundation Award


Red Shuttleworth
(photo by Steve Rimple)



The Tanne Foundation has announced that Red Shuttleworth is a 2017 Award Recipient.

The Tanne Foundation, now in its nineteenth year, supports individual artists with unrestricted funding.  The 2017 Awards honor five artists in recognition of their artistic achievements, as well as one artist-run organization which has presented exceptional works for 40 years.  The 2017 Recipients are Gary Bates (sculptor), Chris Ensweiler (actor), Todd McCutcheon (mixed media painter), Red Shuttleworth (poet/playwright), Preach R. Sun (performance artist), and Mobius, Inc. (arts presenting organization).




Red Shuttleworth
(photo by Kate Shuttleworth)




Red Shuttleworth is a poet/playwright of the rural American West.  His latest books are Rumors and Borders: Eight Western Plays (Humanitas Media Publishing) and Straight Ahead: Poems (Blue Horse Press).  Shuttleworth's poems have appeared in countless journals, including Ontario Review, Prairie Schooner, and Weber: The Contemporary West.  In 2007 True West magazine named him "Best Living Western Poet."  He is the recipient of the 2016 Western Heritage "Wrangler" Award for Outstanding Poetry Book (Woe to the Land Shadowing, Blue Horse Press) and three Western Writers of America Spur Awards for Poetry.  His plays have been presented widely, including at Saddleback College, Sundance Playwrights Lab, the State University of New York at Fredonia, and the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival.











The Tanne Foundation was founded by an artist in order to enrich the artistic experience and broaden horizons for artists and audiences alike.  The foundation's primary interest in in support of individual artists.  Led by a board composed primarily of artists, the foundation is guided by the philosophy that in the creation of art, however unrecognized or obscure the voice, the sound my be extraordinary and it is vital that it be heard.

Since its inception the Tanne Foundation has made awards to ninety-eight artists and nine organizations in recognition of their outstanding achievements in a variety of fields in the visual and performing arts, including performance art, painting, poetry, music, theater and dance.  Nominations for awards are made by the trustees of the Tanne Foundation.  The Tanne Foundation does not accept unsolicited requests.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

RUMORS AND BORDERS: EIGHT WESTERN PLAYS, by Red Shuttleworth





Rumors and Borders:
Eight Western Plays

by

Red Shuttleworth



Red Shuttleworth's Rumors and Borders, available as a Humanitas Media Publishing paperback from Amazon, presents eight plays set in the American West.

Shuttleworth is a 2017 Tanne Foundation Award Recipient.  His Woe to the Land Shadowing won the 2016 Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Outstanding Poetry Book.  A three-time winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Poetry, Shuttleworth was named "Best Living Western Poet" in 2007 by True West magazine.


Red Shuttleworth



Shuttleworth's plays have been presented widely, including at State University of New York at Fredonia, Saddleback College, Sundance Playwrights Lab, and the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival.

Rumors and Borders contains the following plays:

Days of Daring

The Only Waco Delaney

Rooster and Ponytail

More Honky Tonk Scars 

Rangeland's Gone

This is Dead Level

Farewell the Catastrophe Works

The Genuine Love of the Kid's Life



Thomas W. Loughlin, Jason Ostrowski, and Melissa K. Miller in the SUNY-Fredonia production of The Only Waco Delaney.


Many thanks to the actors and directors who helped develop and then present these eight plays.  Thank you...  Susan Bailey, Danny Beaupre, Tara Bialy, Kim Danser, Peter Dimas, Chris Esparza, Todd Espeland, Kymm Gant, James Giannavola, Bradley Goodwill, Evan K. Harrington, Michele Helberg, Jim Henry, Mary Kennedy, Kristine Leslie, Amy Livingston, Toni Loppnow, Thomas W. Loughlin, Stephanie I. Ludes, Davey Marlin-Jones, Shawn Martin, Jeff McConnell, Evan McDonnell, Melissa K. Miller, Matt Osterhaus, Jason Ostrowski, Matthew C. Ralyea, Mary Regan, Cathy Reinhemer, Dean Rutherford, Steve D' Smith, Laura Tompkins, Gina Torrecilla, Lauren Volette, and Maggie Winn-Jones.



Rumors and Borders: Eight Western Plays
Red Shuttleworth
(trade paperback, 168 pages, $14.99)
ISBN: 978-0-615-95331-1
Humanitas Media Publishing
Available on Amazon


Sunday, August 13, 2017

AUGUST 2017, A Red Shuttleworth Chapbook





August 2017

Poems

Red Shuttleworth



Red Shuttleworth's August 2017,  a chapbook published by Bunchgrass Press in a limited edition, presents five new poems:

Time... Phantoms

We'll See

August Pain-Ride

After Never-Mind

Shower Clouds to the South



Red Shuttleworth



Red Shuttleworth received the 2016 Western Heritage "Wrangler" Award for Poetry for Woe to the Land Shadowing (Blue Horse Press).  Red is a three-time winner of Western Writers of America's Spur Award for Poetry.  True West magazine named Red "Best Living Western Poet" in 2007.

Red's latest poetry collection is Straight Ahead (Blue Horse Press, 2017).  He has published poetry, fiction, and drama in journals and anthologies, including Alaska Quarterly Review, Concho River Review, Desert Wood, Hayden's Ferry Review, Open Range, Prairie Schooner, Roundup, San Pedro River Review, South Dakota Review, and Weber: The Contemporary West.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

OUTTAKES: A Red Shuttleworth Chapbook




Outtakes

Five Poems

Red Shuttleworth



Red Shuttleworth's Outtakes, a chapbook published by Bunchgrass Press in a limited (50 copies) edition, presents five poems from Red's Hawk Season Notebook.


Red Shuttleworth


Poet / Playwright Red Shuttleworth's received the 2016 Western Heritage "Wrangler" Award for Poetry for Woe to the Land Shadowing (Blue Horse Press).  Red is a three-time winner of Western Writers of America's Spur Award for Poetry and True West magazine named him "Best Living Western Poet" in 2007.

Red has published poetry, fiction, and drama in journals and anthologies, including Alaska Quarterly Review, Concho River Review, Desert Wood, Hayden's Ferry Review, Open Range, Prairie Schooner, Roundup, South Dakota Review, and Weber: The Contemporary West

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

ECHO-TWIST: A Red Shuttleworth Chapbook





Echo-Twist

A Suite of Poems

Red Shuttleworth


Red Shuttleworth's Echo-Twist is a suite of poems written this spring.  It is published as a (limited edition) chapbook by Bunchgrass Press.


Red Shuttleworth

Thursday, May 18, 2017

SUNDOWN: A Red Shuttleworth Chapbook





Sundown

Seven Prose Poems

Red Shuttleworth



Red Shuttleworth's Sundown, a chapbook published by Bunchgrass Press in a limited edition, presents the following prose poems:

Hawk Season Notebook #78

Hawk Season Notebook #243

August Morning

Still In-Progress

Early Stumbles

Conked with a Fence Wire Stretcher

Trail Ride



Red Shuttleworth's Woe to the Land Shadowing (Blue Horse Press) won the 2016 Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Outstanding Poetry Book.  Shuttleworth is a three-time recipient of Western Writers of America's Spur Award for Poetry.  In 2007 True West magazine named Shuttleworth "Best Living Western Poet."



Red Shuttleworth



Red Shuttleworth's latest book-length poetry collection is Straight Ahead (Blue Horse Press).  It is available on Amazon.


Sunday, May 14, 2017

BLOODSTREAM: A Bunchgrass Press Chapbook Anthology





Bloodstream

A Bunchgrass Press Poetry Anthology


Tobi Alfier


Jonathan Chant


Rex Rodenbaugh


Red Shuttleworth



Bloodstream is published in a limited edition by Bunchgrass Press.  Copies are briefly available from participating poets.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

KILLING TIME, A Bridget Clawson Flash Fiction Chapbook





Killing Time

Three Flash Fictions

Bridget Clawson



Bunchgrass Press is pleased to publish a chapbook of Bridget Clawson's flash fictions.  Presented are:

Killing Time

Just Now, In Front of My House

Popcorn



Bridget Clawson



Bridget Clawson is the author of three books: The Widow Lessons, Reviving Miss Kitty, and Baptized Every Morning.  Her books are available on Amazon.  Bridget Clawson has a new flash fiction set to appear in Mojave River Review.  Killing Time is her first chapbook.


Sunday, May 7, 2017

IT WAS A SUMMER, A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook




It Was a Summer

Four Poems

Red Shuttleworth


Red Shuttleworth's It Was a Summer, a chapbook published in a limited edition by Bunchgrass Press, presents four poems:

Silver Frame

Purple Heather

Hawk Season Notebook #125

Balance of Stones


Red Shuttleworth's Woe to the Land Shadowing (Blue Horse Press) won the 2016 Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Outstanding Poetry Book.  Shuttleworth is a three-time recipient of Western Writers of America's Spur Award for Poetry.  In 2007 True West magazine named Shuttleworth "Best Living Western Poet."

Red Shuttleworth
(photo by Steve Rimple)


Red Shuttleworth's latest book-length collection of poems is Straight Ahead (Blue Horse Press).  It is available on Amazon.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

PERSONAE, A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook





Personae

Four Monologues in Free Verse for Theatre

Red Shuttleworth



Red Shuttleworth's Personae, published in a limited edition by Bunchgrass Press, presents four brief monologues in free verse:

The God Mercury

Valentinia II

Arthur Schnitzler

Max Frisch



Playwright and poet, Red Shuttleworth's latest play, a dark comedy of the contemporary American West, Tumbledown, received an elaborate staged reading (directed by Rick Williamson) on March 16, 2017 at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California.


Red Shuttleworth


Red Shuttleworth's Woe to the Land Shadowing (Blue Horse Press) won the 2016 Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Outstanding Poetry Book.  Shuttleworth is a three-time winner of Western Writers of America's Spur Award for Poetry.  In 2007 True West magazine named Shuttleworth "Best Living Western Poet."


The latest Red Shuttleworth book-length collection of poems is Straight Ahead (Blue Horse Press).  It is available on Amazon.






Thursday, April 13, 2017

FOR THAT MATTER, A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook





Red Shuttleworth's For that Matter, published in a limited edition by Bunchgrass Press, presents five poems:

Riderless Horses

Waiting for a Guest

Blood-Orange Sun

Antiqued

Ghost Light



Red Shuttleworth



Red Shuttleworth's Woe to the Land Shadowing (Blue Horse Press) received the 2016 Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Outstanding Poetry Book.  Shuttleworth is a three-time winner of Western Writers of America's Spur Award for Poetry.  In 2007 True West magazine named Shuttleworth "Best Living Western Poet."

The latest Red Shuttleworth book-length collection of poems is Straight Ahead (Blue Horse Press).  It is available on Amazon.


Friday, April 7, 2017

CHAPBOOK #160, A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook





Chapbook #160

poems

Red Shuttleworth



Red Shuttleworth's Chapbook #160, from Bunchgrass Press in a limited edition, presents eight poems:

Hawk Season Notebook #79

Hawk Season Notebook #87

Sometimes You Get Pancaked

Hawk Season Notebook #232

Muddy-Brown Toy Camera Landscape Photograph

The Room Is Stone-Dark

The Next Time

Moonlight Juniper



Red Shuttleworth

Red Shuttleworth's Woe to the Land Shadowing (Blue Horse Press) received the 2016 Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Outstanding Poetry Book.  Shuttleworth is a three-time winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Poetry.  In 2007 True West magazine named Shuttleworth "Best Living Western Poet."

The latest Red Shuttleworth book-length collection of poems is Straight Ahead (Blue Horse Press).  It is available on Amazon.




Tuesday, March 28, 2017

THE STRUGGLE: A Bunchgrass Press Chapbook Anthology





The Struggle

A Bunchgrass Press Anthology



Jeffrey C. Alfier


Susan Compo


John Dofflemyer



Dave Kelly



Luke and Red Shuttleworth



The Struggle is published in a limited (60 copies) edition by Bunchgrass Press.  Copies are briefly available from participating poets.