cc&d v170.5 supplement March 2007 book, Distinguished Writings from Kuypers

    A collection book was published in 2005 by Scars Publications called Chaos Theory (which is now sold out), with writing from assorted artists. cc&d released this supplementissue of just the editor’s writing from that book called Living in Chaos, along with a new editorial (you know, there always has to be a new editorial for a release from cc&d magazine...).
    This 2007 (mid-April 2007) release from cc&d is now available not only for order as a paperback book. On this page you will see a listing of all of the writings included in this collection. Enjoy!

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Publisher’s Note

    Well, we liked the idea of using the term “Chaos Theory” to describe the collection of excellent writings for the 2005 collection (along with images of columns from ancient Greek, Roman and Venetian architecture to accent the strength, stability and beauty of these writings). The term “Chaos Theory” could be extrapolated to infer taking chaos from around the world and putting it together into excellent writing. “Chaos Theory” is the study of unpredictable and complex dynamic systems that are highly sensitive to small changes in external conditions — and that can very directly relate to writing about the unpredictability of the world around us.
    This cc&d Kuypers release is based on that 2005 collection book Chaos Theory, because it comtains all of the Kuypers writings that were in the collection book. Not only does it contain select editorials from cc&d magazine, but also poetry, as well as poetry translated into more exotic languages (compared to English). In fact, some of the poems in this book were actually printed in the collection book Chaos Theory as only a translated poem.
    This release also contains the complete written materials from two performance art shows that were held live in Chicago (How Do I Get There?, in 2/15/05, and Questions in a World Without Answers, in 10/05/04). This is the only place that outlines what was said between the writings, to tie them all together in the performance art shows. And if you'd like to know more about these performance art shows, you can go to and click on the “events” link to get details about all of the performance art shows done, where you can get mp3 files from the live shows, watch videos, or even order CDs from these events.
    I think the bottom line of all this is that we believe that excellent writings pulled into this book is a way that people can take chaos in the world and make it something that people can connect with, relate to, and learn from. The collection book title this release is based on, Chaos Theory, may just be a theory, but they might help explain how everything fits together in our world — and works.
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Kuypers, it's a classic 2005 kuypers

Janet Kuypers
Editor In Chief

the boss lady’s editorial

Paying for Canceling Cancer? the cost of halting most cervical cancer

...from Chaos Theory:
the boss lady’s editorials

Deciding Our Life and Death

When Does Life Begin?


Fitting The Mold

Maska (“Mask,” in Serbian)

On The California Streets

On the Flip Side (in Welsh)

So Many Lies

The Third of Fourth Fouth of September (in Czech)

Wrong Attention

You Will

Have To Ask

Creatures Can Live In Worlds

Self-Destructive (In Indonesian)

I Must Believe

I’m Always The One (in Hungarian)

Maybe That Is Enough

I Have My Dreams

Now I’m Strong (in Filipino)

What Do You Do (in Papiamentu)

Here Is Me

Choices (in Slovene)

Who Is At My Side

Say It In The First Place (in Swedish)

Saving Yourself

A Diamond

Down the Drain

Ten Minutes (In Norwegian)

Ten Minutes (In Dutch)

Ten Minutes

The Performance art show
How Do I Get There?

Readings of non-poetry materials are included in the book, and there are no links to that writing on line. For a full text outline of this performance art show, the book needs to be ordered.

Tall Man

High Roller

There I Sit

Writing Your Name

The Fourteenth

At Least I Have This

Here It Goes Again

I Am The Woman Who Loves Pain

That’s Not What I’m Here For

They Never Ask Me

What Do We Say

Lambs To Heaven’s Gate



The Performance art show Questions in a World Without Answers

Readings of non-poetry materials are included in the book, and there are no links to that writing on line. For a full text outline of this performance art show, the book needs to be ordered.


On The California Streets

Right There, By Your Heart

Russians at a Garage Sale

All Men Have Secrets

Content With Inferior Men

Burn It In

Private Lives I

Private Lives IV

Scars 2000

After the Wreckage

People’s Lives Were At Stake

True Happiness in the New Millennium


About the Author

    Janet Kuypers has a Communications degree in News/Editorial Journalism (starting in computer science engineering studies) from the UIUC. She had the equivalent of a minor in photography and specialized in creative writing. A portrait photographer for years in the early 1990s, she was also an acquaintance rape workshop facilitator, and she started her publishing career as an editor of two literary magazines. Later she was an art director, webmaster and photographer for a few magazines for a publishing company in Chicago, and this Journalism major was even the final featured poetry performer of 15 poets with a 10 minute feature at the 2006 Society of Professional Journalism Expo’s Chicago Poetry Showcase. This certified minister was even the officiant of a wedding in 2006.
    She sang with acoustic bands “Mom’s Favorite Vase”, “Weeds and Flowers” and “the Second Axing”, and does music sampling. Kuypers is published in books, magazines and on the internet around 9,300 times for writing, and over 17,800 times for art work in her professional career, and has been profiled in such magazines as Nation and Discover U, won the award for a Poetry Ambassador and was nominated as Poet of the Year for 2006 by the International Society of Poets. She has also been highlighted on radio stations, including WEFT (90.1FM), WSUM (91.7FM), WZRD (88.3FM), WLS (8900AM), the internet radio stationsArtistFirst dot com,’s Poetry World Radio and Scars Internet Radio (SIR), and was even shortly on Q101 FM radio. She has also appeared on television for poetry in Nashville (in 1997), Chicago (in 1997), and northern Illinois (in a few appearances on the show for the Lake County Poets Society in 2006). Kuypers was also interviewed on her art work on Urbana’s WCIA channel 3 10 o’clock news.
    She turned her writing into performance art on her own and with musical groups like Pointless Orchestra,” “5D/5D” and “Order From Chaos,” and starting in 2005 Kuypers ran a monthly iPodCast of her work, as well as an Internet radio station (JK Radio) — she even manages the Chaotic Radio show (an hour long Internet radio show) through and She has performed spoken word and music across the country - in the spring of 1998 she embarked on her first national poetry tour, with featured performances, among other venues, at the Albuquerque Spoken Word Festival during the National Poetry Slam; her bands have had concerts in Chicago and in Alaska; in 2003 she hosted and performed at a weekly poetry and music open mike (called Sing Your Life), and from 2002 through 2005 was a featured performance artist, doing quarterly performance art shows with readings, music and images.
    In addition to being published with Bernadette Miller in the short story collection book Domestic Blisters, as well as in a book of poetry turned to prose with Eric Bonholtzer in the book Duality, Kuypers has had many books of her own published: Hope Chest in the Attic, The Window, Close Cover Before Striking, (woman.) (spiral bound), Autumn Reason (novel in letter form), the Average Guy’s Guide (to Feminism), Contents Under Pressure, etc., and eventually The Key To Believing (2002 650 page novel), Changing Gears (travel journals around the United States), The Other Side (European travel book), The Boss Lady’s Editorials, The Boss Lady’s Editorials2005 Expanded Edition, Seeing Things Differently, Change/Rearrange, Death Comes in Threes, Moving Performances, Six Eleven, Live at Cafe Aloha, Dreams, Rough Mixes, The Entropy Project, The Other Side (2006 edition), Stop., Sing Your Life, the hardcover art book (with an editorial) in cc&d v165.25, cc&d v167.5, as the Kuypers edition of Writings to Honour & Cherish (with an additional editorial), The Kuypers Edition: Blister and Burn, S&M, cc&d v170.5, as the Kuypers edition of Distinguished Writings (with an additional editorial), and cc&d v171.5, Living in Chaos. Three collection books were also published of her work in 2004, Oeuvre (poetry), Exaro Versus (prose) and L’arte (art).