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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poem (that she wrote there, just before the reading) Quieted Soul at Georgetown’s Poetry Plus open mic at Cianfrani’s 3/25/16 (Canon PS camera, w/ a Posterize filter).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poem (that she wrote there, just before the reading) Quieted Soul at Georgetown’s Poetry Plus open mic at Cianfrani’s 3/25/16 (Canon PS camera, Threshold filter).
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See YouTube video 3/25/16 of Janet Kuypers reading her poem (that she wrote there, just before the reading) Quieted Soul at Georgetown’s Poetry Plus open mic at Cianfrani’s (Nikon CooPix S7000, Edge Detection filter).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poem (that she wrote there, just before the reading) Quieted Soul at Georgetown’s Poetry Plus open mic at Cianfrani’s 3/25/16 (Nikon CooPix S7000; Hue Cycling filter).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers’ 3 poems Deity Discipline, You Can’t Tell and a poem she wrote there, just before reading, Quieted Soul, and then she closed by reading the Ai poem The Good Shepherd at Georgetown’s Poetry Plus open mic at Cianfrani’s 3/25/16 (filmed from a Canon Power Shot camera).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers’ 3 poems Deity Discipline, You Can’t Tell and a poem she wrote there, just before reading, Quieted Soul, and then she closed by reading the Ai poem The Good Shepherd at Georgetown’s Poetry Plus open mic at Cianfrani’s 3/25/16 (video filmed from a Nikon CooPix S7000 camera).
Hear SoundCloud audio of Janet Kuypers sharing her poetry from her two JanetJanet books, “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 poems” and “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 show poems” (w/ her poems “Only Half the Story”, “Quieted Soul”, “Exempt from the Draft”, “Optimizing your Odds”, “Years, Centuries, Eons”, “Only an Observer”, and “Queen ISIS”) in her Chicago 88.3 FM WZRD Radio interview 8/26/17, Part 2.
See YouTube video of part 2 of the Janet Kuypers interview live on video WZRD 88.3 FM Chicago Radio 8/24/17, with her reading poetry from her two books “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 poems” and “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 show poems”, including “Only Half the Story”, “Quieted Soul”, “Exempt from the Draft”, “Optimizing your Odds”, “Years, Centuries, Eons”, “Only an Observer”, and “Queen ISIS(this video was filmed in studio from a Sony camera).
See YouTube video of part 2 of the Janet Kuypers interview live on video WZRD 88.3 FM Chicago Radio 8/24/17, with her reading poetry from her two books “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 poems” and “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 show poems”, including “Only Half the Story”, “Quieted Soul”, “Exempt from the Draft”, “Optimizing your Odds”, “Years, Centuries, Eons”, “Only an Observer”, and “Queen ISIS(this video was filmed from a Panasonic Lumix camera).
Janet Janet See live Facebook video of most of Janet Kuypers’ interview (part 2) live on WZRD 88.3 FM Chicago Radio 8/24/17, with her reading poetry from her two books “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 poems” and “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 show poems”, including “Quieted Soul”, “Exempt from the Draft”, “Optimizing your Odds”, “Years, Centuries, Eons”, “Only an Observer”, and “Queen ISIS”.
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See YouTube video 8/23/17 at Waukegan (IL) Beach of Janet Kuypers reading her poem “Quieted Soul” from her book “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 poems(this video was filmed from a Sony camera).
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See YouTube video 8/23/17 at Waukegan (IL) Beach of Janet Kuypers reading her poem “Quieted Soul” from her book “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 poems(video from a Sony camera, then given a Hue Cycling filter).
video See YouTube video live 9/26/18 of Janet Kuypers reading her poems “Ocean’s Call to Dive”, “Jumping, Flying”, “True Happiness in the New Millennium (2017 Dripping Springs edit)”, “Poem About This”, “For Far Too Many Years”, “Everything was Alive and Dying (2016 cruelty to animals edition)”, “Everything was Alive and Dying (2016 political edit)”, “Juxtaposition, or Irony?”, “Quieted Soul”, “The Page”, “Other Souls”, “yearning to break free”, and “I’m not sick but I’m not well (Future Imperfect edit)”, from her show “to the Bottom of the Earth and Back” with chapbook “to the Bottom of the Earth and Back” performed during the feature performance at In One Ear in Chicago (Panasonic Lumix T56 camera).
video See YouTube video live 9/26/18 of Janet Kuypers reading her poems “Ocean’s Call to Dive”, “Jumping, Flying”, “True Happiness in the New Millennium (2017 Dripping Springs edit)”, “Poem About This”, “For Far Too Many Years”, “Everything was Alive and Dying (2016 cruelty to animals edition)”, “Everything was Alive and Dying (2016 political edit)”, “Juxtaposition, or Irony?”, “Quieted Soul”, “The Page”, “Other Souls”, “yearning to break free”, and “I’m not sick but I’m not well (Future Imperfect edit)”, from her show “to the Bottom of the Earth and Back” with chapbook “to the Bottom of the Earth and Back” performed during the feature performance at In One Ear in Chicago (Panasonic Lumix T56 camera; B&W).
video See YouTube video live 9/26/18 of Janet Kuypers reading her poems “Ocean’s Call to Dive”, “Jumping, Flying”, “True Happiness in the New Millennium (2017 Dripping Springs edit)”, “Poem About This”, “For Far Too Many Years”, “Everything was Alive and Dying (2016 cruelty to animals edition)”, “Everything was Alive and Dying (2016 political edit)”, “Juxtaposition, or Irony?”, “Quieted Soul”, “The Page”, “Other Souls”, “yearning to break free”, and “I’m not sick but I’m not well (Future Imperfect edit)”, from her show “to the Bottom of the Earth and Back” with chapbook “to the Bottom of the Earth and Back” performed during the feature performance at In One Ear in Chicago (Panasonic Lumix T56; Sepia Tone).
video See YouTube video live 9/26/18 of Janet Kuypers reading her poems “Ocean’s Call to Dive”, “Jumping, Flying”, “True Happiness in the New Millennium (2017 Dripping Springs edit)”, “Poem About This”, “For Far Too Many Years”, “Everything was Alive and Dying (2016 cruelty to animals edition)”, “Everything was Alive and Dying (2016 political edit)”, “Juxtaposition, or Irony?”, “Quieted Soul”, “The Page”, “Other Souls”, “yearning to break free”, and “I’m not sick but I’m not well (Future Imperfect edit)”, from her show “to the Bottom of the Earth and Back” with chapbook “to the Bottom of the Earth and Back” performed during the feature performance at In One Ear in Chicago (Panasonic Lumix 2500 camera).
video See YouTube video live 9/26/18 of Janet Kuypers reading her poems “Ocean’s Call to Dive”, “Jumping, Flying”, “True Happiness in the New Millennium (2017 Dripping Springs edit)”, “Poem About This”, “For Far Too Many Years”, “Everything was Alive and Dying (2016 cruelty to animals edition)”, “Everything was Alive and Dying (2016 political edit)”, “Juxtaposition, or Irony?”, “Quieted Soul”, “The Page”, “Other Souls”, “yearning to break free”, and “I’m not sick but I’m not well (Future Imperfect edit)”, from her show “to the Bottom of the Earth and Back” with chapbook “to the Bottom of the Earth and Back” performed during the feature performance at In One Ear in Chicago (Panasonic Lumix 2500; Threshold).
video See YouTube video live 9/26/18 of Janet Kuypers reading her poems “Ocean’s Call to Dive”, “Jumping, Flying”, “True Happiness in the New Millennium (2017 Dripping Springs edit)”, “Poem About This”, “For Far Too Many Years”, “Everything was Alive and Dying (2016 cruelty to animals edition)”, “Everything was Alive and Dying (2016 political edit)”, “Juxtaposition, or Irony?”, “Quieted Soul”, “The Page”, “Other Souls”, “yearning to break free”, and “I’m not sick but I’m not well (Future Imperfect edit)”, from her show “to the Bottom of the Earth and Back” with chapbook “to the Bottom of the Earth and Back” performed during the feature performance at In One Ear in Chicago (Panasonic Lumix 2500;n Edge Det.).
video See YouTube video 11/17/18 of Janet Kuypers reading her poems “Quieted Soul” from her “WZRD Chicago radio interview 8/26/17”, then her poems “Who You Tell Your Dreams To” and “You and Me and your Girlfriend” from her “in Autumn, Love is in the Air” show, all read from her all read from her book “Chapter 48 (v2)” @ “Recycled Reads(Panasonic Lumix 2500).
video See YouTube video 11/17/18 of Janet Kuypers reading her poems “Quieted Soul” from her “WZRD Chicago radio interview 8/26/17”, then her poems “Who You Tell Your Dreams To” and “You and Me and your Girlfriend” from her “in Autumn, Love is in the Air” show, all read from her all read from her book “Chapter 48 (v2)” @ “Recycled Reads(Panasonic Lumix T56 camera).
video See YouTube video of Janet KuypersFebruary 2019 Book Release Reading 2/6/19, where she read her her “Life and Death and Everything Between” show poem “Only Choice is to Build”, then her “to the Bottom of the Earth and Back” show poems “Juxtaposition, or Irony?”, “Quieted Soul”, “The Page”, and “Yearning to Break Free”, all from the new cc&d issue book “This is Where I Live”, in Community Poetry @ Half Price Books (this video was filmed from a Panasonic Lumix 2500 camera).
video See YouTube video of Janet KuypersFebruary 2019 Book Release Reading 2/6/19, where she read her her “Life and Death and Everything Between” show poem “Only Choice is to Build”, then her “to the Bottom of the Earth and Back” show poems “Juxtaposition, or Irony?”, “Quieted Soul”, “The Page”, and “Yearning to Break Free”, all from the new cc&d issue book “This is Where I Live”, in Community Poetry @ Half Price Books (this video was filmed from a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera).

Quieted Soul

Janet Kuypers
3/25/16

Drop you in a strange house
                in a strange land.
Have a seat, they say relax, enjoy.
                But you feel so tense,
you don’t know which way to turn
                and the house is hollow
because only your soul will make it
                a home. So the Sun
beats down, and you’re at a loss,
                not knowing what to do.
So you slowly sit down, catch
                patches of grass
in your peripheral vision, wonder
                what steps you can take
so you can build a ladder to the sky
                & turn down that damn
Sun, ‘cause with the sun so strong
                on this foreign soil
it scorches the streets and strips
                the life from our souls.
So sit here stoically as the Sun stares
                at this strange home,
search for ways to quench that
                quieted soul once more.

(a poem that was written after receiving a blank card with an image on the front,
and it was suggested she write a poem about that image.)


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