World Poetry Canada International Advisors and Directors!

 

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World Poetry Canada International Advisors and Directors. More to come…

They will be participating on the World Poetry 24 hour around the World Peace Poetathon, September 21st and also in the Fifth World Poetry Canada International Peace and Human Rights Festival 2016.

Advisors:
 Dr. Hadda Sendoo, Mongolia
Yoshifumi Sakura, Japan
Dr. Stephen Gill, India and Canada
Elaine Woo, Canada
Wanda Kehewin , First Nations, Canada
Mamta Agarwal, India
Adisa AJA Andwele, Barbados and US
Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido, Canada.

Directors:
Alaha Ahrar, Afghanistan and US.
Kwame Yirenkyi, Ghana and Canada
Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah. Ghana
Sharif Saedi, Afghanistan
Oswald Okaitei , Ghana
Olajuwon Timileyin, Nigeria
Mutiu Olawuyi, Gambia
Musa Musavi, Afghanistan
 Caroline C. Nazareno, Philippines.

*Posted with their permission.

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 Festival 2014.

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World Poetry Proudly Presents Sylvia Taylor From Canada!

Ariadne’s Notes: On Tuesday, May 19th at 9pm , PST, 105.5 FM, producer/ host Ariadne Sawyer and host Jaz Gill welcomed the amazing and talented Sylvia Taylor. Music by Swan Walker and Susan Cogan. To hear this special show, CLICK HERE!

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*Unfortunately , I do not have a small enough photo to post here. As soon as I have one, I will put it in.

Sylvia Taylor is an award-winning freelance writer, editor, educator, and consultant with a passionate commitment to communication.

A Literary Midwife to some, Hired Pen to others, she brings what needs to be said into the world, through the sublime balance of the Art & Engineering of Creativity.

Her poetry & prose have appeared in anthologies and genre magazines in Canada and the US, and was shortlisted for the CBC National Literary Awards.

With over 400 articles in print, she has edit-coached over 100 book manuscripts. Her historical literary memoir, “The Fisher Queen: A Deckhand’s Tales of the BC Coast,” was released September, 2012.

Resurrection

Twig by twig, the fire is built.
A glance here,
a smile there.
At first
they avoid anything but studied politeness.
A word here,
a laugh there.

The soft tinder smolders,
the spark leaps to life.
The tiny licking flame devours the kindling.

There is always a moment
when you know,
when you decide,
when you can still turn back,
no matter how you may deny it later
as you stand in the smoking ruins of your life.

Sometimes love is spontaneous combustion.
Sometimes it’s a welting rash begging for the rake of nails.
And sometimes it’s a tender warmth
stoked and tended in the hearth of the heart.

But tonight
this love
is a crucible
burning away every shred of sensibility.

She feels him
move across the murky room
to stand behind her at the open window.
The sullen air is thick
with jasmine
and garbage.
It curls and twists about them
as moonlight cools their smoking bodies.

I am the Phoenix
she whispers
and Cairo is my pyre.

Sylvia Taylor ©

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World Poetry Welcomes Isaac Adjei (Ike Boat) From Ghana!

Ariadne’s Notes:
We are honoured to welcome the well known poet Isaac Adjei (Ike Boat) and publish one of his powerful poems!

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Born in the city of Takoradi at the heart of the Western Region, Ghana in West Africa.      Originally ‘Isaac Adjei – Boateng but preferred to be called simply as ‘Ike Boat’ as his brand-name in terms of both local and global Art industry. He had his primary and junior secondary education at Bishop Essuah Complex, for which he’s the Senior Prefect at both levels. Later on he studied General Arts at St. John’s High School located in the sister-city of Sekondi as a day-student. He also studied and passed the German A1 Course at the ‘Goethe Institut’ of Accra, the capital of Ghana. In the year 2014, he became the first African to be in the nomination list of the ‘National Poetry Awards – NPA’ in the United States of America, viz in the category ‘International Poet of the Year’. The writer has served in diverse voluntary programs and has also being active assistant to various mission groups and organizations in his native country. For instance, he served the OM Ships ministry as local port volunteer on three consecutive occasions and later composed a song of dedication to the organization.

As a writer, he also likes to read and record his poems in terms of audio delivery in the studio. He’s shared some of his pieces of written poems on some notable local and global radio stations such as ‘Radio Canada International – RCI’ in Montreal of Canada, Help 103.9 FM and Paragon 99.9 FM in the Western Region of Ghana. Being a passionate artistic person, he’s often likes to write about nature in perspective of the creation and also occasional, spiritual, motivational, political and inspirational topics in relation to poetry. The author is in charge of ‘Charishalom Universal Promotions – CUP’ which is online-based and platform for promoting anything art-related. (www.facebook.com/cupgh). He’s the operator of ‘International Network Of Poet – INOP’ a medium for connecting fellow poets from around the globe. (www.facebook.com/inop4all). Official ‘Heart Of Poems – HOP’ book page (www.facebook.com/heartofpoems) and personalized page (www.facebook.com/ikeboatthepoet). Also on Word-Press: www.ikeboat.wordpress.com

The Thinking Conference 

    The thinking conference, *

Wants all to make a difference.
That’s the purpose of such program.
Maybe, its pictures are on Instagram.

     The thinking conference,

Makes accurate Bible reference.
In order to know about the Kingdom.
And acquire awesome wisdom.

    The thinking conference,

Teach most folks and the audience.
Through the power of radio.
As its broadcast from the studio.

    The thinking conference,

Describe what life is, in a better sentence.
So as to read, write and meditate.
Be it a leader or follower, it helps to cogitate.

    The thinking conference,

Does not want you and I to have offence.
But rather make impact in our generation.
Thus, elsewhere or this nation.

 Ike Boat ©

* The Thinking Conference – TTC poem is an idea about the monthly radio program which is organized and aired on ‘Help 103.7 FM’ and ‘Good-News 96.3 FM’ both sister stations located in the city of Takoradi at the heart of the Western Region of Ghana,West Africa.

 

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World Poetry Welcomes Dr. Diego Bastinutti With A Special Book Launch!

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Ariadne’s Notes:  Please come to an  amazing book launch  by  Dr. Diego Bastianutti tomorrow, May 15th! You won’t regret it!

Listen to Diego , 9:45 pm, May 12th show. CLICK HERE!

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Special Book Launch for The Bloody Thorn!
Friday, May 15, 7:00 pm “Il Museo” at Il Centro – Italian Cultural Centre 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver Book launch event: Diego Bastianutti’s “The Bloody Thorn” Poet and author Diego Bastianutti will be launching his fourth collection of poems, The Bloody Thorn (2014), featuring intensely beautiful poems of social criticism, love for the feminine mystery and grief-born catharsis.

Diego Bastianutti was born in Italy, completed his studies at the University of Toronto, and was a professor at Queen’s University (1970-96). Since his retirement he counts among his publications, A Major Selection of the Poetry of Giuseppe Ungaretti, in 1997, winner of the “1998 John Glassco Prize”; his third poetry collection, For a Fistful of Soil /Per un pugno di terra, was awarded the 2008 International Literary Prize Scritture di frontiera. His prize-winning poems and short stories have been featured in various literary journals and anthologies in the Americas and in Europe. Currently he is a Canadian correspondent for an Italian cultural magazine in San José, Costa Rica. He resides in Burnaby, BC with his wife. He is the happy father of two daughters and four grandchildren plus two. He delights in travelling with his wife. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event. Refreshments will follow. The event is organized in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy.

 

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World Poetry Proudly Presents Leigh Nelson (mrlei) from the USA!

Ariadne’s Notes: An exciting evening with a surprize host! Unfortunately we had phone connection trouble with Mrlei and were not able to hear him at times. Neall wrote a birthday poem in his honour and Anita called out ” Happy Birthday” in Tagalog. Music by Andy Vine.  Our second feature was Dr. Diego Bastianutti who shared his upcoming book launch with us. World Poetry Café Radio Show: mrlei: 9:10 9:20 pm CLICK HERE!

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Leigh Nelson the writer of Gandhi’s Lament has been writing and performing poetry and music since the age of 14. Hailing from South County in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts, he is known simply as mrlei (as in mister lee), a name bestowed upon him in the early 80’s by students of his. mrlei has still yet to publish any of his works, but plans on using the slowdown of winter months to complete the process and get it to press. At the same time, he is attempting to complete two plays, one called “Einstein’s Violin” and a one-man show of Walt Whitman. He hopes that his poetry “will inspire people to awaken to their true selves and discover the voice that dwells within all being.”

“My mother was an English teacher (and model/actress) in the late 50’s thru to the early 70’s, so of course it was read read read (albeit TV was also very much our babysitter at times — but never before homework!) By the fourth grade I was reading on a junior-to-high school level and also accompanied my mother to rehearsals for plays she was in and became the one child of three boys who became engrossed with the artistic “process” (really don’t like that word). I dabbled in the theatre/tv/radio/film industry for a time and lost interest for a variety of reasons. But that experience helped me to become a powerful speaker and presenter of ideas (my own and others) and I have continued working in the artistic milieus.”

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one eternity (18) the seventh month is july (3+4) fool magician writes (08

he sat on a stool and spoke evocatively of love truth beauty freedom

the absolute of all

as if he’d just come from the riverbank with jesus or buddha or don juan matus
and the glow of understanding was the law of the universe

knowing he was the law of the universe and that the wheel of time is only an illusion for those trapped in the fixation of planning wisely for the future

and he gently reminded them that it was only here now that mattered  for the moment

that was all it was — a moment and then another to another and another

each of us coming to meet up with another
and express the joy of living and
knowing the other no before and no after

endless universes… all carrying the law

written in invisible ink on a star-coated sky

he ended his poem with a goodbye of sorts

slipped them back into his canvas bag
amidst a polite slapping of palms
but also always knowing that someone had heard…
some had actually listened and taken the words to heart

and then he slipped out into the night disappeared
like a coy dog dark at the edge of the woods
or a carny packin the last railcar a wandering minstrel suddenly out of breath

a thief of restless and misguided dreams dipping silently out the back door

back to the path and all the others
who do not yet know they are still, always, now, and forever indeed

free

mrlei richmond, ma (C)

 

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