Janet Kuypers’ 2-hour live Janet & John music show 2/22/18 at Craft & Racked Wine Bar in Round Rock, Texas

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    February 22nd was the night of the only full-night (2-hour show with no breaks) music show in Round Rock, Texas of Chicago poet Janet Kuypers (with John on guitar and accompanying vocals), performing both covers and original songs (plus an original song derived from a Janet Kuypers poem). Enjoy the video and text links below to the only show if this kind…

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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers with John Yotko on guitar 2/22/18 in their 2-hour live music show at Round Rock’s Craft & Racked Wine Bar. In this set, she sang Feedback’s “Vintage Wine”, her poem/John’s song “Made any Difference”, George Michael’s “Waiting for that Day”, acoustically she sang most of the Eurythmics’ “Brand New Day” and then sang the Eurythmics’ “I Need You”, Feedback’s “Devotion”, George Michael’s “Waiting”, MFV’s “What We Need In Life”, Ani DiFranco’s “I am not a Pretty Girl”, her song “In Love I Abide”, Paul Simon’s “Slip Sliding Away”, Hank Williams’ “I’m Free At Last”, Fiona Apple’s “Criminal”, MFV’s “My Love for You will Stay the Same”, The The’s “Love is Stronger than Death”, the Smiths’ “London”, Depeche Mode’s “the Bottom Line” (joined w/ John vocals), Morrissey’s “There is a Place in Hell for Me and my Friends”, Sinead O’Connor’s “Black Boys on Mopeds”, Janet & John’s blues song “Tight Rope Affair”, the Church’s “Under the Milky Way”, Peter Gabriel’s “Washing of the Water”, the Smiths’ “Ask”, Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”, Erasure’s “How Many Times?” (joined w/ John vocals), the Smoking Popes’ “I Need You Around”, John Yotko’s “What I’ve Been through”, and Don McLean’s “American Pie”. (filmed w/ a Samsung S7 camera, from the bar).


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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers with John Yotko on guitar 2/22/18 in their 2-hour live music show at Round Rock’s Craft & Racked Wine Bar. In this set, she sang Feedback’s “Vintage Wine”, her poem/John’s song “Made any Difference”, George Michael’s “Waiting for that Day”, acoustically she sang most of the Eurythmics’ “Brand New Day” and then sang the Eurythmics’ “I Need You”, Feedback’s “Devotion”, George Michael’s “Waiting”, MFV’s “What We Need In Life”, Ani DiFranco’s “I am not a Pretty Girl”, her song “In Love I Abide”, Paul Simon’s “Slip Sliding Away”, Hank Williams’ “I’m Free At Last”, Fiona Apple’s “Criminal”, MFV’s “My Love for You will Stay the Same”, The The’s “Love is Stronger than Death”, the Smiths’ “London”, Depeche Mode’s “the Bottom Line” (joined w/ John vocals), Morrissey’s “There is a Place in Hell for Me and my Friends”, Sinead O’Connor’s “Black Boys on Mopeds”, Janet & John’s blues song “Tight Rope Affair”, the Church’s “Under the Milky Way”, Peter Gabriel’s “Washing of the Water”, the Smiths’ “Ask”, Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”, Erasure’s “How Many Times?” (joined w/ John vocals), the Smoking Popes’ “I Need You Around”, John Yotko’s “What I’ve Been through”, and Don McLean’s “American Pie”. (filmed w/ a Samsung S7 camera, from a table).


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Janet Kuypers’ Book Readings 2/7/18 in Community Poetry @ Half Price Books

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    February 7th marked a February 2018 Book Release Reading of new books from Scars Publications, which saw the release of the books “Question Everything” from cc&d magazine; and “Renegade Winter” from Down in the Dirt magazine. In his reading, Janet Kuypers read performance art haiku and poetry material from the show “Our Cultural Independence and Achieving Global Freedom” that appeared in cc&d magazine’s book, and haiku as well as poetry from “Renegade Winter”.

    Because collection books – and issue collection books – have also been recently released, Janet Kuypers also read material from the 2017 Scars Publications collection books that were recently released, and was able to share poetry. In separate readings, she read her poetry from the the cc&d September-December 2017 issue collection book “Language of Untamed Spirit” — and the poetry and prose collection anthology “On a Rainy Day”.

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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers at her 2/7/18 “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books” Austin feature reading, reading her haiku “don’t” and her “Our Cultural Independence and Achieving Global Freedom” poems “Xerostomia” & “Utopia Never Happened” from the cc&d 2/18 book “Question Everything” to people live (this video was filmed from a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera; posted on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr).


See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers at her 2/7/18 “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books” Austin feature reading, reading her haiku “don’t” and her “Our Cultural Independence and Achieving Global Freedom” poems “Xerostomia” & “Utopia Never Happened” from the cc&d 2/18 book “Question Everything” to people live (this video was filmed from a Panasonic Lumix 2500 camera; posted on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr).

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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers at her 2/7/18 “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books” Austin feature reading, reading from “Renegade Winter” her haiku “enemy” and her poems “a Happy Ending to Everything” and “a Crack in the Glass”, then from the poetry from the cc&d September-December 2017 issue collection book “Language of Untamed Spirit” she read her poems “erasure poem: The Meaning of Art” and “Dilemmas in Gift Giving”, then she read from the poetry and prose collection anthology “On a Rainy Day” she read her poems “Smelling Sulfur on 9/11”, “Orders”, and “the Battle at Hand” (filmed from a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera).


See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers at her 2/7/18 “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books” Austin feature reading, reading from “Renegade Winter” her haiku “enemy” and her poems “a Happy Ending to Everything” and “a Crack in the Glass”, then from the poetry from the cc&d September-December 2017 issue collection book “Language of Untamed Spirit” she read her poems “erasure poem: The Meaning of Art” and “Dilemmas in Gift Giving”, then she read from the poetry and prose collection anthology “On a Rainy Day” she read her poems “Smelling Sulfur on 9/11”, “Orders”, and “the Battle at Hand” (filmed from a Panasonic Lumix 2500 camera).

Janet, Half Price Books
Thanks to Thom Woodruff for photographing Janet Kuypers reading from the pcc&d 2/18 book “Question Everything” (with an Antarctica cover photo) 2/7/18 during her “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books” Austin feature.
Janet, Half Price Books
Thanks to Thom Woodruff for photographing Janet Kuypers reading from the proof copy of the recently released Down in the Dirt 2/18 perfect-bound paperback book “Renegade Winter” 2/7/18 during the “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books” Austin feature.
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Thanks to Thom Woodruff for photographing Janet Kuypers reading from the proof copy of the recently released issue collection book “Language of Untamed Spirit” — 2/7/18 during the “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books” Austin feature.
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Thanks to Thom Woodruff for photographing Janet Kuypers reading from the proof copy of the poetry and prose collection anthology “On a Rainy Day” plus other new books 2/7/18 during the “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books Austin feature.

The “January 2018 Book Release Reading” series of multiple book through “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books” in Austin, TX, also has a Scars Publications web page for this show, which contains video, poetry, and photography links.

Janet Kuypers’ Book Readings 1/3/18 in Community Poetry @ Half Price Books

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    January 3rd marked a January 2018 Book Release Reading of new books from Scars Publications, which saw the release of the books “the End of the World” from cc&d magazine; and “Farewell to Seafaring” from Down in the Dirt magazine. In his reading, Janet Kuypers read performance art poetry material from the show “Meant to do Big Things” that appeared in cc&d magazine’s book, and haiku as well as poetry from “Farewell to Seafaring”. Janet Kuypers also read material from the 2018 Scars Publications collection books that were recently released, and was able to share haiku and poetry. In separate readings, she read her poetry from the Down in the Dirt September-January 2018 issue collection book “the Light in the Sky”; Janet Kuypers also read from the cc&d September-January 2018 issue collection book “Language of Untamed Spirit” — during this fourth reading she was also able to end the readings with 3 haiku from the poetry and prose collection anthology “On a Rainy Day”, all read for the Community Poetry @ Half Price Books reading in Austin.

    There is also a YouTube playlist of the videos of this show, and a Scars Publications web page with links to many video performances from this book store reading.

See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers at her 1/3/18 “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books” Austin feature reading, with “exterior”, “soul”, “earth”, “lost (2017)”, “jumped”, “essence”, “Exempt from the Draft”, “Only an Observer”, “You Know What I’m Talking About (2016 grateful edition)”, “upside-down”, “enjoy”, “imprisoned / ignorance”, “Elusive Imaginary Creature”, “Masquerade”, “knife (2014)”, “ghosts”, “easy”, “falling”, “xeric”, “instead”, and “Earth was Alive and Dying” from the Down in the Dirt magazine’s 9-12 2017 issue collection book “the Light in the Sky” (this video was filmed from a Panasonic Lumix 2500 camera).
See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers at her 1/3/18 “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books” Austin feature reading, with “exterior”, “soul”, “earth”, “lost (2017)”, “jumped”, “essence”, “Exempt from the Draft”, “Only an Observer”, “You Know What I’m Talking About (2016 grateful edition)”, “upside-down”, “enjoy”, “imprisoned / ignorance”, “Elusive Imaginary Creature”, “Masquerade”, “knife (2014)”, “ghosts”, “easy”, “falling”, “xeric”, “instead”, and “Earth was Alive and Dying” from the Down in the Dirt magazine’s 9-12 2017 issue collection book “the Light in the Sky” (this video was filmed from a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera).
See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers at her 1/3/18 “January 2018 Book Release Reading” feature through “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books”, reading her poems “Years, Centuries, Eons”, “violation”, “Your Imaginary Soul Weighs 21 Grams”, “unbounded”, and “quarrel” from the cc&d 9/12 2017 issue collection book anthology “Language of Untamed Spirit”, before reading her 3 haiku poems “eventually”, “enemies” and “blood” from the 2017 Scars Publications poetry and prose collection book anthology “On a Rainy Day” (this video was filmed from a Panasonic Lumix 2500 camera).
See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers at her 1/3/18 “January 2018 Book Release Reading” feature through “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books”, reading her poems “Years, Centuries, Eons”, “violation”, “Your Imaginary Soul Weighs 21 Grams”, “unbounded”, and “quarrel” from the cc&d 9/12 2017 issue collection book anthology “Language of Untamed Spirit”, before reading her 3 haiku poems “eventually”, “enemies” and “blood” from the 2017 Scars Publications poetry and prose collection book anthology “On a Rainy Day” (this video was filmed from a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera).
See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers at her 1/3/18 “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books” Austin feature reading, with “Only Half the Story”, “lost”, “rush”, & “you were meant” from the Down in the Dirt 1/18 book “Farewell to Seafaring”, then her poem “My Brain Was (2017 Streamline)” from the cc&d 1/18 book “the End of the World” (video filmed from a Panasonic Lumix 2500 camera).
See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers at her 1/3/18 “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books” Austin feature reading, with “Only Half the Story”, “lost”, “rush”, & “you were meant” from the Down in the Dirt 1/18 book “Farewell to Seafaring”, then her poem “My Brain Was (2017 Streamline)” from the cc&d 1/18 book “the End of the World” (video filmed from a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera).
See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers at her 1/3/18 “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books” Austin feature reading, reading her “Meant to do Big Things” poems “Athena”, “a man calls a woman”, “Diane Talking About her Trip to Mexico City”, “cover”, & “Echo in my Mind” from the cc&d 1/18 book “the End of the World” to people live (video filmed from a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera).
See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers at her 1/3/18 “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books” Austin feature reading, reading her “Meant to do Big Things” poems “Athena”, “a man calls a woman”, “Diane Talking About her Trip to Mexico City”, “cover”, & “Echo in my Mind” from the cc&d 1/18 book “the End of the World” to people live (video filmed from a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera, with a Threshold filter).

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See photos of Janet Kuypers reading from the recently released cc&d 9/12 2017 issue collection book anthology “Language of Untamed Spirit” 1/3/18 during the “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books” Austin reading.
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See photos of Janet Kuypers reading from Down in the Dirt’s 9-12 2017 issue anthology “the Light in the Sky” that was just released (that has the “wedding ringtotal eclipse of the sun 8/21/17 to on the front cover) 1/3/18 @ “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books.
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See photos of Janet Kuypers reading from the recently released Down in the Dirt 1/18 perfect-bound paperback book “Farewell to Seafaring” 1/3/18 during the “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books” Austin feature reading.
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See photos of Janet Kuypers reading from the recently released cc&d 1/18 book “the End of the World” (with a mainland Antarctica cover photo) 1/3/18 during her “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books” Austin feature reading.

The “January 2018 Book Release Reading” series of multiple book through “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books” in Austin, TX, also has a Scars Publications web page for this show, which contains video, poetry, and photography links.

Janet Kuypers’ poetry “Finding where we’re From and the Future” feature 11/4/17

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    Below are video, poetry, and photography links (as well as a chapbook link) from the November 4th 2017 (11/4/17, or 20171104, or 4 Nov 2017) poetry performance of Janet Kuypers’ Austin poetry feature through the “Expressions Final Farewell: Featured Reading” at Austin’s the Bahá’í Center, titled “Finding where we’re From and the Future”. In this show she read poetry about autumn, as well as poetry about relationships and love, all accompanied by the music “the Ice is Melting” from the HA!Man of South Africa (as well as a rotating art display).

    Before the show started she also released copies to most everyone there of a chapbook of the writings she was performing in her show, and all of the pieces from this reading were also released electronically in a “Finding Where We’re From and the Future” chapbook, which you can view or download as a PDF file for free any time.


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See YouTubevideo of Janet Kuypers in her 11/4/17 show “Finding Where We’re From and the Future” @ “Expressions” in Austin, performing her poems “Barbie”, “Burn It In (reaching the end edit)”, “Earth was Alive and Dying”, and “I’m not sick but I’m not well (Future Imperfect edit)(from a Lumix camera; w/ HA!Man of South Africa music and her projected rotating art display).


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See YouTubevideo of Janet Kuypers in her 11/4/17 show “Finding Where We’re From and the Future” @ “Expressions” in Austin, performing her poems “Barbie”, “Burn It In (reaching the end edit)”, “Earth was Alive and Dying”, and “I’m not sick but I’m not well (Future Imperfect edit)(from a Sony camera; w/ HA!Man of South Africa music and her projected rotating art display).

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Poems in this show include (in multiple readings):
Barbie
Burn It In (reaching the end edit)
Earth was Alive and Dying
and
I’m not sick but I’m not well (Future Imperfect edit)

You can also follow the links below for
Thom’s photography of the show
and John’s photography of the show.

The “Finding where we’re From and the Future” Scars Publications web page for this show also contains these video, poetry, photography, and chapbook links.

Janet Kuypers’ poetry “November 2017 Book Release Reading” 11/1/17

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    November 1st marked a November 2017 Book Release Reading through Community Poetry of new books from Scars Publications, which saw the release of the books “Warrior’s Light” from cc&d magazine (with cover photography of the “diamond ruing” of the sun peeking behind the moon during the total eclipse of the sun 8/21/17); and “Monsters” from Down in the Dirt magazine. In his reading, Janet Kuypers read performance art poetry material from cc&d magazine’s book, and haiku as well as poetry from “Monsters”.

    Because there was time during this feature poetry reading event, Janet Kuypers also read material from her 2014 mini-books (from her “Partial Nudity”/“Revealed” book releases) “Part of my Pain”, “Twitterati”, and “Let me See You Stripped” as the finale to the Community Poetry @ Half Price Books reading in Austin.

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Poems in this show include (in multiple readings):
the Bathroom at the Green Mill
Frozen Together
the Battle at Hand
On Ashes
Kick Someone Out
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls

knife
easy
ghosts
Ernesto
Just Thinking About It
Political Merry-Go-Round
Verge on Meditation

Good Escape
In These Times
Part of my Pain
Now That You Got Me
Ever Since you Got Me
Know You Only Got Me
Push Your Button
How People Interpret my Words
Observer’s Love Poem

Poverty in America
Oklahoma water-surfing
Zach makes me Think about these Things
Mechanical Soldiers
Fingers Black
You Cannot Burn Me
Opening Our Own Doors
Guantanamo Bay
Even if the Pope Claims It
Quenching Anybody’s Thirst
From Words to Wars
Money Became an Abstract
Where does the Love Go
Spent
Cast in Stone

Like I was Never There
Scratch the Surface
You are a Force
You Repel Me
Holding Hands

Janet Kuypers’ “in Autumn, Love is in the Air” poetry show 10/7/17

    Below are video links from a October 7th 2017 (10/7/17, or 20171007) poetry performance (with accompanying music “the Ice is Melting” from the HA!Man of South Africa) of Janet Kuypers’ Austin poetry feature through Expressions Welcomes Autumn! at Austin’s the Bahá’í Center where she read poetry about autumn, as well as poetry about relationships and love, all accompanied by music (as well as a rotating art display).

    Before the show started she also released copies to most everyone there of a chapbook of the writings she was performing in her show, and all of the pieces from this reading were also released electronically in a “in Autumn, Love is in the Air” chapbook, which you can download as a PDF file for free any time.

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Poems in this show include:
Sepia Leaves
Autumn (2017 Dripping Springs/Bahá’í Center edit)
Who You Tell Your Dreams To
You and Me and Your Girlfriend
The Way You Tease Me
And I’m Wondering
Just by Holding his Hand
Marry You in Autumn
Looking for a Worthy Adversary (an extreme sestina variation)

Janet Kuypers’ October 2017 Book Readings in Community Poetry at Austin’s Half Price Books 10/4/17

    October 4th marked a October 2017 Book Release Reading of new books from Scars Publications, which saw the release of the books “Forbidden” from cc&d magazine and “a Finch in the Window” from Down in the Dirt magazine. In this reading event with multiple readings, Janet Kuypers read performance art poetry material from both of these books, in additional to an extra haiku from “Forbidden” and two additional poems from “a Finch in the Window”.

    Janet Kuypers also read material from her 2017 book release “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 poems” as the finale to the Community Poetry @ Half Price Books reading in Austin.

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Janet Kuypers writings read from the cc&d 10/17Forbidden”:
Erasure Poems…
the Meaning of Art
Corner Stone Against Slavery
a Declaration of Female Freedom
One of the Most Hated Women in America
a Poetic History
her haiku “unbounded

Janet Kuypers writings read from Down in the Dirt’s book “a Finch in the Window”:
origin, from the macro to the micro
violence and peace both work
Masquerade&#8221
Curium
This Halloween
This Halloween Again
Salesman

Janet Kuypers writings read rom her book “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 poems”:
One Spring
Understanding What’s Crazy

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visit http://scars.tv/av/20171004October2017
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for a full listing of not only these videosm but also a series of images from this live reading.

Janet Kuypers’ 9/21/17 “Seasons Change” Dripping Springs, TX “Thirsty Thursday” show

    Chicago poet and Austin resident Janet Kuypers was honored to join poets and musicians at the Dripping Springs City Hall, where she was asked to do a feature for Thirsty Thursday on September st 2017 (9/2/21, or 20170921).

    Included in her poetry show, she started with guitar from John while singing and performing her poem “True Happiness in the New Millennium (2017 Dripping Springs edit)”. In the remainder of her show, her poetry reading about all of the seasons as they change was accompanied by music recordings from the HA!Man of South Africa (including “big drops falling on my walk” and “the cold feeling of touch”, from his “Hotel Music”). The entire show was also accompanied by a random art generation on a computer screen of her images from around the world.

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Seasons Change

    Before the show started she also released a chapbook of all of the short poems she read in this show, and this chapbook “Seasons Change” is still available online even during her reading, so anyone could (and can) download the chapbook titled “Seasons Change” as a PDF file for free any time.

Read the poems and songs from the from the “Seasons Change” show:

True Happiness in the New Millennium (2017 Dripping Springs edit)
Knew I Had to be Ready
Original Snowbirds” (in her book “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 show poems”), “Autumn (2017 Dripping Springs / Bahá’í Faith Center edit)
Marry you in Autumn
Sepia Leaves
Quell the Vibrancy
Seasons 1998”, and “Death Takes Many Forms
Quiver with no Home
Viewing the Woman in a 19th Century Photograph