Time to Start the Show
 


chapbook Janet Kuypers’ poetry show from “Honoring Open Mic Hosts” w/ music
Time to Start the Show

    Below are writing links, video links and images from a May 6th 2017 (5/6/17, or 20170506) poetry performance of Janet Kuypers’ Austin poetry feature through “Honoring Open Mic Hosts” live at the Bahá’í Faith Center (at 2215 E M Franklin Ave, Austin, TX 78723).

    Though the theme of the night with other features was for open mic hosts (ergo the “Honoring Open Mic Hosts” title), so Janet Kuypers started specifically about going to open mics, then a poem dedicated to the previous host of the poetry open mic Janet Kuypers ran for over half a decade in Chicago, then the first and last poems Janet Kuypers read at her Chicago open mic, and then poems about not only the troubles but also the joys of hosting a poetry open mic. Her “Time to Start the Show” show was also accompanied by music played live in a past reading of hers at 2017 Austin Rhythm Fire from 3/20/17.

    Before the show started she also released copies of a chapbook of the writings she was performing in her show (in the order they were performed), and all of the pieces from this reading were also released electronically in a “Time to Start the Show” chapbook, which you can download as a PDF file for free any time.

    There is also a YouTube playlist of the videos of this show, and there are also two additional web page listings for the videos from this show — one is at Scars Video (at www.artvilla.com/scars), and the other is from the main listing at artvilla.

    Below are video links and poetry writing links and images to the live performance of “Time to Start the Show” at “Honoring Open Mic Hosts” for the Expressions feature series in Austin.






The full show:

the “Time to Start the Show” feature with Janet Kuypers 5/6/17
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers in her 5/6/17 poetry show “Time to Start the Show” at “Honoring Open Mic Hosts” in Austin reading her poems “the Bathroom at the Green Mill” “Frozen Together”, “the Battle at Hand”, “On Ashes”, “Kick Someone Out” and “Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls(this video was filmed from a Lumix camera).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers in her 5/6/17 poetry show “Time to Start the Show” at “Honoring Open Mic Hosts” in Austin reading her poems “the Bathroom at the Green Mill” “Frozen Together”, “the Battle at Hand”, “On Ashes”, “Kick Someone Out” and “Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls(this video was filmed from a Sony camera).
Time to Start the Show - poems from Janet Kuypers Time to Start the Show - poems from Janet Kuypers View or download the free PDF chapbook
Time to Start the Show
of her poems “the Bathroom at he Green Mill” “Frozen Together”, “the Battle at Hand”, “On Ashes”, “Kick Someone Out” and “Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls” performed in her 5/6/17 Austin show about hosting poetry open mics.




After the Show:

Janet Kuypers performing half of the haiku poems from
her set “Haiku on the Fly”, the way she often started
Chicago open mic nights at “the Café Gallery”, with the same background music she often played for her readings:

Janet Kuypers reads “Haiku on the Fly” haiku series to music
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See YouTube video 5/6/17 of Janet Kuypers reading her haiku poems (Lumix)keep”, “escape”, “force”, “drowning”, “oceans” and “destroy” in her “Haiku on the Fly” reading.
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See YouTube video 5/6/17 of Janet Kuypers reading her haiku poems (Sony)keep”, “escape”, “force”, “drowning”, “oceans” and “destroy” in her “Haiku on the Fly” reading.
Haiku on the Fly - haiku poems from Janet Kuypers Haiku on the Fly - haiku poems from Janet Kuypers View or download the free PDF chapbook
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of her poems “bruised”, “bruised”, “blood”, “choke”, “can’t get you”, “bear”, “defenses”, “feel”, “fit”, “keep”, “escape”, “force”, “drowning”, “oceans” and “destroy” (of haiku poems read from 5/6/17 in Austin).




Added Bonus:

Janet Kuypers performing one of the show poems from this set to promote the show:

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See YouTube video 4/30/17 (S) of Janet Kuypers reading her new poem “Lades and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls at “Kick Butt Poetry” in Austin as a teaser for her 5/6/17 “Let’s Start the Show” feature.
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See YouTube video 4/30/17 (L) of Janet Kuypers reading her new poem “Lades and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls at “Kick Butt Poetry” in Austin as a teaser for her 5/6/17 “Let’s Start the Show” act.








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Thanks to John for taking photos from Janet Kuypers’ poetry feature
Time to Start the Show” live 5/6/17 at the Bahá’í Faith Center...



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