COMPLEMENTING COFFEE TABLES & ADDING TO CONVERSATIONS
GLOBALLY SINCE 2012
I like the democratic approach to the appreciation of poetry that I get from Lummox. The last issue discussed the MFA culture and (as I remember) the Boston group which was consciously outside of that. This issue has the explicit motto “Game not Fame.” It is a celebration of thousands of poetry voices rather than a measurement of position on some kind of poetry pyramid. That celebration is what I want to experience.
I have long admired your dedication to the small press venue and the voice it gives to the poets in the shadows, alleyways and hot LZ’s of life.
George Q. Johnson Jr.
Readers respond to poems that resonate not only with the wide continuum of human experience but also to the particulars of their own.
“Kudos to you for an excellent job done all round. You should be well and justly proud. #5 is an impressive work, especially its visual presentation. You are to be commended for your continuing work in making the contests and the anthologies happen. You are trying to keep art alive and bring it into people’s lives. Keep fighting the good fight.”