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.

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!

Donut Famine Facebook Live Publication Reading

Check out the Facebook Live publication reading for my poetry collection “Romancing the Blarney Stone.” Read a few more poems and get yourself a copy here.

Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour Interview

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Dr. Andy Jones of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour, which broadcasts out of KDVS in Davis, California was nice enough to have me on his show for a full hour talking about my new books, poetry, and how it all intersects with technology. I even read a few poems! Listen to the full interview:

Poem published in Silver Birch Press’ “Me, at 17” Series

Rick Lupert at 17
Thanks a million times to Silver Birch Press for publishing my poem “The Last Year of the Rest of My Life” written for their “Me, at 17” project. (And please enjoy my senior high school yearbook photo.) Check it out here.

10 Poems Published at Caught In The Net

Rick Lupert published at Caught in the Net
Thanks to Jim Bennett for selecting me as the featured poet in the January 2017 issue of Caught in the Net. Check out the ten poems of mine they published here.

Romancing the Blarney Stone Facebook Live Publication Reading

Check out the Facebook Live publication reading for my poetry collection “Romancing the Blarney Stone.” Read a few more poems and get yourself a copy here.

Professor Clown on Parade Facebook Live Publication Reading

Check out the Facebook Live publication reading for my poetry collection “Professor Clown on Parade.” Read a few more poems and get yourself a copy here.

My 20th Book: Donut Famine

Donut Famine: Poems written in New Orleans, Louisiana by Rick Lupert

$19.95

Buy Donut Famine on Parade at Amazon

Rothco Press
December 2016
Paperback
232 Pages
Donut Famine: Poems written in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana

“…a poet at the height of his powers. Lupert further refines his singular travelogue style with a delicate balance of reportage, recollection, and lyric introspection. More than an anthology of latest work, Rick Lupert has given us something rare: a complete experience. All aboard.”

~ Brendan Constantine, author of ‘Dementia, My Darling’

“As someone who has been living in New Orleans for ten weeks now, I can say with unwavering conviction that master wordsmith Rick Lupert came to New Orleans, wrote these poems here, and avoided arrest throughout his visit. “

~  Jonathan Penton, Editor of ‘Unlikely Stories’

Rick Lupert’s 20th collection of poetry and latest travelogue installation takes him to Louisiana, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, where you could peel the weather off you with a butter knife, if you had time to think about that amidst the food, jazz, voodoo, and seamless blending of cultures. Have a cocktail every night with Rick (it’s where they were invented) as you make your way through the bayou with his signature style of humor and awe.

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My 19th Book: Romancing the Blarney Stone

Romancing the Blarney Stone: Poetry from Ireland by Rick Lupert

$19.95

Buy Romancing the Blarney Stone at Amazon

Rothco Press
December 2016
Paperback
258 Pages
Romancing the Blarney Stone: Poems written in and on the way to and from Ireland

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

~ Amber Tamblyn, Author + Actress

“I saw my own country through the culture-shocked eyes of a stranger who clearly loved it as much as it clearly confused him too. A really great, funny, and perceptive verse cycle by a true poet. “

~ Rodney Orpheus, Irish Author + Musician

“…a detailed, humorous tour of Ireland, full of blarney, a little stoned (various quantities of fine Irish whiskey are consumed), and always entertaining. “

~ G. Murray Thomas, Poet + Editor Next… Poetry Calendar

Visit Ireland with Rick Lupert, and his wife, in this, his 19th collection of poetry written on the Irish Ireland nation, where the color green was invented, where the north and south are still struggling with a seventeenth century conflict. Sample Irish whiskey and cheese. Try to out-nice the locals…and walk the same streets where so many of the world’s most essential writers cut their teeth. There’s a stone to kiss. Are you in?

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My 18th Book: Professor Clown on Parade

Professor Clown on Parade: Poetry by Rick Lupert

$19.95

Buy Professor Clown on Parade at Amazon

Rothco Press
December 2016
Paperback
296 Pages
Professor Clown on Parade: Poems from Burlington, Vermont, Waterbury, Vermont, Portland, Maine, and Hartford 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

“…a work that’s underpinned by a depth and decency you don’t see very often in this world, let alone in a book that will make you laugh out loud.”

~ Daniel McGinn, Author “1000 Black Umbrellas”, Write Bloody Publishing

Rick Lupert’s 18th book, and latest in his poetry-travelogue series, takes him through the gorgeous north-east where everybody in Vermont gets a free hug and no-one in Hartford Connecticut believes he and his wife are vacationing there. Join Rick on this poetic adventure along with stops in Waterbury, Vermont (where so many free food samples are given) and Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where Norman Rockwell is still very much alive.

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My poem “The Foot Book” published in Poetic Diversity

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Thanks to Poetic Diversity for publishing my new poem (for my son Jude) in your November 2016 issue! Check it out here.