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.
For over 20 years I closed out the Cobalt Cafe weekly open reading with the infamous “Group Poem” written by that week’s attendees. This is the very last one, from the final Cobalt Poets event, December 30, 2014, a day before the Cobalt Cafe closed forever. Thanks to Cyrus Sepahbodi for filming this! (And if you’ve never experiences a group poem before, we apologize in advance.)
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!)
Check out this sweet review of my collaborative performance with Dan Nichols at Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael, California on the JewishJournal.com website HERE Thanks Susan Esther Barnes for writing it!
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.
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.
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.
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.