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Poetry at Cafe 27

October 27 @ 4:00 pm

Loose Lips Contemporary Poetry Series

Poetry Night at Café 27, presented by Loose Lips Poetry Series and sponsored by the Messenger Mountain News, debuts on October 27, from 4-6 p.m., at Café 27 in Topanga.

         The event features LA poet Rick Lupert, followed by an Open Mic session.

Lupert has been involved with poetry in Los Angeles since 1990. He has authored 23 collections of poetry, his latest being Hunka Hunka Howdee! Poems written in Memphis, Nashville and Louisville, a travelogue written on the go in Memphis, Nashville, and Louisville. Two music cities, the birthplace of rock and Roll, Martin Luther King’s final steps, and barrels full of bourbon are no escape from Lupert’s keen poetic eye and wit.

         Among his other collections are God Wrestler: A Poem for Every Torah Portion (Rothco Press),  I’m a Jew, Are You (Jewish themed poems), and Feeding Holy Cats (Poetry written while a staff member on the first Birthright Israel trip). He has also edited the anthologies A Poet’s Siddur, Ekphrastia Gone Wild, A Poet’s Haggadah, and the noir anthology, The Night Goes on All Night.

An open mic follows (no epics please) and light refreshments, coffee, tea and water will be available during the event. Those who wish to stay after 6 p.m. are welcome to order from the Café 27 dinner menu.


October 27
4:00 pm


Cafe 27
1861 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga, 90290
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