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.

In Loving Memory Tributes on the WP Radio Show!

 

 

 

Ariadne’s Notes: World Poetry Café went  live for the first time ever to New Westminster, BC, Canada  to celebrate our yearly program In Loving Memory with Ariadne Sawyer and Anita Aguirre Nieveras along  with super tech Victor Schwartzman  at the controls in Vancouver!

Each year World Poetry features a tribute to our World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award winners who have passed on but are with us in spirit.

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*If anyone has a picture of Shulamit , please send it to me and I will post it.

Featured on the In Loving Memory show: World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Shulamit Joffre.

Shulamit was a valued member of our World Poetry family. She was a mystical poet with a deep and abiding attraction to all things spiritual, believed that  writing poetry was a condition of her birth. Born in Montreal, she lived and wrote in Vancouver, British Columbia. She shared her life with her husband Ray, their dog and cat. She also spent as much time as she could with her daughter Jessica and her grandson Nathaniel. Shulamit was a World Poetry Lifetime Achievement award winner and the organizer and host of the successful reading series, First Tuesday Assembly of Poets held at Chapters in downtown Vancouver. Syllables of Creation was her fourth book of poetry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Loving Memory: World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and Crusader for Justice  Dugald Christie. or a special program about the life and work of World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winner poet and lawyer Dugald Christie. Christie often wrote poems about the justice system and presented them to lawyers and judges. One of his published books, A Journey into Justice described his cycling trip to Ottawa, Ontario to burn his robes in protest. It also contains many poems.

 

 

 

 

 

In loving Memory Tribute to Vera Manuel , First Nations Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, mentor to many. Vancouver-based Secwepemc-Ktunaxa playwright, poet, and storyteller. Vera was the eldest daughter of Grand Chief George Manuel, the first president of the National Indian Brotherhood.

Her play, Strength of Indian Women was staged through-out North American and published as in the anthology Two Plays about Residential Schools (along with Larry Loyie). Her work was honoured with inclusion at the Native American Women Playwrights Program, housed at Maima University, in Oxford, Ohio. Her poetry has appeared in various publications, most recently in ROCKSALT: An Anthology of Contemporary B.C. Poetry. Vera was one of the inspirations along with Elder Gabriel Bartelman,  MA lay faculty member for Ariadne for her thesis  and mentor for an upcoming book, Love Poems for the World.

 

 

 

 

 

In Loving Memory tribute to World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Madge Kimball of Salt Spring Island.  An amazing pianist and beloved piano teacher as well as a poet, writer and mentor to many. Beloved mother of Ariadne Sawyer and her brother . Cherished wife and the inspiration of Hudson Kimball, Poet and writer. She moved 35 times in her lifetime, in various countries and was well loved by her students. Her Poems appeared in The World Poetry Anthology and other publications.

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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