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Lummox 5

Lummox5CoverLummox 5 Poetry Anthology 2016

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CONGRATULATIONS TO DOUG KNOTT – winner of the 2016 Lummox Poetry Prize
And to Georgia Santa-Maria – First Runner up
and Jane Lipman – Second Runner up!

LUMMOX 5 Reading Schedule

In this issue. . .

Mike Adams, Jeff Alfier, Tobi Alfier, Sudeep ahikari, Ed Ahern, George Anderson, RD Armstrong, Christopher Barnes, Belinda Berry, Chris Bodor, Debbi Brody, Lynne Bronstein, Nadya Brown, Ronnie Browne, Christopher Buckley, Wayne Burke, Helmut Calabrese, Calokie, Don Kingfisher Campbell, Pris Campbell, R. S. Carlson, Alan Catlin, Grace Cavalieri, Neeli Cherkovski, Patricia Cherin, Jackie Chou, W. M. Clevenger, Ed Colleti, Sharyl Collin, Bill Craychee, Steve Dalachinsky, Cassandra Dallett, Sarah Daugherty, James Deahl, James Decay, Diane Dehler, Matt Dennison, Jen Dunford, Christian Elder, Gail Eisen, Michael Estabrook, Mark Evans, Hazem Fahmy, Alexis Rhone Fancher, Brian Fanelli, Josepf Farley, J. A. Farnia, Kate M.Flaherty, Mike Faran, Robert Foss, Dan Flore III, Alex Frankel, Jerry Garcia, J.W. Gardner, Jack Gebhardt, Loraine Gow, John Grey, Kenneth Gurney, Ryan Guth, Vijail Hamilton, David M. Harris, Clarinda Harriss, George Held, Lenore Hildebrandt, Debbie Okun Hill, G. Hagen Hill, Eryn Hiscock, Lawrence Hopperton, Susan Ioannou, Gary Jacobelly, Ed Jamieson, Jr., George Johnson, Jr., Ted Kane, Frank Kearns, Lalo Kikiriki, Diane Klammer, Doug Knott, Laurie Kolp, Ron Koertge, Donna Langevin, Kyle Laws, John B. Lee, Norma West Linder, Jane Lipman, Ellaraine Lockie, Alexander Long, Ron Lucas, Glenna Luschei, Sharon Mahany, John Macker, Ed Marcowski, Ellyn Maybe, Mary McGinnis, Michael D. Meloan, Basia Miller, Joseph Milosch, Richard Modiano, Tony Moffeit, Kyle Moreno, Deborah Morrison, Linda Neal, Robbi Nester, Ben Newell, normal, Norman J. Olson, Amanda Ortiz, Scott Thomas Outlar, Claudio Parentels, Lorine Parks, Tim Peeler, Richard King Perkins II, Dustin Pickering, Charles Plymell, Kennon B. Raines, Kevin Ridgeway, Denis Robillard, Judith Robinson, David Roskos, F. Albert Salinas, Georgia Santa-Maria, Eric Paul Shaffer, Nancy Shiffrin, Linda Singer, Jerry Smaldone, Graham Smith, Jared Smith, Rick Smith, Clifton Snider, Ken Stange, Winnie Lee Star, SB Stokes, Kevin and Patti Sullivan, John Sweet, Lynn Tait, Kelly Talbot, H. L. Thomas, Tim Tipton, Cynthia Toronto, Anna Totta, John Townsend, Grace Vermeer, Richard Vidan, Scott Wannberg, Eternity Wauls, Charles Webb, Scott Wozniak, Mark Wyatt, Chris Yeseta, Carrie Zhang, Kelsey Bryan-Zwick.

PLUS

INTERVIEWS with John Sweet (George Anderson) and Ryan Guth (Dustin Pickering); ESSAYS by RD Armstrong; Christopher Buckley; James Deahl; Alex Frankel; Bear Jack Gebhardt; Richard Norman J. Olsen; Lorine Parks and Charles Plymell.

REVIEWS of Body and Soul by Ryan Guth (Dustin Pickering) and The Laundress of Time by Donna Langevin (Katherine Flaherty).

COMMENTS

 

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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.

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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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