Rick Lupert Live and Dead Spoken Word Album

Rick Lupert Live and Dead Spoken Word Album
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!

Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman: Poems 1998-2015 Released by Rothco Press

Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman: Poems 1998-2015 by Rick Lupert

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Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman: Poems 1998-2015

With a foreword by Brendan Constantine

Rick Lupert’s seventeenth poetry collection, Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman (Rothco Press, May 2015), is the long awaited follow up to, and first collection of Lupert’s selected works since, 1997’s I am My Own Orange County. Lupert’s poetry exists at the intersections of the wise and the ridiculous, the spectacular and the mundane. The humor and deeper themes throughout his work will win over the generations of people who’ve come to regard poetry as an inaccessible literary art. These poems, written over the last two decades, have been widely published in dozens of journals, zines, and anthologies from all over the world. They’re rooted in the every day Los Angeles experience and take you through fatherhood, traffic, love, death, and the inevitable experience of finding a wrapped sausage on the sidewalk. You’ll learn how to kiss, you’ll meet the cutest leaf in the world, you’ll say goodbye to Pete Seeger and Robin Williams, you may even relive your own childhood. Get ready to Make Love to the Fifty Ft. Woman. Don’t wear anything complicated.

Click here to read poetry from Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman

“Learning to Ride” published by Silver Birch Press

Learning to Ride by Rick Lupert
My poem “Learning to Ride” was just published by Silver Birch Press as part of their “Learning to Ride” series…Thanks SBP! Check out the poem here.

How I Met My Mothers published by Cadence Collective

How I Met My Mothers
Check out my poem “How I Met My Mothers” newly published by the good folks at Cadence Collective! Read it here.

2 poems from “Romancing the Blarney Stone” published by Sappho’s Torque

Sappho's Torque
My poems “Somewhere Over Canada” and “Show Yourself Dublin” from my forthcoming book “Romancing the Blarney Stone” just got published on Sappho’s Torque, poet Angélique Jamail’s blog. Click here to read it and thanks Angélique!

New poem published by Silver Birch Press

Rick Lupert in 1983
Excited to report my poem “I’ve Been Looking Into Hats and I Don’t Like What I See” was just published by Silver Birch Press as part of their “My Mane Memories” series. Thanks SBP! Check it out here: (along with a picture of me from 1983.)

Rick Lupert – The Nervous Breakdown Self Interview

Rick Lupert with Croissant on his head. Photo by Alexis Rhone Fancher.
Thanks so much to the Nervous Breakdown and Rich Ferguson for inviting me to do a “Self Interview”. It was an interesting experience and I almost walked out on myself self several times. Read the self-interview here, and see the poem “Next Time Down” which they published along with it here.

“On My Eventual Death” spoken word poem by Rick Lupert featured in IndieFeed

Excited to report my spoken word track “On My Eventual Death” just got featured as part of the swan-song series on the IndieFeed performance poetry podcast. (Thanks Mongo!) This poem is for anyone who is ever going to die and appears in Rick Lupert’s book “Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman“. Take a listen:

Special Feature with 5 poems in Muddy River Poetry Review

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I have 5 new poems in the latest issue of the Muddy River Poetry Review edited by Zvi A. Zesling. Check out my work here and check out the entire issue here.

“Make Your Own Kind of Music” appears on Voicemail Poems

Thanks to Voicemail Poems for closing out their Summer 2015 season with my poem “Make Your Own Kind of Music”! Listen to the poem below and check out more from Voicemail Poems here.

Rick Lupert Reads from “Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman” on KPFK’s “Why Poetry”

Was thrilled to have the chance to read lots of poetry from “Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman” on the “Why Poetry” radio show hosted by Paul Lieber on Los Angeles radio station KPFK. Check out the whole show below. (And get yourself a copy of the book here!)