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See YouTube video 9/4/16 of Janet Kuypers saying her poem “Opposite” in conversation, then reading her poems “Marilyn Monroe Falling Through the Cracks”, “This May Sound (edited)”, and “Childhood Memories Four” at the Austin open mic Kick Butt Poetry (from a Canon Power Shot camera).
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See YouTube video 9/4/16 of Janet Kuypers saying her poem “Opposite” in conversation, then reading her poems “Marilyn Monroe Falling Through the Cracks”, “This May Sound (edited)”, and “Childhood Memories Four” at the Austin open mic Kick Butt Poetry (from a Sony camera).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers saying her poem “Opposite” in conversation, then reading her poem “Etiquette for Tattooing Thigh “Bracelets”” (from her book “Part of My Pain”) 9/10/16 at “Poetry Aloud” open mic at the Georgetown Public Library (Canon Power Shot).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers saying her poem “Opposite” in conversation, then reading her poem “Etiquette for Tattooing Thigh “Bracelets”” (from her book “Part of My Pain”) 9/10/16 at “Poetry Aloud” open mic at the Georgetown Public Library (from a Sony).
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See YouTube video of Janet KuypersSeptember 2017 Book Release Reading 9/6/17 of Down in the Dirt’s book “Random Thoughts” haiku poems “oceans”, “gone”, “bruised”, “out there”, “judge”, “escape”, “ever get it back”, “opposite”, and “need”, and then her poems “Oh, She Was a Woman” in Community Poetry @ Half Price Books (Sony).
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See YouTube video of Janet KuypersSeptember 2017 Book Release Reading 9/6/17 of Down in the Dirt’s book “Random Thoughts” haiku poems “oceans”, “gone”, “bruised”, “out there”, “judge”, “escape”, “ever get it back”, “opposite”, and “need”, and then her poems “Oh, She Was a Woman” in Community Poetry @ Half Price Books (Lumix).
video See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers’ “December 2017 Book Release Reading” 12/6/17, where she reads from the book “Negative Space” her haiku and short poems “coincidence?”, “translation (2014 haiku)”, “oceans”, “behind”, “out there”, “opposite”, and “addiction”, her micro prose “Driving By His House”, and her poems “Earth was Crying”, “Your Imaginary Soul Weighs 21 Grams”, “Just by Holding His Hand”, and “Only an Observer” in “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books” (Lumix T56 camera).
video See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers’ “December 2017 Book Release Reading” 12/6/17, where she reads from the book “Negative Space” her haiku and short poems “coincidence?”, “translation (2014 haiku)”, “oceans”, “behind”, “out there”, “opposite”, and “addiction”, her micro prose “Driving By His House”, and her poems “Earth was Crying”, “Your Imaginary Soul Weighs 21 Grams”, “Just by Holding His Hand”, and “Only an Observer” in “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books” (Lumix 2500 camera).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poems “Opposite” and “Ever Get it Back”, all read from her poetry collection book “(pheromones) haiku, Instagram, Twitter, and poetry” 9/2/19 at the 7' tall Mike Ditka bobblehead statue on display in Millennium Park in Chicago (this video was filmed from a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poems “Opposite” and “Ever Get it Back”, all read from her poetry collection book “(pheromones) haiku, Instagram, Twitter, and poetry” 9/2/19 at the 7' tall Mike Ditka bobblehead statue on display in Millennium Park in Chicago (from a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera & given a Sepia Tone filter).
video See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poems “From Hydrogen to Nothing” for National Nothing Day (1/16), “Opposite” for National Opposite Day (1/20), and “Ocean’s Call to Dive” for National Penguin Day (1/20) from her book “Every Event of the Year (Volume one: January-June)” live 1/18/20 the Austin “Open Mic Showcase” at Recycled Reads (w/ a Panasonic Lumix 2500 camera; on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr).
video See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poems “From Hydrogen to Nothing” for National Nothing Day (1/16), “Opposite” for National Opposite Day (1/20), and “Ocean’s Call to Dive” for National Penguin Day (1/20) from her book “Every Event of the Year (Volume one: January-June)” live 1/18/20 the Austin “Open Mic Showcase” at Recycled Reads (w/ a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera; on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr).
video See YouTube video from 4/26/20 of Janet Kuypers reading her poems “Queasy Feeling”, “Our Color, Our Gender, Our Creed”, “Valentine’s Day, Every Day”, “Opposite”, “We Didn’t Start the Fire”, “(Less Than) Two Minutes With Ayn Rand”, and her prose “Valentine’s Day Over 25 Days Away” from the v294Mask” section of the cc&d magazine February-April 2020 issue collection book “Aiming at Immortality” for the “2020 #poetrybomb” (filmed from a Panasonic Lumix 2500 camera; posted on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr).
video See Facebook streaming video live from 4/26/20 of Janet Kuypers reading her poems “Queasy Feeling”, “Our Color, Our Gender, Our Creed”, “Valentine’s Day, Every Day”, “Opposite”, “We Didn’t Start the Fire”, “(Less Than) Two Minutes With Ayn Rand”, and her prose “Valentine’s Day Over 25 Days Away” from the v294Mask” section of the cc&d magazine February-April 2020 issue collection book “Aiming at Immortality” for the “2020 #poetrybomb” (filmed from a Samsung S9 camera; posted on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr).

Opposite

Janet Kuypers
9/1/16 twitter-length poem

If you put a book
in front of a mirror
you only see the words
in reverse

If you look into the mirror,
you only see the opposite
of what you are


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