Janet Kuypers’ 9/21/17 “Seasons Change” Dripping Springs, TX “Thirsty Thursday” show

    Chicago poet and Austin resident Janet Kuypers was honored to join poets and musicians at the Dripping Springs City Hall, where she was asked to do a feature for Thirsty Thursday on September st 2017 (9/2/21, or 20170921).

    Included in her poetry show, she started with guitar from John while singing and performing her poem “True Happiness in the New Millennium (2017 Dripping Springs edit)”. In the remainder of her show, her poetry reading about all of the seasons as they change was accompanied by music recordings from the HA!Man of South Africa (including “big drops falling on my walk” and “the cold feeling of touch”, from his “Hotel Music”). The entire show was also accompanied by a random art generation on a computer screen of her images from around the world.

Seasons Change

    Before the show started she also released a chapbook of all of the short poems she read in this show, and this chapbook “Seasons Change” is still available online even during her reading, so anyone could (and can) download the chapbook titled “Seasons Change” as a PDF file for free any time.

Read the poems and songs from the from the “Seasons Change” show:

True Happiness in the New Millennium (2017 Dripping Springs edit)
Knew I Had to be Ready
Original Snowbirds” (in her book “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 show poems”), “Autumn (2017 Dripping Springs / Bahá’í Faith Center edit)
Marry you in Autumn
Sepia Leaves
Quell the Vibrancy
Seasons 1998”, and “Death Takes Many Forms
Quiver with no Home
Viewing the Woman in a 19th Century Photograph

Janet Kuypers’ September 2017 Book Release Reading at Austin’s Half Price Books 9/6/17

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    September 6th marked a September 2017 Book Release Reading of new books from Scars Publications, which saw the release of the books “a Pick for the Future” from cc&d magazine and “Carpool” from Down in the Dirt magazine.

    Beause May-August 2017 issue collection books were also released from Scars Publications, Janet Kuypers also had the opportunity to read selections from one of the performance art sections within the cc&d issue collection book “Nothing Lasts” as well as haiku and poetry from the Down in the Dirt issue collection book “Random Thoughts”.

    Because there was additional time at the end of the multi-feature poetry reading event, Janet Kuypers also read material from her 2017 book release “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 poems” as the finale to the Community Poetry @ Half Price Books reading in Austin.

Janet Kuypers writings read from “a Pick for the Future”:
eminence
Mapping the Way to True Love
Years, Centuries, Eons

Janet Kuypers writings read from “Carpool”:
soul
earth
lost”,
jumped
Exempt from the Draft
You Know What I’m Talking About (2016 grateful edition)
Only an Observer

Janet Kuypers writings read from “Nothing Lasts”:
a New Life
My First Time
Falling from the Sky
Questioning Creativity Through the Cosmos

Janet Kuypers writings read from “Random Thoughts”:
oceans
gone
bruised
out there
judge
escape
ever get it back
opposite
need
Oh, She Was a Woman

Janet Kuypers writings read from “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 poems”:
Verge on Meditation
Elusive Imaginary Creature
Newspaper Ink’s the Blood of a Dying Species
Your Imaginary Soul Weighs 21 Grams
The Truth is Out There
Visions Were Justified

visit http://scars.tv/av/20170906September2017Book_Release_readings_at_Half_Price_Books_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’ 9/2/17 “Energy with poetry and Music” Austin Baha’i Center show

    On September 2nd 2017 (9/2/17, or 20170902), Janet Kuypers (with accompanying electric guitar by John) performed in an Austin poetry feature through Expressions Poetry with Music! at Austin’s the Bahá’í Center that incorporated poetry into music, in a show titled “Energy with poetry and Music” (that is also available in the “Energy with poetry and Music chapbook”.


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list= PLYa-AZK78_hrW9JjlntDfjLTKt31pVAYO

Read the poems and songs from the from the “Energy with poetry and Music” show:

Victim
There I Sit
Tight Top Affair
Knew I Had to be Ready
Writing Your Name”; and song
What We Need In Life


Download the chapbook:

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’ 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.

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.

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
Superficial
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
existence

Janet Kuypers’ poetry feature/show “Like a Lamb to the Slaughter” September 2nd 2015 at “Live at the Gallery Cabaret”


Like a Lamb to the Slaughter

Like a Lamb to the Slaughter

Janet Kuypers’ “Live at the Gallery Cabaret” poetry feature/show “Like a Lamb to the Slaughter” September 2nd 2015Janet Kuypers’ poetry readings of new & classic poems, at Chicago’s Poetry At the Gallery Cabaret of her last scheduled Chicago feature (while living in Chicago), which included background music, props and costume changes.

See YouTubevideo of Janet Kuypers in her 9/2/15 show “Like a Lamb to the Slaughter” in her feature at Poetry At The Gallery Cabaret in Chicago (filmed with a Canon fs200 video camera), with her poems
Entering the Lake of Fire,
unless it happens to you,
Open Book,
electromagnetism, an edited version of the poem
Everything was Alive and Dying,
Death Takes Many Forms, and
Under the Sea.


SeeYouTube video of Janet Kuypers in her 9/2/15 show “Like a Lamb to the Slaughter” in her feature at Poetry At The Gallery Cabaret in Chicago (filmed with a Canon Power Shot camera), with her poems
Entering the Lake of Fire,
unless it happens to you,
Open Book,
electromagnetism, Everything was Alive and Dying (edited),
Death Takes Many Forms, and
Under the Sea.


Download poems in the free chapbook Like a Lamb to the Slaughter of the NEW poems read 9/2/15 at the Café Gallery show in Chicago

Like a Lamb to the Slaughter


(photos from show below are by Avrom Litin)

Janet Kuypers’ baseball poems read outdoors in front of Wrigley Field 4/26/15 in Chicago’s “Poetry Bomb

See YouTube video of the Janet Kuypers 4/26/15 selected readings for Bases Loaded just outside Wrigley Field at the 2015 Poetry Bomb in Chicago (filmed with a Canon Power Shot), of poems relating to baseball


See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poem Entire Town’s Baseball Team outdoors 4/26/15 at Chicago’s 2015 Poetry Bomb (at Wrigley Field) filmed with a Canon Power Shot video camera


See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poem New to Chicago (2015 baseball edition) outdoors 4/26/15 (C) at Chicago’s 2015 Poetry Bomb (at Wrigley Field) filmed with a Canon Power Shot video camera


See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poem Even Got to First Base outdoors 4/26/15 at Chicago’s 2015 Poetry Bomb (at Wrigley Field) filmed with a Canon Power Shot video camera


See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poem One, Two, Three Strikes You’re Out outdoors 4/26/15 at Chicago’s 2015 Poetry Bomb (at Wrigley Field) filmed with a Canon Power Shot video camera


See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poem Somebody’s Scoring Somewhere outdoors 4/26/15 at Chicago’s 2015 Poetry Bomb (at Wrigley Field) filmed with a Canon Power Shot video camera


See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poem Bases Loaded outdoors 4/26/15 at Chicago’s 2015 Poetry Bomb (at Wrigley Field) filmed with a Canon Power Shot video camera


See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poem Young Dreams from a Potential Legend outdoors 4/26/15 at Chicago’s 2015 Poetry Bomb (at Wrigley Field) filmed with a Canon Power Shot video camera


Download these poems in the free chapbook“Bases Loaded” w/ poems read on 4/26/15 at the 2015 Poetry Bomb in Chicago