Janet Kuypers’ August 2017 Book Release Reading at Half Price Books 8/2/17

    August 2nd marked a August 2017 Book Release Reading of new books from Scars Publications, which saw the release of the books “While the Waves Crashed” from cc&d magazine and “Ancient Colors” from Down in the Dirt magazine. So Janet Kuypers was asked on August 2nd to read material from these new books plus material from her 2017 book release “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 show poems” in the Half Price Books Community Poetry reading in Austin.

Janet Kuypers writings read in this event:

cc&d’s book “While the Waves Crashed” poems:
Only Choice is to Build
Our Futures
Evolving, Connecting and Confounding&#8221
optimizing your odds

Down in the Dirt’s book “Ancient Colors” poems:
Marilyn Monroe Falling Through the Cracks
Step
jumped
behind
gone
bruised
oceans

(pheromemes) 2015-2017 show poems” poems:
Just one Book
Echo in my Mind
Ultimate Connectivity: a bird in the hand

visit http://scars.tv/av/20170802August2017Book_Release_readings_at_Half_Price_Books.htm for a full listing of not only these videosm but also a series of images from this live reading.

Janet Kuypers’ July 2017 Book Release Reading at Half Price Books 7/5/17

    July 5th marked a July 2017 Book Release Reading of new books from Scars Publications, which saw the release of the books “Salvaging America” from cc&d magazine and “On the Rocks” from Down in the Dirt magazine. So Janet Kuypers was asked on July 5th to read material from these new books plus additional books, including the 2012-2015 the Café Gallery Chicago open mic collection book “The Chosen Few” and her 2014 poetry collection book “Revealed” in the Half Price Books Community Poetry reading in Austin.

Janet Kuypers writings read in this event:
unless
Electromagnetism
Open Book
Everything is my Home
Orders
Job of Being Homeless
Quiver with no Home
out there
census
judge
Nobody Finds Me
Cast in Stone
Einsteinium
Ununseptium
Tellurium
keep
found haiku
know
Elephants Carry the World
Update 2011 on the Man who Loved Me
Under Constant Supervision
You’ve Left Me on Siesta Beach

Janet Kuypers’ “Our Cultural Independence and Achieving Global Freedom” 7/1/17 poetry feature @ Austin’s the Baha’i Center

    Below are video links and poem text links from the July 1st 2017 (7/1/17, or 20170701) poetry performance “Our Cultural Independence and Achieving Global Freedom” (accompanied by Hotel Music “Amongst Hills” from the HA!Man of South Africa) of Janet Kuypers’ Austin poetry feature through ”Expressions Supports Cultural Independence!” at Austin’s the Bahá’í Center.

    In this show, Janet Kuypers decided to tackle different forms of freedom and independence, as highlighted in her first poem “fader, his mädchen and the Führer”), about giving rights to a Socialist (and rapidly becoming Fascist) government, read to her recorded music of playing an electric bass with a bow. The HA!Man of South Africa’s “amongst hills” then played foe the remainder of her show, when she then switched gears by talking about freedom from oppression and independence from sexism in “of independence or freedom”, before moving to new poems about independence from idolatry in “Xerostomia”. Her final longer poem then tackles searching for cultural and intellectual independence and respect in “Utopia never happened”.

    Before the show started she also released copies to people there of a Scars Publications cc&d bonus release chapbook of the writings she was performing in her show (in the order they were performed). All of the pieces from this evening’s reading were also released electronically in an online “Our Cultural Independence and Achieving Global Freedom” chapbook, which you can download as a PDF file for free any time.

Read the poems from the feature “Our Cultural Independence and Achieving Global Freedom”:
fader, his mädchen and the Führer”,
of independence or freedom”,
Xerostomia”,
and “Utopia never happened

Janet Kuypers’ “Drop the Bomb” 4/30/17 “Poetry Bomb” readings to strangers live in Austin TX @ Graffiti Park

    In continuing with the tradition of the annual meetings of the Poetry Comb (started on the last Sunday of April in Chicago), Janet Kuypers decided to go sponsor Austin’s 2017 Poetry Bomb at Graffiti Wall at Castle Hill outdoors for her Austin, TX installment of this annual Chicago poetry tradition on April 30rd, 2017, starting at 3:30 in the afternoon. She invited people to got together to read poetry at a place that is not an open mic, to just share poetry with passers-by — and people did go there to join her to read poetry — but they never found each other in the vast outdoors space! Either way, Janet Kuypers did read a number of her short poems (all poems she had either never read before, or only read once in public, so they were not well-known poems) when she decided to “Drop the Bomb” — the poetry bomb, that is. (And it is funny that John chose to facebook live stream some of her reading, because that is the only way we found that some people went to Graffiti Park, and we happened to miss each other)

In addition to YouTube videos, there was also a live facebook streaming video of a good portion of the reading as well (since it was a live facebook streaming video, it could not be placed in the YouTube video playlist from this event).

Drop the Bomb - poems from Janet Kuypers

    Before the show started she also released a chapbook of all of the short poems she held slated to read (and she read all of them expect the last poem in the chapbook), and this chapbook “Drop the Bomb” is still available online even during her reading, so anyone could (and can) download, or view online for free, the chapbook titled “Drop the Bomb” as a PDF file for free any time.

Read the poems from the show:

control
earth
enjoy
unbounded
Just Thinking About It
Kick Someone Out
Lades and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls
Exhaling Toxic Fumes
Jumping from the Mausoleum
Just to be On the Safe Side
Nobody Finds Me
Bored the Night Before 9/11
energy
errors
rescue
This is Only a Test
You
Only Searching
Ugly Babies need the Most Love
Bimbo
Good Escape
Goth Girl Photographer
Koala Porn
Occupy
On a Downtown Chicago Light Pole
On This Ride
Marne Rifle Poem
No Thank You
He makes me Think about These Things
(and you could hold me)
From Words to Wars

Janet Kuypers’ “World Poetry Day” mini-feature event 3/21/17

    Because March 21st is “World Poetry Day”, Janet Kuypers hosted an afternoon event at Half Price Books in Austin, where people read poems about a variety of topics.

Janet at World Poetry Day Janet at World Poetry Day

    Below are writing links and video links of Janet Kuypers from March 21st 2017 (3/21/17, or 20170321), where she performing 2 poetry readings (one of lengthy world-related poems ad one of shorter world-themed poems), as well as a few individual poem readings, in Austin at Half Price Books.

On March 21st, 2017, people got together at Half Price Books in Austin TX for a show to celebrate “World Poetry Day” mini-feature event hosted by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers. During this event, she performed a set of Lengthy World Poems on World Poetry Day, a set of Short World Poems on World Poetry Day, her “erasure poem: Corner Stone Against Slavery” (where shw took a confederate speech and “erased” portions of it to make an anti-slavery poem), and (because other features that day read poems for other poets for World Poetry Day) Kuypers also read the Carolyn Forche prose poem “the Colonel”.

Janet at World Poetry Day Janet at World Poetry Day

    On the same day as the show, she also released two online chapbooks — one of “Lengthy World Poems on World Poetry Day” and one of “Short World Poems on World Poetry Day“. These two chapbooks are the writings she read in two different reading blocks (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, but she made sure the chapbooks “Lengthy World Poems on World Poetry Day” and one of “Short World Poems on World Poetry Day“ were available online on the same day as her reading, so anyone could (and can) download both of the chapbooks “Lengthy World Poems on World Poetry Day” and one of “Short World Poems on World Poetry Day“ as a PDF file for free any time.

Janet at World Poetry Day Janet at World Poetry Day

Poems included in this performance:
Freedom just past the Fence
My Kind of Town
Been a World Leader
Enough’s Enough
The Little Differences
an edited “Communication 2012
erasure poem: Corner Stone Against Slavery
Every Street Corner
Our Lady of Mercy
shoe prints on the toilet seat
unclean left hands
Get His Product to Town
Ever Consumed Goat
Moros y Christianos
middle eastern man in front of me
Obama on the Subway
Poverty in America
Flying to China
Building Houses out of Pallets
Everyone Has a Choice

Janet at World Poetry Day Janet at World Poetry Day