Janet Kuypers’ “Akitu” 12/3/16 poetry feature/show with live music


    Below are writing links and video links from a November 5th 2016 (12/3/16, or 20161203) poetry performance (with costume changes for every poem reading) of Janet Kuypers’ Austin poetry feature through Expressions: Festive Seasons live in Austin Texas at the Bahá’í Center.

    Because the theme of the night with other features focused on end of the year celebrations, Janet Kuypers included new writings about annual celebrations, solstices, and even Saturnalia and New Year’s celebrations (all with live electric bass music played with a bow).

Akitu chapbook

    Before the show started she also released copies to most everyone there of a chapbook of the writings she was performing in her show (in the order they were performed), and all of the pieces from this reading were also released electronically in a “Akitu” chapbook, which you can download as a PDF file for free any time.

Read the poems from the show:

open flame for the celebration
Every Soul Celebrates
endings bring light
Everyone Celebrates Together

You can also enjoy these bonus poems read after the show (the YouTube playlist below also includes past readings of thes bonus poems):

It’s Part of Life | Poem by Alison Hammond

Part of Life Poem

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part of Life  by Alison Hammond

I want to walk it off
but I miss my dog
and how she always set the pace.
I want to talk it out
but i miss my friend
and how he always
picked up the phone.
So here I am in between
action and thought
and not wanting to feel
a Goddamn thing
but knowing full well
that something creative
is incubating and will hatch.
It always does.
It’s part of life.

 

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