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-three year old non-profit organization
which produces a regular reading series and publications out of the
San Fernando Valley. He serves on the Artist and Community Advisory
Council of Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Venice, California.
(Though he's not sure how that happened or what it means.) He has
hosted the long running Cobalt Café reading series in Canoga Park
since 1994 and is regularly featured at venues throughout Southern
Rick created and maintains the Poetry Super Highway, a major internet resource for poets.
Currently Rick works as a music teacher at Temple Ahavat Shalom in
Northridge and the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada
Hills, as well as at Hillel of Pierce and Valley Colleges as the