About Rupert Fike author of Lotus Buffet
Rupert Fike’s work has been published in Rosebud, The Georgetown Review, storySouth, Borderlands, Texas Review of Poetry, The Cumberland Review, The Cortland Review, Natural Bridge (University of Missouri at St Louis), Atlanta Review, Snake Nation Review, Backwards City Review, FutureCycle, Dark Sky Magazine, A Celebration of Southern Poets (Kennesaw University Press) and others. He has been nominated for a Pushcart prize in poetry (Java Monkey Speaks) and short fiction (Rosebud). A poem of his is inscribed in a downtown Atlanta plaza, and he has had several one act plays produced by the Alliance Theatre Interns for Theatre Emory. His non-fiction book, Voices from the Farm, edited accounts of life on this country’s largest spiritual community, The Farm, is now available in paperback. Lotus Buffet, his first poetry collection, was a finalist in the Brick Road Poetry Contest 2010. Rupert Fike reads his poems and conducts workshops at high schools and middle schools in the Atlanta area. He lives with his wife, Kathy, in Clarkston, Georgia not far from their daughters and grandchildren. Kathy and Rupert spent eight years on The Farm, a spiritual community in middle Tennessee which they helped found in 1971 after several years in the bay area. He is working on a book of poems based on The Farm experience.