The World Poetry Cafe featured the first group of poets on World Peace Day. Poets and their beautiful poems for peace.
Ahn Bong Ja, Canada, Katherine L. Gordon, Canada, Dr. Hadaa Sendoo, Mongolia, Honey Novick, Canada, Richard Doiron, Canada, Carol Knepper, Canada, Dr. T. Ashok Chakravarthy, India, Mahinour Tawfik, Egypt, Yioula Ioannou Patsalidou, Cyprus, Danny Teller, China, Daniel de Culla , Spain, Fernando Jose Martinez Alderete, Mexico.
Phone in: Selene Bertelsen and Jemma Downes, Canada.
We would like to thank the many poets who sent poems and also created different events in their countries, villages and towns.
The second group will be read on September 28th and will be notified.
Peace connectors, peace advocates , peace promoters are needed every day to help bring balance to the world.
Two of the many special projects for World Peace day:
Our great thanks to Ceri Naz and her students from the Philippines. Peace thanks them!
Poster by students in the Philippines.
Thanks to Vani Pradeep from India for her poster and banners plus her motivational work for World Peace!
Also on the show : super tech ,Victor Schwartzman reading some of the poems, World Poetry theme music, Circle of Blue. by World Poetry Music Advisor and Ambassador to Japan: Yoshifumi Sakura and The Offering by Mary Youngblood., First Nations.
The World Peace Day has had so many entries far from 67 countries with wonderful poets , musicians and artists, celebrating peace.
Also, in the show were two e-peace poems by : Peace Crusader: Bernice Lever who wrote: ” Here is a Peace Poem from my last book in SMALL ACTS called Peace Gardener I will do what I can to distribute this poem, making copies for the places I will be at the Sept. 13, Canadian authors monthly meeting , eve. at Alliance for the Arts Bldg., on Howe St. and perhaps 1 or 2 other writer gatherings.
I will print some extra copies for Bowen Island Library, Bowen Is. Art Gallery, our local book store, etc. Maybe drop one off at our City Hall, too! “
Cheonhak Kwon debuted in the literary journal Hyundae Munhak, and served as a memberof Jindan Si, a poetry society in South Korea. She immigrated to Canada in 2008, and was awarded the Kyung Hee University Overseas Korean Literary Award in 2010 for the short story “Stuffed Cucumber Kimchi.” Her peace poem is :Everyone is a Prisoner: I am still in an apple seed.
Also included in the show was music from a CD celebrating the 50th anniversary of Poet Carl Sandburg with music and readers from the CD Honey and Salt by Mat Wilson from Braithwaite and Katz. Our great radio engineer Victor Schwartzman also played a poem written by and read by Carl Sandburg.
The WP team: Ariadne Sawyer, host and producer. Victor Schwartzman and special volunteer Sharon Rowe.
Alan Hill is the Poet Laureate of the City of New Westminster BC. He has been previously published in Canada, UK and the USA in over forty publications, including EVENT, Canadian Literature, CV2, SubTerrain, Poetry is Dead and the Cascadia Review. He is the author of two full length books of poetry, The Upstairs Country (2012) and The Broken Word (2013). He began writing in 2001 whilst spending two years living and working in Botswana.
Ariadne’s Notes: Another great guest on the World Poetry Café Radio Show, September 7, 1:35 pm, PST! John Vanore , composer and trumpet player called in to talk about his tribute album Stolen Moments: Celebrating Oliver Nelson, that was released in August. I was impressed with his attention to detail and hard work to create a loving , beautiful yet professional CD for Oliver Nelson. WP Team: Ariadne Sawyer, Victor Swartzman tech, Sharon Rowe, Braitwaite and Katz and Katherine Growdon.
“This is one of the best ideas for a jazz record in decades…. [Vanore is] an arranger and a bandleader who truly knows backwards and forwards the subject of his tribute….. a first-rate record…. This is an Oliver Nelson tribute record that Nelson himself would have been proud of…” â€“ Jeff Simon, Buffalo News “John Vanore is Philadelphia’s greatest big band leader and also its best-kept secret…. [a] brilliant new CD. …. Vanore makes great players greater, and creates space for stars to shine. This is an elegant and unrivaled tribute to one of the great arrangers in jazz history.” – Jerry Gordon, WPRB FM, Princeton Though he was only 43 years old when he passed away suddenly in 1975, Oliver Nelson left behind a body of work that is staggering in its breadth and depth. More than 40 years later, his influence as a composer and arranger is still felt, though Nelsonâ€™s name isnâ€™t mentioned as often as his innovations might merit. Vanore’s Stolen Moments revisits nine pieces that were either composed or arranged by Nelson over the course of his prolific career. The album features Vanore’s Philadelphia-based band Abstract Truth, with saxophonists Steve Wilson and Bob Malach; trumpet players Tony Kadleck, Augie Haas, Jon Owens and Dave Ballou; Adam Unsworth and George Barnett on French horns; trombonists Ryan Keberle and Dave Taylor; and the rhythm section of pianist Jim Ridl, bassist Mike Richmond, drummer Danny Gottlieb, guitarist Greg Kettinger, and percussionist Beth Gottlieb. Stream a short compilation of music from the CD