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. His poetry has appeared in numerous magazines and literary journals, including The Los Angeles Times, Chiron Review, Stirring, Zuzu's Petals, Caffeine Magazine, Blue Satellite and others. He is the author of 11 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 (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 Caf? reading series in Canoga Park since 1994 and is regularly featured at venues throughout Southern California.
Rick created and maintains the Poetry Super Highway, a major Internet resource for poets (http://PoetrySuperHighway.com/).
Currently Rick works as a music teacher and Marketing Coordinator at Temple Ahavat Shalom in Northridge a freelance graphic and web designer for anyone who would like to help pay his mortgage.