About the Author

Los Angeles poet Rick Lupert has been involved with poetry since 1990.  He is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, and he created Poetry Super Highway, Haikuniverse, and hosted the Cobalt Cafe reading for almost 21 years which has lived on as a popular Zoom series since March of 2020.

His work is regularly featured in print and online at the Los Angeles Jewish Journal.

He’s authored 27 collections of poetry, including “God Wrestler: A Poem for Every Torah Portion”, “The Low Country Shvitz“, “I Am Not Writing a Book of Poems in Hawaii”, “The Tokyo-Van Nuys Express”, and edited  “A Poet’s Siddur”, “A Poet’s Haggadah”, the Noir anthology “The Night Goes on All Night.” and “Ekphrastia Gone Wild” under his imprint Ain’t Got No Press. He’s been lucky enough to share his poetry at the URJ Biennial, Limmud U.K., Limmud Baltimore, Limmud, Los Angeles and at synagogues throughout the United States. He works as a music teacher and song leader for Southern California synagogues, and as a graphic designer for anyone who would like to help pay his mortgage.

He lives in Newhall, California with his wife, son and three cats.

Contact Rick to ask about readings, workshops, commissions, having him share poems at your services or event, or just to say “hi” at info@JewishPoetry.net.

Photo by Alexis Rhone Fancher