Rick Lupert

Poetry • Spoken Word • Jewish

Photo by Alexis Rhone Fancher

Hiroshima Day Commemoration Event

https://youtu.be/S2CM9ZEAkRw Hiroshima Day Commemoration and Reading from The Tokyo-Van Nuys Express featuring readings from Rick Lupert’s book “The Tokyo-Van Nuys Express” along with Hiroshima Tanka from Mariko Kitakubo (live from Japan), and music from Cantor Aviva Rosenbloom and Joel Siegel. Learn more about The Tokyo-Van Nuys Express here. Visit Marika Kitakubo on the web here.

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New Poem for Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

I wrote a new poem for Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month for a special New CAJE event earlier this month. What a unique honor to be amongst this roster of musicians and storytellers. Check out the whole event in the player below (my poem starts at 32:50) Thanks to Ben Romano for inviting me and Joanie Calem for doing so much work to make this happen! https://youtu.be/q_P9l9C-2TY

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Poetry Square Reading

Thanks to Diane Funston for inviting me to read at Yuba Sutter Arts “Poetry Square” event. I got to read with Salvatore Roseo and Craig Czury. Check out the entire event:

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The Tokyo-Van Nuys Express Publication Event

Watch the publication event for “The Tokyo-Van Nuys Express” which featured me reading poems from the book, along with a haiku/tanka sequence from Deborah P. Kolodji (live from Southern California and Marika Kitakubo (live from Tokyo, Japan), Brendan Constantine reading a selection of Richard Brautigan poems, Addie Lupert modeling a Japanese Yukata, and other video treats!

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