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Lummox 6

LUMMOX POETRY ANTHOLOGY #6
ISBN 
978-0-9984580-2-1
FORMAT: 8 x 10 INCH; 216 pgs; PAPERBACK
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CONTRIBUTORS: 169

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Who’s in Lummox 6?

RD Armstrong, Rosemary Aubert, Brenton Booth, Kate Booth, Matt Borokowski, Lynne Bronstein, Ronnie R. Brown, Wayne F. Burke, Helmut C. Calabrese, Calokie, Don Kingfisher Campbell, Pris Campbell, Micah Card, Alan Catlin, Grace Cavalieri, Jonathon Church, Wanda Morrow Clevenger, Mitch Cohen, Sharyl Collin, Ed Coletti, Pat Connors, Blair Cooper, Kit Courter, Henry Crawford, Bill Craychee, Sue Crisp, Steve Dalachinsky, James Deahl, Steven Deeble, Jen Dunford, Alicia Viguer-Espert, Mark T. Evans, Alexis Rhone Fancher, Brian Fanelli, Mike Faran, Joseph Farley, Joseph Farina, Venera Fazio, Claire T. Feild, Tyler Ferreira, Mark A. Fisher, Kate Marshall Flaherty, Jennifer L. Foster, Michael Foti, Amelie Frank, Bill Gainer, William Scott Galasso, Martina Gallegos, Katherin L. Gordon, Lorraine Gow, Taylor Graham, Ken Greenley, John Grey, Kenneth P. Gurney, Vijali Hamilton, Mark Hartenbach, Debbie Okun Hill, Gil Hagen Hill, Eryn Hiscock, Yuan Hongri, Susan Ioannou, Todd Jackson, Gary Jacobelly, Ellen S. Jaffe, Ed Jamieson, Jr., Alex Johnston, Ted Kane, Frank Kearns, lalo kikiriki, Diane Klammer, klipschutz, Ronald Koertge, Raundi Moore Kondo, Donna Langevin, Laura Munoz-Larbig, Hiram Larew, Kyle Laws, Marie Lecrivain, John B. Lee, Linda Lerner, Bernice Lever, Norma West Linder, Jane Lipman, Jeffrey Lipsky, Ellaraine Lockie, Philomene Long, Ron Lucas, Cynthia Lukas, Argos MacCallum, John Macker, Adrian Manning, Georgia Santa Maria, Denny Marshall, Wayne Mason, Ellyn Maybe, Daniel McGinn, Mary McGinnis, Michael McInnis, Rhonda Melanson, Micheal D. Meloan, Dr. Bruce Meyer, Basia Miller, Joseph Milosch, Elaine Mintzer, Tony Moffeit, Deborah Morrison, Evan Myquest, Naushena, Linda Neal, Robbi Nester, Ben Newell, normal, Toti O’Brien, Norman J. Olson, Scott Thomas Outlar, John Pappas, Lorine Parks, Simon Perchik, Richard King perkins II, Jeannine M. Pitas, Charles Plymell, Charles Rammelkamp, Thelma T. Reyna, Kevin Ridgeway, C. C. Russell, Judith R. Robinson, David Roskos, Kat Sawyer, Robin Scofield, Patricia L. Scruggs, Michael Seeger, Linda Singer, Apryl Skies, Dr. Rick Smith, Clifton Snider, Donna Snyder, t. kilgore splake, Winnie Star, Kevin Patrick Sullivan, Patti Sullivan, John Sweet, Lynn Tait, Tim Tipton, G. Murray Thomas, H. L. Thomas, John Thomas, Maja Trochimczyk, AJ Urquidi, Rolland Vasin, Richard Vidan (COVER), Grace Vermeer, Jade Wallace, Kari Wergeland, Lavonne Westbrooks, Linda Whittenberg, Charles Wilkinson, Pamela Williams, Scott Wozniak

RED = Artist,  BLUE = Poet/Artist, GREEN = Poetry Contest winner  SKY BLUE = 2nd & 3rd place

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READINGS FOR LUMMOX 6
Videos of Lummox 6 readings

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L6 Readings

Lummox & Lummox 6 Readings 2017 – 2018

 

Out of State Readings are marked in red

Should you find yourself out and about looking for something to do, check the list below and see if one of these locations is near you. If so, avail yourself to some of the area’s best poets. Copies of Lummox 6 will be on sale at all events!

More readings to follow…

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RD makes his pitch; “Please buy this book!”

L  6 designates Lummox Poetry Anthology #6 readings

Oct. 28 – VENICE L 6 – 4pm

Beyond Baroque (681 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA)

Readers:
Lynne Bronstein, Calokie, Don Campbell, Micah Card, Mitch Cohen, Sharyl Collin, Bill Craychee, Mark Evans, Gil Hagen-Hill, Bill Gainer, William Scott Galasso, Marie Lecrivain, Mike Meloan, Linda Neal, Lorine Parks, Kevin Ridgeway, Linda Singer, Paul Suntup, Maja Trochimczyk, Vachine & Raindog, your host…

Nov. 6 – REDONDO BEACH L 6 – 6pm

Redondo Beach Public Library, main branch (303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, RB 90277) 2nd Floor

Readers: Linda Singer, Linda Reardon Neal, Gil Hagen Hill, Elaine Mintzer, Kit Courter and RD Armstrong (host)

 

 

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Viento y Agua Reading 2016

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Kevin Ridgeway and Linda Singer reading.

 

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Some of the Canadian poets from 2016 (J. Deahl holding L5 on the right).

Some of the readers at the 2017 Beyond Baroque reading (below).

 

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LUMMOX ANTHOLOGY #2

LUMMOX#2coverThe second annual LUMMOX Anthology came out on November 15, 2013. This is the PLACE issue…poems about PLACE, whether it be geographic or nostalgic or emotional, PLACE is a powerful motivator, as the nearly 180 poets demonstrate. Here’s a list of the poets in this issue:

Michael Adams, Rachel Andrews, RD Armstrong, Anna Badua, Captain Barefoot, Christopher Barnes, Michael Basinski, David Beckman, Nick Belardes, John Bennett, Linda Benninghoff, Jennifer Jackson, Byron Beynon, Chris Bodor, John Brantingham, April Michelle Bratten, John Bush, Carly Bryson, Calokie, Don Kingfisher Campbell, Pris Campbell, Doritt Carroll, Peter Carroll, Alan Catlin, Grace Cavaleiri, Joe Chandler, Shebano Coelho, Ed Coletti, Blair Cooper, Karen Cooper, DB Cox, Jackie Craven, Ann Curran, Christine DeSimone, Doug Drame, Karen Douglass, Janet Eigner, Dan Fante, Patricia Fargnoli, Adele Foley, Jack Foley, Michael C Ford, Amelie Frank, Bill Gainer, Matt Galletta, Jerry Garcia, Joe Gardner, Susan Gardner, Taylor Graham, R.L. Greenfield, John Greiner, Steve Gross, Ryan Guth, Gil Hagen – Hill, Vijali Hamilton, Clarinda Harriss, Mark Hartenbach, j/j hastain, Alvaro Cardova – Hine, Doug Holder, Tim Hunt, Leanne Hunt, Claire Ibarra, M. J. Iuppa, Mary Strong Jackson, Gary Jacobaly, Edward Jamieson Jr., Jackie Joice, Frank Kearns, Lalo Kikiriki, Jen Kindbom, King Robert, Mina Kirby, Diane Klammer, Steve Klepetar, Ronald Koertge, Kyle Laws, Brent Leake, Julie LeMay, Michal Lemberger, Lyn Lifshin, Jane Lipman, Victoria Locke, Ellaraine Lockie, Gerry Locklin, Zack Lopiccolo, Father Luke, Rick Lupert, Radomir Luza, John Macker, Anne MacNaughton, Robert Manaster, Angela C. Mankiewicz, Georgia Santa Maria, Ellyn Maybe, Terry McCarty, Michael Meloan, Daniel McGinn, Michael Miller, Joseph D. Milosch, Tony Moffeit, Carter Monroe, Gregory Moore, Raundi Moore-Kondo, Christopher Mulrooney, Laura Muñoz-Larbig, Evan Myquest, Sheryl L. Nelms, Robbi Nester, Ben Newell, B. Z. Niditch, Rachel Nix, normal, Edward Nudelman, Terrence Oberst, Anne Britting Oleson, Norman Olson, April Ossmann, Lorine Parks, Tim Peeler, Simon Perchik, Alice Pero, BC Petrakos, Darrell Petska, Rob Plath, Rabbit, RL Raymond, A. Razor, Frank Reardon, Kell Robertson, Judith R. Robinson, Levi Romero, David Roskos, Walter Ruhlmann, Lisa Sandoval, Elizabeth Schultz, Patricia L. Scruggs, Eric P Shaffer, Nancy Shiffrin, Linda Singer, Apryl Skies, Judith Skillman, Jerry Smaldone, Carol Smallwood, Jared Smith, Rick Smith, Wanda Vanhoy Smith, Clifton Snider, Laurie Soriano, Michael Spring, Jayne Lynn Stahl, Winnie Star, Julia Stein, Marianne Stewart, Kevin P. Sullivan, John Swain, Deborah Tayloe, James Taylor III, William Taylor, Jr. , G. Murray Thomas, H. Lamar Thomas, Sarah Thursday, Tim Tipton, Mary Torregrossa, David Trame, Doris Vernon, D.R. Wagner, Jeff Walt, Charles Webb, Mel Weisburd, Lawrence Welsh, Don Wentworth, Lavonne Westbrooks, Denise Weuve, Terry Wolverton, Phil Woods, John Yamrus, Rebecca Yancy.

Also in this issue are interviews with Kevin P. Sullivan (co-founder of the San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival, marking it’s 30th year in 2013); Mark Doty (award-winning poet); Judith Skillman (author of Broken Lines – The Art & Craft of Poetry) and Anne MacNaughton & Peter Rabbit (founders of the Taos Poetry Circus – reprinted with permission from G. Murray Thomas).

Rounding out this 224 page issue are essays on the craft of writing by Dan Fante, Daniel McGinn, Laura Muñoz-Larbig, Joe Chandler, Simon Perchik; while Norman Olson muses about art & Phil Woods muses about the late poet Lew Welch. And a number of reviews by Christopher Barnes, Michael Basinski, Nancy Shiffrin, Jared SmithAlvaro Cardova – Hine, Norman Olson & RD Armstrong.

This book retails for $25 plus shipping ($29 – US, $32 – CAN/MEX and $39 -WORLD). Just use the Pull-down, Pay Pal button below…Please be sure to select the appropriate location (USA, CAN/MEX, or WORLD).

Curious? Check it out here. Or come to a reading (there are readings scheduled for parts of L.A. County, but also in Sacramento, Seattle/Everett, WA and in Pittsburgh, PA and Boulder, CO…with more in the works).

If you wish to pay by check or money-order, please make it out to Lummox Productions and send to Lummox c/o PO Box 5301 San Pedro, CA 90733 USA. 

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224 pages; 8 X 10 Trade Paper (soft cover)
ISBN 978-1-929878-47-5
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Reviewed by Tania Staley for Readers’ Favorite

Lummox Number 2, edited by R.D. Armstrong, is a literary journal devoted almost entirely to poetry. This edition’s theme is “place,” which allows readers a glimpse of cultures all around the world. However, the theme is much more varied than the simple geographic references the theme suggests. As Armstrong points out in his introduction, many of the poets chose to use a broader view of place so that readers get to experience “place as an emotion, as nostalgia, as a metaphor…” These concepts are sure to broaden readers’ views of the world and their place within it.

The editor chose to use a quote by Octavio Paz to start this work: “The poem is important, the poet is not.” This motto seems to denote the attitude within this collection quite well. The poems within are an outstanding blend of poems by well-known and lesser known poets alike, and each poem has been allowed to stand on its own in the collection, and they do so quite well. This collection would be excellent for a scholar of poetry trying to get a glimpse at what is new and fresh, as well as a newcomer to poetry trying to figure out what poetry is all about. While all of the poems used the same theme of “place” as a starting point, the poems themselves are quite wide and varied. Students and scholars of poetry will also find a wealth of useful information in the essays, interviews, and reviews that are included in this journal. I am quite pleased to have become aware of this new journal, and I will definitely be keeping my eye for a 3rd edition of Lummox.

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Books by RD Armstrong

Internationally recognized publisher & poet RD Armstrong has been writing for over 20 years. Specializing in mostly poetry, he also has written prose, essays, articles, reviews & interviews, many of which are showcased in his numerous projects put out by his Lummox Press. In the Lummox Journal (1995 – 2006), RD wrote a lead essay for each issue, conducted interviews with over 100 poets, writers, musicians, artists and even a dancer, over the course of its eleven year existence. He has also edited the annual Poetry Anthology simply entitled Lummox, for the past 7 years. He’s self-published (in the proud tradition of Walt Whitman) 6 full sized collections as well as 11 chapbooks and was published in 2 full sized books and 2 chapbooks published by other presses. In addition to that, he has been published in over 300 magazines. journals, and online sites. This last number would be higher if he hadn’t spent so much of his time running the Lummox Press and helping hundreds of poets.

The titles listed below are all perfect-bound paperbacks. All are published by Lummox Press.

Fire 1

 

FIRE and RAIN Volume 1

Volume one of a two-part set featuring selected poems from 1993 to 2007, including some of RD’s ‘signature’ poems, like “Eyes Like Mingus”, “Pueblo de las Putas” and “Corazon”. These are poems you might hear him read at one of his many features in the Small Press poetry scene. All the poems in this two volume set were hand picked by RD as his personal favorites.

210 pages; 6X9 size; Trade Paperback
ISBN 978-1-929878-96-3
Retail: $19.99 $15




 

Fire 2

 

FIRE and RAIN Volume 2

Volume two of a two-part set featuring selected poems from 1993 to 2007, including some of RD’s ‘signature’ poems, like “Yardbird Burned”, “Sanitized for Your Protection” and “Things I Notice 4”. These are poems you might hear him read at one of his many features in the Small Press poetry scene. All the poems in this two volume set were hand picked by RD as his personal favorites.

156 pages; 6X9 size; Trade Paperback
ISBN 978-1-929878-97-0
Retail: $19.99 $15




 

OnOffCover2ON/OFF THE BEATEN PATH – 3 Road Poems

Three poems written about road trips…the lure of the road, the frantic pace of mile upon mile, hour upon hour, the mad rush of the journey between Point A and Point B. Contained in this volume: A Journey Up the Coast; On/Off the Beaten Path; and RoadKill (RD’s epic about a 3,000 mile romp undertaken right before Sept. 11, 2001; a 10,000 plus word monster). Ride shotgun with RD as he muses about poets, poetry, friendships forged on hot asphalt and things observed from inside the cockpit of a car hurtling down the interstate at 65 + MPH.

116 pages; 6X9 sized Trade Paperback
ISBN 978-1-929878-99-4
Retail: $15.99 $15




El Pagano

 

EL PAGANO & OTHER TWISTED TALES – Short Stories

The stories in this slim volume, reflect the influence of Charles Bukowski, whom RD has read extensively. But as was noted by one of his fans, this collection of short stories “Out Bukowski’s Bukowski!”  These are tales of extraordinary madness. And while they might appear to be autobiographical, they are not, well not really. RD plays pretty fast and loose with the “facts”.
“Better than a cold shower” – Andrea Kowalski

120 pages; 6X9 sized Trade Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-929878-98-7
Retail: $17.99 $15


E-OR

 

E/OR – LIVING AMONGST THE MANGLED

Near the end of 2008, RD wound up in an L. A. County hospital for 14 days. He nearly lost his right foot to an infection. It was during that time that he was diagnosed with Diabetes. It was a sobering experience (literally!). This collection of poetry and blog entries describes that time period, from the beginning of 2008 (the drunkard’s lifestyle) to the end of 2010 (reformed and living right). It includes everything he wrote about that time…the good, the bad and the horribly ugly! A rough-and-tumble look at health-care for the poor and drunken and the questionable coping methods used to get by.

189 pages; 6X9 sized Trade Paperback
ISBN 978-1-929878-30-7
Retail: $15



Mangled

 

LIVING AMONG THE MANGLED (Revised)

This is the leaner, meaner fighting weight version of E/OR. All the beautiful pieces with none of the fat.

132 pages: 6X9 sized Trade Paperback
ISBN 978-1-929878-90-1
Retail: $15


 

TRACKING THE RABBIT by RD Armstrong

When my dad died, I had some difficulty dealing with his demise. I had mixed feelings…on the one hand I was deeply saddened by his loss, especially since I had gotten to know him and had earned his respect during the last decade of his life; and on the other hand, having visited him in the senior ‘warehouse’ and seeing how utterly miserable and alone he was (lost in his dementia)…I was glad his suffering was at an end.

This chapbook concerns itself with the way I dealt with his death. I employed a “spirit animal” to help me resolve my grief and make some sense of it all.

36 pages; 5.5 X 8.5 Trade Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-929878-78-9
Retail: $12




 

Last Call-new front

 

LAST CALL: THE BUKOWSKI LEGACY CONTINUES – Edited by RD Armstrong

This is the reprised version, new and improved, and ready to take up the banner dropped by the old man so many years ago (we just celebrated Buk’s 93rd birthday in Aug. of 2013).

If you ever wondered what Bukowski spawned by his example, then you need to read this book, which contains poetry, fiction, essays and artwork all inspired by the old dog!

150 pages; 6X9 sized Trade Paperback
ISBN 978-1-929878-86-4
Retail: $18




 

 

 

WORKING THE WRECKAGE OF THE AMERICAN POEM – Edited by RD Armstrong

This anthology deals with the passing of Small Press legend and Lummox Press favorite, Todd Moore, who passed away suddenly in March of 2010. Todd was a prolific poet who choose the gangster John Dillinger as his poetic persona. Many of Todd’s pals are included in this volume which features poetry and essays about the Co-Founder of the Outlaw School of Poetry. There’s also a near-complete bibliography of Todd’s books, chapbooks and recordings included. Due to some bureaucratic BS, there is no poetry by Todd Moore in this book. But there are other books and chapbooks published by Lummox Press, most notably, The Riddle of the Wooden Gun which came out in 2009.  That book concerns Dillinger’s “mythic” escape from the Crown Point Jail in 1933, supposed using a gun that was carved out of wood…

178 pages; 6X9 sized Trade Paperback
ISBN 978-1-929878-93-2
Retail: $15




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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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