Category Archives: World Poetry Lifetime Achievment Award Past and Present Winners.

Information on all the World Poetry Lifetime Achievment Award Winners and memorials for them on the World Poetry Cafe Radio Show. Updated as needed.

World Poetry Proudly Presents Chad Norman from Canada!

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Ariadne’s Notes: It is with great pleasure that we present the World Poetry Mentor and supporter  Chad Norman who helped World Poetry get started years ago. At that time there was no venue for those poets that spoke another language. His support and kindness has helped not only World Poets in Canada and also  World Poetry Canada International  around the world, making a difference in the world.  Thank you Chad!

Chad Norman enjoys the friendly pace of the East Coast.
His poems have appeared in magazines, anthologies,
newspapers, across Canada, as well as literary journals
in the States, England, Scotland, Australia, Japan, Denmark, Israel,                                 &and India.
He has given  poetry workshops to all levels of educational institutions,
and talks on Literacy and celebrating Canadian Poetry, during his   1997 cross Canada  reading tour, Live The Reading Life, sponsored by Via Rail, Keg Steakhouse,Greyhound Bus Lines, as well as many more sponsor each province from  each  province.

 Norman has organized The All is Well Mixture, an event held  on occasion over the years in Truro & Vancouver, to showcase national & local authors and musicians.

He also founded Grant Block Press, a new publishing  venture created to bring out books without government funding.

His most recent book, Masstown, was released in the fall of 2013 from Black Moss press. (University of Windsor, ON).

He is working on  a new collection called Simona,, in order to celebrate
the Truro, NS, SPCA, and the special furry friend they allowed
his family to take home.

 Happily he assures us his love of walks is endless.

AN UNNECESSARY RESCUE

Bath water, what
turns a man’s skin
red, faster than
his embarrassment.

Once soaking, he is ready,
ready to read a book,
he has read thousands
in the tub, with skin
growing red, and the tub
full now, slowly steaming.

He reads the life of Thomas Hardy.

All the smooth whiteness
exhibits the lone drop,
the lone drinking ant.

Ant and a single drop,
water again causing life.

No level of this moment is too low.

Ant able to hold on
where the tub’s top slopes down;
holding on, one speck like drop
on the edge of the slope
above the water able to change
what the human fingers
choose to rescue, to interfere with,
leaving the drop simply drank from,
to interfere and injure some part
of the ant’s one innocent leg.

Chad Norman ©

World Poetry Proudly Presents an a Award for One Great Year!

 Ariadne’s Notes:
World Poetry Canada International is pleased to announce an Empowered Writer’s Award to two amazing and creative writers , the writing team of Tamara Veitch, lifelong writer, artist and mother. and Rene DeFazio, accomplished actor, screenwriter and producer with numerous film and television roles and commercials and print ads to his credit  who combined their talents to create the fascinating book, One Great Year.  

They will be receiving their award on October 19th at the Fourth World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival at SFU Harbour centre , 1:30-4:30 pm. To join us, please e-mail ariadnes@uniserve.com since seating is limited. Event is free.
Congratulations!

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Tamara Veitch and Rene DeFazio  are the Vancouver-based powerhouse duo behind One Great Year, one of Canada’s most exciting contemporary fiction releases that brings adventure, ancient mystery and an epic love story together in an edge-of-your-seat ride.

With One Great Year won Honorable Mention at the New York Book Festival Awards and the London Book Festival Awards and has been optioned for development in Hollywood. It has been heralded by early reviewers as “Indiana Jones meets Eckhart Tolle,” DeFazio and Veitch have been making appearances across Canada and the USA since One Great Year’s North American release in October 2013.

Rene DeFazio is an accomplished actor, screenwriter and producer with numerous film and television roles and commercials and print ads to his credit. Rene wrote, directed and produced a travel show that saw him immersed in exotic locations like Kenya, Egypt and the Seychelles. His adventures and experiences as a world traveler were instrumental in creating One Great Year, his continual and tireless research and firsthand knowledge of international locations, customs, sights and smells brought this epic story to life.

Tamara Veitch is a lifelong writer, artist and mother. She attended Simon Fraser University, where she studied English and Psychology, and is a strong public speaker. Tamara worked as a Special Education Assistant in a primary school before leaving to have children and launching her own mural painting business. She never stopped writing; always sure that the next great American novel was at the tip of her fingers, waiting to be released.

One Great Year is the culmination of a lifetime of learning, living and loving for them both and they are currently working on completing the second book in the Great Year Trilogy.

Find One Great Year on Twitter, Facebook and at http://www.onegreatyear.com/

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The Fourth World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival!

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The Fourth World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival Proudly announces the Empowered Award Winners.

We had over 300 nominations come in, some even six months early. We wish we could honour all of you.

Each nominee was nominated by at least two people, in some cases much more. A check was made as to background, good heart,abilities and the quest for peace. The Empowerment awards are based on these qualities.

This year, the age range is from 12-100!

An award will be given to those that can attend during the month of October, for those who cannot come due to Visas or other reasons, a certificate will be sent to you by e-mail. In past festivals, awards were sent out, but most never reached their destinations. If there is a name or country error, please let us  know.

This list will be going on site and when time permits, a brief bio, photo and a poem or writing will be put on site.

The festival is coming together, created by many hours of volunteer work for peace. We are have launched a Crowd Funding site to pay for some of the costs, rather than have it come out of pocket. For more information: Go to  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fourth-world-poetry-peace-festival/x/8284778 and join the team to create empowerment and peace!!This is your festival too and the waves of peace coming from it will circle the world!You can also contribute by becoming a peace connector volunteer and helping out in the festival. Contact: ariadnes@uniserve.com or astarte_sita@yahoo.com

All the best to you and keep up the good work. Peace and the world needs you!

World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival Award Winners!

World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award: Carol Knepper, Canada.

World Poetry Unsung Hero Award: Mobin Saberi, Canada.

World Poetry Cultural Ambassador   Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah, Ghana.

World Poetry Music Ambassador Yoshifumi Sakura, Japan.

World Poetry Cultural Ambassador: Mutiu Olawuyi, Gambia.

World Poetry Theatre Ambassador: Oswald Okaitei. Ghana

World Poetry Youth Peace Ambassador: Timileyin Olajuwon, Nigeria.

World Poetry Empowered Poets:

Janet Kvammen, Canada

Elaine Woo, Canada

Honey Novick, Canada

Una Bruhns, Canada

Lini Grol, Canada

Anviksha Srivastava. India & USA.

Corazon Wong Canda, Japan.

Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, USA.

Helen Bar- Lev, Israel

Mamta Agarwal, India

Peter Thabit Jones, Wales

Stanley Barkan, USA

Adisa AJA Andwele, USA.

Samay Hamed, Afghanistan.

Lidia  Chiarelli,  Italy.  

 Murray Kion. Netherlands

Empowered Musician:

Enrico Renz, Canada.

World Poetry Empowered Graphic Artist:

Sainabou Baldeh, The Gambia.

Empowered Filmmakers

Kagan Goh, Canada.

Mary Fowles, Canada.

Rahmat Haidari, Afghanistan.

Ghafar Faizyar, Afghanistan.

Akshat Ajay Sharma, India.

Sharif Saedi, Afghanistan.

*** Three filmmakers from our new partner, Vancouver Asian Film Festival will be joining us as soon as they are selected