The Little Red Book series is an on-going collection of books, designed to fit easily in your back pocket or purse. Each book is 48 to 56 pages long. Some are illustrated. All are affordable (six dollars ppd).
The series features the work of American writers, primarily of poetry, who are most widely known in the Small Press.
What is the difference betweeen the Small Press and the bigger publishing houses?
"Small Press" means that print runs tend to be less than 5000 copies per printing. In the case of Lummox Press, print runs average around 100 copies per printing. So, you could say we're a micro press...
LUMMOX PRESS TITLES (please email Raindog for prices)
The Manx Tales (2)by RD Armstrong (micro fiction)
Paper Heart Vol. 2 by Raindog ("Love" poems)
Dufus by various poets (poetry anthology)
The Wren Notebook by Rick Smith (poetry - Little Red Book Master series) ISBN 1-929878-16-8
LUMMOX 2000 Calendar (12 poems from the LRB series w/illustrations by Claudio Parentela)
THE LITTLE RED BOOK SERIES (All LRB are Six Dollars postpaid) (number)= reprintings to date
Fool's Paradise by RD Armstrong
El Pagano by RD Armstrong
Equal Opportunity SledgeHammer (5) by Scott Wannberg 1-929878-00-1
Bone (2) by Todd Moore & RD Armstrong
Meat Eater by Bill Shields
Scar Tissue (2) by A.D. Winans
Lummox Sampler by various, anthology from Lummox Press titles
Apology to the Idiots by Laura Joy Lustig
Eyes Like Mingus (2) by various, Jazz poetry anthology 1-929878-10-9
Remembering Bukowski by A.D. Winans
Journey up the Coast (2) by RD Armstrong 1-929878-09-5
Hang Gliding on X by Scott C. Holstad 1-929878-12-5
Inside-Out World of B.Z. Niditch by BZ Niditch 1-929878-11-7
Any Abyss Will Do(2) by William Taylor, Jr. 1-929878-14-1
Blood on the Floor(2) by normal 1-929878-13-3
Maytag Heights by various , anthology & fundraiser for Habitat 4 Humanity 1-929878-15-X
Iceberg Theory & Other Poems by Gerald Locklin 1-929878-17-6
ME by Hugh Fox 1-929878-18-4
No Earthly Sense Gets It Right by Linda Lerner 1-929878-19-2
The Corpse Is Dreaming by Todd Moore (Lummox of the Year 2000) 1-929878-20-6
Paper Heart #3 by RD Armstrong 1-929878-22-2
Bourbon Skin by J. Kras & F. LeMoine 1-929878-21-4
The Lummox Journal -- RD Armstrong (Pub) ISSN 1525-2140 Twenty Dollars Subscription (12 issues) -- Two Dollars per issue
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Lummox Press, RD Armstrong (Ed-Pub) POB 5301 San Pedro, CA 90733-5301
COMMENTS & REVIEWS
"Remembering Bukowski" was published as a Special Edition as part of the Lummox Journal's Special Annual Charles Bukowski Issue (published each August). I thank A.D. Winans for allowing the Lummox Press to publish this book. To see examples from this book please select "rembuk" link below.
"A Journey Up The Coast" was also published as a special edition in August -- originally conceived of as a "thank you" to those with whom the author visited while on a recent trip to Northern California.
"The book was based on a diary that I kept during the trip. I had originally planned to merely transcribe the diary into book format but ended up 'translating/ interpreting'it into the following poem(s)." -- From the introduction. Again look for the "coast" link below for samples.
"The Wren Notebook is first-class in all respects, Rick Smith's feathered persona is a unique and fertile inspiration, allowing the personal and the imaginative to coalesce wherever wrens and humans venture: Paris to Philly, Dublin to China, NYC to Dakota, California to the Equator. The lines are deft, quick, oblique . . . wren-like in their dartings. It is truly an original sequence, and the design, illustration, layout, and printing palpably enhance the words. This first entry in the Little Red Book Master Series continues that standard of professionalism which one associates with Raindog's Lummox Productions." -- Gerald Locklin, Poet and teacher (CSULB)
"...bought the jazz anthology [Eyes Like Mingus]... I was blown away. Particularly by "Zoot". I find myself going back to read that over and over again." -- Mike Grover
"The Wren is the cosmic interweaving harmonica memory of springtime epiphanies and migrating shadows." Mark Weber (Zerx Press)
"Paper Heart... the yin and yang of lust and desire." -- Grafton Haber, reviewer, Next Mag.
" [Equal Opportunity SledgeHammer] celebrates the yes-ness of the moment, whatever the despair of the times.." -- G. Murray Thomas, SIC (now in it's fifth printing)
"[A Journey Up The Coast]... is reminiscent of the best road poem of all - Song of Myself." -- Todd Moore (now in it's second printing)
"Scar Tissue is Winans at his least guarded best." -- Hugh Fox (now in it's second printing)
"Bill Shields' Meat Eater... as concentrated and powerful as a shot glass of bleach." --Rod Sperry
"normal's poems [Blood On the Floor]... stimulates conversations of the shadow, the skeleton, and the north wind." -- David Johansen (now in it's second printing)
"If you think you know A.D. Winans' work, think again!" -- Joyce Metzger, Editor, CER*BER*US (Scar Tissue & Remembering Bukowski)
" I enjoyed reading El Pagano. …still producing tough, sharp and emotional material. Good job man." -- Alex Thiltges.
"Kudos to a reasonable, aware chapbook press!" -- Tim Scannell
"The Little Red Book Series you've got going gets a thumbs-up from us here and features good poets." -- Peter Magliocco, The Mag Man
"Raindog writes with amazing clarity & sensitivity for a guy who thinks so highly of Charles Bukowski." -- Caron Andregg, Editor & Poet
"We received two...from the Little Red Book series. You can carry one in the coat pocket along with the passport. The passport will take one out of the country. The books...will transport one out into the galaxy." -- Speer Presents (Beatlick News 12-99)
"a nicely laid out book..." -- Woodrow (Beer Can Reviews)
"The Little Red Book Series you've got going gets a thumbs-up from us here and features good poets." -- The Mag Man POB 79896 Las Vegas, NV 89170
"I'm particularly impressed with 'Any Abyss Will Do' by Will Taylor. I was previously unacquainted with Taylor's work and regard this little book as a revelation. Normal & I have been in contact for several years, & I'm always eager to read his deeply human, candid, idiosyncratic poetry... beautiful job on these Little Red Books - very attractive." -- John Berbrich, editor of The Synergyst (3700 County Route 24, Russell, NY 13684)
"Maytag Heights is a winner. The Chosen theme and selection process made for a cohesive collection, and one with a purpose. Reading it I figured out what to me makes a good poem about homelessness: the poet's ability to convey what it feels like to be homeless, or to be a homeless person of a particular kind. My picks would be 'The New Ice Age,' 'Symphony,' 'For Bill,' and 'A Place in the World." -- William Hart (Poet)
LUMMOX Press c/o PO Box 5301
San Pedro, CA 90733-5301