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Ariadne’s Notes will update readers and participants on the World Poetry Site, special events, help needed and our goals for the future.

World Poetry Celebrates Lorna Crozier’s Latest Book Launch!

 

Ariadne’s Notes: On May 25,  the World Poetry Café Radio Show had the honour to feature two amazing and talented well known Canadian poets Lorna Crozier and  Michelle Elrick ,1-2 pm, PST,CFRO, 100.5 FM with hosts Ariadne Sawyer, Elaine Woo  and super engineer, Victor Schwartzman, and special volunteer, Sharon Rowe, in celebration of the publication of their new books! I will be featuring them separately on this site.

Lorna will be celebrating her new  book with launch at Munro’s Books in Victoria on Tuesday, May 30, at 7:00 PM. She will be reading alongside fellow Victoria poet Rhonda Ganz (Small, frequent loads of laundry, Mother Tongue).

Notes from co-host Elaine Woo about this remarkable show:

A delightful hour with Lorna Crozier, recipient of the Governor General’s Award for Poetry and an Officer of the Order of Canada and with Nova Scotian poet Michelle Elrick, a finalist in the 2015 CBC Literary Award for Poetry and winner of the 2011 John Hirsch Award.

Lorna’s arresting poems from her latest book What the Soul Doesn’t Want, Freehand Books 2017 focus on what it means to age, grief, and the natural world. Listen for her thoughts about poems aging with the poet and for her helpful advice for young poets and about her literary ancestors.

Lorna’s advice:

1) Believe in your own voice, in the beauty and significance of own voice, faith in own story even if it has darkness 2) Your work will appeal to others if well done with craft and artistry.”

First up on the show was Lorna Crozier at 1:10 pm PST.

To hear their words of wisdom and exceptional poetry:  LISTEN TO THE SHOW!

 

Lorna Crozier, an Officer of the Order of Canada, is the author of sixteen previous books of poetry, most recently The Wrong Cat and The Wild in You. She is also the author of The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Ordinary Things and the memoir Small Beneath the Sky. She is a Professor Emerita at the University of Victoria, has been awarded the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, and is a three-time recipient of the Pat Lowther Award. Born in Swift Current, she now lives on Vancouver Island with writer Patrick Lane and two fine cats.
For further information, please contact kelsey@freehand-books.com
Information and a full catalogue are also available at our website
at www.freehand-books.com.
Advance Praise for What the Soul Doesn’t Want.
“[A] late-career highlight… [Crozier] can speak for the inanimate with whimsy and empathy, knows when and how to conjure sensuality, and can sneak in an emotional payload.”
— Quill and Quire

Source: Kelsey Attard.
Praise for Lorna Crozier
“Lorna Crozier’s The Blue Hour of the Day . . . reads like one long autobiographical poem of astonishing coherence and beauty, and so powerful that, after I’d closed the book, I found that I’d unwittingly learnt several of the lines by heart.”
— Alberto Manguel, The London Times Literary Supplement
“Crozier writes of a world of imperfection, clumsiness, violence, betrayal, pain, and in spite of everything, delight and love . . . Always accessible, Crozier speaks a language we understand, but she uses it to tell us things we don’t.”
— Canadian Literature.

 

World Poetry Celebrates Lavana La Brey from Canada!

Ariadne’s Notes:

The World Poetry Café  Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Deborah  L. Kellymwere honored to  have presented the lovely and multitalented, Lavana La Brey on Thursday, May 18,1-2 pm on CFRO 100.5 FM. Also an e-poem from Russia by Viacheslav Kupriyanov and one from Brazil by the new World Poetry member  Carmen Lucia Hussein. We now have 94 countries that listen in on a fairly regular basis. To HEAR THE SHOW CLICK HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lavana is a songwriter, artist and poet who has a flare for trying new things. She also, along with John Preston have a used bookstore called Renaissance Bookstore in New Westminster, BC, Canada. They have been in business for 20 tears and still have a love for books They consider books to be great assets to society- the wonderful authors bring so much entertainment, comfort and knowledge to all. Her favorite poet, singer, songwriter is Leonard Cohen . Source: RCLAS Writer of the Month.

During the fascinating  interview Lavana read her lovely poetry , sang songs and talked about the bookstore and how people are starting to come back to books instead of electronic devices. Also, in their store, children’s books and the classics are popular.

Visit their shop at 7128-12 St. or http://www.renaissanceebookstore.com/

Don’t miss this exciting show! CLICK HERE!

 For a past interview with Lavana and her husband, John : http://worldpoetry.ca/?p=6541

World Poetry Celebrates Chandra Bhatt, Patrice Williamson and others!

 Ariadne’s Notes: World Poetry Café Radio Show,  CFRO, 100.5 FM with Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Victor Schwartzman with special volunteers Sharon Rowe and Willow, the dog.

  To hear the show:   CLICK HERE!  

May 11, 1-2 pm  featured a fascinating  interview by Victor Schwartzman of the book from Nepal, “Kathmandu Days” by Chandra Bhatt. The publisher is Niyogi Books India. Well worth listening and reading!


 

 

 

 A call in  from Boston  ( courtesy of Braitwaite and Katz)  at 1:40 pm, PST from Patrice Williamson with her new CD: Comes Love, a lovely CD featuring her silky voice . April 25, 2017 will marked the 100th anniversary of an event that would have a profound impact on jazz and American song: the birth of Ella Fitzgerald. While the centennial of the First Lady of Song will doubtlessly be celebrated in myriad forms, few will prove as heartfelt or sincere – or as long in gestation – as Comes Love, the new album by Boston-based jazz vocalist Patrice Williamson. For the occasion, Williamson teamed up with guitarist and fellow Berklee College of Music faculty member Jon Wheatley for a set that pays particular homage to Fitzgerald’s landmark duo with guitar great Joe Pass. 

Due for release on Ella’s birthday, April 25, on Williamson’s own Riverlily Records and produced by pianist/composer Helen Sung, Comes Love features a dozen Songbook classics originally either recorded by Fitzgerald and Pass on one of their four studio albums or performed live by the duo during the course of their notable collaboration. Williamson and Wheatley never resort to sheer imitation (not that such a thing would even be possible given their two inimitable models), but instead conjure the warm elegance and graceful swing of the originals through the alluring chemistry of their own inviting rapport. To buy this wonderful CD: https://patricewilliamson.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also a review of the documentary Unarmed Verses by Director  Charles Officer . For a review by Ariadne Sawyer: http://www.theafronews.com/category/entertainment/

The show included two special e-poems  by the well known poet Germain Droogenbroodt. A feature coming soon.