Rothco Press releases my sixteenth poetry collection – “The Gettysburg Undress”

The Gettysburg Undress - Poetry by Rick Lupert


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  The Gettysburg Undress: Poems from Gettysburg, PA, Washington, DC, Richmond, VA, Baltimore, MD., and environs

“Rick Lupert’s The Gettysberg Undress is a delightful romp through the museums and tourist attractions of the mid-Atlantic States. I found it more believable than Steinbeck’s Travels with Charlie. His wife, Addie, is a more interesting personality by far than a poodle. His observations are written in a minimalist style which is a cross between Basho and Brautigan. Each poem is a tiny masterpiece. Some poems, like “Animal Hospital,” strike a ghostly chord. His humor is inclusive, making the reader part of the mission – to bring the fun back to poetry by entertaining the heck out of you, plus making you think about the world.”

~ Hal Sirowitz, former Poet Laureate of Queens, New York, Author “Mother Said”

I’m very excited to have joined the Rothco Press family with the very first title in their Caffeine Poetry Series, and my sixteenth collection of poetry, written on location while traveling through the sites, museums and restaurants of the cradle of the Civil War.

Click here to read poetry from The Gettysburg Undress

2 New Poems Published in American Mustard Volume 2

I’m awfully excited to have 2 new poems published in American Mustard Volume 2! This is a unique publication that doesn’t include the author’s names until the end of the manuscript…so you can read the whole thing as intended in order, or skip to the end (you naughty cheaters) to see who wrote what. Check out my work, along with a great roster of other poets I’m proud to be listed with here: (And thanks American Mustard for including me!)

One Last Time in This Space – The Last Poem read at the Cobalt Cafe

The very last poem read at the Cobalt Cafe on December 30, 2014. Written by Rick Lupert in commemoration of almost 21 years of hosting the open poetry reading in that space.

Sweet Review of Collaborative Performance with Dan Nichols

Dan Nichols and Rick Lupert
Check out this sweet review of my collaborative performance with Dan Nichols at Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael, California on the website HERE Thanks Susan Esther Barnes for writing it!

2 New Poems published at Yay!LA

Thanks to the good folks at Yay!LA who just published 2 new poems of mine written this past summer. They are from a forthcoming collection called “Professor Clown on Parade” coming out probably in 2015. Check ‘em out and thanks Yay!LA! Check ‘em out HERE.

“I Am From Ork” – My new FREE Poetry E-book

I Am From Ork - Poetry E-book by Rick Lupert
Check out my 7th FREE Poetry E-book “I Am From Ork”, poems written in late 2013-2014 including the title poem for Robin Williams along with other pieces for Pete Seeger, Leonard Cohen and more. Download it for free HERE. And check out my previous FREE Poetry E-books HERE.

The Gettysburg Undress, Undressed: Constantine Interviews Lupert

Check out “The Gettysburg Undress, Undressed”, my conversation with Brendan Constantine about my new book “The Gettysburg Undress. We delve into poems from the book, the craft of poetry, plenty of humor and what it’s like to write poetry in the bathrooms of famous buildings. Check out the entire 70 minute conversation in the player to the left.

“A Poem of Thanks” Spoken Word Track Published on “Thanksgiving: Stick a Fork in It” Compilation

Thanksgiving: Stick a Fork In It
My new spoken word track “A Poem of Thanks” was just published as part of Craig Taubman’s latest digital music compilation “Thanksgiving: Stick A Fork In It, Songs of Thanks and Gratitude.” Very excited to be included here with a long roster of amazing artists. Check out the poem HERE.

2 new poems published at

Thanks so much to Marie Lecrivain of Poetic Diversity for publishing 2 new poems of mine in the November 2014 issue! Both of these new pieces were written in Burlington, Vermont while visiting there this past July, and will be included in the forthcoming collection “Professor Clown on Parade, including the piece “The Summit of Los Angeles Poets That Did Not Happen” for Daniel McGinn. There’s a slew of great poets I’m honored to be on the same electronic pages with…check ‘em all out here.

Rick Lupert: comic poet extraordinaire Article at LA BluePrint

Rick Lupert
Thanks so much to Elizabeth Nowak of LA BluePrint for writing this embarrassingly nice article about me for the LA BluePrint website!

Check it out here!

The End of An Era – Poem by Rick Lupert for the final Friday Night Live