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(1:31) live 4/14/09 at the Cafe
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read at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco (with Alcatraz in the background) 09/14/09
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of the Cutting Room Floor at the Palos Park Public Library 10/07/09
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<06/21/10, Café Ballou (at Waiting 4 the Bus) in Chicago
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read live 12/18/11, at the Café weekly poetry open mike she hosts in Chicago
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of ther reading many poems 12/18/11 at the Café in Chicago (music bt the HA!man of South Africa, vocals by Suzanne Hettinger, guitar by John Yotko) including this writing
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read live (from memory) 12/18/11, at the last meeting at the Café weekly poetry open mike she hosts in Chicago, from the Samsung Camera
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read live (from memory) 12/18/11, at the last meeting at the Café weekly poetry open mike she hosts in Chicago, from the Kodak Camera
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the majority (all but th last 2 poems) of her reading many poems 12/18/11 at the Café in Chicago (from the Kodak camera) including this writing
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of Kuypers reading this poem at the open mike 01/18/12 at Gallery Cabaret’s the Café Gallery in Chicago
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of Kuypers reading poetry (including this poem) at the open mike 01/18/12 at Gallery Cabaret’s the Café Gallery in Chicago
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of Kuypers in the 2nd half of the poetry open mike 01/18/12 at Gallery Cabaret’s the Café Gallery in Chicago (which includes this poem reading)
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of Kuypers reading this poem at the open mike 5/9/12 at Gallery Cabaret’s the Café Gallery in Chicago (W/ by live piano music from Gary) from the Canon video camera
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of Kuypers’ open mike 5/9/12 at Gallery Cabaret’s the Café Gallery in Chicago, plus her poetry (w/ live piano from Gary) from the Sony video camera
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of Kuypers singing this poem live in Chicago at Ruffled Feathers open mike 6/11/12 (from the Sony camera)
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of Kuypers singing this poem live in Chicago at Ruffled Feathers open mike 6/11/12 (from the Samsung camera)
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of this Kuypers reading the poem live 1/26/13 on Chicago’s WZRD 88.3 FM radio (Canon)
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of Kuypers reading this poem 3/13/13 at the Café Gallery in Chicago (from the Canon)
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of Kuypers hosting the open mic 3/13/13 at the Café Gallery in Chicago, plus her reading this poem
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of this poem read live outdoors at the Lincoln Park Zoo for the 2013 Poetry Bomb 4/28/13 (Kodak)
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of this poem read live outdoors at the Lincoln Park Zoo for the 2013 Poetry Bomb 4/28/13 (Samsung)
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the 7/22/12 Beach Poets chapbook
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the Lincoln Park Zoo chapbook,
w/ the Periodic Table of Poetry poems.
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of Dave Gecic reading this Janet Kuypers poem Under the Sea live 6/26/13 at the open mic the Café Gallery in Chicago
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of Kuypers hosting the open mic 6/26/13 at Gallery Cabaret’s the Café Gallery in Chicago — with Dave Gecic reading this poem
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of Janet Kuypers reading her Periodic Table poem Under the Sea live 11/6/13 at the open mic the Café Gallery in Chicago (C)
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of Janet Kuypers hosting the open mic 11/6/13 at Gallery Cabaret’s the Café Gallery in Chicago, plus reading this poem
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of Janet Kuypers reading her poem Under the Sea live 4/29/15 at the open mic the Café Gallery in Chicago (video recorded with a Canon fs200 video camera)
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of Janet Kuypers reading her poem Under the Sea live 4/29/15 at the open mic the Café Gallery in Chicago (video recorded with a Canon Power Shot)
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading 2 sets of 3 poems each, including the poems Death is a Dog, Everything Was Alive and Dying and Fantastic Car Crash in set 1, and Too Far, the Burning and Under the Sea in set 2, 8/11/15 at Quenchers open mic in Chicago (Canon Power Shot)
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video See YouTube 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 (Canon fs200), 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.
video video See YouTube 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 (Canon Power Shot), with her poems Entering the Lake of Fire, unless it happens to you, Open Book, electromagnetism, an edited version of her poem Everything was Alive and Dying, Death Takes Many Forms, and Under the Sea.
the “Like a Lamb to the Slaughter” 9/2/15 chapbook
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of the NEW poems read 9/2/15 at the Café Gallery show in Chicago
video See YouTube video 9/11/15 of Janet Kuypers at the Chicago’s Roots Room reading her poems operation diligence and Looking fora Worthy Adversary, then singing her original song What we Need in Life, then reading her poem I dreamt about you last night, then covering the 1925 song (a cappella) Brother, Can you Spare a Dime, & finishing with her poem Under the Sea (Canon fs200, cropped & saturated).
video See YouTube video 9/11/15 of Janet Kuypers at the Chicago’s Roots Room reading her poems operation diligence and Looking fora Worthy Adversary, then singing her original song What we Need in Life, then reading her poem I dreamt about you last night, then covering the 1925 song (a capella) Brother, Can you Spare a Dime, & finishing with her poem Under the Sea (Canon fs200, cropped/saturated w/ sci-fi filter).
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of Janet Kuypers reading her poem Under the Sea live 1/6/16 at Rad Radam Open Stage in Austin TX (Nikon Cool Pix S7000).
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of Janet Kuypers reading her poem Under the Sea live 1/6/16 at Rad Radam Open Stage in Austin TX (Canon Power Shot).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers singing (John on guitar) Leonard Cohen’s Coming Back to You, her poem Made Any Difference, the Eurythmics’ I Need You, her poem Under the Sea (set to Beatles music), & George Michael’s Waiting (Reprise) 2/16/16 at The Uptown Social open mic in Georgetown TX (Cps).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers’ 3 poems from memory, Too Far, Fantastic Car Crash, and Under the Sea 6/26/16 at the Austin music open mic Kick Butt Poetry (this video was filmed with a Canon Power Shot camera).
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See YouTube video of “the Thom Experience”, where Thom goes on stage, asking others to join him, and in the middle of his open performance spaceJanet Kuypers read her poem Under the Sea 7/24/16 at the Austin music open mic Kick Butt Poetry (this video was filmed with a Canon Power Shot camera).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poem Under the Sea in the fourth round at the final Austin installment (at her house) of the Poetry Plus open mic 7/22/16 (filmed w/ a Canon Power Shot camera).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poem Under the Sea in the fourth round at the final Austin installment (at her house) of the Poetry Plus open mic 7/22/16 (filmed w/ a Power Shot camera; Threshold filter).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers performing her 2 poems Now You’re Nothing To Me and Under the Sea 9/11/16 at the Austin music open mic Kick Butt Poetry (this video was filmed with a Canon Power Shot camera).
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video See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers in her 11/5/16 show “New Beginning, Firsts and the Future” at Expressions 2016! New Beginnings: the Future of Poetry in Austin reading her poems “a New Life”, “Under the Sea”, “Saving Fingers and Scooping Ice Cream”, “New Beginnings: getting married to my knight in shining armor”, “My First Time”, “Falling From the Sky”, “Questioning Creativity through the Cosmos”, and her song “In Love I Abide” to live guitar and keyboard (this video filmed from a Sony camera).
video See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers in her 11/5/16 show “New Beginning, Firsts and the Future” at Expressions 2016! New Beginnings: the Future of Poetry in Austin reading her poems “a New Life”, “Under the Sea”, “Saving Fingers and Scooping Ice Cream”, “New Beginnings: getting married to my knight in shining armor”, “My First Time”, “Falling From the Sky”, “Questioning Creativity through the Cosmos”, and her song “In Love I Abide” to live guitar and keyboard (filmed from a Canon Power Shot camera).
New Beginning, Firsts and the Future chapbook View or download the free PDF chapbook
New Beginning, Firsts and the Future
with “a New Life” “Under the Sea”, “Saving Fingers and Scooping Ice Cream”, “New Beginnings: getting married to my knight in shining armor”, “My First Time”, “Falling From the Sky”, “Questioning Creativity through the Cosmos”, & “In Love I Abide”.
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See YouTube video 11/20/16 of Janet Kuypers reading her poems “Everything is my Home”, “the Battle at Hand” & (C) “Us, Actually Touching”, then Joe & Janet w/ her poem “Under the Sea” @ the Austin’s Kick Butt Poetry.
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See YouTube video 11/20/16 of Janet Kuypers reading her poems “Everything is my Home”, “the Battle at Hand” & (S) “Us, Actually Touching”, then Joe & Janet w/ her poem “Under the Sea” @ the Austin’s Kick Butt Poetry.

Under The Sea

I’d like to be
Under the sea
To see the fish go swim,
I’d like to squish
A jelly fish
And then let go of him.
I’d like to grab
A soft-shelled crab
And take him for a walk
I’d like to hurdle
Over a turtle
And teach dolphins to talk.
I’d like to see
A manatee
And then go play by him,
I’d like to do
All of these things
If only I could swim!


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the book Oeuvre the book Distinguished Writings the cc&d v170.5 issue release of Kuypers' writings in the 2006 book  Distinguished Writings Life on the Edge, 2007 ccd collection book, front cover It All Comes Down, 2007 Janet Kuypers book, front cover Rising to the Surface, 2007 Janet Kuypers book, front cover the CD set Live at the Cafe (3 CD set)