Rick Lupert

Poetry • Spoken Word • Jewish

Photo by Alexis Rhone Fancher

I Was on RattleCast!

I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Tim Green on Rattlecast #170! Check out the whole show below which begins with a stellar poem by Gina Tranisi, then my interview (in which I read a bunch of poems from “I Am Not Writing a Book of Poems in Hawaii” and did my best to sound like I knew what I was talking about while answering questions) and then a fantastic open reading! The Audio version is available on Soundcloud or any podcasting platform.

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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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