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Beginning Anew chapbook Beginning Anew chapbook View or download the free PDF chapbook
Beginning Anew
with her 2017 poems “only choice is to build”, “our futures”, “Evolving, Connecting and Confounding”, and “optimizing your odds” performed in her 1/7/17 show.
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers in her 1/7/17 show “Beginning Anew” at “New Year, New Poems” in Austin reading her poems “only choice is to build”, “our futures”, “Evolving, Connecting and Confounding”, and “optimizing your odds” to live guitar (from a Canon Power Shot camera).
video video See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers in her 1/7/17 show “Beginning Anew” at “New Year, New Poems” in Austin reading her poems “only choice is to build”, “our futures”, “Evolving, Connecting and Confounding”, and “optimizing your odds” to live guitar (filmed from a Sony camera).
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See YouTube video 1/8/17 of Janet Kuypers reading her 3 poems “only choice is to build”, “our futures” and “Evolving, Connecting and Confounding” into each other w/ John on acoustic guitar live at Austin’s Kick Butt Poetry (from a Canon Power Shot camera).
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See YouTube video 1/8/17 of Janet Kuypers reading her 3 poems “only choice is to build”, “our futures” and “Evolving, Connecting and Confounding” into each other w/ John on acoustic guitar live at Austin’s Kick Butt Poetry (video from a Sony camera).

only choice
is to build

Janet Kuypers
started 12/28/16, finished 1/2/17

walking through ruins
she saw desolation
she saw people saddened
ashes over everything

she walked through the rubble
reached her hand in
pulled out one brick

dusted it off

everyone was saddened
everything was ruined

she saw this brick
and thought

what can I build

*

you think it’s over
but this is your chance

let’s start anew
let’s start from scratch

let’s make the world
as we
          see it could be


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