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Janet Kuypers’ “Meant to do Big Things” 6/3/17 poetry feature @ Austin’s the Baha’i Center

    Enjoy writing links and video links from a June 3rd 2017 (6/3/17, or 20170603) poetry performance (with Janet’s video recorded electric bass sounds with a bow, and her live playing an acoustic guitar with a bow) of Janet Kuypers’ Austin poetry feature through June is a Woman! at Austin’s the Bahá’í Center about being a woman, and about what women go through.

    Before leaving her Chicago home to live in Austin Texas, someone told her (which she left as a note on her desk, and was the impetus for her writing her twitter-length poem “you were meant”), “you were meant to do big things, which you are.” This note, when used s a reference to women, was the perfect title for her woman-themed show “Meant to do Big Things”.

    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), as well as a bonus poem she performed after her show titled “My brain was (2017 Streamline)” in the open mic. All of the pieces from this evening’s reading were also released electronically in an online “Meant to do Big Things” chapbook, which you can download as a PDF file for free any time.

Read the poems from the feature “Meant to do Big Things”:
you were meant”,
Athena”,
a man calls a woman”,
cover”,
Diane Talking About her Trip to Mexico City”,
and “Echo in my Mind

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Janet Kuypers’ June 2017 Book Release Reading at Half Price Books 6/7/17

videos from reading

    June 7rd marked a book release reading of new books from Scars Publications, which saw the release of the books &“Respect Our Existence or Expect Our Resistance” 24-year anniversary issue from cc&d magazine and “Embracing Shadows” from Down in the Dirt magazine. So Janet Kuypers was asked on June 7th to read material from these new books plus additional new 2017 collection books from cc&d’s “Things Found in Books” and Down in the Dirt’s “Study in Black” in the Community Poetry reading at Half Price Books in Austin.

    As an added bonus, Janet Kuypers was asked to give two additional impromptu poetry book readings, so she read poetry both from her 2015 poetry/photo/journal book “Bon Voyage!’ (which included her poems “Everything was Alive and Dying” and “On a High Horse Like This”) as well as elements poetry (chosen and read on request) from “the Periodic Table of Poetry” (a book 3 years in the making, where Janet Kuypers wrote poems for every element in the Periodic Table – as well as bonus poems and poems about a select few compounds, where she read “Neon”, “Nickel”, “Arsenic and Syphilis” and the requested poem “Molybdenum”).

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