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

“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

Links – A poem about generations gone by and yet to come.

You’re Our Man – Leonard Cohen Birthday Poem

“The Eating of the Jews” spoken word track included on Jewels of Elul Music Sampler

Jewels Vol. IV: A High Holy Days Music Sampler
Excited to have my first spoken word track published…my piece “The Eating of the Jews” is a bonus track on the new “Jewels Vol. IV: High Holy Days Music Sampler” produced by Craig Taubman as part of the annual Jewels of Elul Project. There are so many great artists on this collection and I couldn’t be happier to be standing in this virtual room with them. Download the whole recording here: (or whatever individual tracks strike your fancy…I hope one of those is mine!) Happy almost Elul! Click here to check out the collection.

2 New Poems Published in The Bicycle Review Issue 28

Thanks very much to the good folks at The Bicycle Review for including 2 new poems of mine in their latest issue which you can check out embedded below. The entire issue is well worth reading and I’m very excited to be included on its virtual pages with the entire roster. If you’re looking for my poems you’ll find them on pages 39 and 66. Both are brand new, and will appear in a forthcoming collection called “Professor Clown on Parade”. Thanks Bicycle Review!

I Am From Ork – Poem for Robin Williams