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Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman: Poems 1998-2015
by Rick Lupert
138 pages / 105 Poems
Publisher: Rothco Press
Purchase on Amazon
"I know of no other poet able to establish intimacy with the reader as fast as Rick Lupert."
‐Brendan Constantine, author Calamity Joe
"Rick Lupert is a treasure. His poetry surprises us with a unique perspective that is both tender and wise.
In a live environment I find Rick delightfully funny and arrestingly poignant."
‐Dan Nichols, Jewish Rock and Roll Artist
"Easily one of the funniest poetry hosts in America."
‐Buddy Wakefield, National Slam Winner and Touring Poet
"Rick Lupert is a writer's chef."
‐Derrick Brown, Captain at Write Bloody Publishing
About the Author:
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
readings and publications out of the San Fernando Valley. His poetry 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
Poets, and is the author of 14 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!,
Death of a Mauve Bat (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
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
the Moon (Ain't Got No Press, May 2010) and Rules for Poetry (Ain't Got No Press, May 2011.)
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
He lives in Van Nuys, California with his wife Addie, son Jude, 4 cats and a frog.
From the Book:
The Increasing Finances of Age
by Rick Lupert
Today at the market
an older woman asked to see my ID
in conjunction with the six beers
I'd placed in the shopping cart.
Happily I said, and produced it.
After studying it for a while
Oh my god, you're a year older than me!
You Look great!
At first I wanted to bond with her
about high-school in the eighties
Then I felt bad for her, looking older
than her years.
Probably a smoker I thought.
Then I felt bad for me.
Am I really that old?
I collected my beers
and the rest of my groceries.
Over a hundred dollars worth of items.
Back in the eighties, I couldn't
afford any of this.
Originally published by Bank Heavy Press
in Pom-Pom-Pomeranian, December 2011