A Poet’s Siddur is Ain’t Got No Press’ and editor Rick Lupert’s follow up to A Poet’s Haggadah. This time 36 poets reinterpret the Jewish Friday night Shabbat liturgy with poems for a Shabbat service including work by beloved Canadian poet and singer / songwriter Leonard Cohen, the extraordinary Danny Maseng and many other poets and Rabbi poets.
Complete with humor, personal story, spirituality, and alternative takes on the traditional prayers and liturgy of Friday evening this book serves as an excellent and enjoyable stand-alone read, a companion to the existing evening Shabbat service (think a book full of the left-side of the page content), or as the foundation for a completely new Shabbat evening service composed completely of poetry.
A Poet’s Siddur is edited by Los Angeles poet and humorist Rick Lupert, author of God Wrestler: A Poem for Every Torah Portion.
Paperback, 100 Pages, Ain’t Got No Press, November 2017
Ekphrastia Gone Wild is an anthology of ekphrastic poetry – poetry inspired by other works of art (including painting, film, literature, photography and more) including work by Nobel Prize winning poet Wislawa Szymborska along with a roster of 87 poets from all over the world including Suzanne Lummis, Laurel Ann Bogen, Jerry Quickly, Brendan Constantine, Gerald Locklin, Robert Wynne and many more, edited by Los Angeles poet Rick Lupert
Paperback, 146 Pages, Ain’t Got No Press, July 2013
36 Poets reinterpret the traditional themes and text of the Passover Haggadah through their own unique lenses. Edited by Los Angeles Poet Rick Lupert (Creator of the Poetry Super Highway) Includes work from Helen Bar-Lev, Lynne Bronstein, Salvatore Buttaci, Howard Camner, Larry Colker, devin davis, Barbara Elovic, Robert Klein Engler, David Gershator, Leslie Halpern, Claudia Handler, Daniel Y. Harris, Elizabeth Iannaci, Marc Jampole, Rachel Kann, Beth Kanter, Peggy Landsman, Michael Levy, Jake Marmer, Ellyn Maybe, Heather McNaugher, Daniel Olivas, Judith Pacht, Jaimes Palacio, Jonathan Penton, Joan Pond, Lanie Shanzyra P. Rebancos, Richard Schiffman, G. David Schwartz, Adam Shechter, Diana Sher, Scott Alixander Sonders, Julia Stein, S. Thomas Summers, Pam Ward and Misha Weidman.
Paperback, 108 Pages, Ain’t Got No Press, April 2008
Turn out the light, then turn it back on, then do it again…someone outside is watching and this is the code they need to see. Read this book and enter a world where the night goes on all night. Conceived as part of the Los Angeles Poetry Festival’s “Night and the City”, 2011 Noir Festival, this collection was released as part of the “Valley Noir” event at the Cobalt Cafe in Canoga Park. It includes noir-inspired new and selected poems from E. Amato, Michael C. Ford, Michael Cluff, Brendan Constantine, Mike Daily, Gloria Derge, Peggy Dobreer, Jerry Garcia, Joelle Hannah, Kris Huelgas, Elizabeth Iannaci, Jack Bowman, Ruth Nolan, Marc Olmsted, Kevin Patrick Sullivan, Angela Penaredondo, Douglas Richardson, Anthony Seidman, Eric Steineger, Eric Tuazon, Mehnaz Turner, Wyatt Underwood, Wanda VanHoy Smith and Florence Weinberger. Edited by Los Angeles poet and Cobalt Cafe series curator Rick Lupert.
Paperback, 56 Pages, Ain’t Got No Press, November 2011