Janet Kuypers’ Book Release & Book Reading at Half Price Books 3/1/17

    Because March 1st is the day Scars Publications releases books “Lost in America” from cc&d magazine and “What Remains” from Down in the Dirt magazine, Janet Kuypers was asked to read material from these new books in Half Price Books Community Poetry, so she made a reading of not only poems from the books “What Remains” and “Lost in America” but also selections from past cc&d book releases.

What Remains Lost in America Rhetoric and the Written Word the 23 enigma a Perfect Solitude
When the Walls are Paper Thin a Mad Escape the Curve of Arctic Air and Then he Moved Invisible Ink Shot out of a Cannon

    Below are writing links and video links from March 1st 2017 (3/1/17, or 20170301) poetry reading in Austin at Half Price Books.
    Video only recorded the fist few minutes of the show (cutting off the first poem, “Vanishing Scars”), but after the reading she did come back to the podium to read a poem slated as the final poem in her show “Exploring spring” at “Spring Awakenings” in Austin at the Bahá’í Faith Center, “Original Snowbirds”.

Book Release & Book Reading chapbook
    Before the show started she also released an online chapbook of the writings she was making available for her to read in this poetry book reading (in the order they were to be performed). She did not distribute copies of this chapbook to the people in the audience of the bookstore (since she didn’t know how many poems selected from the books she would be able to perform in her reading), but she made sure the chapbook “Book Release & Book Reading” was available online even during her reading, so anyone could (and can) download as the chapbook as a PDF file for free any time.
    The full list of pieces selected that she read in this reading included first poems from past issue/books from cc&d magazine… Including potentially “Vanishing Scars” and “Fuming in the Morning” from 1/17Rhetoric and the Written Word”, “X-rays and Broken Hearts” from 6/16the “the 23 enigma”, “Koi Ponds and Concrete” from 5/16a perfect solitude”, “of independence or freedom” from 11-12/15When the Walls are Paper Thin”, “eight ball answers all” and “violent affair” from 5-6/15a Mad Escape”, “holding my skin together” from 1-2/15the Curve of Arctic Air”, “one summer traveled” from 7-8/14And Then He Moved”, “Each Half is the Enemy” and “explaining what condoms are for” from 5-6/14Invisible Ink”, and “Jumping from the Skyline to the Clouds” from 3-4/14Shot Out of a Cannon”. After she read those she read poems from the current book releases: her Periodic Table of Poetry bonus poem “Smelling Sulphur on Nine One One” for “What Remains”, then “newspaper ink’s the blood of a dying species” and “Quieted Soul” and lastly her Periodic Table of Poetry bonus poem “Pluto, Plutonium & Death” from “Lost in America”).

Janet Kuypers’ “Exalted Love” 2/4/17 poetry feature/show with background music

    Below are writing links, video links and images from a February 4th 2017 (2/4/17, or 20170204) poetry performance of Janet Kuypers’ Austin poetry feature “Exalted Love” through “Greatest Love” live in Austin Texas.

    The theme of the night with other features was about poetry and was about not just love (because Valentine‚Äôs Day is this month), but the “Greatest Love” , which can be interpreted philosophically in so many ways. So Janet Kuypers covered this very explicitly in her show about the love of a person, the love of nature, the love of astronomy, or even discovering the right book to bring the love of the right philosophy, bringing meaning to your life. Her “Exalted Love” show was also accompanied by music from Mozart (“the Dissonant”) rainforest sounds, and “Hotel Music” from the HA!Man of South Africa (Francois Le Roux, with “the story i am trying to tell” and “easy afternoon” both from his “Hotel Music”).

Exalted Love chapbook

    Before the show started she also released copies to most everyone there 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 &#8220Exalted Love” chapbook, which you can download as a PDF file for free any time.

Read the poems from the show:

Mapping the Way to True Love
Years, Centuries, Eons
Zenith of the Night Sky
just one book

Bonus videos in the above playlist include “after the show” poems, like “Amber Beads”, “Praying to Idols”, “Unless it Happens to You”, and the haiku “oceans”.

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Janet Kuypers’ 25+ minute Half Price Books poetry reading 2/1/17

Below are writing links and video links from February 1st 2017 (20170201), where Janet Kuypers was performing in Austin a 25 minute poetry Half Price Books poetry reading 2/1/17.

In this reading she read not only poems from 3 of the last features from Janet Kuypers in Chicago (“Journey” in Hyde Park, “Farewell Chicago” at Poetry’s “Love Letter”, and “Like a Lamb to the Slaughter” at the Gallery Cabaret), but also all of the “Exalted Love” show poems (that would be a separate show 2/4/17 at the Bahá’í Faith Center).

Below are video links and poem writing links to the live performance of poetry reading at Half Price Book 2/1/17 at Half Price Books in Austin.

Read the poems from the show:

old school and high-tech monuments
extinct on planet earth
Other Souls
Open Book
Mapping the Way to True Love
Years, Centuries, Eons
Zenith of the Night Sky
just one book

Janet Kuypers’ “Beginning Anew” 1/7/16 poetry feature/show with live music

    Below are writing links, video links and images from a January 7th 2017 (1/7/17, or 20170107) poetry performance of Janet Kuypers’ Austin poetry feature through “New Year, New Poems” live in Austin Texas.

    The theme of the night with other features was about poetry and messages that reflected coping with upcoming changes in the future, and Janet Kuypers covered this very explicitly in her show of all 2017 poems that talk about taking charge in your life and making YOUR future the way YOU want it to be. Her “Beginning Anew” show was also accompanied by acoustic guitar from John, and in her second poem.

Beginning Anew chapbook

    Before the show started she also released copies to most everyone there 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 “Beginning Anew” chapbook, which you can download as a PDF file for free any time.

Read the poems from the show:

only choice is to build
our futures
Evolving, Connecting and Confounding
optimizing your odds

Bonus videos include 3/4ths of this show being performed as one long piece at Kick Butt Poetry: Spoken and Heard the next day.

Janet & John in show, photo by Thom Woodruff Janet & John in show, photo by Thom Woodruff Janet & John in show, photo by Thom Woodruff