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Fire and Rain: Selected Poems 1993-2007
The first of a two volume set of poetry by RD Armstrong, owner and operator of the Lummox Press, member of the American Small Press community and unofficial Poet Laurette of the L. A. Harbor. It contains 184 poems from a fifteen year period of Armstrong's writing, beginning with his years in San Pedro and Long Beach, two towns that border the L.A. Harbor. It is a working m ...more
Paperback, 210 pages
Published February 18th 2009 by Lummox Press
(first published January 1st 2008)
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Sep 29, 2008 R.d. rated it it was amazing · (Review from the author) · review of another edition
Recommends it for: adults with brains
This is volume 2 of this set, containing poems from 1999 to 2007. It has some of my best poems, I believe (although volume 1 has some pretty strong work in it as well.
May 07, 2008 R.d. rated it it was amazing · (Review from the author) · review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
”A strong, powerful sense of things coming to an end here. Armstrong-philosopher-poet still tells it the way it is, but keeps getting deeper and deeper, fuller of a feeling of final termination. And Armstrong’s most recent work gets further and further into meditative-religious contexts that really get to the reader: “I thought/of suicide/until I/remember/ed the taste/of fruit//The sound/of Buddha’s/voice lingers/in the ring/ing of the bell//Death comes when hope/has faded/beyond/memory//The bla ...more
RD Armstrong has been writing since high school, but it has only been in the last sixteen years that he has been his most consistent and prolific. Besides writing poetry and short fiction, he is also the publisher of the Little Red Book series (59 titles and counting)and for 11 years published the Lummox Journal, a small print digest of the literary arts. Many of the titles are available on the Lu ...moreMore about R.D. Armstrong