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Unchainable Spirit

mike adams chapbookIn late September, 2013, Mike Adams died, a victim of Cancer. He was too young, only in his early sixties. I’d known him for four years, though he claimed we’d met back in ’06 in Las Vegas, NM.  I don’t remember that, but I do remember hearing him on the Jane Crown Show in ’09. I liked what I heard…it’s not often that you can judge a man by his words alone, and the sound of his voice; these days especially. Mike struck me as being someone i could trust. Sadly, there haven’t been too many people in the past twenty years that I could say that about.

Unchainable Spirit is a tribute chapbook about Mike, filled with poems by some of his poetic best friends, all of whom are master poets themselves and all paying homage to their fallen friend. Their poems reflect the respect that Mike deserved; they don’t stray into emotive, confessional poetry but speak to the heart of the matter including the devastation left in the wake of his passing.

Here’s who was involved in this project:
RD Armstrong, Jared Smith, Phil Woods, Jerry Smaldone, Deborah Kelly, Padma Thornlyre, Judyth Hill, Linn G. Baker, Roseanna Frechette, John Macker, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, Art Goodtimes, Claire Mearns, Stewart Warren, G. Murray Thomas, Lawrence Gladeview, Jim Bernath, James Taylor III and Mike Adams, whose presence in our lives, inspired this.

Mike Adams was many things to many people. He was a skilled writer and poet, mountain climber, wonderful husband, Fire-Giggler, environmentalist, practicing Buddhist, teacher and most importantly, he was one helluva friend!

This one’s for you, Mike…

RD Armstrong, Editor & Publisher

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ISBN 9781929878710
48 pages; 5.5 X 8.5 inches, Perfect Bound
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Check out one of Mike’s other books, Steel Valley, also published by Lummox Press. 

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Ding Dong the Bell

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Linda Lerner, a small press veteran of numerous years, has wives tale-3put together a volume of “nursery rhymes” with a distinctly modern interpretation. Along with the drawings of her friend and artist, Donna Kerness, Lerner takes on such classics as London Bridge is Falling Down, Ring Around the Rosy, Jack Sprat, Rip Van Winkle and Humpty Dumpty.

“Poet Linda Lerner pens modern day nursery rhymes, playful but with well-placed poetic barbs, thrown at our everyday insular lives, and the injustices that are ignored by us or experienced by us. Lerner gives us rhyme for our time.”

 Doug Holder/ Lecturer in Creative Writing/Endicott College/Beverly, MA

 

CONTENTS

We
What Just happened
Catch Me If You can
The Sound of London Bridges Falling in NYC
Ring Around the Rosy:  A Danse Macabre
The Mother Who Gives Birth to a Poem
Remember, remember the Fifth of November
Stumbling on Jack’s Road
An Old Wives Tale or a Rip Van Winkle Story
When Every Color Became Red
Humpty Dumpty

Linda Lerner’s Takes Guts & Years Sometimes was published by NYQ Books, June, 2011; she’s previously published thirteen collections of poetry and been nominated twice for a pushcart prize. Her poems have recently been in New Verse News, Gutter Eloquence, The Brooklyn Voice, Danse Macabre, Two Bridges, Presa, Fall, 2011 (featured poet) Lummox, Home Planet News, Big Hammer, and The Mom Egg; her essay “Land Grab: Putting Down Stakes” appeared in The Brooklyn Voice, March, 2013. Her next collection, Yes, the Ducks Were Real, will be published by NYQ Books.

Donna Kerness  has been producing Art of various mediums over the years. Her inspirations have emerged from her past… She was a Dancer at the Henry Street Playhouse with Alwin Nikolais, and Murray Louis, a casual fellow poet and friend of Linda Lerner, and an Underground Cinema Super Star, in the movies of the Kuchar Brothers, during the Sixties in New York.

After relocating to San Antonio and raising a family, now is working with Sketching, Drawing, Painting and Multimedia Art which has been exhibited at the Highwire Gallery, in San Antonio, Texas.

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ISBN 978-1-929878-51-2
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