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Download the free chapbook with this poem of the 2012 Poetry Bomb, with the Periodic Table of Poetry poems.
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of this “Periodic Table of Poetry” poem read live in Chicago 11/17/12 (Canon) at Blue Bettie’s Poetry Reading
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of poems read from Janet Kuypers’ “Periodic Table of Poetry” series, live in Chicago 11/17/12 (Canon) at Blue Bettie’s Poetry Reading, including this poem
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of poems read from Janet Kuypers’ “Periodic Table of Poetry” series, live in Chicago 11/17/12 (Sony) at Blue Bettie’s Poetry Reading, including this poem
the 2012 poetry bomb chapbook
Download the free chapbook with this poem titled  Count Me In, with
the Periodic Table of Poetry poems.
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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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of Kuypers reading 3 “Periodic Table of Poetry” poems (Einsteinium, Neon, & Nickel, recorded from a Motorola phone video camera) read live in Chicago 12/12/12 at Elizabeth’s Crazy Little Thing
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of Kuypers reading this poem 1/16/13 at the Café Gallery in Chicago (from the Canon camera)
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of Kuypers reading this poem 1/16/13 at the Café Gallery in Chicago (from the Sony camera)
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of Kuypers hosting the open mic 1/16/13 at Gallery Cabaret’s the Café Gallery in Chicago, plus her poetry
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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).

Nickel

Janet Kuypers
from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series
4/18/12

“Nickel for your thoughts,”
he said to me.
So I had to ask,
“a Nickel?
Why?
Because the penny’s undervalued?”
And he said,
“Maybe it’s because
your thoughts
are worth
so much more
than a penny...”
And I thought,
‘great, five times more,
but it’s still
only a nickel...’

Besides, a nickel
is only about
twenty-five percent
nickel
in the first place.
But then again,
even though
it’s three fourths
copper,
the cost of the metals
is worth more
than the coin itself.

So maybe
I should take him up
on his nickel offer.
Then I could say
my thoughts
are worth something.


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