Nebraska Authors

Paul Shuttleworth

AKA: "Red"

Shuttleworth taught at Northeast Community College in Norfolk in the 1980s and also taught briefly at Southeast Community College -- Fairbury. He has presented programs at several Nebraska colleges. Along with Larry Holland, he is credited with starting Elkhorn Review, and other literary efforts there, including the Nebraska Poetry Festival, 1985-1986. With Holland and Barbara Schmitz, Shuttleworth also helped organize the first Nebraska Book Festival. Shuttleworth is a peripatetic scholar who currently lives in Moses Lake, Washington.

Places Lived

Fairbury, NE
Winside, NE
San Francisco, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Galveston, TX
Moses Lake, WA

Author Of

  • Poetry
  • Play/Screenplay


Poetry; Plays


Professional Boxer

Places Worked

Southeast Community College, Fairbury, NE
Northeast Community College, Norfolk, NE
Former editor, Elkhorn Review
Former editor, Nebraska Review


First Spur Award for Poetry, 2001
Named "Best Living Western Poet", True West Magazine, 2007
Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Poetry, 2016
Tanne Foundation Award in Poetry and Playwriting, 2017


Poems to the Memory of Benny Kid Paret. 1978.
Always Autumn. 1980.
Western Settings. 2000.
Johnny Ringo. 2012.
Woe to the Land Shadowing. 2015.
Straight Ahead. 2017.
Homeward. 2018.
Wolf Moon. 2020.
Hardly Alone. 2022.

High Plains Fandango. 2015.
Tumbledown. 2018.
Eight Monologues from Americana West. 2018.

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