Strontium, “Periodic Table of Poetry” poem by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Strontium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#038 Sr) 7/2/13 People seem to think that they need to eat a ton of red meat in order to be strong. They think eating slaughtered animal is the only way a human being is capable of getting themselves protein. And I know it may … Read more

Praseodymium, “Periodic Table of Poetry” poem by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Praseodymium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (&#03559, Pr) with elements of the poems “a Match” and “Rings Like Gravestones” 10/15/13 “I once set fire to my fingernail. I wanted my finger to be a human candle.” She dropped another match into her glass. The flame sizzled in the drops of drink … Read more

Europium, poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Europium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#63, Eu) (based on the poem “Too Much Light”) 10/2/13 too much light makes the baby go blind and too much light makes the moth rush into the flame and die in a glorious blaze of glory A scientist placed parts of you in a … Read more