A new poem video for “I Meet Alexa” from my book “Beautiful Mistakes”

Three Poems Published at Easy Street

Three Poems Published at Easy Street
Thanks to Easy Street Magazine for publishing three new poems of mine! (2 from my book “Beautiful Mistakes” and another previously unpublished one called “Swimming With Sins” about the Jewish tashlich ceremony (and ducks!) Thanks Easy Street! Read ’em here.

Beautiful Mistakes: Poems from Seattle, Portland and Twin Peaks

Beautiful Mistakes: Poems by Rick Lupert


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Rothco Press
May 2018
218 Pages
Beautiful Mistakes: Poems written in Seattle, Portland and Twin Peaks

Rick Lupert’s 22nd book – a collection of travel poetry written while exploring the Pacific Northwest including stops in Seattle, Washington (where there’s coffee on every corner), Snoqualmie, Washington (better known as Twin Peaks), and Portland, Oregon (where everything is weird and there’s even more coffee on every corner.) Full of Lupert’s signature wit and style, Beautiful Mistakes is part poetry, part humorous travelogue, and all entertaining.

Rick drinks coffee, Rick has conversations with Alexa, Rick searches for owls in the trees, Rick has a Doughnut party in the hotel lobby, Rick politely refrains from including what the homeless person was yelling on the street, Rick dines with friends, and poets, and all is documented in these caffeinated, pie-filled, weird and beautiful poems.

Click here to read poems from Beautiful Mistakes

“Every city has a surprise waiting for you.” An Interview with Rick Lupert

Check out this new interview with me by the good folks from Rothco press who will soon be releasing “Beautiful Mistakes”, my newest book of travel poetry written last summer in Seattle, Portland and Twin Peaks (a.k.a. Snoqualmie, Washington.) Thanks Rothco Press! Read it here.

My Poem “Dementia, My Darling” Published in the 2017-2018 San Diego Poetry Annual

Dementia, My Darling by Rick Lupert, for Brendan Constantine, appears in the 2017-2018 San Diego Poetry Annual!
You’ll find my poem “Dementia, My Darling”, written for Brendan Constantine’s book-of-the-same-name publication party, on pages 122-123 of the newly published 2017-2018 San Diego Poetry Annual. It’s a 469 page tome that should serve your poetry reading needs for decades to come. Thanks to the editors, especially Jeff Walt who asked for work from me, for including me in this extraordinary work of love. Get your copy here.



17 Holy Syllables – A haiku for Every Aliyah of Every Torah Portion

17 Holy Syllables by Rick Lupert
17 Holy Syllables E-book (pdf): A haiku for every Aliyah of every Torah Portion, by Rick Lupert. (instant PDF download after purchase)

(This will take you to PayPal to complete your purchase. Then you’ll be brought back to a download link here and one will be sent to you in email.)

Get this book for FREE! If you purchase or already own my book God Wrestler, post a review on Amazon or a link to it on Facebook, send me the link at Rick@PoetrySuperHighway.com and I’ll send you the 17 Holy Syllables E-Book directly.

Click here to read samples from the e-book.

Santa Maria Sun Article Featuring Yours Truly

Rick Lupert article in the Santa Maria Sun
Thanks to Rebeca Rose for this thorough and thoughtful article in the Santa Maria Sun in conjunction with my upcoming reading at the CORE Winery in Orcutt, California (Outside Santa Barbara). She even included a poem from my new book God Wrestler: A Poem for Every Torah Portion. Check out the article here.

My poem for Leonard Cohen Appears in New Anthology Benefitting Red Cross

Anthem: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen
Excited to report a poem I wrote for Leonard Cohen on his 80th birthday appears in this new anthology of poems celebrating his life and legacy. All proceeds benefit the Red Cross. Check it out on Amazon here.

A Poem from “God Wrestler” for the Beautiful Captive

A poem from my new book “God Wrestler” for this Torah Portion Ki Teitzei. Check out the book here.

“When I Die” from Donut Famine Receives a Best of the Net Nomination!

Donut Famine: Poems written in New Orleans, Louisiana by Rick Lupert
I’m thrilled to report I’ve received my first ever “Best of the Net” nomination for my poem “When I Die” for it’s first appearance on the Poetic Diversity website here! Thanks so much to Marie Lecrivain and the entire Poetic Diversity staff for the honor! Check out the book Donut Famine here.