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read at at the open mic It’s A Grind (at a Coffee House) in Berkeley CA 09/14/09
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read at at the open mic It’s A Grind (at It’s A Grind Coffee House) in Berkeley CA 09/14/09
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of this, from the CD Change/Rearrange
Listen mp3 file Janet Kuypers - Six Eleven - Fantastic Car Crash to the CD recording for the 06/11/02 performance art show 6/11
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live at 6/11 in Chicago 06/11/02
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now available in a 3 CD set
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4:09, performed live for a CD recording, parts of the song What We Need In Life before the poem Fantastic Car Crash 05/19/07
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the poetry 2 CD setCHAOTIC ELEMENTS
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live in Death ‘n’ Rebirth 07/11/10 at Beach Poets
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of the full Death ‘n’ Rebirth 07/11/10 show at Beach Poets, from archive.org
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with all of the writing in the live show
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Live at My Soul in the Trunk of my Car at Trunk Fest (part 2), in an outdoor Evanston IL feature 05/28/11
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of Kuypers reading this poem with Esteban Colon 8/1/12 at Chicago ’s the Café Gallery (Gary piano, on Canon)
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of Kuypers reading this poem with Esteban Colon 8/1/12 at Chicago ’s the Café Gallery (Gary piano, on Sony)
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of Kuypers’ open mike 8/1/12 at Gallery Cabaret’s the Café Gallery in Chicago, including her performing this poem
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of Kuypers reading this poem 2/13/13 at the Café Gallery in Chicago (from the Canon camera)
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of Kuypers performng poetry including this poem in a last-minute mini-features @ the open mic 2/13/13 at Gallery Cabaret’s the Café Gallery in Chicago (C)
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of Kuypers performng poetry including this poem in a last-minute mini-features @ the open mic 2/13/13 at Gallery Cabaret’s the Café Gallery in Chicago (S)
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of 4 mini-features @ the open mic 2/13/13 at Gallery Cabaret’s the Café Gallery in Chicago, where Janet Kuypers reads this poem in a “last minute” mini-feature
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of Kuypers reading this poem live at Dan Shapiro’s rigged open mic in Logan Square (Chicago) at Cole’s bar 4/14/13
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of Kuypers reading a set of poems (“the Burning” and 3 near-death accident-related poems) live at Dan Shapiro’s rigged open mic in Logan Square (Chicago) at Cole’s bar 4/14/13
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of Janet Kuypers reading her poem Fantastic Car Crash in Nashville 10/26/13 in her Nashville Halloween feature
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of Janet Kuypers reading her “Periodic Table” poems (and two original songs) live in her Chicago 10/20/13 feature Nashville Halloween feature, including this writing
Nashville Halloween feature chapbook
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Nashville Halloween feature,
w/ Tag Team and Periodic Table poems in this show.
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers performing a mix of her song What we Need in Life and her poem Fantastic Car Crash in her 8/2/14 Beast Women audition in Chicago’s the Den Theatre (Sony)
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers performing a mix of her song What we Need in Life and her poem Fantastic Car Crash in her 9/21/14 Beast Women Rising show performance at Chicago’s the Den Theatre (Canon)
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers singing her song What we Need in Life and her poem Fantastic Car Crash in her 9/21/14 Beast Women Rising show performance at Chicago’s the Den Theatre (Canon, posterize)
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers performing her song What we Need in Life and her poem Fantastic Car Crash live 9/24/14 at Chicago’s open mic the Café Gallery (C)
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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 fs200)
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers singing her poem Made Any Difference (to John Y.’s music), then reading her poems Fantastic Car Crash and Too Far 9/16/15 at the Poetry At The Gallery Cabaret open mic in Chicago (Cps)
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See YouTube video (Cps) of Janet Kuypers reading her poem Fantastic Car Crash 12/13/15 at the Austin open mic Kick Butt Poetry
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X-rays and broken hearts, & the Burning.
video See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers performing 4 songs (with John on guitar) 1/29/16 (C) at the Round Rock music open mic at the American Legion, covering Morrissey’s There is a Place in Hell for Me and my Friends, Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots are Made for Walking, the Chruch’s Under the Milky Way, & singing her MFV song What we Need in Life (with her poem Fantastic Car Crash).
video See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers performing 4 songs (with John on guitar) 1/29/16 (N) at the Round Rock music open mic at the American Legion, covering Morrissey’s There is a Place in Hell for Me and my Friends, Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots are Made for Walking, the Chruch’s Under the Milky Way, & singing her MFV song What we Need in Life (with her poem Fantastic Car Crash).
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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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video video See YouTube video 7/8/16 of Janet Kuypers reading her poem The Things They Did To You, then sings her song What we Need in Life (with her poem Fantastic Car Crash inside) in the 2nd round at the Austin installment (at her house) of the Poetry Plus open mic 7/8/16 (filmed w/ a Canon Power Shot camera).
video video See YouTube video 7/8/16 of Janet Kuypers reading her poem The Things They Did To You, then sings her song What we Need in Life (with her poem Fantastic Car Crash inside) in the 2nd round at the Austin installment (at her house) of the Poetry Plus open mic 7/8/16 (filmed w/ a Sony camera).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers in her 9/3/16 show “How Music is Poetic” at Expressions 2016: September Song! in Austin performing her songs/poems “What We Need In Life” with “Fantastic Car Crash” between verses 2 & 3, “Tin”, and “Made any Difference(filmed from a Canon Power Shot).
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How Music is Poetic chapbook
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How Music is Poetic
containing the songs/poems
What We Need In Life”,
Fantastic Car Crash”,
Tin”, and “Made any Difference”.
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading 3 poems, “Depth of Field”, “Fantastic Car Crash”, & “Lessons from the Simpsons” , 10/16/16 at the Austin open mic Kick Butt Poetry (Canon Power Shot camera.
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading 3 poems, “Depth of Field”, “Fantastic Car Crash”, & “Lessons from the Simpsons”, 10/16/16 at the Austin open mic Kick Butt Poetry (filmed from a Sony camera).

fantastic car crash

Janet Kuypers
07/01/98

and our life is one big road trip now
and we set the cruise control
and make our way down the expressway.

and most of the time we’re just moving
in a straight line, and the scenery
blurs. there’s nothing to see

but I know what’s inside you and I
know what you’re made of. I know
there’s no such thing as a calm with you

you are a fantastic car crash. you stop
traffic in both directions as the gapers gawk and
the delay grows and they slow down and stare

everything shatters with you, you know.
it’s a spectacular explosion. I try
to duck and cover as metal flies

through the air. and every time you leave
the scene of the accident
I am left picking up the shards of glass

from the windows. you know, the glass breaks
into such tiny little pieces. they look like
ice. it takes so long to pick up the pieces

even though I’m careful
I’m still picking up the pieces
and I’m still on my knees

and the glass cuts into my hands
and the blood drips down to the street.
think of it as my contribution

to this fantastic car crash
that is you, that is me, that is us
as I pull the glass from my hands

and I wave my hand to the line of traffic:
go ahead, keep driving, this happens
all the time, there’s nothing to see here


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the book Oeuvre the book Moving Performances the book etc. the book Change/Rearrange the book 611 - Six Eleven

the CD 6/11 the CD Manic Depressive or Something oh. the audio CD the CD set Live at the Cafe (3 CD set) the CD Moving Performances
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