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Welcome ! World Poetry Canada International Advisors and Directors.

 

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World Poetry Canada International Proudly Presents our Advisors and Directors for 2015 and 2016.

They will be participating in the World Poetry 24 hour world wide Peaceathon on September 21st, World Peace Day and  hopefully the upcoming  fifth World Poetry Canada International Peace and Human Rights Film Festival  in 2016.

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Poster by  director Ceri. Please send your participation request and  ideas to astarte_sita@yahoo.com

Coming soon: more information  on the Peaceathon and how you can join in to form a solid circle of  peace and light around the world.

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Advisors:

 Dr. Hadda  Sendoo,  Mongolia.  Yoshifumi Sakura,  Japan. Dr.  Stephen Gill,  India  and  Canada. Elaine  Woo, Canada. Wanda Kehewin , First Nations, Canada. Mamta Agarwal, India. Adisa AJA Andwele, Barbados and US. Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido, Canada.

Directors:

Alaha Ahrar, Afghanistan and US. Kwame Yirenkyi, Ghana and Canada. Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah. Ghana. Sharif Saedi, Afghanistan. Oswald Okaitei , Ghana. Olajuwon Timileyin, Nigeria. Mutiu Olawuyi, Gambia. Musa Musavi, Afghanistan , Caroline C. Nazareno, Philippines. Anita Aguirre Nieveras,  Philippines and Canada.

Film directors and youth directors will be posted soon.
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 Photo display by director Musa Musavi, at UBC, festival 2014.

 

World Poetry Welcomes Dr. Diego Bastinutti With A Special Book Launch!

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Ariadne’s Notes:  Please come to an  amazing book launch  by  Dr. Diego Bastianutti tomorrow, May 15th! You won’t regret it!

Listen to Diego , 9:45 pm, May 12th show. CLICK HERE!

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Special Book Launch for The Bloody Thorn!
Friday, May 15, 7:00 pm “Il Museo” at Il Centro – Italian Cultural Centre 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver Book launch event: Diego Bastianutti’s “The Bloody Thorn” Poet and author Diego Bastianutti will be launching his fourth collection of poems, The Bloody Thorn (2014), featuring intensely beautiful poems of social criticism, love for the feminine mystery and grief-born catharsis.

Diego Bastianutti was born in Italy, completed his studies at the University of Toronto, and was a professor at Queen’s University (1970-96). Since his retirement he counts among his publications, A Major Selection of the Poetry of Giuseppe Ungaretti, in 1997, winner of the “1998 John Glassco Prize”; his third poetry collection, For a Fistful of Soil /Per un pugno di terra, was awarded the 2008 International Literary Prize Scritture di frontiera. His prize-winning poems and short stories have been featured in various literary journals and anthologies in the Americas and in Europe. Currently he is a Canadian correspondent for an Italian cultural magazine in San José, Costa Rica. He resides in Burnaby, BC with his wife. He is the happy father of two daughters and four grandchildren plus two. He delights in travelling with his wife. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event. Refreshments will follow. The event is organized in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy.

 

World Poetry Proudly Presents Obaidur Rahman from Dhaka, Bangladesh!

 

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Ariadne’s Notes: We are proud to feature Obaidur Rahman  as a featured poet and singer  from Dhaka, Bangladesh. I am sorry it took so long to feature him but we have such a long waitlist. Welcome!

Obaidur Rahman is a Dhaka, Bangladesh based writer and in 2011 he penned his debut book of poetry titled “The Mystic Inferno”. The book mostly centered around the mysticism and spirituality. And some key characteristics of the poems are that they are very confessional, absolutely sincere and very serious. In other words basically the very perspective of the poet himself, on life, world and the Universe in general. The book is considered one of the best works of contemporary Bangladeshi English literature scene.

He has also authored two more books, one is called “The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Life in the Universe” which is somewhat a semi-scientific attempt to understand whether there is life beyond Earth, and the other is a collection of his non-fiction writings and articles that he penned down over the last 15 years, that appeared in numerous national and international publications, both print and online.

Obaidur Rahman is also a singer/songwriter and an all-around musician, who in 2014, released his debut double albums, titled “Prahelika-1″ & “Prahelika-2″, which contain entirely acoustic guitar based indie-alt-pop-rock songs. He is the first solo artist in the history of Bangladesh music to release debut double albums with all original songs, sang, tuned, composed, played and produced by the artist Obaid himself.”

Prahelika has two meanings, 1-Enigma 2-Progress
Here is the YouTube link to his songs:

You Tube: Obaid The Artist-Official

 

Book Cover of The Mystic Inferno-By Obaidur Rahman

Here are few links concerning his book:

1-     The Review in the Dhaka Courier Magazine: Book Review-Dhaka Courier Magazine<http://www.dhakacourier.com.bd/?p=9461>

2-     The Review in The Daily Star’s Star Literature Page: Book Review-The Mystic Inferno @ Star Literature<http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=246578>

3-     The Review in The Weekend Independent Magazine: Book Review-The Mystic Inferno<http://theindependentbd.com/weekly-independent/128671-book-review-the-mystic-inferno.html>

4-     The Review in The New Age Xtra Magazine: Book Review-The Mystic Inferno<http://www.newagebd.com/supliment.php?sid=119&id=872>

5-     The review in Daily Sun-Book Review-The Mystic Inferno<http://www.daily-sun.com/index.php?view=details&archiev=yes&arch_date=09-11-2012&type=A-Poet-in-Search-of-Eternity-and-Serenity&pub_no=314&cat_id=4&menu_id=14&news_type_id=1&index=8>

6-     The Review in the Sri Lankan News Paper THE SUNDAY LEADER<http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2013/03/17/the-stellar-debut-of-the-mystic-inferno/

Please checkout “The Mystic Inferno” @ the following sites. As usual, your feedback is always appreciated.

1)      Poetrysoup.com: http://www.poetrysoup.com/poems_poets/poems_by_poet.aspx?ID=38969

2) Poetry.com: http://www.poetry.com/poets/394024-Obaidur%20Rahman?page=1

3) Poemhunter.com: http://www.poemhunter.com/obaidur-rahman/ 4) Allpoetry.com: http://allpoetry.com/Obaidur_Rahman

5) Voicesnet.org: http://www.voicesnet.org/allpoemsoneauthor.aspx?memberid=1309890010