Partial Nudity book release & interview 9/27/14 on Chicago’s WZRD 88.3FM radio

Partial Nudity book release & interview 9/27/14 on  Chicago’s WZRD 88.3FM radio

WZRD Radio (88.3 FM), with a D.J. Cathleen Schandelmeier-Bartels, had a lengthy interview with Janet Kuypers 9/27/14, where she talked about the inspiration for the release of her new poetry book set, for both “Partial Nudity” and “Revealed” (two large volumes that were also broken down into smaller editions of books, including “100 Haikus”, “Give me the News” (of news poems and newsworthy poems), “Let me See you Stripped”, “Twitterati” (of twitter-length poems, “Part of my Pain”, “Rape, Sexism, Life & Death” (poetry on both sexism and almost losing your life, with Slovak translations of some poems), “Say Nothing”, and “when you Dream tonight” (of poems about dreams, including some classic dream poetry). During this interview, she also read never-before-performed haiku poems from her 2014 release of “Partial Nudity” (and most of the haiku poems were also in the mini book “100 Haikus”).

the 9/27/12 6 Second Poems chapbook

Writings included in this show (in the order performed):

Arsenic and Syphilis
Eight People Outside
of his thirst
My New Grocery List
out there
At the Camp
Suicide (heat) Poem

Lament For the Lost Country by Dandelion De La Rue

Lament For the Lost Country

Lament for the lost country

Parallel universes, yours and mine
I can see it sometimes
over there
the frenzied madness
climbing to the sky
like steam, like smoke
I can see the
streaky tendrils rising
and I can hear the
Can I bring
my tranquility there?
I think
we would be trampled
in the mayhem,
ground into
polluted dirt
by fearful feet
running here and there
running to
more nothingness.

Those smiles – A Poem by Bhuwan Thapaliya


Forced from her cloistered life
she walked on the street
for the first time in her life
after the quake.
“Is it, the beginning of the end
of the Goddess reign?”
Somebody asked.
The living Goddess just smiled
and walked on and on.
Those smiles changed completely
the way we see our future and extol our past.
The earth begins to tremble.
The buildings begin to sway.
Is it, the beginning of the end
of the mankind reign on earth?
We may as a species, pass out, too.
The earth keeps finding something new.

Bhuwanthapaliya picture

Bhuwan Thapaliya works as an economist, and is the author of four poetry collections. Thapaliya’s books include the recently released Safa Tempo: Poems New and Selected (Nirala Publication, New Delhi), and Our Nepal, Our Pride ( Poetry by Thapaliya has been included in The New Pleiades Anthology of Poetry and Tonight: An Anthology of World Love Poetry, as well as in literary journals such as Urhalpool, MahMag, Kritya, FOLLY, The Vallance Review, Nuvein Magazine, Foundling Review, Poetry Life and Times, Poets Against the War, Voices in Wartime, Taj Mahal Review, and more.
Author Nepal Pride Bhuwan Thapaliya All the Babble of the Souk. Robin Ouzman Hislop All the Babble of the Souk. Robin Ouzman Hislop the Babble of the Souk

In Memory of my Father |Favorite Jacket, a Poem by Linda Straub

In Memory of My Father Poem

Favorite Jacket

Every winter morning
I put on your jacket,
Roll up the sleeves,
Pull up the zipper
Until it touches my neck,
Then wrap my arms
Around its sides
As if it was actually you,
Keeping me warm,
Protecting me from the cold,
Traveling with me to everyday places
We always frequented together;
Back to the past, into the future,
Eternally in the moment,
Your memory, your jacket, your daughter.

Linda Straub
Copyright January 2016