Kim Dower & Rick Lupert
Every second Sunday Rattle presents a reading featuring poets from the current issue at the Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse. Admission is free. Scheduled poets are subject to change.
Kim Dower’s has been City Poet Laureate of West Hollywood, since October 2016. She is author of three collections of poetry, all from Red Hen Press: Air Kissing on Mars, which was on the Poetry Foundation’s Contemporary Best Sellers list, Slice of Moon, and Last Train to the Missing Planet. Her fourth collection, Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave will be out next spring. Kim’s work has been featured in The Writer’s Almanac, American Life in Poetry, and Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond. She teaches Poetry and Dreaming in the B.A. Program of Antioch University. Her poems have appeared in Rattle several times, including “The Delivery Man” in issue #60 this summer, and “I Wore This Dress Today for You, Mom” in issue #48. (web)
Rick Lupert created a the Poetry Super Highway and hosted the Cobalt Cafe reading for almost 21 years. He’s authored 22 collections of poetry, most recently Beautiful Mistakes and God Wrestler, and edited the anthologies A Poet’s Siddur, Ekphrastia Gone Wild, A Poet’s Haggadah, and The Night Goes on All Night. He writes the Jewish poetry blog From the Lupertverse for Jewish Journal, and the daily web comic Cat and Banana with poet Brendan Constantine. Rick works as a freelance graphic designer. His poem “Rules for Poetry” appears in Rattle #33.