The Lummox Press and RD Armstrong are pleased to announce the publication of "Scar Tissue" by noted San Francisco poet, A. D. Winans. Here is a sample from Scar Tissue: UN TITLED In my sleep My parents appear As faceless wolves Clawing at my bedroom window Seeking refuge in My heart But all I remember Is the arguments The fighting A thrown hanger in the face A dish broken over My father's head These memories linger on In nightmares Real and imagined I wake sweating profusely Feeling like a gutted pig Roasted over a spittle Turning burning In a fire of childhood Hell -A.D. Winans
LRBs are quarter page size, with a good 80# cover, red, and a simple but effective layout. The object here is to reach a wider audience with a book that enhances, rather than detracts from, the work of the poet / writer. Copies of the LRB may be purchased directly from the press (five dollars + one dollar postage) or from Dutton's Books of Brentwood, CA, Exile Books of Sherman Oaks, CA or Beyond Baroque of Venice, CA. This concept came out of the "pocket poetry" series from Vinegar Hill Bookworks a few years ago and also from City Lights Press before that.
Some future LRBs planned are: Apology to the Idiots by Laura Joy Lustig (July-Aug.); Eyes Like Mingus by various poets including G. Locklin, A. Markowitz, S. Wannberg, L. Lifshin, T. Moore, RD Armstrong, and more; Blue Highway by various poets; and Maytag Heights, a book on homelessness (a Habitat for Humanity fundraiser) by various poets including L. Jaffe, RD Armstrong, P. Walnmane and others.
Poets who are in line for LRBs: Lyn Lifshin, Rene Diedrich, BZ Niditch, Rick Smith, Larry Jaffe, Errol Miller...
If you are interested in reviewing, or reserving an advanced copy, please contact RD Armstrong. I am always willing to talk about this project.
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