Janet Kuypers’ “Beginning Anew” 1/7/16 poetry feature/show with live music

    Below are writing links, video links and images from a January 7th 2017 (1/7/17, or 20170107) poetry performance of Janet Kuypers’ Austin poetry feature through “New Year, New Poems” live in Austin Texas.

    The theme of the night with other features was about poetry and messages that reflected coping with upcoming changes in the future, and Janet Kuypers covered this very explicitly in her show of all 2017 poems that talk about taking charge in your life and making YOUR future the way YOU want it to be. Her “Beginning Anew” show was also accompanied by acoustic guitar from John, and in her second poem.

Beginning Anew 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 “Beginning Anew” chapbook, which you can download as a PDF file for free any time.

Read the poems from the show:

only choice is to build
our futures
Evolving, Connecting and Confounding
optimizing your odds

Bonus videos include 3/4ths of this show being performed as one long piece at Kick Butt Poetry: Spoken and Heard the next day.

Janet & John in show, photo by Thom Woodruff Janet & John in show, photo by Thom Woodruff Janet & John in show, photo by Thom Woodruff

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):

Janet Kuypers’ “New Beginning, Firsts and the Future” 11/5/16 poetry feature/show with live music

Janet Kuypers’ “New Beginning, Firsts and the Future” 11/5/16 poetry feature/show with live music

    Below are writing links and video links from a November 5th 2016 (11/5/16, or 20161105) poetry performance (where she even used a Wink Martindale style long thin microphone as a prop throughout the performance) of Janet Kuypers’ Austin poetry feature through Expressions 2016! New Beginnings: the Future of Poetry live in Austin Texas.

    Though the theme of the night with other features focused on the “future of poetry”, Janet Kuypers considered “new beginnings” and made her show all about firsts in life, from a new born, to her first poem, the first job to getting married, to trying new things — she even included her first song as the finalé to her show (all with live keyboard music and occasional acoustic guitar from John).

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 “New Beginning, Firsts and the Future” chapbook, which you can download as a PDF file for free any time.

Read the poems from the show:

a New Life
Under the Sea
Saving Fingers and Scooping Ice Cream
New Beginnings: getting married to my knight in shining armor
My First Time
Falling From the Sky
Questioning Creativity through the Cosmos
and her song “In Love I Abide

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Janet Kuypers’ “Ultimate Connectivity” 10/16/16 poetry feature/show with live guitar

Janet Kuypers’ “Ultimate Connectivity” 10/5/16 poetry feature/show with live guitar

        

    Below are video links from an October 16th 2016 (10/16/16, or 20161016) poetry performance (with accompanying background guitar by John) of Janet Kuypers’ Austin poetry feature through the Awesmic City Expo preview at the Palmer Events Center that incorporated peace and connectivity into poetry with brand new poems written specifically for this event.

The video listing here includes the two videos FROM the show at the Palmer Events Center in Austin Texas, but the second playlist of videos videos of later readings of individual poems at open mics in Austin (plus a video of one poem performed with live music from the HA!Man of South Africa 11/13/16 at Unity Church of the Hills in Austin).

    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 “Ultimate Connectivity” chapbook, which you can download as a PDF file for free any time.

Read the poems from the show:

Ultimate Connectivity: trying to separate peace from war

Ultimate Connectivity: aches and pains

Ultimate Connectivity: how coffee can be relaxing

Ultimate Connectivity: getting naked with nature

Ultimate Connectivity: swimming with the fishes

Ultimate Connectivity: forgetting fear and feeling free

Ultimate Connectivity: a bird in the hand