“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.)

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!

Inauguration Day Poem

Despite the rain…

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

KDVS
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:

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.

For Leonard Cohen – A Recent Poem

Written on the occasion of Leonard Cohen’s 80th Birthday in 2014, shared this week after news of his passing. (November 2016)

The Eating of the Jews Poem-Video

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.”)

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!

“On My Eventual Death” spoken word poem by Rick Lupert featured in IndieFeed

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:

“Make Your Own Kind of Music” appears on Voicemail Poems

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.

Rick Lupert Reads from “Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman” on KPFK’s “Why Poetry”

Was thrilled to have the chance to read lots of poetry from “Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman” on the “Why Poetry” radio show hosted by Paul Lieber on Los Angeles radio station KPFK. Check out the whole show below. (And get yourself a copy of the book here!)

Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman Title Poem Video Published at Red Fez

redfezlogoThanks 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.

News of a Strange Thing featured on IndieFeed Performance Poetry Podcast

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.

Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman – Title Poem Video

Video filmed entertainment of the “Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman”, the title poem from my new book. Check out the book here.

My poem “For Dracula” wins the 2015 Fantasy Poetry Slam

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.

The Very Last Cobalt Cafe Group Poem

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.)

One Last Time in This Space – The Last Poem read at the Cobalt Cafe

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.

The Gettysburg Undress, Undressed: Constantine Interviews Lupert

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.

The End of An Era – Poem by Rick Lupert for the final Friday Night Live

Links – A poem about generations gone by and yet to come.

You’re Our Man – Leonard Cohen Birthday Poem

I Am From Ork – Poem for Robin Williams

“How Close Was Mars” read by John Gardiner on KXOne Laguna

kxonelagunaThis 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.

A glimpse into the 2014 Beyond Baroque Awards Dinner

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.

Finally “Matzah” get’s it’s own epic poem.

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 Am Superman by Rick Lupert #FantasyPoetrySlam #TeamGotham

I won the 2014 #FantasyPoetrySlam with #TeamGotham with this poem. Check out all the entries here.

Poem for Pete Seeger

A poem for Pete Seeger (1919-2014) in loving memory.

New Poem “Vayigash” Chosen by Limmud for Weekly “On One Leg” Project

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

KPC Radio Interview – October 2013

Rick Lupert and Matt Gottesman at the KPC Radio show Speakeasy
Thanks to Matt Gottesman for inviting me to be on his radio show “Speakeasy” hosted at Los Angeles Pierce College’s radio station KPCRadio.com. We spoke about the history of the Cobalt Cafe reading I’ve hosted since 1994 as well as the Poetry Super Highway website and I even got to read a couple of poems.

Check out the full show (about 25 minutes) here.

Here I Am – Selected by Moishe House for weekly Torah Portion Email – October 2013

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

Eating of the Jews Poem-Video Published by Red Fez – October, 2013

Red Fez
My poem-video “The Eating of the Jews” (A Jewish poem sort of about Rosh Hashanah and a lot about eating food) just got published in issue 61 of Red Fez! Check it out here: http://www.redfez.net/video/45

“Heat” – A September Poem by Rick Lupert

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.

Ekphrastia Gone Wild / Rick Lupert Radio Interview on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

Check out my interview on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour radio show (on KDVS out of Davis, California) where I had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Andy about the new book I edited, Ekphrastia Gone Wild: Poems Inspired by Art.  Check out Ekphrastia Gone Wild here.

The Eating of the Jews – a Rosh Hashanah Poem

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 – A vegetarian poem

Hot Dog Truck by Rick Lupert – A militant vegetarian poem from a non-militant vegetarian.

Poems from Nothing in New England is New – Part 4 – Boston, Massachusetts

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/rick/about/nothing-in-new-england-is-new/

Poems from Nothing in New England is New – Part 3 – Salem, Massachusetts

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/rick/about/nothing-in-new-england-is-new/

Poems from Nothing in New England is New – Part 2 – Portsmouth, NH

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/rick/about/nothing-in-new-england-is-new/

Poems from Nothing in New England is New – Part 1 – On the Way

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/rick/about/nothing-in-new-england-is-new/

3 Poems Published in Issue 20 of The Bicycle Review – February 2013

Thanks to J. de Salvo of The Bicycle Review for accepting three poems into their February 2013 issue (Issue # 20.) Check them out here. Here’s a video of me reading one of those poems.

3 Poems for My Cat Cleo

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:

4 Poems Published in “Men in the Company of Women”

I have 4, count ’em 4 poems in the new (launched today!) anthology “Men in the Company of Women“. Check out the new book (evocatively subtitled “An anthology of Praise & Persusasion”) here.  Here’s a video of me reading a couple of the poems from the book:

“I Was at Sinai” published in Winter 2013 CCAR Journal

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:

Coffee is Not a Drink for Pussies – Kinetic Type Video

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.)

Postcard to Myself Poem and Interview on Indiefeed Podcast – September 2012

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!

KPFK The Poet’s Cafe Interview – August 2012

The Poet's Cafe featuring Rick Lupert

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!

Online Conversation with Brendan Constantine

Had a great conversation with Brendan Constantine about our new books. His new, third collection is “Calamity Joe” (Red Hen Press, 2012) and we spoke about the through lines in his new book and mine. (“Death of a Mauve Bat“). Click the player to hear the archived edition.

Radio Interview with Jessica Houston

  Check out this interview with me by Jessica Houston on her show “An Affirming Flame” on the World Wide Word Radio Network.  We had a great time talking about all things Canadian, generally revolving around my recent two books “Sinzibuckwud!” (written in Montreal) and “Death of a Mauve Bat” (Written in Toronto.)  Thanks for the great conversation Jessica!

Rick Reading at the Baines House in December, 2011

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.)

“Rules for Poetry” poem and mp3 on Rattle blog

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.

“What’s In The Pond” video with Brendan Constantine

Brendan Constantine and I recently performed at the Baines House for the monthly PondWater Society reading in Covina, CA on Saturday, December 11, 2010.  This video is insane and you should probably not watch it.  Thanks to Joanne Baines for having us!

Speak2BFree Radio Interview

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

Rick Reading at the Cobalt – April, 2010

Reading a few poems from “We Put Things In Our Mouths” at the Cobalt Cafe in April of 2010, shot by the nice folks at Poetry.LA

Lightbulb Mouth Radio Hour – February, 2010

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:

How To Kiss Interview and Poem

Rick Reading at the Cobalt in June, 2009

Reading a few poems from “I Am My Own Orange County” and the free e-book “On My Eventual Death“, recorded by the nice folks at Poetry.LA.

Poetry.LA interviews Rick

A 10 minute interview with me at the Cobalt Cafe, mostly about the Cobalt reading with
a bit about my history in poetry, produced by the nice people at www.Poetry.la (September, 2007)

Rick Reads From “A Man With No Teeth Serves Us Breakfast”

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)

Coffee is Not a Drink for Pussies

Poem by Rick Lupert / Video Directed by Monina Verano / Slacquer Films

Cabbage Daddy

Cabbage Daddy

A ridiculous song that you’d be better off not listening to. (February, 2005)

Things Brendan Constantine’s Mother Can Say To Me

Things Brendan Constantine’s Mother Can Say To Me

A poem I wrote with vocals by me and Julie Constantine, mixed with Garage Band. (February, 2005)

Spoken Word Tracks from Stolen Mummies

Crossing Westminster Bridge

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)

Picking Up Glass on the Piccadilly

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)

Trout Fishing in Los Angeles

Trout Fishing in Los Angeles

Spoken word mix of this poem from the book: Brendan Constantine is My Kind of Town (Inevitable Press, 2002)

2 Poems

2 Poems

“Freeway of Love” and “When We First Met” from the book Brendan Constantine is My Kind of Town (Inevitable Press, 2002)

The Mindy Nettifee Song

The Mindy Nettifee Song

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.

The Godzilla Song

The Godzilla Song (mp3)

A song about Godzilla and his special diet of household luminaires.