Lanthanum, poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series, #57, La) from the Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Lanthanum Janet Kuypers (poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series, #57, La) 6/27/14 When I went to the after party of a recent Chicago live play, an actor from the play asked me if I was an actor. I said no, I write, I run a poetry open mic, occasionally do features, and the … Read more

Dubnium, poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series by Chicgo poet Janet Kuypers

Dubnium, poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series by Chicgo poet Janet Kuypers

Dubnium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#105, Db) (8͏23͏14) Over the years, the U.S. and Russia have fought over all sorts of things — thermo-nuclear bombs, inter-continental ballistic missiles to carry those bombs, even getting men into space, or winning the most Olympic medals, or even… Making new chemical elements. You … Read more

Thulium, “Periodic Table” poem by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Thulium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry”” series (#69, Tm) 7/18/13 Scroll to Medieval times, and see a classical map. Look over the Carta Marina, because there you can find what some theorized as an island of antiquity — through for those who traveled by boat around Britain, the Thule was the most … Read more