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“R L Raymond writes poems like novels—if novels were lives that could be smashed against a wall in anger and pieced back together in the morning.”—Wolfgang Carstens
“Raymond rattles his lines off in short staccato bursts, like someone walking into a bar and emptying a clip from a Thompson gun into the décor—and a few chumps.”—Chris Yurkoski
"The beauty of the poems lies in the scattered, often shotgun detail."—George Anderson
“Pushed to the brink, with nothing seemingly left to lose, these poems lay it all down on the line with originality, perception and depth.”—John Yamrus
R L Raymond is a writer from Ontario, Canada. By blurring the line between poetry and short fiction, he produces narratives that can engage anyone. Published in dozens of literature and underground journals around the world, with two collections under his belt, Raymond just wants to break down the walls and tell his stories.
Raymond's books include SONOFABITCH POEMS (PigeonBike, 2011), WEAKDAYS (Corrupt Press, 2012) and his second full-length poetry collection, HALF MYTHS & QUARTER LEGENDS, is forthcoming from Epic Rites Press.
R L Raymond's newest book, WEAKDAYS, is available at www.corruptpress.net.
SONOFABITCH POEMS is available at www.amazon.com.
Order your advanced copy of HALF MYTHS & QUARTER LEGENDS from www.epicrites.org.
More information about R L Raymond is available at www.rlraymond.ca.
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