Despite the rain…
Despite the rain…
Written on the occasion of Leonard Cohen’s 80th Birthday in 2014, shared this week after news of his passing. (November 2016)
Just in time for Rosh Hashanah! A new video for my poem “The Eating of the Jews.” (Which appears on my spoken word album “Rick Lupert Live and Dead.”)
Click here to sample tracks and get your own CD or digital copy!
Excited to report my spoken word track “On My Eventual Death” just got featured as part of the swan-song series on the IndieFeed performance poetry podcast. (Thanks Mongo!) This poem is for anyone who is ever going to die and appears in Rick Lupert’s book “Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman“. Take a listen:
Thanks to Voicemail Poems for closing out their Summer 2015 season with my poem “Make Your Own Kind of Music”! Listen to the poem below and check out more from Voicemail Poems here.
Thanks to Red Fez for publishing the short-film poem/video of “Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman”, the title poem from my new book. Check it out (and all the other cool stuff in Red Fez) here.
My poem “News of a Strange Thing” written for Brendan Constantine as featured on the IndieFeed Performance Poetry Podcast (May 2015). This poem is from my new Rothco Press book “Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman: Poems 1998-2015”. Check out more poetry from the book here.
Video filmed entertainment of the “Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman”, the title poem from my new book. Check out the book here.
Check out the video for my poem “For Dracula” which brought Team Transylvania to a victory in the 2015 Fantasy Poetry Slam. Thanks to Victor Infante for orchestrating this fun madness! For a good time, check out all of the entries in this year’s contest here.
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.)
The very last poem read at the Cobalt Cafe on December 30, 2014. Written by Rick Lupert in commemoration of almost 21 years of hosting the open poetry reading in that space.
This is pretty cool! John Gardiner with his co-host Polina Hryn read my poem “How Close Was Mars” on their Laguna Beach based radio show “Spoken Word / Spoken Song” yesterday immediately preceded by a reading of Brendan Constantine‘s earthly “Last Night I Went to the Map of the World and I Have Messages For You.” The reading of these 2 poems starts at about the 7 minute mark in the show but listen to the whole thing as there’s a lot more poetry, humor and music worth going in your ears in it! Thanks John and Polina! Click here to listen.
Well if you missed the 2014 Beyond Baroque Awards Dinner at which I received the Distinguished Service Award and Bill Mohr received the George Drury Smith Award, here’s a glimpse at the festivities. Background music by Mason Summit.
An epic poem about Matzah. Written for Craig Taubman’s “Downtown Seder” at the Pico Union Project, April 2014. If you need the text for any reason here’s a PDF.
I won the 2014 #FantasyPoetrySlam with #TeamGotham with this poem. Check out all the entries here.
A poem for Pete Seeger (1919-2014) in loving memory.
Thanks so much to Limmud‘s “On One Leg” project for including my new poem “Vayigash” for this week’s Torah Portion in their weekly emailing! Check out a video of me reading the poem below along with the text here: http://limmud.org/publications/limmudononeleg/5774/vayigash/#another
London-based Moishe-House selected my poem “Here I Am” for there weekly creative parashat ha shavuah email for the Torah portion “Vayera”. Thanks to Moishe house for including poetry in their weekly email! Check out the poem in the video:
If you’re interested, here’s the full text of the poem: Here I Am.PDF
A poem about the heat of the dog days of summer. When fall looms like a test you waited ’til last night to study for.
A poetry video for “The Eating of the Jews” – A Rosh Hashanah Poem by Rick Lupert from the book “I’m a Jew, Are You” – Jewish poems from a ‘tribal’ perspective.
Hot Dog Truck by Rick Lupert – A militant vegetarian poem from a non-militant vegetarian.
Part 4 of poems from “Nothing in New England Is New” – Poems from Boston, Massachusetts including the return of the translucent Rick and the addition of the very patriotic hat. Check out more poems and get your copy here:http://poetrysuperhighway.com/
The third in a series of videos of poems from my new book “Nothing in New England Is New” – Part 3 – Poems written in Salem, Massachusetts. Check out more poems and get your copy here: http://poetrysuperhighway.com/
The second in a series of videos of poems from my new book “Nothing in New England Is New” – Part 2 – Poems written in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Check out more poems and get your copy here: http://poetrysuperhighway.com/
The first of a series of videos of poems from my new book “Nothing in New England Is New” – Part 1 – On the Way. Check out more poems and get your copy here: http://poetrysuperhighway.com/
I lost my cat Cleopatra after 16 amazing years. She was so sweet…she was the poetry of the house…she is so missed. Here is a video of me reading 2 old and 1 new poems for her:
Thrilled and honored to have my poem “I Was At Sinai” published in the Winter 2013 issue of the CCAR Journal “The Reform Jewish Quarterly!” I originally wrote this piece by request of the staff at Hava Nashira, the Jewish music educators retreat I attend every year to read during a Shabbat morning service. Here the recording of me reading at that event below:
Thanks to Eric Mushcott for somehow coming across and somehow deciding that my “Coffee is Not a Drink for Pussies” video was due for the kinetic type treatment. Check it out below (and see the original video with visible people in it HERE.)
Super excited to be included in the IndieFeed Performance Poetry series podcast with my poem “Postcard to Myself, Syracuse, New York, 1979” and a brief interview with Write Bloody Publishing’s Daniel Joseph Lisi! Click the link to listen and thanks Daniel for asking me to do this!
Check out my interview on the August 22, 2012 edition of The Poet’s Cafe on KPFK (Los Angeles Radio) hosted by Orange County poet Jaimes Palacio. I read a few poems and tried to maintain my dignity while answering Jaimes’ questions. It was a hoot! Thanks for having me Jaimes!
Thanks to Joanne Baines for this slew of new videos of me reading at the Pondwater Society reading this past December. Check them out: (use the arrow keys to the left and right of the video to scroll between the 8 videos in this play list.)
A new spoken word version of my poem “Rules for Poetry” appears on the Rattle Magazine blog here: http://rattle.com/blog/2011/01/rules-for-poetry-by-rick-lupert/
This poem appeared in the special “Tribute to Humor” section of the Summer 2010 issue of Rattle.
I was interviewed by the hosts of the Speak2BFree BlogTalkRadio show on November 3, 2010. Listen in to the 45 minute conversation here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/show.aspx?userurl=speak2bfree&year=2010&month=11&day=03&url=poetry-super-highways
I was the featured “informationist” at the Lightbulb Mouth Radio Hour hosted by Derrick Brown and Mindy Nettifee in Long Beach, CA on February 17, 2010. Check out the interview and poem here:
A 10 minute interview with me at the Cobalt Cafe, mostly about the Cobalt reading with
A 10 minute video of Rick reading at the Valley Contemporary Poets reading in Tarzana California, shot by the nice people at www.Poetry.la (June, 2007)
Poem by Rick Lupert / Video Directed by Monina Verano / Slacquer Films
A ridiculous song that you’d be better off not listening to. (February, 2005)
A poem I wrote with vocals by me and Julie Constantine, mixed with Garage Band. (February, 2005)
Commentary recorded while walking across Westminster Bridge in London, mixed with guitar and song vocal by me, from the CD Audio Companion to the Book Stolen Mummies (Ain’t Got No Press, 2002)
Spoken word track of a poem written in London, recorded and mixed in Sherman Oaks, CA, with guitar Accompaniment by me. from the CD Audio Companion to the Book Stolen Mummies (Ain’t Got No Press, 2002)
Tribute to Southern California Poet Mindy Nettifee and the song her parents taught her as a child to help remember how to spell her last name.
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