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B.J. Buckley Bio

Lummox Press welcomes poet and educator B.J. Buckley to the Angela Consolo Mankiewicz Poetry Contest. As judge she brings a wealth of experience with her, so you better send her your best!

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B.J. Buckley is a Montana poet and writer who has worked in Arts-in-Schools programs throughout the west for over 40 years. Her prizes and awards include a Wyoming Arts Council Literature Fellowship; The Cumberland Poetry Review’s Robert Penn Warren Narrative Poetry Prize; the New York-based Poets & Writers “Writers Exchange Award” in Poetry; the Rita Dove Poetry Prize from the Center for Women Writers at Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC; and the Joy Harjo Prize from CutThroat: A Journal of Arts and Literature; the Winning Writers award for formal poetry, and the Comstock Review Poetry Prize. She has been awarded residencies at the Ucross Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Colrain Manuscript Conference.

Her poems have appeared widely in both print and on-line journals including Pilgrimage, Cut Throat: A Journal of the Arts, About Place Journal, MezzoCammin, The Big Sky Journal, Green Mountains Review, Visions International, Sequestrum, december,The Cortland Poetry Review, Southern Humanities Review, Ellipsis, Sky Island Journal, and Epiphany. Her work is included in many anthologies, including Leaning Into the Wind, Woven on the Wind, and Crazy Woman Creek (Houghton Mifflin); Wyoming Fencelines, a collection of poems about fences and other boundaries by Wyoming authors; and Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry About Birds (Henry Holt). Her books include Artifacts; Moon Horses and the Red Bull, ProngHorn Press, with co-author Dawn Senior-Trask; a letterpress chapbook, Spaces Both Infinite and Eternal, 2013, Limberlost Press; and Corvidae, Lummox Press 2014.

Here’s an example of her craft as a poet:

Eating Seven Pips of a Pomegranate
           in Defiance of Winter

The fruits of February

are tight and sweet and small,

the rich dark red of blood

that’s settled into the limbs

and begun to cool. Two days ago

all rodent auguries were ambivalent,

contradictory under partly cloudy

heavens soft with thaw – men

in top hats far too squeamish

for consulting entrails, for cutting

anything open. Persephone

was wiser than her years

to take that gut-slashed womb

into her hands, suck the sweet juice

sluicing through her fingers,

tease out pips to feed the wolf

in her belly lest it devour her

will. Seven: snowdrift, sleet-knife,

ice-lock, gale, blizzard, ravens,

burial. Seven pips: and so, I,

against the spell of turncoat

January with its melts and drips.

Last night together cold and darkness

fell and fell and fell, the snow ground glass

against all flesh, and wind a beast

whose claws, like ghosts, could reach

through walls, fierce bird who broke

each branch it rested on. So I,

so nourished, loosed my hair,

went out to marry:

sparrows dropped frozen

from the lilac hedge. Old cottonwoods,

their shattered bones. Blood

where an owl fed.

That flame of ice, my heart.

That flame, the moon.

               for Jane Wohl

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SCHEDULE OF PENDING LUMMOX READINGS

In 2012, fMike Adamsor LUMMOX #1, groups of poets who came from the same regions held readings from this issue to promote sales. A series of events held in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Denver, Colorado and Los Angeles County, California (Venice, Downey and Santa Ana) were either co-sponsored or curated by Lummox.

Then in 2013 for LUMMOX #2, similar readings were held the SoCal towns of Venice, Downey, Long Beach, Canoga Park and Orange. A reading also took place in Sacramento, CA. Other readings happened in Pittsburgh, PA and Boulder and Denver, CO. 

(Left) The late Mike Adams reading from Lummox #1 in 2012 in Colorado.

2014 – 2015 READING SCHEDULE for LUMMOX #3

NOV. 9 – SANTA FE NM

Jane Lipman HOSTS a reading at Teatro Paraguas, (3205 Calle Marie Suite B Santa FeNew Mexico 87505) on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 5 pm. Featuring Blair Cooper, Mary McGinnis, Jane Lipman, Mitch Rayes, Judith Toler, Linda Whittenberg and John Macker.

NOV. 13 – DOWNEY CA

RD Armstrong HOSTS a reading at the Stay Gallery (11140 Downey Ave, Downey, CA 90241) on Thursday night at 7:30 pm. Featured are Trista Dominqu, Lorine and Jeff Parks, Nancy Shiffrin, Daniel McGinn, Radomir Luza, Linda Singer, Frank Kearns, Murray Thomas, Rick Smith and RD Armstrong. This event is sponsored by the Downey Arts Coalition.

There will be copies of both LUMMOX #3 and LUMMOX #3 LTD. Edition on sale as well as other Lummox Press merchandise.

JAN. 24 – WHITTIER CA        

Eric Morago HOSTS the Lummox gang at Half-Off Books in Whittier (6708 Greenleaf Ave. Whittier CA 90601) on Saturday night at 7 pm. Featured to read are RD Armstrong, Heather Browne, Kevin Ridgeway and Linda Singer. Others TBA.

FEB. 12 – LONG BEACH CA

Join us at Viento y Agua (4007 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814  (562) 434-1182) for some of the local flavors that Long Beach is known for. The reading starts at 7 pm. Featured readers are RD Armstrong, Heather Browne, Tom Thomas, RD Armstrong and Linda Singer. Others TBA.

FEB. 19 – VENTURA CA

This reading features poets from the Camarillo to Santa Barbara. Come down to the E.P. FOSTER LIBRARY in old town Ventura (651 Main St. Ventura, CA 93001 805-648-2716). Starts at 7 pm and features Ron Alexander, Tim Tipton, Dane Baylis, Katherine Hamilton, Jackson Wheeler and RD Armstrong. Others TBA. 

MARCH 21 – VENICE CA

RD Armstrong hosts the Lummox gang at Beyond Baroque (681 Venice Blvd. Venice CA) on Saturday night at 8 pm. Featured readers are Jeanette Clough, Michael Meloan, Julia Stein, Lynne Bronstein, Nancy Shiffrin and RD Armstrong. Others TBA.

PENDING READINGS TBA

SARNIA, ONTARIO, CANADA; TORONTO, ONT. CANADA; ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND; and others TBA.

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Lummox #1

Poetry, Essays, Reviews, Interviews & Art edited by RD Armstrong (2012)
LUMMOXOut of the ashes of the old Lummox Journal rises a new, annual, poetry anthology. This first issue features over 160 poets from all over the world, Canada & the US.Guest Editors Georgia Santa Maria (ABQ, NM), Jane Lipman (Santa Fe, NM), Biola Olatunde (Nigeria), Don Kingfisher Campbell (San Gabriel Valley, CA), Doug Holder (Boston area), Ed Nudelman (Northeast Poets), Jaimes Palacio (OC poets), Jane Crown (International), Marie Lecrivain (LA Poets), Mike Adams (Colorado area) and Ryan Guth (Mid-South) represent their areas with gusto!

LUMMOX #1 Sampler

230 pages; 8 X 10; Trade Paper
ISBN 978-1-929878-38-3
Retail Price $30 – Sale price $25




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