Rick Lupert

Poetry • Spoken Word • Jewish

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I Am Not Writing a Book of Poems in Hawaii Publication Event Full Video

The “I Am Not Writing a Book of Poems in Hawaii” publication event featuring poems from the author along with music and special appearances by Hawaiin poet Jack Ganya, and fellow travelers Addie and Jude Lupert. Check out more from the book and get your own copy here:

“Poets in L.A.” Written for and Performed at “A Day of Poetry in L.A.”

Here’s a poem I wrote for poets in Los Angeles, read at the extraordinary “A Day of Poetry in L.A.” at the downtown L.A. Central Library event organized by our poet laureate Lynne Thompson and Grant Hier. August 13, 2022. The whole program is a delicious smorgasbord of Los Angeles poets and is well worth watching here.

My First Small Reading from “I Am Not Writing a Book of Poems In Hawaii”

Thanks to Linda Ravenswood invited me to Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore to help celebrate the release of Los Angeles Press’ V6//the Dance. (Thanks Linda!) I read a few poems (including 2 from my new book!) with a great group of poets including L.A.’s poet-laureate Lynn Thompson, Christina Cha, Bernadette McComish, Brian Sonia-Wallace and Colleen Shoshana McKee. Check out the video here:

Hiroshima Day Commemoration Event

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.

8 Minute Set on Ireland’s Eat the Storms Podcast!

Thanks to Ireland’s Damien B Donnelley for having me on the  “Eat the Storms” podcast. In addition to an 8 minutes set of poems from me, this episode also features readings from Sinéad Nolan, Stewart Carswell, Alice Kinsella, Ben Ray, and Giovanna MacKenna. Listen in the player below or on your preferred podcast platform here.

New poem from Hawaii published at Oddball Magazine

I’ve got a new book of poems written in Hawaii coming out soon and the good folks at Oddball Magazine have published a poem from it. Check out “Factual Facts” at Oddball here.

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