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World Poetry Celebrates the Talented Poetess Michelle Elrick.

 

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show  had a wonderful interview May 25,2017, on CFRO 100.5 FM at 1:40 pm PST with the talented poet Michelle Elrick about her new book then/again, exploring her descriptions of home and the carrying of memories.

Thanks also to our wonderful team: Producer and host, Ariadne Sawyer, MA, co-host Elaine Woo, also a published author from Nightwood Editions, publicist Nathaniel Moore, super tech, Victor Swartzman and special volunteer Sharon Rowe.

Listen to the SHOW HERE!

Notes from co-host Elaine Woo:

“Michelle, author of then/again, Nightwood Editions 2017, engages us with the meaning of home, pushing the limits of the meaning of home, finding belonging in others or in a feeling of familiarity and comfort.  She, too, discusses her literary legacy in other poets and in song.”

 

Image made By Scott Munn

Michelle Elrick is the author of two books of poetry including newly released, then/again (Nightwood Editions, 2017). Her writing has appeared in Geist, CV2, Event, Poetry Is Dead and on CBC television. She was the recipient of the 2011 John Hirsch Award and was a finalist in the 2015 CBC Literary Award for Poetry. She lives and writes in Halifax, Nova Scotia.Courtesy of Nathaniel Moore Publicist, Harbour Publishing Co Ltd., Douglas and McIntyre (2013) Ltd.,

 Poem:

expect something and nothing at once: a car coming down the road,

a tilted x, a feeling of enough enough/a rapture love. count: two

days without sleeping, three hours spent hiding, seventeen years
of limiting love and one long highway, the way it dips and caresses

the shouldering hills. wait with squint and exhaustion: breath

condensed on a cold brass hinge, elds scraped clean of snags

and novelty. wander in/out of rooms with a mirror under your chin.

climb out of the bed, the window, the car and threadbare drapery

of blue velour: gold exponential on the carpet. don’t talk, listen
to the curve of this particulate. stare at the cabin past the dim

of trees: its red roof, the taste of warm tomato.

 

the mountain rises under your knees: algae, juniper. humming

hydro electric box: (red rover, red rover) call and careen, your name

still ringing, still ringing, drawing circles around your face, around

the many lips of the rose’s middle. gulls follow the tractor,
picking out dew worms. sunset between Olympic and North Shore,

grazing red and spo ed land of white and orange stars. clouds pass

behind the tree: you say the name of the book you are reading,
I touch your leg under the table, we leave the condom on the desk.

(how many brothers/sisters do you have?) mathematics of hunger,

of silence, noise. the universe expands beyond dead stars shining.

asymptotic crush. the things that used to be true.

 

by Michelle Elrick (C)

excerpt from the poem “square” from the book then/again (Nightwood Editions, 2017)

 

 

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 Palma Mingozzi!

Ariadne’s Notes:  The World Poetry Café Radio Show welcomed the multitalented poetess and artist, Palma Mingozzi to the show! Her vast love for life, nature and the Creator were like sunbeams flowing through  her words and poems. Also sharing the show was author Nolan Holloway .

  Our World Poetry Team: Ariadne Sawyer, host and producer, Neall Ryon, co-host, super tech, Victor Schwartzman and special volunteer Sharon Rowe.

To Hear The SHOW, CLICK HERE!

 

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Palma Mingozzi is a self-taught artist and writer from Staten Island, New York, USA. She expresses herself in a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic and watercolor. Her interests are in the abstract and include a variety of subjects,infused with realistic themes, including the emotional humane and spiritual. These include beauty, upliftment, awareness, human spirit, wholeness, completion, mystery, fantasy and nature. She is inspired by the beauty of nature people and her environment. She is rooted in the influence of nature, colors, shape and form, and by the artists that she so admires including Michelangelo, Botticelli, Kandinsky and Jackson Pollock.

She has participated in more than 10 exhibits over the period of five years on Staten Island, and her solo debut exhibit was at the GlobalArtGallery in Italy in 2012.

She is a poet and writer and has written several poetry books both in English, The Entitlement of the soul and Emotional upheaval, and in Italian, Brucio Di te, Trofeo, Un’altro Oceano, Erasmo Serretti, Studi in Chromoterapia.

She has been included in Italian anthologies, Il Sentiero delle Muse, Librando L’anima, Goccia a Goccia in honor of Alda Merini, Ciò Che Caino non Sà. She translated both Io l’ho incontrato così by Daniela Straccamore and Erasmo Serretti’s book into English.  She has been included in one Indian anthology, dimorianreview.com, and has participated internationally in many groups lending her poetry out in places such as Africa, India Canada, Ireland,Pakistan, Spain and Italy.

2015 has brought her to several stages where she recited many poems on stage and introduced international performing artist Rosa Didonna, Bari Italy, in two exhibits, Vertigo Gallery, Times Square and SIABC Gallery, Staten Island, NY.