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World Poetry Celebrates Caroline Nazareno-Gabis !

Ariadne’s Notes: We are honoured to feature  World Poetry Canada International Director Caroline Nazareno-Gabis, a talented poetess and humanitarian .

Caroline Nazareno-Gabis a.k.a. Ceri Naz, born in Anda, Pangasinan, Philippines, known as a poet of peace and friendship, is a multi-awarded poet, editor, publicist, linguist, educator,  and women’s advocate.

Graduated cum laude with the degree of Bachelor of Elementary Education, specialized in General Science at Pangasinan State University. Ceri has been a voracious researcher in various arts, science and literature. She volunteered in Richmond Multicultural Concerns Society, TELUS World Science, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Aquarium and other charity foundations in Canada.

She was chosen as one of the Directors of Writers Capital International Foundation ( WCIF ) Board of Directors of Galaktika ATUNIS Magazine based in Albania; the World Poetry Canada and International Director to Philippines; Member of the following organizations promoting peace, women’s rights, culture, arts and literature: Global Citizens Initiatives, Asia Pacific Writers and Translators (APWT); The Poetry Posse, Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), International Women’s Leadership Association, Universal Peace Federation, Akademika Nusa International Social Sciences and Humanities (ANISSH), Axlepinos and Anacbanua.

Her poems were published in various local prints and international anthologies: Sunday Manila Times March 2017, World Poetry Yearbook 2013, 2014  & 2015 ( IPTRC-China), Poetic Melodies, XXI Century World Literature, Prosopisia Journal, Inner Child Press ltd. (USA) featured her in The Year of the Poet April 2016 and October 2014; Anti-Terror and Peace IFLAC Anthology 2016, For Love of Leelah (USA , WOMEN IN WAR (Africa), Muse for World Peace Anthology (Nigeria), Greek Fire Anthology (UK), IMMAGINE & POESIA e-book (Torino, Italy) Peace Poems (USA and Canada) I Am A Woman, a tribute to Kamala Das (India), Women of The World (Canada), Just For You My Love Anthology (India), The Art of Being Human (Switzerland, Canada and Romania), Siir Antolojisi (Turkey), Who Shall I Make My Wife ( Nigeria) and more. She was the editor of THE THREE HIT COMBO, authored by the famous Philippine Mental Assassin, Justin Piaon.

She received prestigious awards including, 4th Placer in World Union of Poets Poetry Prize with 100 participants worldwide, Writers International Network-Canada Amazing Poet 2015, The Frang Bardhi Literary Prize 2014 (Albania), the sair-gazeteci or Poet-Journalist Award 2014 (Tuzla, Istanbul, Turkey) and World Poetry Empowered Poet 2013 (Vancouver, Canada).

Songs of Memory Castles 

I have been inside the question a thousand times

When I fall down and have not saved the king

I rebuilt the lost towers in all dreams to dream,

Waited for the cranes and dragons return

So once again, my heart will bloom no remorse–

An abode of beautiful beginnings.

The torrential winds scattered my confessions over the chimney

The casket of despair was torn down the memory lane,

Up straight to the seascapes of countless sun,

I have smelled the cascading revelations

Of wildflowers in the velvety midsummer,

Gathered some butterflies in the rainforest of my mind;

I adored the sweet canopy of hereafter.

I crouched under the fig tree; nostalgic about the Celtic knot

That I wore to embrace the legends of our destiny

Entangled in reciprocating ever greens of infinity.

I have been to your thoughts; your thoughts been to me

 Like a castle of distant stars and unwritten songs.

 Caroline Nazareno-Gabis a.k.a. Ceri Naz/ Philippines (C) * This poem is the property of the author with all rights reserved.

 

World Poetry Presents Soramaru Takayama and Yurie Hoyoyon

 

 

 

 

 

World Poetry Cafe presents our last show on Wall Street before moving back to the old station on Columbia! On July 13, 1-2 pm PST, CFRO,we welcome Soramaru Takayama – Poet. www.takayamasoramaru.com
 
 Soramaru is a member of the artist collective Tasai. Sora brings his innovative poetry monodrama to Vancouver by way of ongoing solo performances and through collaboration with nationally recognized poets visiting from Japan. His first poetry book “Tsuki To Buranko” was published in 2014, taking him on three successful tours in Japan.  He has performed for the Canada Japan Friendship Association, Joy Kogawa House, and was commissioned to create and perform a poem for the 110th Anniversary of the VJLS-JH.  Sora hosts an annual event, Japanese Poets North of the 49th, that is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts. He is the founder and owner of Vegan Pudding & Co.  www.takayamasoramaru.com
 
 
Yurie Hoyoyon, Manager of the poet Soramaru Takayama, Media relation coordinator for JPN49th Illustrator / Portrait artist / TV reporter for Nikkei TV www.yuries.com
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Music and poem by Yoshimi Sakura read by Yurie Hoyoyo in Japanese and
 
Ariadne Sawyer in English.
 
 Blue Earth, theme song for World Poetry played at special occasions.
 
 
 

Caring message from  World Poetry Beloved Honorary  Son Rahmat Haidari :“I do not want violence anywhere in the world and no human being forced to immigrate. It is very painful because of the insecurity and the loss of the family moving away. The aspirations, of the family, of culture lost.

For all the people of the world, I wish peace and friendship.”

Rahmat Haidari is multi- award winning filmmaker and peace and human rights advocate who had to flee his country and now resides in Germany where he will bring his talents and expertize to help the world.

The World Poetry Cafe Book Luanch of Barry Plamondon!

 

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café  Radio Show Proudly Presented  the  Book Launch of : Run Between The Raindrops, Silver Bow Publishing-2017  by Barry Plamondon, July 6, 1-2 pm PST. It was a honor to welcome Barry and his lovely wife Sandi to the  show. The interview was a mixture of poems from his new book and a few others  as well as his resiliency in the face of challenges. He is a true hero.

To hear this special show: CLICK HERE!

Also we had news from the poet Kevin Morris, another hero, announcing his launch of my collection of poetry, “My Old Clock I Wind and Other Poems” on the World Poetry Reading Series. I am pleased to let you know that “My Old Clock” was published in June and is available in both paperback and e-book formats from http://moyhill.com/clock/. My collection is also available (e-book only) from Amazon and can be found here, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0735JBVBG

 

 

 

 

 

In addition, our e-poet was World Poetry Director Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah. who wrote: “I have arrived in Ghana safely from my visit to Beijing, Shenzen, Suzhou , Shanghai and other cities in China during my 21 day stay. I should say, it was a good and worthy trip of thought about climate change.”  His moving poem was : In Honor of Bright Amponsah Yeboah.

Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah

 Barry Plamondon was born  in Penticton 1958.  He grew up in South Van, graduating from David Thompson Senior Secondary School and spent 3 yrs. at U. B. C. Faculty of Arts. He received a certificate in Practical Horticulture at B.C.I.T. Worked 20 yrs. as a landscaper and was forced to retire. after 2 strokes. Barry started writing poetry soon after and  has resided in Maple Ridge for 25 yrs. He has a wife Sandi and 7 children. Barry’s hobbies and interests include Vancouver Canucks, gardening, listening to all types of music, getting out in nature, and reading.

Author of 3 published  books  :This n’ That Bric a Brac-Friesen Press 2016,Crackers and Crumbs-Silver Bow Publishing 2016. Run Between The Raindrops-Silver Bow Publishing-2017 He is a member of Holy Wow Poets(Maple Ridge)