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live at the Cafe in Chicago 12/15/09
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live at the Café in Chicago 05/18/10
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read (with additional vocals from U.K. poet Oz Hardwich) 07/26/11, live at the Café in Chicago
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of the intro to the 07/26/11 open mic at the Café in Chicago, and her poem “Frozen Together” (w/ U.K. poet Oz Hardwick vocals)
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of John Yotko reading from the 08/11 issue (v223) of cc&d magazine, live 08/09/11, at the Café in Chicago
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video of the intro to the 08/09/11 weekly poetry open mic at the Café in Chicago, & her reading poems, including “Aim Carefully”, John Yotko reading her poem “Frozen Together” and them covering the Sinead O’Connor song “Black Boys on Mopeds”
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See YouTube video from 4/15/17 of Janet Kuypers reading her poems “Poem About This”, “Frozen Together” and her prose poem “Hurry Up and Wait”, then reading a portion of her short story “Crazy” at “Recycled Reads” in Austin(from a Canon Power Shot SX700 camera).
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See YouTube video from 4/15/17 of Janet Kuypers reading her poems “Poem About This”, “Frozen Together” and her prose poem “Hurry Up and Wait”, then reading a portion of her short story “Crazy” at “Recycled Reads” in Austin (Canon video with a Threshold filter).
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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).
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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.

Frozen Together

Janet Kuypers
12/21/09

so i’m sitting at the corner stool
of a bar no one ever goes to
holding my scotch on the rocks
            it’s scotch for now,
            anything to numb the pain
so i swirl my drink clock-wise in my hand
watch the liquor swirling around
watch the ice cubes spinning in circles
and try to get you out of my head

because when you came in,
you came in like...
like something that you can’t escape
like that beat from the dance bar
that’s stuck in your head
that makes you want to move together in time
or like your eyes, the color of the sky
or was it the ocean that i could drown in

like bright sunlight just after dawn
seeping past the window blinds
forcing me
to attention
to respond to you

like bright sunlight seeping its way
past the window shades in this bar
as i swirl the ice in my glass
now frozen together
a disc
swirling
clock-wise
‘cause the scotch is gone

it’s gone
like you
but i can’t get you out of my head
so next time
maybe i’ll have
jack


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