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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Robin Ouzman Hislop Reads Carmen Crespo’s Poem Tesserae

Tesserae translated from the Spanish award winning Teselas by Carmen Crespo by Robin Ouzman Hislop & Amparo Arróspide, this is an audio version of the original translated text in Spanish & English, which can be purchased at Tesserae Carmen Crespo Amazon.com
 

 
 
 

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Amparo Arrospide (Argentina) is a Spanish poet and translator. She has published seven poetry collections, Mosaicos bajo la hiedra, Alucinación en dos actos algunos poemas, Pañuelos de usar y tirar, Presencia en el Misterio, En el Oido del Viento, Hormigas en Diáspora and Jaccuzzi, as well as poems, short stories and articles on literary and film criticism in anthologies and in both national and foreign magazines.
She has received numerous awards. Editor’s Note: see also Poetry, National Literature Prize 2018, Francisca Aguirre, Translated from Spanish by Amparo Arróspide & Robin Ouzman Hislop Her latest work Valle Tiétar is published by El sastre de Apollinaire Poesía,32 www.elsastredeapollinaire.com
 
 
 

 

Robin Ouzman Hislop is on line Editor at Poetry Life & Times at Artvilla.com. His numerous appearances include Cold Mountain Review (Appalachian University, N.Carolina), The Honest Ulsterman, Cratera No 3 and Aquillrelle’s Best. His publications are collected poems All the Babble of the Souk, Cartoon Molecules, Next Arrivals & Moon Selected Audio Textual Poems. A translation from Spanish of poems by Guadalupe Grande Key of Mist and Carmen Crespo Tesserae, the award winning (X111 Premio César Simón De Poesía), in November 2017 these works were presented in a live performance at The International Writer’s Conference hosted by the University of Leeds. UK. A forthcoming publication of collected poems Off the Menu is expected in 2020

 

You may visit Aquillrelle.com/Author Robin Ouzman Hislop about author. See Robin performing his work Performance (University of Leeds)

 

Trophy Poem | Awards for the Soul

Trophy Poem

by David Michael Jackson

Awards for the soul,
this
is the trophy poem.

Chosen for her beauty
to show my friends
how successful she is,
this poem.

Born in the evening,
after losses too sad
for the awards,
this trophy poem,
engraved here
and awarded
to you,

wanderer among irises,
planter of gardens.

She remembers me,
and turns
with a smile,
this trophy poem,

this single petal
awarded to a stranger
engraved with
her memory
in a droplet
on a flower
in the moonlight.


Image courtesy of Clarksville Taps

El Cazador An Audio Poem by Amparo Arróspide with Piano by Dave Jackson


 

 
Dave M Jackson is the Admin at Artvilla.com where his works are featured extensively.
 
 

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Amparo Arrospide (Argentina) is a Spanish poet and translator. She has published seven poetry collections, Mosaicos bajo la hiedra, Alucinación en dos actos algunos poemas, Pañuelos de usar y tirar, Presencia en el Misterio, En el Oido del Viento, Hormigas en Diáspora and Jaccuzzi, as well as poems, short stories and articles on literary and film criticism in anthologies and in both national and foreign magazines.
She has received numerous awards. Editor’s Note: see also Poetry, National Literature Prize 2018, Francisca Aguirre, Translated from Spanish by Amparo Arróspide & Robin Ouzman Hislop Her latest work Valle Tiétar is published by El sastre de Apollinaire Poesía,32 www.elsastredeapollinaire.com

The Vietnam Effect | Poem by Jennifer Schoch

Vietnam Effect Vietnam poem

The Vietnam Effect
by Jennifer Schoch

The aroma of lilac drew me
away from my son
quiet as a crystal bowl in his stroller,
the early curious mosquitos almost kept us home.
Am I able to appreciate
this lilac,
her symmetrical perfection, without conjuring your pain?
I am fearful of this flower
I am panicked by her swift impermanence,
of my inability to hold her comforting fragrance
for those mostly marshmallowed mugs of hot chocolate days,
sequestered from the dirty New Jersey snow
where the radiators’ imbalance
from room to room
would make you yell when we opened the windows just a crack
“Goddamn waste of money!”
And the belts sang in their choir on the back of the closet door,
because the boys were fighting over remote controls again
And then, after my downward gaze had watched your darkness dissipate into the cracks
between the hardwood floors,
You would read me Shakespeare:
“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”
Is this
why I ran away?
To places where there are no seasons
to the endless
summer days,
where flowers never seem to die.
Your toes were stained with cigarette ash the last time I kissed you goodbye.
Did I
even kiss you?
You hadn’t showered for weeks
and I was scared.
Scared of your skin
scared of your scents
scared of my
shame.
The blue of your eyes was bright
against the rivers of bloodshot.
Mom says your eyes were green
It’s like she never knew you.

Sad and lonely, you asked me to stay
“Live here.”
You said.
“I hate LA.”
Like my brothers also bound to plastic liters?
They were small like my boy,
like you were once.
I am fearful in the face of this flower and her reminders.
Your grandson screams now like a broken dish
and
I wonder if you are there
silently crying
out into the black jungle for God to spare you
for your mother
for a future with mom
for a future with me
with a grandson you will never meet.
How could you have known this jungle
it would never leave?
Dying on the old hardwood floor in May
did you make it to the yard that Spring?
The worst death you died is not your final fall
it is the tree outside our window
cowering with dainty, dusty stars
you could not notice.
Did you glance outside that morning
and think to tell me of the lilacs that had bloomed?
Was your fall swift?
A small, unopened purple “bud of May”
gently shaken free?
The pain you healed, my father,
by noticing the lilacs
reading Shakespeare in Irish accents.
The unfolding damage it has caused,
in the tiniest creations
this unreconciled war from long ago.


Jennifer Schoch is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California where she received a master’s degree in Social Work. She is currently staying home with her young son while contributing as a writer for a book on social work and the arts. She has written, performed and directed for the screen and stage.

The Vietnam Effect Copyright 2021 by Jennifer Schoch. All Rights Reserved.

YouTube Poets

 
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We are a group of poets making a TV pilot for a documentary about presenting our poetry on YouTube. We hope to approach a mainstream TV channel with the finished pilot, and may upload a complete documentary after the first few versions have been added here. This channel will be shared with participating poets and those poets who wish to submit work for consideration to be added to the documentary. The poet in the inset photo is Nordette Adams. I am Sara Russell, aka pinkyandrexa, and I will be editing the different versions of The YouTube Poets video until we have a final version that everyone is happy with. Please visit the link below the video to subscribe and send us your on You Tube Poems
 

 
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Robin Ouzman Hislop is Editor of Poetry Life and Times at Artvilla.com ; his publications include
 
All the Babble of the Souk , Cartoon Molecules, Next Arrivals and Moon Selected Audio Textual Poems, collected poems, as well as translation of Guadalupe Grande´s La llave de niebla, as Key of Mist and the recently published Tesserae , a translation of Carmen Crespo´s Teselas.
 
You may visit Aquillrelle.com/Author Robin Ouzman Hislop about author. See Robin performing his work Performance (University of Leeds)

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).

Janet, Poetry Aloud
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.
Janet, Half Price Books
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.
Janet, Half Price Books
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.
Janet, HalfPrice Books
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.