Category Archives: 2013

books published by Lummox press in 2013.

I See Hunger’s Children


I first became aware of the poet normal through Lee Crabtree, then the Fug’s keyboard man, in 1963 or ’64, at  the Peace Eye Bookstore on the Lower East Side. Thirty-five years later I be­came re-acquainted with his poems.  I liked his honesty. I like the “jolt” of reality in these works, and the inten­sity of images such as the  “devil hair of barbed wire’,’ and “diamonds of light beg forgiveness’,’ or “a parade of wrinkles.” Go forth. normal.

Ed Sanders, poet, musician & activist

“…normal is the voice of the homeless, the victimized, the disaffected and the disturbed. These are poems born of the street, of the vagabond heart, the true restless American spirit that Whitman spoke of when he heard America singing. Too often, now, we hear of singing like the dolphins in an Eliot poem, who do not sing for us.  normal sings for us, that is, to the poet in us all and we should listen.”

Alan Catlin

Hunger’s Children Sampler

ISBN 978-1-929878-80-2
128 pages, 6 X 9, Trade Paperback
$15 retail



Breaking and Entering


“When I was a child I believed in visions. Even as an adult I kept insisting the impossible was acceptable.  A tiger was in my grandmother’s basement, the one I was fleeing from.

In D.R. Wagner’s collection, a reader wants to flee into his visions.  Find that tiger.  It is with the epitome of grace and magic that these poems align themselves with our inner kid, find such realities that only dream worlds can make true. Here darkness  can be dazzling! The password is letting it happen. Wagner does this for us.”
Ann Menebroker, poet

“D.R. Wagner grinds a fine lens that reveals time, in all its bewildering mystery, as an ally,  takes the fledged moment into his hands and breathes life into the stillborn. He can melt the barriers between heaven and earth with a turn of his eye, and perhaps, just perhaps, pull a car out of a ditch with a broken comb that he finds behind our left ear.”
T. L. Kryss, poet

Breaking and Entering Sampler

ISBN 978-1-929878-42-0
160 PAGES, 6 X 9, Trade Paperback
$15 retail



Songs of the Glue Machines


Songs of the Glue Machines is a collection of poetry detailing the working class within California’s San Joaquin Valley in the late Eighties and early Nineties. Nicholas Belardes’ raw lyricism offers a glimpse into the struggles of everyday blue-collar workers in a forgotten part of America.

“Songs of the Glue Machines is part meditation, part lamentation, part gut-wrenching cry for a lost segment of humanity. Packing words drenched in sweat and blasted with furnace fury, Belardes’ poems transform once invisible lives into true blood & bone beauty. Hard-worn and hopeless factory workers are elevated to saintly status.”      – RICH FERGUSON, author of 8th & Agony: Poems

Songs of the Glue Machines Sampler

ISBN 978-1-929878-41-3
120 pages, 6 X 9, Trade Paperback
Retail $15




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GlueMachinesCoverPardon the virtual dust…We’re revamping the catalog to make navigating easier. Titles in the 2013 section are listed below. Earlier titles are still here back at the old site. Eventually all will be listed in this new location.
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