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the 2012 poetry bomb chapbook
Download the free chapbook with this poem of the 2012 Poetry Bomb, with the Periodic Table of Poetry poems.
the 7/22/12 Beach Poets chapbook
Download edited astronomy-related “the Periodic Table of Poetry” poems
in the free PDF flie chapbook

the Elements of Astronomy.
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of Kuypers reading this poem (from “the Periodic Table of Poetry”) in “the Elements of Astronomy” live at Evanston’s Perla Cafe 8/25/12 (Canon)
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of Kuypers reading this poem (from “the Periodic Table of Poetry”) in “the Elements of Astronomy” live at Evanston’s Perla Cafe 8/25/12 (Samsung)
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of Kuypers reading 5 poems (inlcuding this one) from “the Periodic Table of Poetry” in “the Elements of Astronomy” live at Evanston’s Perla Cafe 8/25/12 (Canon)
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of Kuypers reading 5 poems (inlcuding this one) from “the Periodic Table of Poetry” in “the Elements of Astronomy” live at Evanston’s Perla Cafe 8/25/12 (Samsung)
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of this “Periodic Table of Poetry” poem read live in Chicago 12/12/12 (Canon) at Elizabeth’s Crazy Little Thing
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of Kuypers reading 3 “Periodic Table of Poetry” poems (Einsteinium, Neon, & Nickel, recorded from a Canon video camera) read live in Chicago 12/12/12 at Elizabeth’s Crazy Little Thing
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See YouTube video of Janet KuypersJune 2017 Book Release Reading 6/7/17, where she read her poems “Neon”, “Nickel”, “Arsenic and Syphilis” and “Molybdenum” for her “the Periodic Table of Poetry” book reading @ Austin’s Community Poetry at Half Price Books (Lumix).
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See YouTube video of Janet KuypersJune 2017 Book Release Reading 6/7/17, where she read her poems “Neon”, “Nickel”, “Arsenic and Syphilis” and “Molybdenum” for her “the Periodic Table of Poetry” book reading @ Austin’s Community Poetry at Half Price Books (Sony).

Neon

Janet Kuypers
from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series
4/20/12

Walked toward the entrance
of the now-closed dance club
I used to go to every weekend.

(You see, I’d get the free
weekly newspaper, with coupons
for free admission for girls before midnight.)

Now I go to the Vortex
look for Shelter
and only see broken neon signs.

It reminds me that neon
is common in the universe,
but rare on Earth —

and the only way we get neon
is by liquefying our air,
then actually distilling the neon out.

So I guess it’s fitting,
seeing the broken neon signs
of the once-popular dance clubs,

knowing that all I can do now,
everywhere I go,
is just breathe the neon in.


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