been writing poetry & prose for over thirty years, but it has only been since 1993 that I have been actively involved
with the poetry scene in
Los Angeles/SoCal. I write under the pen name: RD Armstrong
or Raindog. I live alone in an apartment somewhere near the
L.B. Harbor and rely heavily on the kindness of the strange and wondrous people who
believe in me.
the Lummox Press in 1994. In the beginning it was primarily for self-publishing
purposes, but in 1998 I began to publish other writers & poets. In 1999,
under the imprint of The Little Red Book series (or LRB), I began to publish books
by various poets. It
has become a “showcase” publication.
project gives unknown poets, as well as established poets, a chance to be published without going through a vanity press. Not everyone has the means or access to do this on their own. I hope to be the best publisher that I never found (not a typo).
I published the Lummox Journal,
from 1995 - 2006. It
was a small-press
digest that examined the creative process involved in the making of art (visual, musical, and oral/written). Using
interviews, essays, poetry & illustrations to explore the obstacles to, as well as, the rewards of that creation, I hope
it has contributed to a better understanding of the creative mind.