THE OUTLAW POET’S SUMMIT
Contact: RD Armstrong; firstname.lastname@example.org; 562-331-4351
RD Armstrong will be reading from Working the Wreckage of the American Poem, a new anthology of poetry, remembrances and essays concerning the late poet, Todd Moore, which he edited as well as contributed to. He will also read from some of his other books, as well. The reading will take place on Oct. 28, 2011 at Glovinsky Gallery (800 West 8th Ave., Suite 116, Denver, CO 80204) at 7 PM
RD will join fellow contributors Michael Adams, Art Goodtimes, John Macker and Tony Moffeit in this the “Outlaw Poet’s Summit” here in the mile-high city.
Working the Wreckage of the American Poem (Lummox Press, 2011) is a anthology that honors the contributions by Todd Moore to the American Literary canon. Moore, who died in 2010, influenced a generation of writers and poets with his monster epic poem (The Name is Dillinger) which, at last count ran close to a thousand pages. He also influenced them with his numerous essays on the craft of poetry, and his founding (along with Tony Moffeit) of the Outlaw School of Poetry. This anthology features poems & remembrances of Todd, plus some essays and photos. Featured in the book are Michael Adams, RD Armstrong, Captain Barefoot (Art Goodtimes), Miles J. Bell, E. R. Biggs, Gary Brower, Harry Calhoun, Alan Catlin, John Dorsey, Hugh Fox, Nelson Gary, S.A. Griffin, Elliott Gorn, Gary Goude, Dale Harris, Brent Leake, Father Luke, John Macker, Ann Menebroker, Tony Moffeit, Biola Olatunde, Niall O’Sullivan, Joe Pachinko, David S. Pointer, Casey Quinn, Misti Rainwater-Lites, Ben Smith, Rick Smith, Joe Speer, Belinda Subraman, William Taylor Jr., Mark Weber, Patricia Wellingham-Jones, Lawrence Welsh, Neal Wilgus, Don Winter, F. N. Wright, Anita L. Wynn, and Scot Young.
Tony Moffeit is a poet, essayist, and blues singer who lives in Pueblo, Colorado. Along with Todd Moore, he co-founded theoutlaw movement in poetry. He has been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellowship. He was also the winner of the Jack Kerouac Award from Cherry Valley Editions for his book of poems, Pueblo Blues. His CD from DigiVintage Records is titled Outlaw Blues Revolution.
John Macker’s latest book of poetry is underground sky. Some recent poems were featured in Landscapes of Memory an exhibit of art and literature at the Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. He has also written Woman of the Disturbed Earth andAdventures in the Gun Trade, among others. John reads his poetry and conducts writing workshops throughout the U.S. Contrary to popular mythology, he does not raise turkey vultures as pets on his property in Northern New Mexico.
Art Goodtimes lives on the cusp of the Colorado Plateau and the Southern Rockies, where he grows heirloom seed potatoes and weaves baskets, while jousting with political windmills. He is a member of the Union of Street Poets, Vincent St. John Local and the Kuksu Brigade (retired).
Michael Adams grew up breathing sulfur and fire from the steel mills of Pittsburgh, PA. His most recent book is Steel Valley(Lummox Press, 2010). He performs poetry and music as part of the Free Radical Railroad and is a member in good standing ofThe Ancient Order of the Firegigglers. He lives in Lafayette, CO with his wife, Claire; dog, Terra; and half a dozen or so neighborhood street urchins.
RD Armstrong (that’s RD, not R.D.) is a somewhat enigmatic figure in the Southern California poetry scene as well as the world of the Small Press…perhaps because he wears two hats, one as poet and one as publisher (Lummox Press). He has previously published six full length collections of poems and one of short stories and nineteen chapbooks. As publisher, he has also edited twelve publications and published some seventy titles since 1994. His latest book, E/OR – Living Amongst the Mangled (Lummox Press, 2010), is a collection of poetry and blogs. He lives alone in Long Beach, CA.
Working the Wreckage of the American Poem is published by Lummox Press, a micro press in San Pedro, CA. The mission of the Lummox Press is to publish writers based on the quality of their work (not their fame), and to demonstrate the power of poetry to transform lives through readings and publications.
More information about RD Armstrong, Working the Wreckage of the American Poem and the Lummox Press, can be found at www.lummoxpress.com.