Janet Kuypers’ “Crossing Borders for International (and Interplanetary) Peace” Chicago Periodic Table poetry show 10/8/14

Janet Kuypers’ “Crossing Borders for International (and Interplanetary) Peace” Chicago Periodic Table poetry show 10/8/14

    In one of Janet Kuypers’ installments of Periodic Table of Poetry poem readings (in her effort to write a poem for every element in the Periodic Table, to later become a book), Janet Kuypers was the feature at Cup & Spoon, for Chicago Calling in Chicago on October 8th 2014 (10/8/14) with “Crossing Borders for International (and Interplanetary) Peace”. This show combined her poetry with the music from the HA!Man of South Africa (with a sample of his “entering the ruines” from his 2011 hotel music) in a part of the “Chicago Calling” series . There was also a free PDF file chapbook for this show (titled “Crossing Borders for International (and Interplanetary) Peace”, of writings from the Periodic Table portion of the show).

Writings included in this show
(in the order performed):
Manganese
Ununseptium
Rhenium
Diburnium
Bohrium
G Block

of all that remains fruitless…A Poem by Richard Lloyd Cederberg

OF ALL THAT REMAINS FRUITLESS
 
Anyone can kill
No matter what religion
Injects the morphine
Of a lofty consciousness
Or a glowing hereafter
 
Clouded sorcery
Perverting (the nature of)
With clever magic
Stealing spirit from moments;
Another piper’s flute-song
 
Cowards behind masks
Fighting for all lesser gods
A scaled death-blade sweeps
In an ancient hellish land
Abbadon brings blood and death…
 
They never adapt
Brabbling about religion
How much is wasted
Barren days they’ve borne the grief
Of all that remains fruitless
 
Hoping to transcend
(No matter what false promise)
One satinpod seed
Sees Hesperus at nightfall
Dancing with boreal signs
 
Everyone will die
No matter what religion
Injects the morphine
Of a lofty consciousness
Or one radiant heaven
 
 
Richard Cedeburg(ii)

 
 
August 2007 Richard was nominated for a 2008 PUSHCART PRIZE. Richard was awarded 2007 BEST NEW FICTION at CST for his first three novels and also 2006 WRITER OF THE YEAR @thewritingforum.net … Richard has been a featured Poet on Poetry Life and Times Aug/Sept 2008, Jan 2013, Aug 2013, and Oct 2013 and has been published in varied anthologies, compendiums, and e-zines. Richard’s literary work is currently in over 35,000 data bases and outlets. Richard’s novels include: A Monumental Journey… In Search of the First Tribe… The Underground River… Beyond Understanding. A new novel, Between the Cracks, was completed March 2014 and will be available summer 2014.
 
Richard has been privileged to travel extensively throughout the USA, the provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan in Canada, the Yukon Territories, Kodiak Island, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Sitka, Petersburg, Glacier Bay, in Alaska, the Azorean Archipelagoes, and throughout Germany, Switzerland, Spain, and Holland… Richard and his wife, Michele, have been avid adventurers and, when time permits, still enjoy exploring the Laguna Mountains, the Cuyamaca Mountains, the High Deserts in Southern California, the Eastern Sierra’s, the Dixie National Forest, the Northern California and Southern Oregon coastlines, and the “Four Corners” region of the United States.
 
Richard designed, constructed, and operated a MIDI Digital Recording Studio – TAYLOR and GRACE – from 1995 – 2002. For seven years he diligently fulfilled his own musical visions and those of others. Richard personally composed, and multi-track recorded, over 500 compositions during this time and has two completed CD’s to his personal credit: WHAT LOVE HAS DONE and THE PATH. Both albums were mixed and mastered by Steve Wetherbee, founder of Golden Track Studios in San Diego, California.
 
Richard retired from music after performing professionally for fifteen years and seven years of recording studio explorations. He works, now, at one of San Diego’s premier historical sites, as a Superintendent. Richard is also a carpenter and a collector of classic books, and books long out of print.
 
 
 
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Janet Kuypers’ “Nerves of a Poet” 11/21/14 show at Cafe Ballou in Chicago

Janet Kuypers’ “Nerves of a Poet” 11/21/14 show at Cafe Ballou in Chicago

    Janet Kuypers was highlighted 11/21/14 with a feature poetry reading through Café Cabaret at Cafe Ballou (939 N. Western Ave. in Chicago). Her slated selections of poetry included all brand-new and many never before read poems (all quite emotional, relating to current topics like the Ebola virus, of the death of family members), interspersed with haiku poems Kuypers has never read before (all from her recent collection book Partial Nudity, that all also appear in her 2014 mini-book 100 Haikus).

Writings included in this show (in the order performed):
jabbed into an open nerve
bruised
Eight to Sixteen
fog
Lord Have Mercy
pant
violent affair
Translation (2014 haiku)

Vehicle visions. A Poem by Ananya Chatterjee

It is snowing in Gulmarg.
I shut my eyes and try to imagine
a cold smoothness on my temples
My head drops to my gathered knees
as I sway to the slow ripples of Nagin
I become the flower-girl
on an abandoned shikara
Nearing the Hazratbal
As another sun vanishes
behind its dimpled dome
I sleep in my water villa
waiting to wake up
amid chants from
a sacred hilltop
The valley’s first snowfall- gushes the FM
I hit the brakes,
insulate my ears
against yanking horns
and prepare to leave
the metropolitan eve
It is snowing in Gulmarg- repeats the radio.
Changing channels, I shut my eyes
Somewhere, an RJ, plays “Paradise”.

 
ananya chaterjee
 
Ananya Chatterjee is a software professional working for Oracle India Pvt Limited. A gold-medalist in Computer Science from The University Of Calcutta, Ananya has always been passionate about writing verses. She is a trilingual poet and translator in English. She is the author of the Amazon bestseller The Poet & His Valentine a collection of verses. Another Soliloquy and The Blind Man’s Rainbow are her other books. Her works have been published as part of the anthology on erotica, Hot Summer Nights by2014 by Inner Child Press Ltd., USA, as well as, as part of an anthology of Epitaphs, also by Inner Child Press Ltd., USA. Her poems were a part of “Soulful Whispers” – An Anthology of poems from the All India Poetry Competition 2014 By Poetry Society India. She was the winner of the Ekphrasis Poetry Contest at the National Poet’s Meet 2015. She has been awarded Certificate of Merit as part of Reuel International Award for Literature, 2015. Ananya also worked as a translator for the poems by actor and poet Soumitra Chatterjee, published in the book Forms Within. To find out more about her works, please visit www.ananyachatterjee.com

 
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