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Janet Kuypers’ “Time to Start the Show” 5/6/17 poetry feature @ Austin’s the Baha’i Center

    Enjoy writing links and video links from a May 6th 2017 (5/6/17, or 20170506) poetry performance of Janet Kuypers’ Austin poetry feature through “Honoring Open Mic Hosts” live at the Bahá’í Faith Center in Austin.

    Since the evening was about hosting open mics by “Honoring Open Mic Hosts”, Janet Kuypers started with a poem about going to open mics, then a poem dedicated to the previous host of the poetry open mic Janet Kuypers ran for over half a decade in Chicago, then the first and last poems Janet Kuypers read at her Chicago open mic, and then poems about the troubles and the joys of hosting a poetry open mic. Her “Time to Start the Show” show was also accompanied by music played live in a past reading of hers at 2017 Austin Rhythm Fire from 3/20/17.

    Before the show started she also released copies 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 “Time to Start the Show” chapbook, which you can download as a PDF file for free any time.

Read the poems from the feature “Time to Start the Show”:
the Bathroom at the Green Mill
Frozen Together
the Battle at Hand
On Ashes
Kick Someone Out
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls

bonus “Haiku on the Fly” reading:


Janet Kuypers’ May 2017 Book Release Reading at Half Price Books 5/3/17

    May 3rd marked a book release reading of new books from Scars Publications, which saw the release of the books “the New World” from cc&d magazine and “Hands that Hurt” from Down in the Dirt magazine. So on May 3rd 2017, Janet Kuypers was asked to read material from these new books plus additional 2017 collection book reading from cc&d’s “Things Found in Books” in the Community Poetry reading at Half Price Books in Austin.

    The first reading was of Janet Kuypers reading from cc&d’s book “the New World” of performance art poetry in Austin’s Community Poetry at Half Price Books, including her “Ultimate Connectivity” poems “Ultimate Connectivity: trying to separate peace from war”, “Ultimate Connectivity: how coffee can be relaxing”, “Ultimate Connectivity: disconnect to reconnect”, “Ultimate Connectivity: aches and pains”, “Ultimate Connectivity: forgetting fear and feeling free”, “Ultimate Connectivity: getting naked with nature”, and “Ultimate Connectivity: a bird in the hand

    The second reading was of Janet Kuypers reading her haiku “uphill” then read her prose “Driving by his House” in “Hands that Hurt”, then her poems “Medication” and “Empty Chocolate Counter” in “Things Found in Books