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(1:41) live 08/05/07 at Beach Poets
the CD  Live in Alaska
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the CD  Live in Alaska
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airing 4 times on TV 12/06
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live in the Peter Jones Gallery 10/09/08 Chiago show HA!man Collaborations
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performed for C Ra McGuirt (Penny Dreadful Press) in Nashville 12/20/08
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40 chapbook
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12/04/10 from the TV camera in Lake Villa at Swing State, live in her show the Stories of Women
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with this & more from the TV monitor in the the Stories of Women show, in Visual Nonsense, live in Lake Villa 12/04/10 at Swing State
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of Kuypers reading this poem at the open mike 2/15/12 at Gallery Cabaret’s the Café Gallery in Chicago, from the Kodak
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of Kuypers reading this poem (about Ani DiFranco, and not Kim Basinger) 9/26/26 at the Café Gallery in Chicago (Canon)
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the poetry EP from the concert “Live in Alaska”
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of Janet Kuypers reading 3 poems, Too Far, the Burning and Children, Churches and Daddies 9/16/15 at In One Ear open mic in Chicago (Cfs)
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of Janet Kuypers reading 5 poems: Once Wanted You as my Friend, Escaping Every Cage, and a Scars medley (based on parts of the prose poem Scars and the poems Scars 1997 and Scars 2000, then Too Far and Children, Churches and Daddies 10/6/15 at Quenchers open mic in Chicago
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too far

When he met me
he told me
I looked like
Kim Basinger
long blonde locks
but as time
wore on I knew
I wasn’t her
and I could never
be her    and I was
never good enough
thin enough
pretty enough
I got a perm
straightened my
teeth
bought a wonder
bra    but it wasn’t
doing the trick
I bought slimfast
used the stair
stepper    ate rice
cakes and wheat
germ but I wasn’t
thin enough    I
only dropped
twenty pounds
so I went to the
spa    got my skin
peeled    soaked
myself in mud
wrapped myself
in cellophane
bought the amino
acid facial creams
but I knew they
didn’t really
work so I went to
the doctor    got my
nose slimmed
my tummy stapled
my thighs sucked

thought about
getting a rib or two
removed
like Cher
but I figured
they’ve got to
be there for
something
and hey, that’s
just going
too far


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the book Moving Performances the book Oeuvre the book Distinguished Writings the cc&d v170.5 issue release of Kuypers' writings in the 2006 book  Distinguished Writings the book Rough Mixes the book Seeing Things Differently 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 Elements CD the CD in Alaska the CD these Truths oh. the audio CD Live at WZRD Radio - 2 CD set the CD Conflict-Contact-Control the CD Rough Mixes the CD set Live at the Cafe (3 CD set) the CD Seeing Things Differently the CD Moving Performances Chaotic Radio Week #03 Chaotic Radio Week #04 Chaotic Radio Week #5 The Chaotic Collection 5 Disc CD