RD Armstrong, AKA Raindog began his most recent incarnation as a poet in the early 90s. He has 18 chapbooks, 10 books to his name and has been published in over 300 poetry magazines, anthologies, blogs and e-zines. He also operates the Lummox Press which published the Lummox Journal for 11 years; the Little Red Book series and the new RESPECT series of perfect bound collections of poetry. In 2012, he started publishing a yearly poetry anthology called, simply LUMMOX. Each issue features poetry from across the US and around the world. The latest issue contains the work of over 175 poets. Since 1995, Raindog has labored to serve the world of small press poetry and continues to do so to this day. 2014 marks the 20th year that Lummox Press has existed! Visit his website at www.lummoxpress.com/lc/
Poems on Cadence Collective: Strange in October, Now I Am Nothing, Denise, Like the Wings of the Butterfly, Red Petals, The Jacaranda, Hiking the Rogue River Trail – 1972
I have to say that Los Angeles breeds some marvelous intellects and great, if unassuming, artists of every stripe.
One of them is Raindog, a giant of a man and a gentle giant. I don’t know his real name, but everyone in the coffeehouse circuit in Long Beach knows this great poet, who will long be remembered many generations from now.
He’s tough and gruff, but he’ll listen to you. He’s hard to talk to, but he’ll listen to you. He tells it like it is, but he’ll listen to you. This is one of LA’s great poets, hardly known in our time but the voice of our generation.