God Wrestler: A Poem for Every Torah Portion – My 21st Book!

God Wrestler by Rick Lupert
With just a few exquisite words, Rick Lupert fills in the white spaces between the Torah’s words, and offers holy insight, life wisdom, reverent irreverence, and sacred depth. It takes a poet to find the poetry of Torah, and a great teacher to share it. Rick is both. His book is a gift to us all. -Rabbi Ed Feinstein

One can always count on Rick to see things in ways that we would not otherwise have seen them. He has succeeded in finding messages within each parashah that are simultaneously uniquely personal and entirely universal. Humor and depth abound. Rick amplifies the timeless nature of the words of Torah, and fills each page with new perspectives. -Cantor Ellen Dreskin

Rick Lupert’s poetry is witty, knowing, wise, and a tonic to the seeking soul. -Rabbi David Wolpe

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Announcing my 18th, 19th and 20th Books!

The good people at Rothco Press have lost their minds and have released my three brand new travel-poetry books simultaneously! Thank you Rothco press! Here they are:

Professor Clown on Parade by Rick Lupert.

Professor Clown
on Parade

poetry written in Vermont, Maine and Connecticut

“A brilliant, beer-fogged take on America by one of the funniest, smartest poets around.”

Alexis Rhone Fancher
poetry editor, Cultural Weekly, seven-time Pushcart nominee

Donut Famine by Rick Lupert.

Romancing the
Blarney Stone

poetry written
in Ireland

“Funny, observant and comforting, “Romancing
the Blarney Stone” is a
fine read from one of
my favorite poets.”

Amber Tamblyn
author and Actress

Donut Famine by Rick Lupert.

Donut Famine
poetry written in
New Orleans

“…a delicate balance of reportage, recollection, and lyric introspection. More than an anthology of latest work…
a complete experience.
All aboard.”

Brendan Constantine
author of ‘Dementia, My Darling’

$19.95, 296 pages

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$19.95, 258 pages

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$19.95, 232 pages

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Rick's 3 new books, plus spoken word album (physical or digital) for $50 including shipping!

Get all 3 new books, plus my new 25 track spoken word album for $50

That’s a savings of $25! Plus FREE SHIPPING within the United States. (If you’re not in the U.S., contact me and we’ll work it out.) This special only available here.

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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!

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Santa Maria Sun Article Featuring Yours Truly

Rick Lupert article in the Santa Maria Sun
Thanks to Rebeca Rose for this thorough and thoughtful article in the Santa Maria Sun in conjunction with my upcoming reading at the CORE Winery in Orcutt, California (Outside Santa Barbara). She even included a poem from my new book God Wrestler: A Poem for Every Torah Portion. Check out the article here.

My poem for Leonard Cohen Appears in New Anthology Benefitting Red Cross

Anthem: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen
Excited to report a poem I wrote for Leonard Cohen on his 80th birthday appears in this new anthology of poems celebrating his life and legacy. All proceeds benefit the Red Cross. Check it out on Amazon here.

A Poem from “God Wrestler” for the Beautiful Captive

A poem from my new book “God Wrestler” for this Torah Portion Ki Teitzei. Check out the book here.

“When I Die” from Donut Famine Receives a Best of the Net Nomination!

Donut Famine: Poems written in New Orleans, Louisiana by Rick Lupert
I’m thrilled to report I’ve received my first ever “Best of the Net” nomination for my poem “When I Die” for it’s first appearance on the Poetic Diversity website here! Thanks so much to Marie Lecrivain and the entire Poetic Diversity staff for the honor! Check out the book Donut Famine here.

“When I Die” video from Donut Famine

My poem “When I Die” from my book “Donut Famine” (Rothco Press, December 2016) http://amzn.to/2pJxKX4

“Somewhere Over Canada” video from Romancing the Blarney Stone

My poem “Somewhere Over Canada” from my book “Romancing The Blarney Stone” (Rothco Press, December 2016) http://amzn.to/2pJxKX4

“New Potato” Poem Video from Professor Clown on Parade

Check out my new poem video for “New Potato” (from Professor Clown on Parade) It has lots of gratuitous pictures of potatoes.)

“We Visit My Mother…” Published in the 2017 Altadena Poetry Review

Altadena Poetry Review - Anthology 2017
Thanks very much to the editors of the Altadena Poetry Review for including my poem “We Visit My Mother at Poiley Tzedek Cemetery” in the 2017 anthology! (From my book “Donut Famine”) I’m included with many other poets in this collection, the proceeds of which benefit the Altadena Library District. Check it out here.

2 Cat Poems Published in “Paw Prints in Verse” Anthology

Paw Prints in Verse
Thanks to Stacy Savage for including a couple of my cat-centric poems in the new anthology “Paw Prints in Verse.” All proceeds from sales go to support Ernie’s Heart Pet Food Pantry in Indiana. Check it out here: http://amzn.to/2oyMnKa