NEW FROM RD ARMSTRONG
Watch a video interview with RD and here him read some Orphaned poems.
His first book in eight years. . . a collection of poetic “orphans.” Poems that had fallen by the wayside because they didn’t seem to be anything that anyone would want to have around (hence the “orphan”).
The poetry in this collection hopscotches around encompassing the years 1993 to 2016. It represents the forgotten poems from four previous collections: Fire and Rain (Volumes 1 & 2), E/OR and the expurgated version, Living Among the Mangled.
Remarkably, many of the poems are still relevant to the concerns that many of us have today. . . perhaps proving that RD is a savvy visionary or (more likely) that the story doesn’t change, only the characters do.
We here at Lummox Press hope that you will find the contents of this book worthy of your time. Read a sampling of poems here.
An excerpt from the foreword. . .
“I was working as a handyman/laborer/jack-of-all-trades and had done so for thirty years (my main income). I did okay, but it was a smallish life. I had been sober for almost 20 years – that was something I was proud of! Then in 2004, something broke inside me…I began drinking again (like a fish!), as if I was trying to undo my best behavior by releasing my demons. It’s not remarkable, many have experienced it. I spun effortlessly out of control for four more years, until late in 2008 when I entered the hospital with a septic ulcer on the heel of my right foot. This was to be the beginning of my immersion into the health care machine. When they told me I was diabetic, I quit drinking (but really, I just substituted the drug of alcohol for the many drugs required to maintain a diabetic. I was 57 years old. . .”
COMMENTS ABOUT RD —
RD Armstrong is an unsung local treasure… Bondo Wyszpolski, Easy Reader newspaper
RD, other than choosing a possibly un-guru like name, shows all the wisdom of life experience, and has dealt as a poet, and publisher with many of the already recognized greats of his generation. His talents and wisdom deserve to be showcased and supported by those who have the means and ability to do so… Stephen Morse
RD is one of my favorite poets. He’s the kind of writer who hasn’t been unduly influenced by his influences…. all muscle and absolutely fat-free. As long as he contributes to Flash!Point, I’ll publish him. When I’m reading RD’s work, I can turn off my bullshit meter… Frances LeMoine
HOW TO ORDER
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To pay in USD by check/money order, please pay one of the following amounts (E-Copy – $5; USA – $25; World – $43), make your check out to Lummox Productions and mail it to Mr. Armstrong c/o 3127 E. 6th St. Long Beach, CA 90814. Please allow 4 weeks for delivery.
E-Copy – $5
USA – $24
World – $42