Janet Kuypers guest-hosts “Poetry Aloud” 4/28/18 open mic in Georgetown

        April 28th marked the first time Janet Kuypers hosted the Poetry Aloud open mic 4/28/18 in Georgetown TX, which was the only meeting like this at the Georgetown Public Library during National Poetry Month in 2018. As host she welcomed poets and musicians up in this round-robin event, and toward the end of each round-robin reading Janet would come to the front to read poetry (that sometimes related to the theme for this meeting, either “ I am not a Robot” or “Two Parades”), while reading material from her performance art collection book “Chapter 38 v1”. During the second round, she even sang a song with John on guitar that appeared in “Chapter 38 v1”, and in the final round of reading, she even read a poem (for the parades theme) from her poetry book “Close Cover Before Striking”.

    Because the man who usually starts every round of readings, Thom Woodruff, had a sort throat and could not speak at this open mic, Janet Kuypers tried to fill Thom’s shoes by reading poetry by Thom that appeared in 7 issues of the Scars Publications cc&d books “The New World”, “Forbidden”, “Respect our Existence or Expect our Resistance”, “The End of the World”, “Question Everything”, “The False Portrait”, and the to-be-relased 25-year anniversary issue of cc&d (v284), “Shining”.


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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers, while hosting the Poetry Aloud open mic 4/28/18 in Georgetown TX, read her 3 poems, “And I’m Wondering”, “Transcribing Dreams 3”, and “The One at Mardi Gras” from her book “Chapter 38 v1” to a live audience for National poetry Month (videos filmed from a Panasonic Lumix 2500 camera and a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera).


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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers, while hosting the Poetry Aloud open mic 4/28/18 in Georgetown TX, read her poem “I’m Not Sick, But I’m Not Well”, then sing her song “What We Need in Life” with John on acoustic guitar, then read her poem “People’s Lives Were at Stake”, all from her book “Chapter 38 v1” to a live audience for National poetry Month (videos filmed from a Panasonic Lumix 2500camera and a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera with Edge Detection, Sepia Tone, and Threshold filters).


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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers, while hosting the Poetry Aloud open mic 4/28/18 in Georgetown TX, read her poem “That Dress” from her book “Close Cover Before Striking”, then she read her poems “Sorry Flowers”, “on The California Streets”, and “Ways to Spend Your Money”, and then she sang her song “In Love I Abide” – all from her book “Chapter 38 v1”, then she read her poem “Only Voice He Could Hear” from the proof copy of the cc&d v284 23-year anniversary issue/book “Shining” to a live audience for National poetry Month (videos filmed from a Panasonic Lumix 2500 camera and a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera).


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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers, while hosting the Poetry Aloud open mic 4/28/18 in Georgetown TX, read 3 poems by Thom Woodruff, “So Close!” from the cc&d book “The New World”, “A Billionaire is offering Millions” from the cc&d book “Forbidden”, and “black hole down” form the cc&d book “Respect our Existence or Expect our Resistance” to a live audience for National poetry Month (videos filmed from a Panasonic Lumix 2500 camera and a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera).


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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers, while hosting the Poetry Aloud open mic 4/28/18 in Georgetown TX, read 3 poems by Thom Woodruff, “What People Earn” from the cc&d book “The End of the World”, “Grief Came to my Door” from the cc&d book “Question Everything”, and “Come to the Woods” form the cc&d book “The False Portrait” to a live audience for National poetry Month (videos filmed from a Panasonic Lumix 2500 camera and a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera).


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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers, while hosting the Poetry Aloud open mic 4/28/18 in Georgetown TX, read 2 poems by Thom Woodruff, “Texas Spring Awakening” and “How to be Invisible” from the proof copy of the 6/18 cc&d 25-year anniversary issue/book “Shining” (v284) to a live audience for National Poetry Month (videos filmed from a Panasonic Lumix 2500 camera and a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera).


Janet Kuypers’ Book Readings 4/4/18 hosting Community Poetry @ Half Price Books

    April 4th marked the first time Janet Kuypers hosted Community Poetry@Half Price Books, which was the only meeting like this at Half Price Books (5555 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX) during National Poetry Month in 2018. April 4th also marked a April 2018 Book Release Reading of new books from Scars Publications, which saw the release of the books “War of Water” from cc&d magazine; and “My Name is Nobody” from Down in the Dirt magazine. In his reading, Janet Kuypers read performance art poetry and song material from the show “Energy with Poetry and Music” that appeared in cc&d magazine’s book (along with a haiku) as well as poetry from “My Name is Nobody”.

    Because issue collection books – have also been recently released, Janet Kuypers also read (in two separate readings) material from the Scars Publications cc&d September-December 2017 issue collection book “Language of Untamed Spirit” and and the Down in the Dirt September-December 2017 issue collection book “the Light in the Sky” for the final readings of the event.


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See YouTube video of Janet KuypersApril 2018 Book Release Reading 4/4/18, where she read her “Energy with Poetry and Musicperformance art poems & songs (all performed as poetry readings) “There I Sit” “Victim”, “Knew I Had to be Ready” and “Tight Rope Affair” from the cc&d 4/18 book “War of Water” as she hosted “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books” during National Poetry Month (This video was filmed from a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera, but it was also released with an Edge Detection filter, a Posterize filter, and a Threshiold filter).


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See YouTube video of Janet KuypersApril 2018 Book Release Reading 4/4/18, where she first read her haiku “He’s An Escapist” from the 4/18 book “War of Water” from cc&d, then she read her Down in the Dirt 3/18 book “My Name Is Nobody” haiku and short poems “judge”, “quarrel”, “Every Street Corner”, and “Poem About This”, before reading her longer poem “Quivering against the Invading Enemy”, in Community Poetry @ Half Price Books (this video was filmed from a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera; this video was also released with an Edge Detection filter, a Posterize filter, and a Threshold filter).


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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers at her 4/4/18 “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books” Austin feature reading, reading from the cc&d September-December 2017 issue collection book “Language of Untamed Spirit” her poem “Zenith of the Night Sky”, her haiku “eminence”, her short prose “Driving by His House”, and her poem “erasure poem: a Poetic History” at the only “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books” event, which she hosted during National Poetry Month (this video was filmed from a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera, and it was also released with an a href=”https://youtu.be/LHM0ZbQvA7Y” target=”new”>Edge Detection filter, a Posterize filter, and a Threshold filter).


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See YouTube video of Janet KuypersApril 2018 Book Release Reading 4/4/18, where she read her Down in the Dirt magazine 9-12 2017 issue collection book “the Light in the Sky” poems “Verge on Meditation”, “Salesman”, and “Just by Holding his Hand” at the only “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books” event, which she hosted during National Poetry Month (this video was filmed from a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera, and it was also released with an Edge Detection filter, a Posterize filter, and a Threshold filter).

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Thanks to Trevor Wainwright for taking photos of Janet Kuypers showing off the cc&d v282 book “War of Water” (before reading the performance Art section of the book of poems and songs performed in the “Energy with Poetry and Music” show) as Janet Kuypers 4/4/18 guest-hosted Community Poetry@Half Price Books in Austin.

Janet Kuypers’ “South-by Set” 3/15/18 of music during SXSW @ Recycled Reads

Janet Kuypers’ “South-by Set” 3/15/18 of music during SXSW @ Recycled Reads


    March 15th 2018 marked a 1.5-hour music show (with no breaks) during Austin’s SXSW music week from Janet & John!

See 4 videos below from 3/15/18 of Janet Kuypers with John Yotko on guitar in their 1-hour 45-minute “South-by Set” of music at Austin’s “Recycled Reads” (one of the venues hosting 2018 SXSW events in Austin). In this set, she sang Paul Simon’s “Kodachrome”, Depeche Mode’s “the Bottom Line” (both Janet and John singing, with altered chorus lyrics), her poem/John’s song “Made any Difference ”, the Queen song “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, George Michael’s “Waiting”, Feedback’s “Devotion”, Leonard Cohen’s “Coming Back to You”, Ani DiFranco’s “I am not a Pretty Girl”, Janet & John’s blues song “Tight Rope Affair ”, Hank Williams’ “I’m Free At Last”, Paul Simon’s “Slip Sliding Away”, the Beatles song “Yesterday”, and her song “In Love I Abide”. Then (waiting for John to switch from guitar to mandolin) Janet acoustically sang the beginning of her song “Why”; then she sang the R.E.M. song “You are the Everything” with John playing his mandolin. Going back to John playing his acoustic guitar, Janet then sang the Eurythmics’ “I Need You”, The The’s “Love is Stronger than Death”, George Michael’s “Waiting for that Day”, MFV’s “What We Need In Life”, Peter Gabriel’s “Washing of the Water”, Feedback’s “Vintage Wine”, MFV’s “My Love for You will Stay the Same”, Sinead O’Connor’s “Black Boys on Mopeds”, Don McLean’s “American Pie”, and they closed with the Smiths’ “Ask” (with books for bombs lyrics changes).

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See YouTube video (this video was filmed from a Panasonic Lumix 2500 camera; posted on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr). #janetkuypers #janetkuyperssinging #janetkuypersmusic

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See YouTube video (From a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera & given a Threshold filter.)

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See YouTube video (From a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera & given a Posterize filter.)

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See YouTube video (Panasonic Lumix T56 camera & w/ an Edge Detection filter.)

See 4 videos below from 3/15/18 of Janet Kuypers with John Yotko on guitar in their 1-hour 45-minute “South-by Set” of music at Austin’s “Recycled Reads” (one of the venues hosting 2018 SXSW events in Austin). In this set, she sang Paul Simon’s “Kodachrome”, Depeche Mode’s “the Bottom Line” (joined w/ John vocals), her poem/John’s song “Made any Difference”, the Queen “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, George Michael’s “Waiting”, Feedback’s “Devotion”, Leonard Cohen’s “Coming Back to You”, and Ani DiFranco’s “I am not a Pretty Girl”.
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See YouTube video (this cut off video was filmed from a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera).

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See YouTube video (from a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera w/ a Threshold filter).

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See YouTube video (from a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera w/ a Posterize filter).

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See YouTube video (from a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera; Edge Detection filter).