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RED SHUTTLEWORTH was born in San Francisco and received his education at City College of San Francisco (AA),
San Francisco State University (BA in Speech and MA in Creative Writing: Poetry) where he worked with Kay
Boyle and William Dickey, and University of Nevada, Las Vegas (MFA in Theatre: Playwriting) where he was mentored by
Jerry L Crawford, Julie Jensen, and Davey Marlin-Jones).
Shuttleworth's poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Chattahoochee Review, Concho River Review, Ontario
Review, Prairie Schooner, Rattle, and Southwest Review. He has published many chapbooks, including
All These Bullets (Logan House Press) and Western Movie (Signpost Press). A full length collection of
Shuttleworth's poems, Western Settings (University of Nevada Press, 2000) received the first Spur Award in
Western Poetry from Western Writers of America in 2001. True West, in its October 2004 issue, named Shuttleworth
"Best Living Cowboy Poet."
Shuttleworth's plays have been developed/presented/produced widely, including at University of Nebraska Kearney,
Sundance Playwrights Lab, The Sun Valley Festival of New Western Drama, and the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespearean
Festival. He is the editor of Lucky 13 (University of Nevada Press, 1995), an anthology of plays about Arizona,
Nevada, and Utah.
His most recent book is a collection of poetry entitled We Drove All Night (Finishing Line Press, 2011).
Currently living in the Columbia Basin in Washington, he has taught at many schools, including Southeast Community
College Fairbury (where he edited Nebraska Review before donating the magazine name to the University of
Nebraska at Omaha) and Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska (where, along with Larry Holland and Barbara
Schmitz, he edited The Elkhorn Review and co-founded the Nebraska Poetry Festival).
Shuttleworth has also published screeds/journalism/op-ed pieces in Artforum, Boxing Illustrated, Elysian Fields,
Foreign Affairs, and The Ring.