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Red Shuttleworth

Red Shuttleworth, poet and playwright, primarily of the American West, is the author of Roadside Attractions, winner of the 2011 Spur Award for Best Western Poem from Western Writers of America. Shuttleworth’s Western Settings (University of Nevada Press, 2000), received the first Spur Award for Poetry from Western Writers of America in 2001.

True West magazine named Shuttleworth “Best Living Western Poet” in 2007

His poems, one-act plays, and short stories have appeared in over a hundred journals, including Alaska Quarterly Review, Blue Mesa Review, Chum, Clare, Concho River Review, Elysian Fields Quarterly, Los Angeles Review, Minnetonka Review, Neon, Ontario Review, Plains Song Review, Prairie Schooner, Rattle, Roundup Magazine, South Dakota Review, Southwest Review, Suisun Valley Review, and Weber: The Contemporary West.

Shuttleworth’s plays have been presented widely in both professional and academic venues, including at The Foothill Theatre (CA), Spirit of the Horse Theatre (MN), Sundance Playwrights Lab, The Sun Valley Festival of New Western Drama, and the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespearean Festival. State University of New York at Fredonia will premiere Red Shuttleworth’s new play, High Plains Fandango, during the 2011-2012 season.

Shuttleworth is the editor of Lucky 13: Short Plays about Arizona, Nevada & Utah (University of Nevada Press, 1995).

Red Shuttleworth is part of the Gonzo Western Poetry movement, closely associated with poets and songwriters J.V. Brummels, Kirk Robertson, Tom Russell, and Paul Zarzyski.


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