Donut Famine

byRick Lupert

Paperback | December 1, 2016

Donut Famine by Rick Lupert
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Rick Lupert's 20th book and latest poetic travelogue takes you to the Big Easy, New Orleans, Louisiana and environs where alligators were seen but not eaten, and cocktails were imbibed in the very spots they were invented. Filled with warmth and humor.


Rick Lupert's latest book is the work of a poet at the height of his powers. Back on the road, this time across the American south, Lupert further refines his singular travelogue style with a delicate balance of reportage, recollection, and lyric introspection. Poems such as ‘Flight Number One,’ or ‘Donut Famine,’ the title piece of the collection, are downright hilarious. But reader, be prepared for ‘When the Water Comes’ a breathtaking treatment of the Katrina floods and their aftermath. Likewise, ‘At Oak Alley Plantation,’ may require a candle and the ear of a strong friend. More than an anthology of latest work, Rick Lupert has given us something rare: a complete experience. All aboard.

~ Brendan Constantine, author of 'Dementia, My Darling’


As someone who has been living in New Orleans for ten weeks now, I can say with unwavering conviction that master wordsmith Rick Lupert came to New Orleans, wrote these poems here, and avoided arrest throughout his visit.

~ Jonathan Penton, Editor of ‘Unlikely Stories’

Rick Lupert has been involved with Los Angeles. poetry since 1990. He is the recipient of the 2014 Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center Distinguished Service Award and was a co-director of the Valley Contemporary Poets for 2 years. He created the Poetry Super Highway and hosted the weekly Cobalt Cafe reading for almost 21 years. His first spoken word album "Rick Lupert Live and Dead" featuring 25 studio and live tracks was released in March, 2016. He’s authored 20 collections of poetry, including “Romancing the Blarney Stone", "Professor Clown on Parade", “Making Love to the 50 Foot Woman” (Rothco Press, May 2015), “The Gettysburg Undress” and “Nothing in New England is New” (Ain’t Got No Press), and edited the anthologies “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 the Jewish Poetry column “From the Lupertverse” for The Los Angeles Jewish Journal. He has read his poetry all over the world.

Rick Lupert has been involved with L.A. poetry since 1990. He is the recipient of the 2014 Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center Distinguished Service Award and was a co-director of the Valley Contemporary Poets for 2 years. He created the Poetry Super Highway ( http://poetrysuperhighway.com/ ) and hosted the weekly Cobalt Cafe reading f...
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Title:Donut FamineFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:234 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.49 inShipping dimensions:234 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.49 inPublished:December 1, 2016Publisher:Over Easy Media Inc dba Rothco PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1945436115

ISBN - 13:9781945436116

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Rick Lupert''s latest book is the work of a poet at the height of his powers. Back on the road, this time across the American south, Lupert further refines his singular travelogue style with a delicate balance of reportage, recollection, and lyric introspection. Poems such as ''Flight Number One,'' or ''Donut Famine,'' the title piece of the collection, are downright hilarious. But reader, be prepared for ''When the Water Comes'' a breathtaking treatment of the Katrina floods and their aftermath. Likewise, ''At Oak Alley Plantation,'' may require a candle and the ear of a strong friend. More than an anthology of latest work, Rick Lupert has given us something rare: a complete experience. All aboard. ~ Brendan Constantine, author of ''Dementia, My Darling'' As someone who has been living in New Orleans for ten weeks now, I can say with unwavering conviction that master wordsmith Rick Lupert came to New Orleans, wrote these poems here, and avoided arrest throughout his visit. ~ Jonathan Penton, Editor of ''Unlikely Stories''