January 18th, 2012-Rick Lupert

Rick Lupert has been involved in the Los Angeles poetry community since 1990.  He served for two years as a co-director of the Valley Contemporary Poets, a twenty-five year old non-profit organization which produces a readings and publications out of the San Fernando Valley.  

Hispoetry has appeared in numerous magazines and literary journals, including The Los Angeles Times, Rattle, Chiron Review, Stirring, The Blue Jew Yorker, PoeticDiversity.org, Zuzu’s Petals, Caffeine Magazine, Blue Satellite and others.  He edited the anthologies The Night Goes On All Night – Noir-Inspired Poetry and, A Poet’s Haggadah: Passover through the Eyes of  Poetsand is the author of 13 books: Paris: It’s The Cheese, I Am My Own Orange County, Mowing Fargo, I’m a Jew. Are You?, Stolen Mummies, I’d Like to Bake Your Goods, A Man With No Teeth Serves Us Breakfast, We Put Things in Our Mouths, Sinzibuckwud! (Ain’t Got No Press), Lizard King of the Laundromat, Brendan Constantine is My Kind of Town (Inevitable Press), Feeding Holy Cats and Up Liberty’s Skirt (Cassowary Press).  He has hosted the long running Cobalt Café reading series in Canoga Park since 1994 and is regularly featured at venues throughout Southern California.

The author’s five free e-books are To Hell With Rick Lupert (Ain’t Got No Press, May, 2006), The Rick Lupert Fun Club (Ain’t Got No Press, May, 2007), On My Eventual Death (Ain’t Got No Press, May 2009) , Today We Bombed the Moon (Ain’t Got No Press, May 2010) and Rules for Poetry (Ain’t Got No Press, May 2011. (Click on the titles to download them for free.)

Rick created and maintains the Poetry Super Highway, an online resource and publication for poets.

Currently Rick works as the music teacher  and graphic and web designer for anyone who would like to help pay his mortgage.

He lives in Van Nuys, California with his wife Addie, son Jude, 3 cats, a lizard and a frog.