Donut Famine Poems by Rick Lupert

Donut Famine
by Rick Lupert

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’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


Bourbon Street

The man holding the Two For One sign
is standing right next to the woman
with the Three For One sign. We’re
hoping a battle to the death breaks out
or in the spirit of New Orleans they
combine their forces and offer a
Five For Two special.

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