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World Poetry Celebrates Sarah Taschuk From Canada!

Sharon, radio and mUlticultural 014 Ariadne’s Notes: We had an exciting show  on November 19th, 1-2 pm on CRFO 100,5 FM ! The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Anita Aguirre Nieveras along with operator Victor Schwartzman,  welcomed Sarah Taschuk and Sharon Rowe to the show. Music by Laura Kelsey and Jimmy Cliff. To hear Sarah  1:10  to 1:35 pm. To hear the show: CLICK HERE!

Sarah came to us from our World Poetry Vancouver at the Britannia Public Library and it was an honour to have her on the show.

Sarah writes:

“My name is Sarah. I am 27 years old, grew up in the Okanagan valley and have been writing since a young age. After a few working holidays in the UK and Australia, I have mostly been settled in Vancouver since 2011. I am passionate about health and wellness, travel and exploration, arts and creativity, and the never ending curiosity of my own mind. I am looking into pursuing the continuation of my post secondary in psychology and hope to also focus on creative writing in some capacity. I write for me. 

Here are a few poems of mine. The first is the oldest poem of mine I still possess, written as a teenager, the other I wrote quite recently after the passing of my grandfather this summer and a conversation I had with my grandmother about death and loss as she was in the process of packing up her home of 30 years to move into a new place.”

Title: My philosophy 101

One final breath and
Hazy umber dusk dies down
The edges of my soul burn
With the beauty of what was
And then was gone
Yet bore new life through misery
Eager light springs forth
Through licking slits of darkness
Capturing my vision
I fear the night
Still it pulls me
Drowning hope and faith and flight
But there lies a new world of opportunity
White teeth smile
Concealing truth through light of day
And I wonder how much of this
My life
Holds substance
The kind that remains

Sarah Taschuk (C)

World Poetry Celebarates the talented Brandee Bublé from Canada!

Ariadne’s Notes:  It was a great pleasure to welcome the exceptional children’s author Brandee Bublé   with new book Jayde  the Jaybird again to our World Poetry Café Radio Show, November 12, 1:40 pm. Hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Neall Ryon, along with operator Victor Schwartzman were on hand to welcome her.

The book was read to a specially abled person who had been bullied that day and gave her the courage to deal with it. It shows the power of books. Jayde the Jaybird is  beautifully illustrade by Eliska Liska, published by Simply Read Books and is available at most bookstores and would be a great gift.

To listen to this lovely interview:




Brandee Bublé grew up in Burnaby, BC, one of three children (Crystal and Michael) born to Amber and Lewis Bublé.  Lewis was a salmon fisherman and as a child Brandee spent many a summer on the boat and playing on the commercial fishing docks.  It was a unique childhood.  At a young age Brandee was diagnosed with dyslexia, making reading and math challenging.  She struggled to give correct change at a part time job and more than just a few customers paid less for what they bought or worse, paid more!  It was this experience (amongst others) that led her to get a degree and work as an Educational Assistant for almost a decade.  After marrying and having two children of her own, Brandee left her profession and began to write, a passion that finally culminated in her first book, O’Shae The Octopus, being published in June of 2014.  Brandee, her husband and two children live in Coquitlam, BC, enjoy the company of their close extended family and when they can, spend their time boating in the inlets of British Columbia.

World Poetry Celebrates Ed Woods from Canada!

Ariadne’s notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Neall Ryon  were honoured to welcome the poet and pilot Ed Woods to the radio show on CRFO 100.5 FM, Tuesday, November 12th at 1:10 PM. A delightful interview with poems and stories. It was so great to have him on the show again!  CLICK HERE to hear the show.

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Ed Woods was born in Toronto and now lives in Dundas, Ontario, and through attending workshops established writers gave encouragement to expand upon life experiences through poetry. Since then my topics range from the serious to comedic twist and a wide range of observations or insight written from the heart. The most creative times seem to open channels to a wide variety of thoughts that flow onto pages. He is the author of seven books.

Ed writes:” The great actor Rod Steiger once stated “First you must entertain ‘then’ get your point across” and I try to entertain within the lines and then draw the reader into my topic. A favorite topic is about aviation from the pilot’s point of view through the limitless panorama of a wrap-around windshield Thank you to all who read my poems. I recently had poems accepted for the Pan Am Games project and even became listed with Leonard Cohen as representing Canada. The contest is still open under the  title York University Poet Tree.”

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Native Winds

galloping forward
across badlands
stallion bareback
mane whipped face
whispered snaps
slip past my ears
hooves thunder below
trails of dust

sunlight tans my skin
and fills my eyes
for night time memories
of this playful day

I feel the earth below
and fly like the wind
to catch our horizon

Ed Woods (C)