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“Drop the Bomb” 4/30/17 chapbook
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“Drop the Bomb” 4/30/17
of all of the short Janet Kuypers poems she read from her live 4/30/17 reading in Austin’s 2017 Poetry Bomb (plus one bonus poem).
video See YouTube video from 4/30/17 of Janet Kuypers performing her “Drop the Bomb” poems for Austin’s 2017 Poetry Bomb (Sony), with control, earth, enjoy, unbounded, Just Thinking About It, Kick Someone Out, Lades and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Exhaling Toxic Fumes, Jumping from the Mausoleum, Just to be On the Safe Side, Nobody Finds Me, Bored the Night Before 9/11, energy, errors, rescue, This is Only a Test, You, Only Searching, Ugly Babies need the Most Love, Bimbo, Good Escape, Goth Girl Photographer, Koala Porn, Occupy, On a Downtown Chicago Light Pole, On This Ride, Marne Rifle Poem, No Thank You, He makes me Think about These Things, (and you could hold me), & From Words to Wars.
video See Facebook live video on 4/30/17 of the first part of Janet Kuypers’ “Drop the Bomb” poem series she read for Austin’s 2017 Poetry Bomb, with the ending of Kick Someone Out, Lades and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Exhaling Toxic Fumes, Jumping from the Mausoleum, Just to be On the Safe Side, Nobody Finds Me, Bored the Night Before 9/11, energy, errors, rescue, This is Only a Test, You, Only Searching, Ugly Babies need the Most Love, Bimbo, Good Escape, Goth Girl Photographer, Koala Porn, Occupy, On a Downtown Chicago Light Pole, On This Ride, and Marne Rifle Poem (from a Samsung Galaxy S7 smart phone).
video See YouTube video on 4/30/17 of the first part of Janet Kuypers’ “Drop the Bomb” poem series she read for Austin’s 2017 Poetry Bomb, with the ending of Kick Someone Out, Lades and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Exhaling Toxic Fumes, Jumping from the Mausoleum, Just to be On the Safe Side, Nobody Finds Me, Bored the Night Before 9/11, energy, errors, rescue, This is Only a Test, You, Only Searching, Ugly Babies need the Most Love, Bimbo, Good Escape, Goth Girl Photographer, Koala Porn, Occupy, On a Downtown Chicago Light Pole, On This Ride, and Marne Rifle Poem (facebook live video with a Threshold filter).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers in her 5/6/17 poetry show “Time to Start the Show” at “Honoring Open Mic Hosts” in Austin reading her poems “the Bathroom at the Green Mill” “Frozen Together”, “the Battle at Hand”, “On Ashes”, “Kick Someone Out” and “Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls(this video was filmed from a Lumix camera).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers in her 5/6/17 poetry show “Time to Start the Show” at “Honoring Open Mic Hosts” in Austin reading her poems “the Bathroom at the Green Mill” “Frozen Together”, “the Battle at Hand”, “On Ashes”, “Kick Someone Out” and “Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls(this video was filmed from a Sony camera).
Time to Start the Show - poems from Janet Kuypers Time to Start the Show - poems from Janet Kuypers View or download the free PDF chapbook
Time to Start the Show
of her poems “the Bathroom at he Green Mill” “Frozen Together”, “the Battle at Hand”, “On Ashes”, “Kick Someone Out” and “Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls” performed in her 5/6/17 Austin show about hosting poetry open mics.

Kick Someone Out

Janet Kuypers
4/20/17

We saw the man walk inside.
We didn’t know why he was here.
She was divorcing him.
She had a restraining order on him.

I know, I know, she wasn’t there.
But still, he had no place here.
So we confronted him inside,
before he got too comfortable.

“I hate to do this, but
we think it’s best if you go.”

I suppose at times it can be tough
being a poetry open mic host,
because the foundation of our space
was that we welcomed anyone.

So it’s tough when you have to
take a stand and kick someone out
to protect one of your own —
without the enemy ever saying a word.


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