Join Rick Lupert and special guests for a free online event celebrating the release of Rick’s 26th collection of poems “I Am Not Writing a Book of Poems in Hawaii.” Saturday, August 20, at 3pm (pacific). Featuring poems from the book and special guests including Hawaii tour guide and slam poet Jack Gonya, and Addie Lupert performing Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s famous melody!

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New poem in Unite for Ukraine Event

I was happy to participate in Unite for Ukraine today put together by Craig Taubman along with many other artists and community leaders. My poem starts at about 01:35 but this whole event is worth watching. Give if you can.

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!

2 New Poems from Hawaii up at Dashboard Horus

Well this is an honor…”Dashboard Horus” a brand new online journal focusing on travel poetry has launched with me as their inaugural poet! Check out two new poems from my forthcoming collection of Hawaii poems here. Thanks Dashboard Horus! P.S. They’re open for submissions!

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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