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!
This is a free event and all are welcome to watch on Facebook live at https://www.facebook.com/RickPoet
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!
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!
I just found out my book “The Tokyo Van-Nuys Express” was a semi-finalist in Winning Writers 2021 North Street Book Prize contest from over 2000 book entries! That’s pretty encouraging news. Thanks to the staff who delved into my book and congrats to the winners!
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: