RD Armstrong | Fire and Rain | Selected Poems 1993 – 2007 | Volume One & Two | E-Book

RD Armstrong

All rights reserved. © 2008. No part of this book may be reproduced without the author’s written permission, except in the case of review.ISBN 978-1-929878-96-3

Revised Edition. Lummox Press PO Box 5301 San Pedro, CA 90733 Printed by CreateSpace.com

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Acknowledgments: The author gratefully thanks Tom Armstrong for his help in bringing this project to fruition, Chris Yeseta for doing the layout and the editors of the following for publishing some of the poems contained herein.

Books: Unkissed By The Angels; And Love Is Dancing Just Out Of Reach; LAST CALL: A Legacy of Madness; PEDRO BLUE; Mozart at 22; The Bukowski Page; Paper Heart; In Memoriam; Fool’s Paradise; Bone; Eyes Like Mingus; Maytag Heights; Lost Highway; The San Pedro Poems; LUMMOX Journal; Last Call: the Legacy of Charles Bukowski; The Hunger.

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In the following magazines and anthologies: Random Lengths; REPORT TO HELL #10 & 11; SHEILA-NA-GIG #10; GENRE; Pearl 24; Chiron Review; Pearl 25; ON TARGET; Spillway; SIC; One Dog Press; Black Cross; bender #1; California Poetry Calendar; Nerve Cowboy # 6; LUMMOX Journal; Wooden Head Review #8 & 10; Pitchfork; Vertigo Orb; Haight Ashbury Lit. Journal #17; Raising The Roof (anth); Poet Noise; Sex In Public #2; The Cherotic (R)evolutionary; Blue Collar Review; ZZZ ZYNE; CER*BER*US; ArtLife Vol.19, #6; Lucid Moon; Unwound; Drinking With Bukowski (anth); The Anthology of Orange County Poetry; Quercus Review; Louisiana Review; Flash!Point; Bukowski Review; Poesy; Comme Ca Et Autrement; Gros Textes 30; San Gabriel Valley Quarterly; Beyond the Pale #1; An Eye For an Eye (anth); So Luminous the Wildflowers (anth); I Love Your Poetry; Long Beach Press Telegram; Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts; St. Vitus Dance #2; Zen Baby; Cedar Hill Magazine; Poultry; Meat; Black Ace #8; My Time – The Lunch Break Book (anth); Telluride Watch; The Beatnik Cowboy #3; Poems-For-All #850.

In the following electronic magazines: Black Cross E’zine; Yoni; Onedog Press; Zero City E’zine; The Open-ended It; Spokenwar; Poetry Mining Co.; Poetry Webring Webzine; Thunder Sandwich; PoetrySuperHighway; Eroplay; Poets On the Line; Jazz Zine; The Ragged Edge; Author’s Den; Lazy Beat; Poetz; S.P.A.M.; Abalone Moon; Poetic Diversity; Poets Against the War; DUFUS; Deliric; The Poets Encyclopedia; Moonday; Juice Online; Metropolis France; St. Vitus Dance; CP Journal #1.

“RD Armstrong’s ‘Fire and Rain’ [Volume 1] is mostly all ball busters and roses. One of the best larger collections by an American poet, that this reader has read, in many moons” —Doug Draime

“I usually don’t pay more than $10 for poetry books unless your name is Bukowski, Ginsberg or Plath but nearly every poem spoke to me in a special way. Keep on doing what you’re doing.” —CaLokie

“For Armstrong the Blues are not played, but lived – his poems are the observations of a life lived raw. He hides no sin, expects no redemption and asks no forgiveness…” —Bill Gainer – poet, editor and publisher

“In this era of burgeoning social dysfunction, and its transitive residue on the person, through world, state, economics, religion, family, relationship and god knows whatever the hell else, autobiographical (not confessional) poetry is of paramount importance. At its best, it bears personal witness to all these things, declares supporting solidarity with others, and in the spirit of hope, points to salvation.” —Steve Goldman

RD has been laboring in the trenches of the Alternative Small Press since 1996, both as editor/publisher of The Lummox Journal and as publisher of the Little Red Book series with nearly sixty titles by some of the ASP’s best/least known poets. In the Lummox Journal’s one hundred and twelve issues, he interviewed nearly one hundred poets, writers and artists, always with the emphasis on their creative process. Although he has been writing off and on since 1968, his most prolific period began in 1993. Since then he has written poetry, short-fiction and essays. Some of those poems appear in this volume. Three of his long road poems are included in On/Off the Beaten Path. RD Armstrong’s books include PEDRO BLUE (Vinegar Hill Press), Paper Heart (Lummox Press), In Memoriam (The Inevitable Press), The San Pedro Poems (Lummox Press), RoadKill (12 Gauge Press), Last Call: the Legacy of Charles Bukowski and The Hunger (both by Lummox Press). His poems have been published in over one hundred small press magazines and on over sixty websites. This year also saw the publication of Fire & Rain Vols. 1 & 2, as well as El Pagano & Other Twisted Tales (short stories). Visit www.lummoxpress.com for a complete picture of RD’s empire.

Sample: Fire and Rain Vol. 1 – eBook sample (17 pages)

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E-Book version Volume 1.  (820KB zip download)

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E-Book version Volume 2. (758KB zip download)

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