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TOM HOWARD/JOHN H. REID FICTION & ESSAY CONTEST

29th annual contest sponsored by Winning Writers and Duotrope. $8,000 in cash prizes, including $3,000 for the best story and $3,000 for the best essay. The top 12 entries will be published online. Both published and unpublished work welcome. Fee: $20 per entry. Final judge: Dennis Norris II, assisted by Mina Manchester.

This contest is recommended by Reedsy. See guidelines, past winners, and submit online at winningwriters.com/tomstorypsh2104

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Last Call for Entries!

THE DREAMQUESTONE POETRY & WRITING CONTEST - WINTER 2020 - 2021 is open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry and/or writing a story that is worth telling everyone. Guidelines: (1) Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, form, or style. And/or (2) Write a short story, five pages maximum length, single or double line spacing, on any subject or theme. Genres include fiction, nonfiction, or creative nonfiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries, stage plays, and screenwriting). Multiple and simultaneous entries are accepted. Prizes: WWriting First Prize is $500; Second: $250; Third: $100. Poetry First Prize: $250; Second: $125; Third: $50. Entry fees: $5 per poem/$10 per story. Postmark deadline: April 5, 2021. How to enter, visit https://www.dreamquestone.com

Stitches and Scars by Rolland Vasin

Rolland Vasin aka Vachine, found his poetic voice in the Day Room of UCLA’s 6 West unit for Mental Illness Recovery. A Vietnam Veteran treated for war-related stresses, Rolland found solace in written and verbal expressions in modern poetic verse. His work is gutturally compelling, humorous, ironic, self-revealing, and has been described as “a novella in fourteen lines.”

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Ekphrastia Gone Wild: poems inspired by art edited by Rick Lupert

Ekphrastia Gone Wild (Ain’t Got No Press, July, 2013) 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

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Rick Lupert Live and Dead – Spoken Word Album

Rick Lupert’s first (and possibly last) spoken word album features 23 tracks – 15 studio and 8 live recordings – It captures his unique humor and poetic sensibility and is available now digitally and as an actual physical CD. (We’re all old enough to remember physical media, right?)

Check out clips from the entire album and get your own physical or digital copy here.

Hunka Hunka Howdee! by Rick Lupert – New Poems from Memphis, Nashville, and Louisville

$19.95

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Ain’t Got No Press
May 2019
Paperback
276 Pages

Hunka Hunka Howdee! Poems written in Memphis, Nashville and Louisville

Rick Lupert’s 23rd collection of poems and latest travelogue written on the go in Memphis, Nashville, and Louisville. Two music cities, the birthplace of rock and Roll, Martin Luther King’s final steps and barrels full of bourbon are no escape from Lupert’s keen poetic eye and wit.”The best of these poems come close enough to being both seductive satire and genuinely sentimental encounters that you will want to linger with their wit…Lupert’s deftly sketched poems will help you keep “one foot each on and off / the beaten path” of skeptical wonder at the world’s on-going peculiarities.”

–Bill Mohr, author of The Headwaters of Nirvana,
and HOLDOUTS: The Los Angeles Poetry Renaissance 1948-1992

“Being a Memphian I was particularly enthralled by how much of my city he captures in his short, beguiling lines. This delightful collection is a trip with such a charming guide you’ll want to take it over and over.”

–Corey Mesler, author of Madstones and Memphis Movie

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The Night Goes on All Night – Noir Inspired Poems edited by Rick Lupert

The Night Goes On All Night - Noir Inspired Poems 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. Click here for more and to order

The Tokyo-Van Nuys Express by Rick Lupert

Rick Lupert’s 25th collection of poems and latest travelogue, written in Japan while visiting Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima, follows in the footsteps of Richard Brautigan and is loosely inspired by his title The Tokyo-Montana Express. Follow Lupert through Japan with his signature wit and poet’s eye as your guide, as he stands in the mysterious “stick line”, as indescribable food is put in his mouth (and described anyway), as a monkey crawls on his head, as Hiroshima looms at the end of it all.

“His poems are funny, moving, insightful, and full of a traveler’s wonder and bemusement.” –Ianthe Brautigan

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Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman, Poems 1998-2015, Rick Luperts 17th Book

Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman, Poems 1998-2015, Rick Luperts 17th BookWith a foreword by Brendan Constantine Rick Lupert’s seventeenth poetry collection, Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman (Rothco Press, May 2015), is the long awaited follow up to, and first collection of Lupert’s selected works since, 1997’s I am My Own Orange County. Lupert’s poetry exists at the intersections of the wise and the ridiculous, the spectacular and the mundane. The humor and deeper themes throughout his work will win over the generations of people who’ve come to regard poetry as an inaccessible literary art. These poems, written over the last two decades, have been widely published in dozens of journals, zines, and anthologies from all over the world. They’re rooted in the every day Los Angeles experience and take you through fatherhood, traffic, love, death, and the inevitable experience of finding a wrapped sausage on the sidewalk. You’ll learn how to kiss, you’ll meet the cutest leaf in the world, you’ll say goodbye to Pete Seeger and Robin Williams, you may even relive your own childhood. Get ready to Make Love to the Fifty Ft. Woman. Don’t wear anything complicated. Click here to read poetry from Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman and get your copy.

Three New Books by Rick Lupert

Professor Clown on Parade by Rick Lupert. Professor Clown on Parade poetry written in Vermont, Maine and Connecticut “A brilliant, beer-fogged take on America by one of the funniest, smartest poets around.” Alexis Rhone Fancher poetry editor, Cultural Weekly, seven-time Pushcart nomineeDonut Famine by Rick Lupert. Romancing the Blarney Stone poetry written in Ireland “Funny, observant and comforting, “Romancing the Blarney Stone” is a fine read from one of my favorite poets.” Amber Tamblyn author and ActressDonut Famine by Rick Lupert. Donut Famine poetry written in New Orleans “...a delicate balance of reportage, recollection, and lyric introspection. More than an anthology of latest work...a complete experience. All aboard.” Brendan Constantine author of ‘Dementia, My Darling’
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