WHAT LOOKS LIKE AN ELEPHANT by Edward Nudelman
CATALINA by Laurie Soriano
THE ACCIDENTAL NAVIGATOR by Henry Denander
BORN TO BE BLUE by Tony Moffeit
LAST CALL: THE BUKOWSKI LEGACY CONTINUES edited by RD Armstrong
STRONG AS SILK by Brigit Truex
THE INSTRUMENT OF OTHERS by Leonard J. Cirino

These titles are all available through Lummox Press. What Looks Like an Elephant, Catalina and Strong as Silk are also available via SPD (Small Press Distro).

BOOK  DESCRIPTIONS

WHAT LOOKS LIKE AN ELEPHANT by Edward Nudelman, 116 pgs, Trade Paper, ISBN 978-1-929878-91-8, $15 retail…is not a question, but the title of a ground-breaking full-length poetry book by Ed Nudelman containing over 80 poems dealing with ambiguities and paradoxes in experience—how impressions of certainty and doubt affect everyday life. A cancer research scientist by trade, Ed has brought elements of scientific inquiry together with child and adolescent memories, and mixed in humor and stunning poetic metaphor, to make this a compelling and provocative read.

Second place Indie Poetry Book of the Year 2011 from the Indie Lit Awards.

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Listing in 2011 The Year in Poetry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_in_poetry

  CATALINA by Laurie Soriano, 112 pgs, Trade Paper, ISBN 978-1-929878-87-1, $15 retail…Laurie Soriano grapples with the life experiences we all encounter and somehow her writing makes us more wondrously vulnerable to accept the happenings of the world and time and live in them. She has some exquisite poems on ‘Parents’, ‘Sister’, ‘When You’re In the Home’, ‘Cross’, ‘Mourning Mother’, ‘Roller Coaster’ and so many more that must be read in context for the full impact. Reviewing the poetry of Laurie Soriano is a Herculean task: better to read her on your own and discover her stature. From a review by Grady Harp, a reviewer for Goodreads.

Named BEST Indie Poetry Book of the Year 2011 by Indie Lit Awards.
Also a “SPD Pick of the Month in Oct 2011.”

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STRONG AS SILK by Brigit Truex, 130 pgs, Trade Paper, ISBN 978-1-929878-83-3, $15 retail…is based on actual events that played out barely 20 years past the discovery of gold. Set in the rugged and remote Sierra foothills of California, it is the universal story of “stranger in a strange land;” without reference to the specifics of place or time. Instead, it blends imagination with inference. Both created journal entries and traditional Japanese poetic forms are used to give insight into the daily dramas, large and small. The Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony has been compared to the early settlements of Plymouth and Jamestown in the Eastern United States, where optimistic and determined newcomers faced immense challenges in bringing their dreams to reality. Each lasted but a short time, but their impacts echo still. Within the historic time-markers of “start” and “end” lie stories of hope, conflict, loyalty and success, all elements of this varied and moving collection.

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BORN TO BE BLUE by Tony Moffeit, 100 pgs, Trade Paper, ISBN 978-1-929878-85-7, $15 retail…One of the first times I heard him up close was at some third floor converted minimalist red brick Kerouac-esque warehouse space in downtown Denver, a new loft-type affair, suitable for performance. I was with Ed Ward; we were both wondering who this cat was, dressed in shiny leather, banging on the bongos like some incantatory, skinny white shadow. He had his voice down and it was a good sound. He believed what he was doing and we believed him when he did. While the rest of us were learning to emote cool, Tony was blowing, scatting, chanting and rhyming hot. It was coming from some vast subterranean spirit place where the blues get form and climb up the burning urgency of the voice straight up to the street. From the introduction by John Macker, New Mexican poet extraordinaire.

A short list nominee for Colorado State Poetry Book of the Year 2011.

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THE ACCIDENTAL NAVIGATOR by Henry Denander, 130 pgs, Trade Paper, ISBN 978-1-929878-88-8, $15 retail…The poems in, The Accidental Navigator, are conversations with the reader and each verse suggests a complete understanding as to the nature of silence in people, place and objects. Denander speaks to us with a quiet voice that only someone who lives with himself, can write. We are attached to every word because the poems are ours. They are a universal plea, greeting, peaceful humor that makes for serenity and Denander is a master at making the reader comfortable with all that life offers and takes and causes…from a review by Irene Koronas for Doug Holder’s Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene blog.

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LAST CALL: THE BUKOWSKI LEGACY CONTINUES edited by RD Armstrong, 148 pgs, Trade Paper, ISBN 978-1-929878-86-4, $18 retail… Here you will find shit jobs, mad women in miniskirts, junkies, cigar smoke, insomniacs, booze, broads, swollen testicles, and despair.  Sound like the world of the late writer and poet Charles Bukowski. Well it’s not. But it is an anthology inspired by him and Bukowski remains the central reference point throughout. RD Armstrong edited this ambitious hoping to lay out the legacy and influence of Bukowski for all to see.  Like their mentor’s own work many of these pieces are angry and defiant in both style and subject matter. One of their repeated targets, and deservedly so, is academia…from a review by Dennis Daly, for the Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene blog.

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THE INSTRUMENT OF OTHERS by Leonard J. Cirino, 100 pgs, Trade Paper, ISBN 978-1-929878-33-8, $15 retail…The late (1943-2012) Leonard Cirino’s poetry explores the space between the world our bodies inhabit and the symbolic world William Blake glimpsed, luminous with spirit and mystery. Negotiating that space requires more than verbal dexterity: it requires a faith in language that rejects Language Poetry’s misreadings of Derrida and Wittgenstein and disdains the Iowa School’s faux-naïve nostalgia for family, farm, and Italian hillside villas. But timeless work is never quite in fashion, nor ever wholly out of it. Consistent with Cirino’s previous work, The Instrument of Others offers an array of accomplished poems that demonstrate his observation in “Rumination on Instinct” that “We barely know the possibilities / of what we should know, and what to believe”… from the Preface by William Doreski.

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THE MISSION

The mission of Lummox Press is to broaden the audience for poetry through publishing poetry that is well-crafted, regardless of the style or fame of the author and to demonstrate the power of poetry to transform lives through readings, talks and publications.

Contacts: RD Armstrong
Lummox Press – poetraindog@gmail.com

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