Rick Lupert’s 22nd book “Beautiful Mistakes: Poetry from Portland, Seattle, and Twin Peaks” is a collection of travel poetry written while exploring the Pacific Northwest including stops in Seattle, Washington (where there’s coffee on every corner), Snoqualmie, Washington (better known as Twin Peaks), and Portland, Oregon (where everything is weird and there’s even more coffee on every corner.) Full of Lupert’s signature wit and style, Beautiful Mistakes is part poetry, part humorous travelogue, and all entertaining.
Rick drinks coffee, Rick has conversations with Alexa, Rick searches for owls in the trees, Rick has a Doughnut party in the hotel lobby, Rick politely refrains from including what the homeless person was yelling on the street, Rick dines with friends, and poets, and all is documented in these caffeinated, pie-filled, weird and beautiful poems.
The Word on Rick
“One of the smartest, funniest poets around.”
— Alexis Rhone Fancher, poetry editor, Cultural Weekly, seven-time Pushcart nominee
“One of my favorite poets”
— Amber Tamblyn, author & actress
“Rick Lupert is a writer’s chef”
— Derrick Brown, poet and publisher, Write Bloody Publishing
“I know of no other poet able to establish intimacy with the audience as fast as Rick Lupert.”
— Brendan Constantine, poet, teacher, Red Hen Press and Write Bloody Publishing.
“Rick Lupert is a treasure. His poetry surprises us with a unique perspective that is both tender and wise. In a live environment I find Rick delightfully funny and arrestingly poignant.”
— Dan Nichols, Touring Jewish Musician
“Rick has a voice and style of his own. His take on life will show you things you have never seen or imagined before!”
— Craig Taubman, Music Pioneer, Community Organizer