Join us for our Summer Open Mic Night, hosted by Los Angeles poet, Poetry Super Highway editor, and weekly Cobalt Poets Reading Series host, Rick Lupert!
Zoom with us and read a few of your poems or an excerpt from a story, novel, memoir, or CNF piece you've written! We ask that you please limit your time in the spotlight to 2 poems or 4 minutes. Join us and read, or simply tune in to catch some of the hottest writers around!
To ensure your spot as a reader, please send Dylan an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Your Host, the amazing and often hilarious Rick Lupert!
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 has 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: A Poem for Every Torah Portion (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 a Jewish poetry column for JewishJournal.com. He has been lucky enough to read his poetry all over the world. You can find him on Facebook here.
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