the writing of Janet Kuypers

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1997 2000 2002 2003 2004
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
2014 2015 2016 2017

poetry and all Janet Kuypers’ shows Copyright © 1980-2017 Janet Kuypers. All rights reserved. No material may be reprinted without express permission.

2000:

Live at Cafe Aloha 1997 show with Jason Pettus, & CD

Seeing Things Differently 1997 Red Lion show & CD

2000:

King of the Universe (from 6/11)
Listen: (3:23) mp3 file
to this recording from Fusion


2002:

Six One One
06/11/02 live performance & CD

NASA Project (from 6/11)
Listen: ( 3:00) mp3 file
to this recording from Fusion
video

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(3:43)
NASA Project and Moonlight
from the show 6/11 06/11/02
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Work Journals 1 and 2
Come here for a video clip of
Work Journals and poetry
video

video
(2:28)
from the show 6/11 06/11/02
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Come here for a video clip of
Why I’ll Never Get Married
and Journal Two

video

video
(3:17)
from the show 6/11 06/11/02
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King of the Universe (from 6/11)
Listen: (3:23) mp3 file
to this recording from Fusion
video
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(6:52)
King of the Universe and Changing Garments
from the show 6/11 06/11/02
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The Effects of Nine One One (from 6/11)

Stop. Look. Listen.
9/10/02 live performance (with music) & CD
Stop. Look. Listen. show
images from live display show about love in Chicago

2003:

Changing Gears CD & live show 6/17/03

Changing Gears (06/17/03 performance art show text, based on the book Changing Gears)

The Cycle of Life 9/12/03, live with the Beatsville Cafe at an art gallery in Chicago

Death Comes in Threes (03/18/03 performance art show text)

Death Comes in Threes a 02/2003 CD, for a 03/18/2003 live Chicago performance art show

Not Mute 6/25/03 CD and release show, with Kuypers as one performer

The Other Side 10/21/03 performance art show about travel through 8 European countries

The Other Side (10/21/03 performance art show text, based on the writings after travelling through 8 European countries)

2004:

the Dreams 02/03/04 live Chicago show

a Night of Firsts a 6/22/04 show of 3 poems & 3 songs

the Chicago Poetry Fest get details on performances on August 28th 2004.

Questions in a World Without Answers (performance art show 10/05/04)

Questions in a World Without Answers (the political debate text, 10/05/04 performance art reading)

2005:

How Do I Get There? (text, performed 02/15/05)

How Do I Get There? The day after Valentine’s Day, this 2/15/05 show is of 14 poems & the many faces of love

Conflict•Contact•Control an April Fool’s Day (04/01/05) live DvA art gallery Chicago performance art.

the Chicago Poetry Fest get details on performances on August 27th 2005.

{Stripped} the 06/07/05 Chicago performance art show.

• June 7, 2005 Kuypers performed the show {Stripped} live at the Cafe, 5115 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago. This show is of Spring 2005 poetry that is more political, and this show is called “Stripped” because it will not contain the usual background music that is prevalent in Kuypers’ shows, and the images in her projected displays will be more limited than past shows of hers. However, her images are even set up with white space, allowing Kuypers to be at the front of the stage with the show as she reads her new work.

SIN - Scars Internet News Show 9/20/03 Chicago feature of news broadcast stories

2006:

the Chicago Poetry Fest get details on performances on August 26th 2006.

headline poet at the SPJ Chicago Poetry Fest
Kuypers was scheduled as the final of 15 poets with a 10 minute feature at the 2006 Society of Professional Journalism Expo’s Chicago Poetry Showcase of “A Celebration of the First Amendment” on Saturday, August 26, from 1 until 4 PM at the Hyatt Regency, 151 E. Wacker Drive, in Chicago via the 2006 Chicago Poetry Fest. Thousands of professional journalists from around the country are attending this Journalism Expo, and anyone can attend this free poetry showcase at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago. Kuypers (the Journalism major and member of Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society in Journalism, as well as a magazine editor and publisher of books with her editorials, available for sale on line) was thrilled to be the ending highlight this poetry feature.

Singular

Singular
, 11/21/06

11/21/06 live performance about the passing of her mother. Writing that was read in this show was also released in the cc&d magazine supplement issue v166.5, and music from The DMJ Art Connection was used in this show. Studio and live recordings from this performance are also slated for release in a 2-CD set from Scars Publications.

2007:

video UNcorrect a chapbook and a June 21th 2007 (06/21/07) feature at the Jesse Oaks Politically UNcorrect Open Mic/Poetry Slam. This site will also contain any additional open mic recordings at Jesse Oaks.

chair Living in a Big World a July 17th 2007 (07/17/07) show of poetry & conversational prose, along with art from around the world (all read from a “big” drawing of a chair...)

beach poets Beach Poets 08/05/07 Feature an August 5th 2007 (08/05/07) featured reader at the Beach poets (hosted by Cathleen Schandelmeier, with music host Peter C. Bartels) weekly show at Loyola Beach in Chicago, with no microphone, a large number of poems (and even sand 3 songs on the beach with guitarist John Yotko) in this 20+ minute live reading.

The Turn of the Word, 11/09/07 The Turn of the Word, 11/09/07 Feature at Hokin Gallery.

beach poets The Messenger, 11/30/07 Feature at Mercury Cafe.

2008:

video the “1989-2007 Mega Poetry” show live at Mercury Cafe 02/16/08
Janet Kuypers featured in the final hour of the Mercury Cafe two year anniversary Mega poetry celebration on Saturday, Feb. 16th from 2:00 P.M. through 6:00 P.M. atthe Mercury Cafe (1505 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago)

video Slinging the Word live radio feature 03/16/08
Janet Kuypers featured i at the WordSlingers Chicago radio show on WLUW Radio, 88.7 FM (based in Chicago, but broadcast world-wide via the Internet). She was the first feature, interview for almost 154 minutes, and reading 10 poems.

video Beach Poets
07/13/08

video Beach Poets
08/31/08

video the Final Jump
08/09/08

video Seeing a Psychiatrist
09/09/08

video St. Paul’s
11/05/08

video The Cana-Dixie Union
12/21/08

video Taking Poetry to the Streets
12/22/08 through 12/27/08

2009:

video (give me 5 minutes)
02/28/09

(Mercury Cafe, Chicago)

video Once Took Poetry to the Streets
2009

the 2009 Poetry Game Show
04/14/09

(the Cafe, Chicago)
video

video The 2009 Cana-Dixie Union
05/05/09

video Creation Relation
05/10/09

video One Acts
07/06/09

video Disenfranchised Doggerel
07/31/09

(Mercury Cafe, Chicago)

video Beach Poets
08/02/09

video Getting Wired
08/08/09

(Starbucks, Chicago)

video Chicago Calling
10/02/09

(Mercury Cafe, Chicago)

video Crazy
10/20/09

impromptu short story performance art reading

video Cana-Dixie
in Chi-Town

12/15/09

youtube poetry readngs for C Ra McGuirt of Peny Dreadful Press

2010:

video New Year’s Unplugged
01/15/10

(Regona’s Place in Logan Square)
poetry feature with music

video the 2010 Lake County Poetry Bomb
04/18/10

poetry read at the Independence Grove forest preserve

video Twitter Inside 01/15/10
(Regona’s Place in Logan Square)
poetry feature with new poetry and twitter-length poetry, as well as a few songs

video “40” 06/22/10
huge poetry and music show

live at the Café
poetry feature with music, video and acting in prose readings

video Death ‘n’ Rebirth, 07/11/10
Beach Poets poetry feature with music on the 12 year anniversary
after Kuypers’ near fatal car accident

video Avalon 10/08/10
Janet Kuypers at the Avalon branch of the Chicago Public Library,
reading a number of poems with music from Francois le Roux (the HA!man of South Africa

video video Power Networking for Success 10/15/10
Janet Kuypers performing at a Chicago State University event
with live music from John

video Sexism and other stories 11/06/10
Janet Kuypers performing a Lake Villa Illinois
hour-long feature with music from many artists
and multiple videos and live broadcast screens

video the Stories of women 12/04/10
Janet Kuypers in her 2nd a Lake Villa Illinois
hour-long feature with music from many artists
and multiple videos and live broadcast screens

the Stories of Women CD

All of the audio tracks from this live show are available as a CD release from amazon.com.

the Stories of Women

the Stories of Women

You can also order this 2011 poetry book (based on the 12/04/10 show).


2011:

video Letting it All Out 03/05/11
Janet Kuypers’ last Lake Villa Illinois
hour-long feature with music from many artists
and multiple videos and live broadcast screens,
including video of her “drawing” her poems

video Two Mini-Features 05/17/11
at the open mike Janet Kuypers hosts
called “the Café Gallery
live at the Café in Chicago

video My Soul in the Trunk of my Car
(part 2) 05/28/11

Janet Kuypers live outdoors at “Trunk Fest“
in Evanston Illinois

video Close Cover Before Striking
05/31/11 book readings

Janet Kuypers live at the Café Gallery
in Chicago Illinois

video Close Cover Before Striking
06/07/11 book readings #2

Janet Kuypers live at the Café Gallery
in Chicago Illinois

video Ten Minutes with Warre 06/014/11
Janet Kuypers live at the Café Gallery
in Chicago Illinois

video Close Cover Before Striking
06/21/11 book readings #3

Janet Kuypers live at the Café Gallery
in Chicago Illinois

video Striking with Nature and Humanity 06/25/11
Janet Kuypers live outdoors at “Trunk Fest“
in Evanston Illinois

video WZRD Radio 06/26/11
Janet Kuypers live for 2+ hours
in Chicago’s WZRD Radio

video Close Cover Before Striking
06/28/11 book readings #4

Janet Kuypers live at the Café Gallery
in Chicago Illinois

video IPB impromptu poetry on the beach 06/30/11
because Kuypers’ 7/3/11 Beach Feature was advertised
in the Reader newspaper for Wednesday June 30th, Kuypers
performed for impromptu poetry on the beach

video a Very Goth Beach Feature 7/3/11
Kuypers’ 7/3/11 Beach Feature
with music from John, as well as
blues music from Cousin Bones

video Close Cover Before Striking
07/05/11 book readings #5

Janet Kuypers live at the Café Gallery
in Chicago Illinois

videovideo Celebrating with Song 07/12/11
Janet Kuypers live at the Café Gallery
in Chicago Illinois
video video video video video

video Astronomy 101 07/19/11
Janet Kuypers live at the Café Gallery
in Chicago Illinois

videovideo Knocking on Death’s Door
08/01/11 amd 08/02/11

Janet Kuypers live at Café Ballou and
the Café Gallery in Chicago Illinois

video Gabrie 08/16/11
Janet Kuypers reading her short story Gabriel,
live at the Café Gallery in Chicago Illinois

video Prom ‘97 — or Doing Things Right 08/23/11
Janet Kuypers reading her very short prose
Prom ‘97 — or Doing Things Right,
live at the Café Gallery in Chicago Illinois

video WZRD Radio 08/26/11
Janet Kuypers live for 2+ hours
in Chicago’s WZRD Radio

video Café Mestizo 09/03/11
Janet Kuypers poetry & song
Chicago mini-feature
at Café Mestizo in Pilsen

videovideo Contents Under Pressure
09/06/11 poetry readings

Janet Kuypers live at the Café Gallery in Chicago Illinois

video Chicago Calling at Waiting 4 the Bus /
Café Ballou
10/03/11

Janet Kuypers live at Café Ballou in Chicago Illinois
with music from the HA!man of South Africa

video Chicago Calling at the Café 10/04/11
Janet Kuypers live at the Café Gallery in Chicago Illinois
with music from assorted musicians

video the Omniphonic Challenge 10/07/11
Janet Kuypers live poetry to music feature in Chicago

video Contents Under Pressure 10/11/11
poetry readings from Janet Kuypers live at the Café Gallery
(with John’s original blue music in the background)
in Chicago Illinois

videovideo HA! in Chicago 10/16/11
music from the HA!man of South Africa live
in Chicago, in multiple shows with poetry readings from Janet Kuypers
(plus Janet Kuypers on WZRD Radio)
in Chicago Illinois

videovideo Hmmm 11/20/11 poetry feature
Janet Kuypers feature at the Café Gallery
in Chicago with live music form John, plus
music from the HA!man of South Africa

video video video video
video the Last performance at the Café 12/18/11
Janet Kuypers poetry at the Café Gallery in Chicago
with recorded music from the HA!man of South Africa
and rec orded opera vicals from Suzanne Hettinger

video video video video

2012:

video Games We Play 03/17/12
Janet Kuypers’ last Pilsen Illinois feature
at Vittorio Carli’s Café Mestizo
of poetry along with music and video
from the HA!man of South Africa

video the Chicago “L” train Poetry Bomb    
4/29/12
Janet Kuypers’ first installment of poems
from her “Periodic Table of Poetry”,
read on and near the Chicago “L” train
in the 2012 Poetry Bomb series

video Beach Poets Feature    
7/22/12
Janet Kuypers’ 2nd installment of poems
from her “Periodic Table of Poetry”,
read at Chicago’s Beach Poets
(Greenleaf and the lake)

video Overheard Conversations    
8/15/12
Janet Kuypers’ mini-feature
of poems read like she was talking on the phone,
and the audience was overhearing the conversation

video the Elements of Astronomy    
8/25/12
Janet Kuypers’ 3rd installment of poems
from her “Periodic Table of Poetry”
(of poems relating to astronomy),
read at Evanston’s Perla Café

video Grocery Store Stories    
9/12/12
Janet Kuypers’ mini-feature
of poems read like she was talking on the phone
while at the grocery stoes, for others to hear

video Listening In 9/26/12        
Janet Kuypers’ mini-feature
of poems read like she was talking
on the phone with a depressed friend,
for others to hear

video Janet with the music of HA! 10/3/12  
Janet Kuypers’ full live show at Gallery Cabaret
with spontaneous music from Francois le Roux
(the HA!Man of South Africe), in 3 parts,
with a short story, poetry, with voice effects
and a stripping costume change for more readings

video Count Me In 11/17/12  
Janet Kuypers’ no-micrphone feature
at the Chicago grand opening
of Blue Bettie’s Boutique
with never-before-read
Periodic Table poems

video Periodic Poetry 11/21/12  
Janet Kuypers’ full feature at Gallery Cabaret
with 3 sets of never-before-read
Periodic Table poems

video On the Edge of the Table 12/14/12  
Janet Kuypers’ feature at Chicago’s Fine Arts Building
(in the Landmark Historic Michigan Boulevard District)
with never-before-read Periodic Table poems
(w/ background music from the HA!Man of South Africa)

2013:

video After the Apocalypse 1/2/13  
Janet Kuypers’ Two ~ten+ minute mini-features
at Chicago’s the Gallery Cabaret
(reading never-before-read Periodic Table poems
(with background music
from the HA!Man of South Africa)

video a Periodic Prep for Radio Poetry 1/26/13  
Janet Kuypers’ full feature on WZRD 88.3 FM Chicago Radio
reading never-before-read Periodic Table poems
(with background 2011 “Hotel Music” from the HA!Man of South Africa /
Francois le Roux, with “the Ice is Melting”),
plus additional interview time and poetry

video                 Poetry Saloon at Noon 1/30/13                
Janet Kuypers’ full feature full feature to start this event at the Chicago Cultural Center
reading never-before-read to an audience Periodic Table poems

(with background 2011 “Hotel Music” from the HA!Man of South Africa /
Francois le Roux, with “Wayward Waltz of the Fractured Wind”)

video            Last Minute 2/13/13            
Janet Kuypers’ “last minute” mini-feature
at Chicago’s the Gallery Cabaret,
highlighting poems from her
(25-year poetry collection book
Oeuvre

video       Make People Think 3/18/13      
Janet Kuypers’ poetry reading at Frankenstone art center
in Chicago the day after St. Patrick’s Day, which became
an 18+ minute performance of poems specifically chosen
by Janet Kuypers to make people think
(covering a wide variety of thought-provoking subjects)

video       Headliner 4/8/13      
Impromptu 14 minute poetry reading —
the finalé longer set at Chicago’s Frankenstone art center 4/8/13,
where the host introduced Kuypers as the “headliner”.

video       Beyond what we See 4/10/13      
13 minute poetry reading at “10 minute feature night” at
the Café Gallery in Chicago of never-before-read
Periodic Table of Poetry poems (with background music
from the HA!Man of South Africa / Francois Le Roux).

video       Mega Reading 4/13/13      
~8 minute poetry reading at the Art Colony live in
Chicago of brand new Periodic Table of Poetry

video                  In Homage 4/18/13                   
~8 minute poetry reading at the loft at Fizz bar in Chicago
in honor of the one-right appearance of Joe Roarty, of brand new
Periodic Table of Poetry poems (all done to a drum beat).

video             Lincoln Park Zoo            
(2013 Poetry Bomb)
4/28/13
Eight poems read from the Periodic Table of Poetry
live at and around Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo.

video             Science vs. Mysticism 5/10/13            
Five poems read from the Periodic Table of Poetry
live at Chicago’s Poetry Love Letters.

video             Tag Team Reading 5/18/13            
hour plus poetry feature in Nashville of “Tag Team” poets 5/18/13
(of select poems from the upcoming book “Tag Team Poets”),
plus bonus “Periodic Table of Poetry” poems preceding the show,
and bonus prose and poetry after the show.

video             Tornado Reading 6/12/13            
Many poems read live at Chicago᾿s the Café Gallery.
On the first night of the Chicago hockey finals,
plus rain storms and a tornado warning,
Kuypers hosted the poetry open mic interspersed
with her poetry throughout the evening.

video
Periodically
on the Beach
7/21/13
Many Periodic Table poems read live at Chicago᾿s Beach Poets.

video         Mysticism vs. Science 7/24/13        

Many Periodic Table poems
read live at Chicago᾿s the Café Gallery.

video         Interview and Poetry 8/28/13        

with three brand-new Periodic Table poems
and the original song “What we Need in Life”
at the Lerner Auditorium in Chicago᾿s
Sulzer Library in Poetry Saloon at Noon.

video              Opening Act 8/28/13             

~1 hour “opening act” of Periodic Table poems
(with choreographed background music from
the HA!Man of South Africa) before
the only Francois Le Roux 2013 show in Chicago.

video              Pilsen, Periodically 10/20/13             

a Pilsen mini-feature of Periodic Table poems.

video      Nashville Halloween feature 10/26/13     

a Nashville performance, starting with a Periodic Table poem,
progressing to more poetry and song.

video                 Poe-Pourri 10/31/13                

a Halloween performance, acting in a Chicago
“radio show” play (as a maniacally screaming woman),
sandwiched between Kuypers’ poetry performances
of “Hydrogen Cyanide” and “Death Takes Many Forms”.

video Finally, Literature for the  
snotty and Elite
11/20/13  

mini-feature and Scars Publications
readings at the Café Gallery in Chicago

video                 Book Expo                
2013 Chicago
11/24/13

live readings from assorted
Scars Publications books at the
“Saloon Poetry” table at this show.

an Artist’s Take on Science                 an Artist’s Take           
on Science
12/13/13

a mini-feature at Chicago’s Fine Arts Building
of Periodic Table poems.

2014:

Chemistry, Poetry & a Brat                 Chemistry, Poetry           
& a Brat
   2/23/14

Many Periodic Table poems
read to chemists and poets at the Brat Stop.


Unlucky 13 on St. Patrick’s Day Unlucky 13
on St. Patrick’s Day
3/17/14

open mic reading of many haiku poems
plus additional poetry at Chicago’s Waiting 4 the Bus.


the 2014 Poetry Bomb the 2014 Poetry Bomb /
“Attacking with Poetry”
4/27/14

Chicago’s Lincoln Square poems
to a live (and mobile) outdoors audience


Partial Nudity the “Partial Nudity”
book feature
6/18/14

book release feature
at Chicago’s the Café Gallery


This Poetry is Money! “This Poetry is Money!” 7/14/14

with never-before-read
Periodic Table poems
at Chicago’s Waiting 4 the Bus


Visionaries Behind the Stars “Visionaries Behind the Stars” 9/12/14

with never-before-read
Periodic Table poems
at Chicago’s Poetry “Love Letter”


interview 9/27/14 for the Partial Nudity book set release         WZRD Chicago Radio interview         
& Partial Nudity book releases
9/27/14

Mass haiku readings from Partial Nudity and 100 Haikus
with her interview of Chicago radio (WZRD Radio, 88.3 FM)


Crossing Borders for International (and Interplanetary) Peace Crossing Borders for International
(and Interplanetary) Peace
10/9/14 

Kuypers’ final Periodic Table poetry feature
for Chicago Calling (with music from
the HA!Man of South Africa) at Cup & Spoon


Nerves of a Poet Nerves of a Poet 11/21/14 

Kuypers’ 12-15 minute poetry & haiku feature
at Café Cabaret, located at Café Ballou
(music from the HA!Man of South Africa)

2015:

Destruction Instructions                 Destruction Instructions   2/27/15       

Destruction-related poems written and performed
for the Paul Jos. Ryan book release Destruction Instructions”
at the Uptown Arts Center (with live live base guitar music)

India Stories                 India Stories   3/14/15       

Janet Kuypers had a feature at Chicago’s
Ary Colony (with back-up music from the HA!Man
of South Africa, as well as John Yotko)

Resistance is Futile                 Resistance is Futile   3/20/15       

Janet Kuypers’ Star Trek
poetry feature 3/20/15, on the first day of
Chicago’s Chi Fi convention.

Imzadi                 Imzadi   3/21/15       

Janet Kuypers’ 2nd Star Trek
poetry feature (on 3/21/15), with poems
performed on the second day of
Chicago’s Chi Fi convention.

Imzadi                 Journey   3/28/15       

Janet Kuypers’ Hyde Park
Sisters on a Journey poetry feature 3/28/15
of edited and new poems about her mother
(with live guitar from John).

Love                     Love   4/10/15           

Janet Kuypers’ Poetry’s “Love Letter” poetry feature 4/10/15
at Let Them Eat Chocolate
of new “love” poems for John
(with live guitar from John).

Bases Loaded                 Bases Loaded   4/26/15       

Janet Kuypers’ baseball-themed poetry readings
outdoors in front of Wrigley Field in Chicago
in honor of the 2015 Poetry Bomb
(to read poetry where you wouldn’t expect it).

Rap Sheet                    Rap Sheet      6/19/15       

Janet Kuypers’ police, arrest, trials and
sentencing poetry readings at the Cafe Cabaret
(where she even came in handcuffed, held a
number for her police photo, and read poems
in front of a ruler line-up).

Poetic Shades of Chocolate                    Poetic Shades of Chocolate      6/20/15       

Janet Kuypers’ poetry readings at 10 Shades of Chocolate
(with poems about relationships and then chocolate)
with live back-up guitar by John.

Bon Voyage! WZRD Radio show interview                    Bon Voyage! WZRD Radio show interview      7/25/15       

Janet Kuypers’ interview and poetry readings live on WZRD Chicago
88.3FM Radio (discussing her Bon Voyage! book release,
visiting India, and discussing being a vegetarian.)

“Unread” Beach Poets 2 part feature “Unread” Beach Poets 2 part feature                “Unread” Beach Poets 2 part feature  7/26/15       

Janet Kuypers’ poetry readings of never before read poems,
recorded in 2 parts (for 2 show videos, 1 with random guitar from John)
of her last Beach Poets show while living in Chicago.

Farewell Chicago Farewell Chicago                    Farewell Chicago  8/14/15           

Janet Kuypers’ poetry readings of new & never before read
poems, in Chicago at Let Them Eat Chocolate
of her last Poetry’s “Love Letter” show while living in Chicago.

Like a Lamb to the Slaughter Like a Lamb to the Slaughter             Like a Lamb to the Slaughter  9/2/15       

Janet Kuypers’ poetry readings of new & classic poems,
at Chicago’s Poetry At the Gallery Cabaret
of her last scheduled Chicago feature (while living in Chicago),
which included background music, props and costume changes.

2016:

016 Poetry Bomb 016 Poetry Bomb                 the Bagdad Cemetery         
2016 Poetry Bomb
4/24/16

Poetry readings performed at the Leander Texas
Bagdad Cemetery 4/24/16 (where portions of the movie
”Texas Chainsaw Massacre” were filmed

KOOP Radio KOOP Radio                 KOOP Radio  4/27/16       

Interview and select poetry readings
4/27/16 on Austin’s KOOP Radio

Love in the Universe Love in the Universe                 Love in the Universe  5/7/16       

On her wedding anniversary, Janet Kuypers’
first Austin feature was about love, and astronomy,
with accompanying background acoustic guitar music
at the Bahá’í Faith Center.

Obey Obey                          Obey  6/4/16                

With the theme “June is a Woman”,
Kuypers did a show on those issues,
with projected images and props
at the Bahá’í Faith Center.

Voting for Change Voting for Change                    Voting for Change  7/2/16          

With the politics theme, Kuypers dressed
as an anchorwoman with political poems
& had a TV displaying her live readings simultaneously
broadcast her on stage at the Bahá’í Faith Center.

Thoughts on Peace Thoughts on Peace                    Thoughts on Peace  8/6/16          

With peace as the theme, Kuypers remained
remained in the lotus position for her show
of poems on peace and vegetarianism, accompanied
by rain forest sounds at the Bahá’í Faith Center.

How Music Is Poetic How Music Is Poetic                    How Music Is Poetic  9/3/16          

In this music poetry show, Kuypers sang
a periodic table poem, a poems written for a song,
and a poem sung in song (once performed in a Chicago
theatre to a sold out crowd) at the Bahá’í Faith Center.

Masquerading in Costumes & Personas Masquerading in Costumes & Personas           Masquerading in Costumes & Personas  10/1/16     

In this costumes themed evening (for Halloween this month),
Kuypers performed a show of four poems (and four costumes),
as well as an introductory poem for the evening she hosted
&' open mic poem readings at the Bahá’í Faith Center.

Ultimate Connectivity Ultimate Connectivity                      Ultimate Connectivity  10/16/16           

This poetry feature with accompanying acoustic guitar from John
was the first chosen poetry performance at the Awesmic City Expo,
at the Palmer Events Center in Austin TX, with all brand new
poems about connectivity in the world, and searching for peace.

New Beginnings, Firsts and the Future New Beginnings, Firsts and the Future           New Beginnings, Firsts and the Future  11/6/16     

With the theme of firsts, Janet Kuypers performed a show
(with accompanying guitar and keyboard from John),
with poems about different firsts, from a newborn to a first job
to her first poem, getting married, or even her first song, live in Austin.

Akitu Akitu                                          Akitu  12/3/16                                

This poetry feature with accompanying electric bass guitar played with a bow
from John was set to the theme of Solstices and end of the year celebrations,
so this show of new poetry covers the Winter solstice, Saturnalia, New Year’s
celebrations, and festival of togetherness at the Bahá’í Faith Center.

2017:

Akitu Akitu                              Beginning Anew  1/7/17                    

This poetry feature with accompanying acoustic guitar from John
had props, and was set to the theme poetry and messages that reflected
coping with upcoming changes in the future at the Bahá’í Faith Center.
Kuypers took the bait and talked about overcoming difficulties
with grace and skill — and with a smile.

video video     poetry reading at Half Price Books  2/1/17    

See video and poetry writing links for a 25+ minute
poetry reading of not only poems from 3 of the last features from Janet Kuypers
in Chicago (“Journey” in Hyde Park, “Farewell Chicago” at Poetry’s
“Love Letter”, and “Like a Lamb to the Slaughter” at the Gallery Cabaret),
but also all of the “Exalted Love” show poems from a lectern in Austin TX.

video video                              Exalted Love  2/4/17                    

Live at the Bahá’í Faith Center in Austin Texas, this poetry feature
with accompanying background music and art focused on different
forms of the highest love you could find, from the love of a person, to
the love of nature, to the love of astronomy, or even discovering
the right book to love the right philosophy in your life.

video video     poetry reading at Recycled Reads  2/5/17    

See video and poetry writing links for a 20+ minute poetry reading of not only
poems from Janet Kuypers’ first book published, “Hope Chest in the Attic
but also the first and last poem from her 2/4/17 “Exalted Love” show.
She then later also read a poem from her second book published,
the Window”, & sang the 1925 song “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime”

video video     Book Release & Book reading  3/1/17    

See video and poetry writing links for the intro to her
poetry reading of not only poems from 3/7 book releases,
but also Janet Kuypers writing in book releases from past
cc&d books (the full list of what was read is included
here). Plus also see an additional reading of a new poem.

video video                              Exploring Spring  3/4/17                    

Live at the Bahá’í Faith Center in Austin Texas, this poetry feature
with accompanying background music from the HA!Man of South Africa
& an actual birds chirping from a bamboo forest she recently recorded,
set to her class poems and brand new poems about live in the Spring.
This show had props for performances, and also a poem on a scroll...

video video     2017 Austin Rhythm Fire  3/20/17    

See video and poetry writing links for the 4 poem
Janet Kuypers set as the finalé performance with a
live jazz band performing impromptu music to her poetry.

video video         World Poetry Day  3/21/17        

See video and poetry writing links for the two hour show
Janet Kuypers hosted at Austin’s Half Price Books
with multiple mini readings from other for the occasion,
plus two sets of Janet Kuypers poems about the world
chosen to read for World Poetry Day.

video video                         Erasure Poems  4/1/17                        

Live at the Bahá’í Faith Center in Austin Texas, this poetry feature
the 1st day of National Poetry Month saw new poems from Janet Kuypers,
as she chose to writer “erasure poems” for this show (poems generated
by using known documents or speeches and “erasing” parts of the original
to create a new original poem). Enjoy this train ride in this poetry show...

video video             Book Release Reading  4/5/17            

See video and poetry writing links for multiple poem readings
of not only poems from 4/7 book releases “the Statue” and
Waterlogged”, but also Janet Kuypers writing in both older and
new book releases from past cc&d and Down in the Dirt books.

video video                      Adult Slam  4/6/17                     

This is only a link to one poem, but Janet Kuypers
co-hosted the Adult Slam at the 25 year anniversary of
the Austin International Poetry Festival, and read two poems
in the slam (only one was recorded, and she would not
accept an award, since she was a co-host of the event).


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