Janet Kuypers’ Chicago WZRD Radio 8/23/17 2-part poetry feature & interview
On August 26th, 2017 (on her last full day visiting Chicago since her move to Austin, Texas in October 2015), Janet Kuypers was a selected feature on Chicago’s WZRD Radio(88.3 FM), and on this Sunday poetry radio show Janet Kuypers was interviewed not only at the beginning of the multi-hour radio show but also at the end of the showcase, which was not only broadcast live but was also made available as a set of SoundCloud audio releases and a set of YouTube video releases (a good portions of part 2 of the interview was also released as a live Facebook stream).
Janet Kuypers reads her poems in WZRD 88.3 FM Chicago Radio interview 8/24/17 (Lumix).
During both parts of the interview, Janet Kuypers not only talked about life since leaving Chicago and moving to Austin (and her multiple features and poetry readings monthly in Austin). Specifically because she knew she was coming back to Chicago on the same week she was scheduled to photograph the total eclipse of the sun 8/21/17, she also had released through Scars Publications two Janet Kuypers poetry books of poetry she had written while living in Austin, “(pheromemes)2015-2017 poems” and “(pheromemes)2015-2017 show poems”. At the time of the radio show airing, these books were released from the first printer (which printed only in the U.S.), but by mid-September 2017 these books were also released through a second Amazon-affiliated printer, then printed for easier shipping not only in the U.S., but also in the U.K. and all of Europe.
Read the poems from the from the live Chicago “WZRD Radio show” (in two parts):
John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in the Homestead Review, Harpur Palate and Columbia Review with work upcoming in the Roanoke Review, the Hawaii Review and North Dakota Quarterly.
don’t look up
feel the click of the keys
Remembering her thumbs
moving like magic on the phone
the screen flashing here and there
standing there amazed,
Tombstone Poet Standing in the Street
waiting for the showdown,
former whittler and tobacco hand,
stood amazed, cliche’d from the past,
“You sure can work that thing, and you aren’t even looking!”
“You have to message under the desk at school.”
Stone Age Poet, Tombstone Cowboy Poet,
you type your words so slowly above the desk,
Your horse is old and those stones that are your words
tumble down the side of your mountain
to the showdown
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Janet Kuypers’ “Under My Skin” 8/23/17 poetry feature @ Chicago’s In One Ear
Chicago poet and Austin resident Janet Kuypers returned to Chicago for a week in August to coincide with the August 21st total eclipse of the sun (where she traveled to southern Illinois to photograph the event). During her stay she was honored with the opportunity to perform her feature show “Under My Skin” for In One Ear (at the bar next to the Heartland Café, 7000 N. Glenwood, Chicago, IL 60626) Wednesday, August 23rd 2017.
Because Janet Kuypers knew she was coming back to Chicago the week of the total eclipse of the sun (and because she had no book releases of her poetry for years, ever since she moved to Austin), Janet Kuypers was thrilled that Scars Publications was able to release the first printing (from a U.S. printer) of two new books of hers, of poetry she had written while living in Austin, “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 poems” and “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 show poems” (the second book of poems she wrote for features she has had in Austin). Since her return from this trip, Scars Publications has also released the second printing of “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 poems” and “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 show poems” (from an Amazon affiliated printer, with sales from printers in the U.S., the U.K. and all of Europe). Though in the begging of her feature she read her poem about the total solar eclipse that she wrote 12 hours after witnessing and photographing it, everything she otherwise read in her show was from these two books, and she also sold proof copies to audience members after the show.
Janet Kuypers' "Under My Skin" poetry show 8/23/17 @ Chicago's "In One Ear" (Sony).