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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poems “Vegetarian Stands by the Meat Sale”, “Floating Away with the Tide” and “erasure poem: Corner Stone Against Slavery” @ Austin’s Recycled Reads 3/18/17 (this video was filmed from a Canon Power Shot SX60 camera).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her poems “Vegetarian Stands by the Meat Sale”, “Floating Away with the Tide” and “erasure poem: Corner Stone Against Slavery” @ Austin’s Recycled Reads 3/18/17 (video filmed from a Canon Power Shot SX60 camera with a Threshold filter).
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video See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers in her 4/1/17 poetry show “Erasure Poems” at “National Poetry Month” for Expressions in Austin reading her poems “the Meaning of Art”, “Corner Stone Against Slavery”, “a Declaration of Female Freedom”, “One of the Most Hated Women in America”, and “a Poetic History(filmed from a Canon Power Shot SX700 camera).
video See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers in her 4/1/17 poetry show “Erasure Poems” at “National Poetry Month” for Expressions in Austin reading her poems “the Meaning of Art”, “Corner Stone Against Slavery”, “a Declaration of Female Freedom”, “One of the Most Hated Women in America”, and “a Poetic History(this video was filmed from a Sony camera).
video See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers in her 4/1/17 poetry show “Erasure Poems” at “National Poetry Month” for Expressions in Austin reading her poems “the Meaning of Art”, “Corner Stone Against Slavery”, “a Declaration of Female Freedom”, “One of the Most Hated Women in America”, and “a Poetic History” with train sounds (from a Canon Power Shot SX700 camera).
video See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers in her 4/1/17 poetry show “Erasure Poems” at “National Poetry Month” for Expressions in Austin reading her poems “the Meaning of Art”, “Corner Stone Against Slavery”, “a Declaration of Female Freedom”, “One of the Most Hated Women in America”, and “a Poetic History” with train sounds (filmed from a Sony camera).
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of her poems “Spring”, “Entering the War Room”, “Job that Only Paid the Bills”, “Killing the Survivor Bug”, “Springtime”, and “Original Snowbirds” performed in her 4/1/17 show.
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers 9/23/17 reading her poem “Marry you in Autumn”, then her poems “erasure poem: Corner Stone Against Slavery” and “One of the Most Hated Women in America” from her book “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 show poems” at Georgetown Public Library’s “Poetry Aloud” (S).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers 9/23/17 reading her poem “Marry you in Autumn”, then her poems “erasure poem: Corner Stone Against Slavery” and “One of the Most Hated Women in America” from her book “(pheromemes) 2015-2017 show poems” at Georgetown Public Library’s “Poetry Aloud” (L).
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See YouTube video of Janet KuypersOctober 2017 Book Release Readings 10/4/17 from the cc&d 10/17Forbidden”, with Erasure Poemsthe Meaning of Art”, “Corner Stone Against Slavery”, “a Declaration of Female Freedom”, “One of the Most Hated Women in America”, and “a Poetic History”, & her haiku “unbounded” in Community Poetry (Panasonic Lumix camera).
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See YouTube video of Janet KuypersOctober 2017 Book Release Readings 10/4/17 from the cc&d 10/17Forbidden”, with Erasure Poemsthe Meaning of Art”, “Corner Stone Against Slavery”, “a Declaration of Female Freedom”, “One of the Most Hated Women in America”, and “a Poetic History”, & her haiku “unbounded” in Community Poetry (from a Sony camera).

erasure poem:
Corner Stone Against Slavery

Janet Kuypers
3/12/17
These are selected words from the Corner Stone Speech,
an oration by Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens
in Savannah, Georgia March 21, 1861.

This     would    split.

conjecture with
the great truth
may be doubted.

prevailing
formation of the old
were the violation
of the laws of nature;

socially,
morally,
politically.

It was an evil.

Those ideas
were fundamentally wrong
rested upon the
assumption of equality.
This was an error
a sandy foundation,
it fell
when the
storm came.

Our laid corner stone,
the great truth
is not equal to the
natural and normal.
this great physical,
philosophical,
and moral truth,
It has been so amongst us.
The errors of the past still cling
with a zeal above knowledge,
from the mind of insanity.

conclusions are right
if premises were.
the equal,
warring against principle
founded in nature,
should, ultimately, succeed,
and would ultimately fail.
That impossible war
against a principle
was warring
against principle.

equal
made
unequal.

secure peace,
show your ability,
maintain your rights.
Never allow slavery
to the soil.
clamor against
getting or
letting go.
fight this strange paradox

There seems to be
but one rational solution,
notwithstanding humanity,
give up the benefits.
labor to the necessary
they come from nature

this seceding question,
the desire

peace

simply
a recognition
of our independence

 

poem from redacted copy



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