Rick Lupert

Poet

15522 Stagg Street
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Phone: 
(818) 904-1021
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Author's Bio

Rick Lupert has been involved with poetry in Los Angeles since 1990. He is the recipient of the 2017 Ted Slade Award, and the 2014 Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center Distinguished Service Award, a 3 time Pushcart Prize Nominee, and a Best of the Net nominee. He served as a co-director of the Valley Contemporary Poets for 2 years, and created Poetry Super Highway. Rick hosted the weekly Cobalt Cafe reading for almost 21 years. His spoken word album "Rick Lupert Live and Dead" featured 25 studio and live tracks. He’s authored 25 collections of poetry, including “The Tokyo-Van Nuys Express,” “Hunka Hunka Howdee!” and “God Wrestler” (Ain’t Got No Press) and edited the anthologies “A Poet’s Siddur”, “Ekphrastia Gone Wild”, “A Poet’s Haggadah” and the noir anthology “The Night Goes on All Night. He also writes and draws (with Brendan Constantine) the daily web comic “Cat and Banana” and writes the poetry column “From the Lupertverse” for JewishJournal.com. He has been lucky enough to read his poetry all over the world.

http://poetrysuperhighway.com/
http://facebook.com/rickpoet
http://www.catandbanana.com/

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Chopin With Cherries (Moonrise Press, 2010)
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The Last American Valentine (Write Bloody Publishing, 2008)
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Return From Beyond the Valley of the Contemporary Poets - 2005-2007 Anthology (V.C. Press, 2008)
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Beyond the Valley of the Contemporary Poets - 1997 Anthology (Sacred Beverage Press, 2007)
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In Our Own Words - A Generation Defining Itself - Volume 6 (MW Enterprises, 2005)
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Literary Angels - The Second Year of poeticdiversity (Sybaritic Press, 2005)
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Scream When You Burn - Caffeine Magazine Anthology (Incommunicado Press, 1998)
Books:
The Tokyo-Van Nuys Express (Ain't Got No Press, 2020)
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Hunka Hunka Howdee! (Ain't Got No Press, 2019)
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Beautiful Mistakes (Rothco Press, 2018)
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God Wrestler: A Poem for Every Torah Portion (Ain't Got No Press, 2017)
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Donut Famine (Rothco Press, 2016)
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Professor Clown on Parade (Rothco Press, 2016)
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Romancing the Blarney Stone (Rothco Press, 2016)
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Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman (Rothco Press, 2015)
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The Gettysburg Undress (Rothco Press, 2014)
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Nothing in New England Is New (Ain't Got No Press, 2013)
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Death of a Mauve Bat (Ain't Got No Press, 2012)
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Sinzibuckwud! (Ain't Got No Press, 2010)
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We Put Things In Our Mouths (Ain't Got No Press, 2010)
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A Man With No Teeth Serves Us Breakfast (Ain't Got No Press, 2008)
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I Am My Own Orange County (11th Anniversary Edition) (Ain't Got No Press, 2008)
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Lizard King of the Laundromat (Ain't Got No Press, 2008)
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I'd Like to Bake Your Goods (Ain't Got No Press, 2006)
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Feeding Holy Cats (Cassowary Press, 2002)
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Stolen Mummies (Ain't Got No Press, 2002)
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Up Liberty's Skirt (Cassowary Press, 2002)
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Brendan Constantine Is My Kind of Town (Inevitable Press, 2001)
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I'm a Jew, Are You? (Ain't Got No Press, 1998)
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Mowing Fargo (Ain't Got No Press, 1998)
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Paris: It's The Cheese (Ain't Got No Press, 1996)
Journals:
51%
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Beyond the Valley of the Contemporary Poets
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Blue Satellite
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Caffeine
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Prizes won: 

Ted Slade Award (2017)

Beyond Baroque Distinguished Service Award (2014)

Wergle Flomp Contest First Prize (2002)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Richard Brautigan Brendan Constantine Jeffrey McDaniel Douglas Adams

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Jewish, White
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Englewood
Raised in: 
FL & Syracuse & Pasadena
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Last update: Aug 13, 2020