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

Read Poems | Buy on Amazon

$19.95, 258 pages

Read Poems | Buy on Amazon

$19.95, 232 pages

Read Poems | Buy on Amazon


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!

“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

My Last Thought published by Silver Birch Press

Rick Lupert Meets Art Garfunkel
Thanks to Silver Birch Press for publishing my poem “My Last Thought” in their Lost & Found series in which I wax on about meeting Art Garfunkel. Check it out here!

Harmony in Unison Facebook Live Reading

I did a live reading in the Harmony in Union Facebook group today. Check it out! Thanks to Stacy Beyer and Beth Schafer for hosting me in their sacred virtual space!

My poem “Inauguration Day” published at Unlikely Stories.

Unlikely Stories
Thanks to the good folks at Unlikely Stories for publishing my poem “Inauguration Day”, written January 20, 2017 Check it out here.

I’ve Received the 2017 Ted Slade Award from Poetry Kit

Ted Slade Award
Thank you very much to the editors of The Poetry Kit for awarding me, this past week with the 13th Annual Ted Slade Award for my work on the Poetry Super Highway website over the last 20 years. It’s an honor to be recognized by an international poetry organization that has been also doing the work of ensuring the continuance and development of poetry in our world. A special thanks to Poetry Kit’s Jim Bennett for nominating me. Read more about the award and my ‘official’ response here.

Inauguration Day Poem

Despite the rain…