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    “Testament” was conceived of by publishers at cyberwit.net, asking Janet Kuypers to compile her poetry, & she developed this book in separate parts, to reflect not only current issues in the U.S. news but also issues about fundamental issues in our lives. After Roe v. Wade was overturned by the U.S. Supreme court and women’s rights were lost in approaching half the U.S., author, college journalism major, and past acquaintance rape workshop facilitator Janet Kuypers went into journalism mode to share as many details and insights about the unraveling of the rights of so many people in the U.S. (Part One of this book). During this time, and after losing poets/loved ones to suicide (and reviewing how different countries address suicide), she compiled pieces about this touchy and intensely personal subject in Part Two of this book. Then, precisely because many people rely on religion for their moral values, Janet Kuypers very specifically chose to include as Part Three of this poetry book reflective of the first book in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible, concluding with Part Four of this poetry book reflective of the last book in the New Testament of the Holy Bible. Bonus poems also appear between these sections, to weave the poetry in this book together.






Testament
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below is a listing of the writings in this books
(small print below each poem lists where this poem for this book has been read)


 
Intro Poem
Information Carries Weight
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and Wednesday releases for 3/8/23 and 3/15/23 for The Café Gallery Book Reading series
+ videos & a chapbook in her 7/2/23 Chicago Beach Poets feature “Bringing Women’s Battles to the Beach”.


Part One: post-Roe v. Wade
Flags at Half-Mast
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and Tuesday releases for 2/28/23 and 3/7/23 for The Café Gallery Book Reading series
+ videos & a chapbook in her 6/28/23 Hot Springs, AR poetry feature “Fighting for Justice”.


Key, you see
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including a reading 3/1/23 in honor of “Community Poetry”,
as well as 4 YouTube videos of the “Closing the Book on Women’s Rights
poetry book feature on 8/12/23 at Tangible Books in Chicago.


After All We’ve Accomplished
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+ multiple video releases from her Chicago feature “Into the Spotlight” 8/9/23
during the Poetry Open Mic at The Gallery Cabaret with feature Janet Kuypers.


Just Checking my Religions
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as well as to start her “Poetic License 3/5/23 global open micevent
+ videos & a chapbook in her 7/2/23 Chicago Beach Poets feature “Bringing Women’s Battles to the Beach”.


Unborn Fetus does not equal Human Life
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including a reading 3/1/23 in honor of “Community Poetry”.


Use Any Angle
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including a reading 3/1/23 in honor of “Community Poetry”, or in three video recordings
in Hot Springs, AR on 8/2/23(from Samsung S7, a Panasonic Lumix T56 & 2500 cameras)
+ videos & a chapbook in her 7/2/23 Chicago Beach Poets feature “Bringing Women’s Battles to the Beach”.


X-ing out lives
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and a including a reading 12/7/22 in honor of “Community Poetry
in addition to the reading 4/5/23 in honor of “Community Poetry”,
+ videos & a chapbook in her 6/28/23 Hot Springs, AR poetry feature “Fighting for Justice”..


Exactly What I am Celebrating
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for this book, including a reading 11/2/22 in honor of “Community Poetry
as well as her 1/4/23 book reading in honor of “Community Poetry”, as all as released in a
YouTube video & a Facebook live video stream 5/3/23 honorary ‘Community Poetry’ book reading.


It Really Is All About Choice
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from cameras 2500 and T56 at at the Spoken and Heard Austin open mic 7/27/22,
in addition to the reading 4/5/23 in honor of “Community Poetry”,
as well as 4 YouTube videos of the “Closing the Book on Women’s Rights
poetry book feature on 8/12/23 at Tangible Books in Chicago.


Jihad Against Free Choice
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as well as 4 YouTube videos of the “Closing the Book on Women’s Rights
poetry book feature on 8/12/23 at Tangible Books in Chicago.


Overturning Against All
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+ videos & a chapbook in her 6/28/23 Hot Springs, AR poetry feature “Fighting for Justice”,
+ multiple video releases from round 3 of the Chicago 8/9/23
Poetry Open Mic at The Gallery Cabaret with feature Janet Kuypers, as well as the
bonus round YouTube & Facebook video from the Poetic License 11/5/23 global open mic.


Only Pose What I Know
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as well as the first round of the Poetic License 4/2/23 global open mic,
+ videos & a chapbook in her 6/28/23 Hot Springs, AR poetry feature “Fighting for Justice”..


Queueing as Defeatists, But Fighting for Freedom
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a YouTube vide & a Facebook live video stream for 5/3/23 ‘Community Poetry’
+ videos & a chapbook in her 7/2/23 Chicago Beach Poets feature “Bringing Women’s Battles to the Beach”.


X is for Pope Innocent X, not Women
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for this book, including the last round at the “Poetic License 12/4/22 global open mic” as well as
the “Poetry Open Mic at The Gallery Cabaret with feature Janet Kuypers”, starting the open night
with this poem from a Panasonic Lumix T56, a Panasonic Lumix 2500 and a Samsung S9 camera.


Only Considering Women’s Rights
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at the final round of her “Poetic License 9/4/22 global open mic
and Wednesday releases for 3/8/23 and 3/15/23 for The Café Gallery Book Reading series,
as well as 4 YouTube videos of the “Closing the Book on Women’s Rights
poetry book feature on 8/12/23 at Tangible Books in Chicago.


On a Sunday after a Sermon
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as well as at a reading 4/5/23 in honor of “Community Poetry”,
+ multiple video releases from her Chicago feature “Into the Spotlight” 8/9/23
during the Poetry Open Mic at The Gallery Cabaret with feature Janet Kuypers, as well as
in encore #1 from her poetry book feature on 8/12/23 at Tangible Books in Chicago.


Evil of What They’ve Done”;
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for this book, including in round 2 of her “Poetic License 4/2/23 global open mic”,
+ multiple video releases from her Chicago feature “Into the Spotlight” 8/9/23
during the Poetry Open Mic at The Gallery Cabaret with feature Janet Kuypers.


Quickly Washing Away Women’s Rights
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in round 2 of her “Poetic License 3/5/23 global open mic”, as well as
in encore #1 from her poetry book feature on 8/12/23 at Tangible Books in Chicago.


Equality Doesn’t Mean Removing Rights
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at the beginning of her “Poetic License 9/4/22 global open mic”,
as well as at a reading 4/5/23 in honor of “Community Poetry”,
as well as 4 YouTube videos of the “Closing the Book on Women’s Rights
poetry book feature on 8/12/23 at Tangible Books in Chicago.


Journalisming the Story of Equal Rights
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as well as at a reading 4/5/23 in honor of “Community Poetry”, as well as
in encore #2 from her poetry book feature on 8/12/23 at Tangible Books in Chicago.


Oh No — is Art not Safe from Big Brother?
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including at the “Poetic License 9/4/22 global open mic
as well as for the /1/23 ‘Community Poetry’ YouTube video and a Facebook live video stream,
+ multiple video releases from her Chicago feature “Into the Spotlight” 8/9/23
during the Poetry Open Mic at The Gallery Cabaret with feature Janet Kuypers.


Elevating the Fetus Goes Against Religion
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including at the Poetic License 11/6/22 global open mic,
+ videos & a chapbook in her 6/28/23 Hot Springs, AR poetry feature “Fighting for Justice”,
+ multiple video releases from round 2 of the Chicago 8/9/23
Poetry Open Mic at The Gallery Cabaret with feature Janet Kuypers.


Once and Future Rights
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including during her “Poetic License 10/2/22 global open mic”,
+ multiple video releases from round 2 of the Chicago 8/9/23
Poetry Open Mic at The Gallery Cabaret with feature Janet Kuypers.


Kerning, Ballots, and Women’s Rights
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round 1 at her “Poetic License 10/2/22 global open mic” she hosted through a zoom meeting, as well as
YouTube video and a Facebook live video stream in a 5/3/23 ‘Community Poetry’ honorary book reading,
as well as in encore #2 from her poetry book feature on 8/12/23 at Tangible Books in Chicago.


Vote Changing: the System’s Solution
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YouTube video and a Facebook live video stream in a 5/3/23 ‘Community Poetry’ honorary book reading
+ videos & a chapbook in her 7/2/23 Chicago Beach Poets feature “Bringing Women’s Battles to the Beach”.


Unconstitutionality
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Fear for Their Safety
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poetry book feature on 8/12/23 at Tangible Books in Chicago.


Unless it’s about suppressing life
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Using the Nazi Approach to Women’s Rights
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Oppression: the Ultimate Killer
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Once You’ve Made Up Your Mind
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Eliminate All Rapists
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YouTube video and a Facebook live video stream in a 5/3/23 ‘Community Poetry’ honorary book reading,
+ videos & a chapbook in her 7/2/23 Chicago Beach Poets feature “Bringing Women’s Battles to the Beach”.


Old Enough to Choose
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Expecting Rights after Losing Rights
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poetry book feature on 8/12/23 at Tangible Books in Chicago.


Mary’s Perspective
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including reading her second set of poems in front of St. Mary’s Cathedral
in downtown Austin for the “2023 Poetry Bomb”.


Evidence as Testament
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videos & a chapbook in her 6/28/23 Hot Springs, AR poetry feature “Fighting for Justice”,
as well as her 1st round poetry reading to open her “Poetic License 8/6/22 global open mic”.


X and Y, and what’s Seizing the Sexes
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in addition to round 1 of her “Poetic License 9/3/23 global open mic”.


Question and Answer time
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during the Poetry Open Mic at The Gallery Cabaret with feature Janet Kuypers,
as well as in her cc&d reading during her “Poetic License 10/1/23 global open mic”.


Bonus Poem
Your Government’s Keeping Tabs
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on Wednesday releases for 3/8/23 and 3/15/23 for The Café Gallery Book Reading series, or
as a YouTube video & Facebook live video stream closing her “Poetic License 6/4/23 global open mic”,
+ videos & a chapbook in her 6/28/23 Hot Springs, AR poetry feature “Fighting for Justice”.


Part Two: Life and Death
letter, 4/14/95 one
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letter, 4/14/95 two
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letter, 4/14/95 three
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letter 4/19/95
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Us Creative Types
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Only If She Had a Choice
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in round 2 of her “Poetic License 4/2/23 global open mic”.


Expression for Loss
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Our Ships Would No Longer Cross
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as a YouTube video & Facebook live video stream closing her “Poetic License 6/4/23 global open mic”.


Elixirs of the gods
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Gods want their life to end
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Justice
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Tag Team Poets
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Only Souls who have Tried
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Those Were the Days of Our Lives (dreams 8/12/22)
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YouTube video & a Facebook live video stream 5/3/23 in honor of “Community Poetry”.


Bonus Poem
How People Interpret My Words
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including reading her second set of poems in front of St. Mary’s Cathedral
in downtown Austin for the “2023 Poetry Bomb”.



Part Three: Genesis
Genesis One
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Genesis Two and Three
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Genesis Four: Cain and Abel, and sin from killing
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Genesis Six-Nine: an Apocalypse/Doomsday Prepper’s Take
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Genesis Eleven: the Tower of Babble
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Genesis Eighteen to Nineteen
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Genesis Twenty-Two
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Genesis Twenty-Three
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Genesis Twenty-Eight
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Genesis Thirty-Seven
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Genesis Forty and Forty-One
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Genesis Forty-Two and Forty-Three
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Genesis Forty-Four
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Genesis Forty-Five
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Genesis Forty-Nine
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Bonus Poem
Ultimately, the goddamn particle
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Part Four: Revelation
Revelation One: One-Four
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and YouTube video & Facebook live video stream during her “Poetic License 5/7/23 global open mic”.


Revelation One: Five-Eight
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Revelation One: Eleven
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YouTube video and a Facebook live video stream in a 5/3/23 ‘Community Poetry’ honorary book reading.