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On behalf of the Lummox Press, I want to thank all the poets and artists who contributed to this year’s trifecta of literary accomplishments: The 9th annual Lummox Anthology, Last Call,Chinaski! and the Angela Consolo Mankiewicz poetry Contest… The diversity and talent displayed by you all has made me very proud to be a part of this community! — RD Armstrong


I was hoping to have the book available by Bukowski’s birthday, Aug. 16, 2020. But with the VIRUS roaming the streets, that won’t be possible. Stay tuned.

LAST CALL Chinaskianthology of poems, stories, recollections, art and essays by poets whose style has been influenced by the Buk. 

See what a LUMMOX anthology looks like HERE!

Lummox Press Book Project Guidelines.
Find all the books still in stock in the LUMMOX CATALOG BACK LIST.

Find  out  About RD Armstrong, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of all things Lummox. Watch a video interview made by Poetry.LA with RD (Oct. 2018). Here’s another video interview with Raindog (Jan. 2018) – RD talks about poetry in this short film. Read an interview with RD, talking about the colossal job of editing the LUMMOX POETRY ANTHOLOGY.



John B. Lee,1st place

Elaine Mintzer, 2nd place

Alexis Fancher, 3rd place

LUMMOX thanks B.J. Buckley for judging the 3rd Angela Consolo Mankiewicz Poetry Contest! She did such a great job that I’ve asked her to return again next year! All the judges have been wonderful: Ellaraine Lockie, Dr. Thelma T. Reyna, & Judith Skillman.

2020 TITLES:

LAST CALL, Chinaski!

Lummox Poetry Anthology #9

Lágrimas de Sangre ~ Poesía de Martina Gallegos (first Spanish Collection)

My Book of the Dead by Ann Curran

2019 TITLES:

When Death is a Red Balloon by Linda Lerner

Lummox 8  a veritable boatload of writers of poetry (130 poets), essays, micro fiction and reviews. Coming ashore near you…avoid the rush, get your copy before the I.N.S shows up! (Sept. ’19)  

2018 TITLES:

TAMARACKS (the all-Canadian Anthology) featuring 113 poets edited by James Deahl. ORDER A COPY HERE! Get your inner Great White North on! (Oct. ’18)

Speak the Language of the Land Edited by RD Armstrong (the winning poets and honorable mentions of the 1st Angela Consolo Mankiewicz poetry prize) (Sept. ’18) 

Lummox 7 Edited by RD Armstrong (Sept. ’18)

Circle of Bones by Gil Hagen Hill (Apr. ’18)

Orphaned Words – Forgotten Poems from a Haphazard Life by RD Armstrong (Mar. ’18) 

Thank You For Dreaming by Jeannine Pitas (Feb. ’18)

On Fire and Roses by Alex Johnston (Feb. ’18)


painless life by Gary Jacobelly (Dec. ’17)

The Mysterious Book of Old Man Poems by Bill Gainer (Oct. ’17)

Breath of Willow by Mary McGinnis (Sept. ’17)
Winner of the 4th Lummox Poetry Prize!


A Dance Around the Cauldron by Linda Lerner & art by Donna Joy Kerness (Aug. ’17)

In Rot We Trust Vol. 1 by Rob Plath & Janne Karlsson (Aug. ’17)

The Mother Goose Market by Ron Lucas (Apr. ’17)

Dowsing by Georgia Santa Maria (Mar. ’17) – recipient of the 3rd Lummox Poetry Prize.

Carousel by Judith R. Robinson (Jan. ’17)


Scott Wannberg – The Lummox Years 1996 – 2006 (Dec. ’16)

LUMMOX #5 Edited by RD Armstrong (Sept. ’16)

To Be With A Woman by James Deahl (Sept. ’16)

Tracking the Rabbit by RD Armstrong (Mar. ’16)

Knitting the Andy Warhol Bridge by Ann Curran (Feb. ’16)


Last Man Standing by Alan Catlin (Dec. ’15)

In Between the Places Where Night Falls by Joris Soeding (Dec. ’15)
Unbroken Lines: Collected poetic prose – 1990 to 2015 by James Deahl (Oct. ’15)
LUMMOX #4 edited by RD Armstrong (Sept. ’15)
When Desert Willows Speak by H. Marie Aragon (winner of the 2nd Lummox Poetry Prize) (Sept. ’15)
Henry River – An American Ruin by Tim Peeler (July ’15)
In the Shadow of the Bomb by Joe Gardner (June ’15)
Under the Yellow Umbrella by Mitchell Cohen (May ’15)
Body and Soul by Ryan Guth (April ’15)

Blood in the Mix by John Macker & Lawrence Welsh (Jan. 2015)


The Century of Dreaming Monsters by John Sweet (Dec. 2014) WINNER of the 1st Lummox Poetry Prize

LUMMOX #3 POETRY ANTHOLOGY (Nov. 2014) Poet’s Gallery

prosthesis by Ariana D. Den Bleyker (Sept. 2014)

The Brentwood Anthology by the Pittsburgh Poet’s Exchange (Aug. 2014) 

A Tree on the Rift – Short Stories by Bruce Colbert (August 2014)

CORVIDAE A delightful poetry collection by B.J. Buckley (July 2014)

Liberal Media Made Me Do It! An excellent poetry anthology featuring poems inspired by NPR, APR & PBS! Edited by Robbi Nester. (Mar. 2014)

WILDWOOD A new poetry collection by Kyle Laws (Feb. 2014)

2013 Titles
5150; I See Hunger’s Children; her; Songs of the Glue Machines; Breaking and Entering; How Long the Night Is; Me First; Walking The Puppy; Broken Lines – The Art & Craft of Poetry; Birth Mother Mercy; LUMMOX Anthology 2; What the Wind Says

LUMMOX  #1 (2012) the beginning…

Some older titles from the Lummox Press:

Crazy Bone / The Names of Lost Things / The Instrument of Others / Strong as Silk  / Steel Valley

E-CopiesThe Little Red Book Series. Poetry Links for Lummox Press Books.
ISSUU LINKS easy access to past titles ( 2013 thru 18) see why there have been over 145,000 views on ISSUU.COM
Poetry Books by RD Armstrong. Raindog’s Eyes Like Mingus – a spoken word EP/download (with moodscape by the late Ikey Owens). Follow Raindog on FaceBook & Twitter Follow @poetraindog . Raindog / RD Armstrong Readings 

BROKEN LINES by Judith Skillman ⇐⇐⇐
Judge of the 2015 & 2016 Lummox Poetry Contests!


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