Poet Red Shuttleworth

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Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation Poet and Playwright
Location Moses Lake, WA, United States
Introduction Red Shuttleworth's latest collection of poems, "Woe to the Land Shadowing," was honored with the 2016 Western Heritage (Wrangler) Award for Outstanding Poetry Book. Shuttleworth has received three Spur Awards for Poetry from Western Writers of America (for "Johnny Ringo" in 2013, for "Roadside Attractions" in 2011 and for "Western Settings" in 2001). Red was named "Best Living Western Poet" by "True West" magazine in 2007. Red's poems have appeared in hundreds of magazines, including Prairie Schooner, South Dakota Review, Southwest Review,and Weber: The American West. Red's poetry has also been collected in over a hundred chapbooks. Red's latest poetry book, "Woe to the Land Shadowing," appeared in late 2015 from Blue Horse Press. Red's plays have been presented widely: Foothill Theatre (CA),State University of New York - Fredonia, Sundance Playwrights Lab, and Sun Valley Festival of New Western Drama. Red's latest play, "High Plains Fandango," was published as a paperback in 2015 by Humanitas Media Publishing.
Interests Poetry, Theatre, Film, Photography, Painting
Favorite Movies The Long Riders, The Wild Bunch...
Favorite Music Tom Russell, Waylon Jennings, James McMurtry, Emmylou Harris...
Favorite Books Authors Red Likes: John Berryman, Kay Boyle, James Dickey, Jack Gilbert, Linda Gregg, Seamus Heaney, Ernest Hemingway, Adrian C. Louis, James Wright, and Paul Zarzyski.