I’m excited to announce the release of my first spoken word album! 23 tracks of poetry including 13 studio recordings, 8 live tracks, a “Fake” live track and an afterthought! (Not to mention special appearances from the entire Constantine family!) it will be like you were there!
Click here to sample tracks and get your own CD or digital copy!
Thank you very much to the editors of The Poetry Kit for awarding me, this past week with the 13th Annual Ted Slade Award for my work on the Poetry Super Highway website over the last 20 years. It’s an honor to be recognized by an international poetry organization that has been also doing the work of ensuring the continuance and development of poetry in our world. A special thanks to Poetry Kit’s Jim Bennett for nominating me. Read more about the award and my ‘official’ response here.
Dr. Andy Jones of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour, which broadcasts out of KDVS in Davis, California was nice enough to have me on his show for a full hour talking about my new books, poetry, and how it all intersects with technology. I even read a few poems! Listen to the full interview:
Thanks a million times to Silver Birch Press for publishing my poem “The Last Year of the Rest of My Life” written for their “Me, at 17” project. (And please enjoy my senior high school yearbook photo.) Check it out here.
Donut Famine: Poems written in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana
“…a poet at the height of his powers. Lupert further refines his singular travelogue style with a delicate balance of reportage, recollection, and lyric introspection. More than an anthology of latest work, Rick Lupert has given us something rare: a complete experience. All aboard.”
~ Brendan Constantine, author of ‘Dementia, My Darling’
“As someone who has been living in New Orleans for ten weeks now, I can say with unwavering conviction that master wordsmith Rick Lupert came to New Orleans, wrote these poems here, and avoided arrest throughout his visit. “
~ Jonathan Penton, Editor of ‘Unlikely Stories’
Rick Lupert’s 20th collection of poetry and latest travelogue installation takes him to Louisiana, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, where you could peel the weather off you with a butter knife, if you had time to think about that amidst the food, jazz, voodoo, and seamless blending of cultures. Have a cocktail every night with Rick (it’s where they were invented) as you make your way through the bayou with his signature style of humor and awe.