Category Archives: E-Poets

Featured e-poets on the World Poetry Radio Show.

World Poetry Celebrates the Wonderful Laura Kelsey!

Ariadne’s Notes: On August 22 at 1:10 pm PST, the World Poetry Cafe radio show on CFRO, 100.5 FM officially launched the CD, A Hand that Holds the Match book  with Laura  “Banshee”Kelsey and husband Mike “Builder” Harding . Wonderful music and lyrics with hidden meanings throughout the CD. Laura is a talented musician, singer and poet and I am thrilled to feature her here. She is also a great humanitarian and supporter of woman’s causes.  It was such an honour to feature this lovely CD. To contact her: Please email regarding performances, studio vocal work – including back-up/harmony – and for original compositions and song collaboration.

Also on the show, another CD launch at 1:30 PM with the new CD Dark Matter from the great composer and musician Lafayette Gilchrist who will be featured next on site.

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A Hand Holding the Matchbook, by Builder & the Banshee:

With rocking folk songs like “Wires” and “Tangled” to quiet ballads about lost loved ones (“Wild” and “Enough”), A Hand Holding the Matchbook is a thoughtful collection of original acoustic music out of Vancouver Island, B.C. by Builder & the Banshee.

Woodworker-guitarist Mike “Builder” Harding and singer-songwriter Laura “Banshee” Kelsey write a unique blend of soulful folk rock that has hints of metal and blues. They’ve played live around the province and are already working on their second album.


Hey there, barefoot

Never around

Calling you

I’m always here for you


Freeway driving never so free

Sunny days in June

What we do for food

To feed our moods


Don’t touch the wires

Just watch the show

Don’t question anything

You are not supposed to know


Mountains cloaked

In smoke and our steel

Crying, “Fools!

“We are your friends, too!”


Snapping strings and energy fields

Absorbing truth

Siphoning all souls through

all souls through


Don’t touch the wires

Just watch the show

Don’t question anything

You are not supposed to know


Just keep your head down

Or you’ll alert the patrol

Shield your eyes from

Blinding lights of control

Source: Laura Kelsey.


World Poetry celebrates S.D. Nicholson!

Ariadne’s Notes:

The World Poetry Cafe Radio Show, 100.5 FM, August 15, at 1:30 pm PST welcomes S.D. Nicholson with his new book : Mischief and Mayhem: Part One of The Faerlands Chronicles [May 24, 2019, Kohler Books, by author S. D. Nicholson, is a dark fantasy for adults that will sweep them away to a more magical land. 

S.D. spoke about the importance of writers trusting their instinct and following it instead of discounting it. He chose to create a series for adults to help them escape from everyday reality and perhaps to give them hope. It was a fascinating interview and we heard from a number of listeners that were interested.

Mischief and Mayhem follows protagonist Ophelia Maplewood on a twisted journey through the realm of the Faers. After lying dormant for centuries, a dark presence awakens. While malicious forces quietly stir in the southern nation of the Meadows, Ophelia, along with her companions from the Woodland Scouts, set out into the darkness. Soon, they find new strength and allies in the north – along with an unexpected human. Joining Ophelia and her Scouts may be his only means to salvation, as he quickly discovers what little understanding of the hidden worlds surrounding his own he really has. Will their journey bring balance to the homeland and prevent chaos from spreading to the other realms? Only time will tell.
In an interview, Nicholson spoke on :
-His inspiration behind writing Mischief and Mayhem
-His writing process
-What is next in terms of the series?
-Why he decided to not write the popular genre fantasy YA, and aim at adults instead.
-The process of creating a whole new “world” – tips for other fantasy writers.
know! More at and on Facebook and Instagram. Buy the first of the series at: 


 Source: Our greatest thanks to Katie Schnack for her wonderful work!



World Poetry Celebrates Sheilla Foster!


Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Cafe Radio Show welcomed the talented Sheilla Foster and her Lighthearted Limericks book (World Poetry Publishing on CFRO 100.5 FM at 1:10 pm PST, August 8.  Tech Victor Schwartzman and  host Ariadne Sawyer took turns reading the special limericks and commenting on them. The book was beautifully illustrated by young elementary school artists. Listeners delighted in the limericks with several mentioning that they were interested in writing their own.

Also on the show, host Ariadne Sawyer, spoke about the new World Poetry Worldwide Peace initiative starting on September first. A new story by Sharon Rowe was also read.  Music by Laura Kelsey with her new CD which will be featured on the radio show August 22.



Sheilla Foster was born in Edmonton, Alberta where it snows a lot in winter and is very hot in summer. She moved to Vancouver, BC when she was 16. After graduating from high school, she worked for a short while as a switchboard operator. Later she became a  truck driver for the Canadian Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service which allowed her to travel all over B.C. At that time she gained a pilot’s license . 

Sheilla is married and has three grown sons. After her son’s were older, she started teaching night school which she did until she was 75. She started writing Limericks when she was 80 and became the  World Poetry New Westminster Queen of Limericks.

An example from the book:

“There is a quick little brown wren. Who learned to write rhymes with a pen. In case you don’t know it. She is an excellent poet. Who is published in books now and then.”

Source: Lighthearted Limericks by Shiella Foster.

Written by Ariadne Sawyer, MA. World Poetry Canada International.