Janet Kuypers’ 1st interview on Austin Radio 4/27/16 on KOOP 91.7 fm

KOOP Radio (91.7 FM) invited Janet Kuypers as a special guest for an hour-long radio show in Austin Texas, where they talked not only about what they have been reading (for Janet it is usually submissions to the literary magazines she edits, cc&d magazine and Down in the Dirt magazine), but also Janet’s past work as the host of the Chicago open mic the Café Gallery and what compels her to write.

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The group finished their hour-long show with Janet reading two poems, “Entering the Lake of Fire” (the first poem she wrote IN Austin, about moving to Austin), and Us, Actually Touching (as a better end cap to the evening about literature).

Bagdad Cemetery, Janet Kuypers’ poetry in the 2016 Poetry Bomb 4/24/16

Located at Bagdad Cemetery in Leander Texas (since Janet Kuypers moved from Chicago Illinois since the past Poetry Bomb) Janet Kuypers read poetry with two different themes (because of two different weather patterns), because the annual Poetry Bomb is an effort to get poetry out in public — too often writers read their work at poetry open mics and features, but things poetic can be seen everywhere in the world… This is why in this repeating annual venture, poets go out somewhere where people usually don’ read poetry, to perform it for people that are otherwise going about other business).

After making the decision to read poetry at a place where some of the movie The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was filmed (and yes, people did come the cemetery while she was there), Janet Kuypers read two sets of different styles of poems (in honor of the weather change during the 2016 Poetry Bomb). In the first part of the readings (while the weather was still sunny), she read only a few pieces relating to death, but then switched it up to shorter more novel pieces of never-before-read poetry. In the second (longer) set of readings (once the weather turned overcast, how fitting for hanging out at a cemetery), she read mostly never-before-read poems about her mother’s death, and ended the longer set with a poem or two she wrote just after she was almost killed.

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After the reading (because no one knew with the weather how much poetry could be performed), Kuypers also released (via Scars Publications, as a supplement release to cc&d magazine) a chapbook of an online PDF file of the poems she performed (in the order of their performance) the day of the event of the 2016 Poetry Bomb at Bagdad Cemetery (available as a free download any time).
Writings included in this show (in the order performed):
Dreams 1/28/07 (Seeing mom)
There Are Too Many Poems About You, David
Why Am I Infected
Koi Ponds and Concrete
Golfing with George Eastman
Suing NASA For Comet Play
Jog Hurt
on a bike
untitled 6/11/15
The Sky Is Always Blue
hard of hearing
probably not
Saving Myself
a Happy Ending to Everything
I’ll Push the Cart
My Memorials to You
Rings like Gravestones
This is What you Leave Me
We’re Trying
Letting Time Tick By
Ingrained in Your Head
Wanting to Touch a Corpse
More Painful to Experience
Mother’s Day Flowers Forever
It’s Just Not Right
Janet Spinoto, Mother of 3
No Place
Princess Diana, One Year Later<
Driving Car Into Ditch
Take It All Away
Think About It Much

This Poetry is Money!, Janet Kuypers’ Periodic Table of Poetry 7/7/14 Chicago feature

This Poetry is Money! , Janet Kuypers’ Periodic Table of Poetry 7/7/14 Chicago feature

In one of Janet Kuypers’ installments of This Poetry is Money! , Janet Kuypers’ Periodic Table of Poetry 7/7/14 Chicago feature

In one of Janet Kuypers’ installments of Periodic Table of Poetry poem readings (in her effort to write a poem for every element in the Periodic Table, to later become a book), Janet Kuypers was the feature at Waiting 4 the Bus in Chicago on July 7th 2013 (7/7/14) with “this Poetry is Money”.

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the 7/7/14 this Poetry is Money Janet Kuypers chapbook
Download this poem in the free PDF file this Poetry is Money chapbook,
w/Periodic Table of Poetry poems.

Writings included in this show:


Resonance. Poetry Collection by Gary Beck

Gary Beck is a prolific writer with a number of poetry collections already to his name. Much of his work has a clipped, concise almost journalistic narrative approach about it, it is their serial processing which gives them their poetic content. In this latest volume there is also sociological reflection and commentary but often the works become more moody, enriching the poetry style and form, involved in personal relationships, as well as, on various occasions expressing the sensuous side of the poet’s nature. – Editor Robin Ouzman Hislop.
Resonance is a collection of poems that looks at individual and cultural experiences from this complicated world in which some receive rewards but others are punished and pushed to the brink of despair.
“Mr. Beck is a talent not to be ignored.” – Alison McBain – Bewildering Stories
“Very impressive poems” -Dead Snakes Magazine
“The noir voice and objectivity of each piece is unique and exploratory, very delightful reads” -Media Virus Magazine
“Awesome! I love the language” -Graffiti Magazine


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                Gary Beck Image

              Resonance is a 136 page poetry volume. Available in paperback with a retail price of $8.00 and eBook with a retail price of $1.99. ISBN 1523916400 Published through Dreaming Big Publications. and available now through all major retailers. For more information or to request a review copy:DreamingBigPublications@outlook.com.
              This is the voice of one man singing… About the Cuban Missile Crisis – October, 1962
              Boy, dey yanked me outa the warmtha
              me mudders body.
              Wow, dey beat me when I played
              wit meself.
              Dey made me go to school
              and listen to all da crap.
              My old man kicked my ass
              when I played hookey.
              I went to high school,
              joined a gang.
              I got caught stealin.
              The cops beat me up.
              I quit school
              knocked up a broad
              and her old man made me marry her.
              We got two fuggin kids
              who never stop screamin.
              The fuggin house is fallin ta pieces.
              The fuggin union wants more dues.
              The snotty bastard at the bowling alley
              always makes these wise cracks.
              The fuggin phone company
              is shuttin off the phone.
              The old lady is a fuggin slob.
              After a hard day’s work
              I can’t even sit down and enjoy a fuggin can of beer.
              I hope they use their fuggin rockets.

              Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he couldn’t make a living in theater. He has 11 published chapbooks. His poetry collections include: Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations (Rogue Scholars Press). Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways, Displays (Winter Goose Publishing). Fault Lines, Perceptions, Tremors and Perturbations will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. Conditioned Response (Nazar Look). Resonance (Dreaming Big Press). His novels include: Extreme Change (Cogwheel Press) Acts of Defiance (Artema Press). Flawed Connections (Black Rose Writing). Call to Valor will be published by Gnome on Pigs Productions. His short story collection, A Glimpse of Youth (Sweatshoppe Publications). Now I Accuse and other stories will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City.


              goodreads.com/author/show/Robin Ouzman Hislop
              http://www.amazon.com. All the Babble of the Souk. Robin Ouzman Hislop
              www.lulu.com. All the Babble of the Souk. Robin Ouzman Hislop

              “Visionaries Behind the Stars,” Janet Kuypers’ Chicago 9/12/14 Poetry “Love Letter” Periodic Table of Poetry feature

              In one of Janet Kuypers’ installments of Periodic Table of Poetry poem readings (in her effort to write a poem for every element in the Periodic Table, to later become a book), Janet Kuypers was the feature at “Poetry ‘Love Letter’” in Chicago on September 12th 2014 (9/12/14) with “Visionaries Behind the Stars”.

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              the 9/12/14 Visionaries Behind the Stars Janet Kuypers chapbook
              Download this poem in the free PDF file
              Visionaries Behind the Stars chapbook,
              w/ Periodic Table of Poetry poems.


              Writings included in this show: