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World Poetry Vancouver and New Westminster, BC ongoing events.

World Poetry Celebrates the Multi-talented Kagan Goh from Canada!

Ariadne’s notes:   The World Poetry Cafe Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Jaz Gill, operator Sarah Jo,  celebrated the talent of Kagan Goh  in a special radio show last night, September 15th. I was honoured to read the Wedding Poem that I wrote for Kagan and Julia, based on my parent’s tradition of having a Weekaversary.  They put aside the day to celebrate and renew their everlasting  love. My parents would be so honoured to know that Kagan and Julia are continuing  the tradition. As a young child, I could join in and share my poems and drawings and even hold a candle. Added to the show, wonderful poems by Jaz and Kagan plus a very moving short story.  Click HERE For the show!


Kagan Goh was born in Singapore in 1969.  After years of traveling, he emigrated with his family to Canada in 1986 and now resides in Vancouver. He is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, a spoken word poet, novelist, journalist and mental health activist. Kagan is an author who has been published in anthologies such as “Strike the Wok”: an Asian Canadian anthology of short fiction (TSAR Publications); “Henry Chow and Other Stories from the Asian Canadian Writer’s Workshop” (Tradewinds Books), SARE 50 (South East Asian Review of English, Issue 50),  “Alive At the Center: an anthology of poems from the Pacific Northwest ” (Ooligan Press) and the Writer’s Studio 2010 and 2012 emerge (Simon Fraser University).  In 2012, Select Books, Singapore, published his first book “Who Let In the Sky?”


(for Kio Kee, Johnny and Xian
I was born a rotten egg.
Why me out of a carton of four?
I’m spoiled.
But my parents didn’t toss me out.
Even when I’m no use.
You can’t eat me,
so why keep me?
They held me in their palms
incubating my ailing heart.
I want to be born all over again.
Maybe God will give me a fresh start.
Then my shell cracked one day
and I fell open
naked, sticky and wet.
to discover I am a black chicken.
I’ve been miscast all along.
They say chickens can’t fly
but just watch me try.
I believe in miracles.
Name one?
I was born.

Kagan Goh (C)

World Poetry Celebrates the Irrepressible Victor Schwartzman from Canada!

Ariadne’s notes: In the first of a series presenting  World Poetry Café Radio Show co-hosts on Tuesday,  August 4, 9:00 PM on CFRO, 100 FM, hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Anita Aguirre Nieveras welcomed Victor Schwartzman to the show. To hear his column and mention of Donald Trump, CLICK HERE!





Victor Schwartzman has written a weekly column on disability issues for over two years, and is very disappointed that nothing has improved.  The column is on the AODA Alliance website and Accessibility News.  He is also polishing a satiric novel, King of the Planet, about a dimension ruled by people who believe in Fox News.  He helps out occasionally with World Poetry Café.  He will be seventy on August 19, and expects you to send him presents. He is also the World Poetry Peace and Human Rights film Festival Director, a radio show operator  in training and host.

Here’s a funny story about Godzilla

Godzilla, that cheesy monster movie

was Americanized from Gojira.

The original’s director, Ishiro Honda

traveled through Hiroshima

as a Japanese soldier

saw the devastation of nuclear war

and decided to make a film

about the horror of atomic bombing.


The A-Bomb’s fire storm

became Godzilla’s fiery radioactive breath

the look of Tokyo after Godzilla stomped it

was based on Hiroshima after the bomb

the first boat Godzilla destroys

was based on the Lucky Seven

tuna boat too close to the first H Bomb test

(Americans in the area were warned

but Japanese were not so…lucky)

The boat’s radio operator got sick

Americans denied treatment information

his agonizing death took a year

he was the first victim of the H Bomb


Japanese audiences watching Gojira

saw a nuclear allegory about America

Americans watching Godzilla

were entertained by Japs killed by a monster

isn’t that funny

well, the Americans are laughing

Victor Schwartzman  (C)

This poem was published about two years ago, in the St. Vitus Prose and Poetry Review:

World Poetry Celebrates the Dynamic Osiris Munir from the USA!

Ariadne’s News: The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer, Jaz Gill and show operator, Sarah Ho welcomed the amazing President and CEO of Ankh Entertainment Osiris Munir (World Poetry’s newest international partner) on Tuesday, July 28th on CFRO 100.5 FM.  The show was full of tips, advice and the highlights of her life. To hear the show: CLICK HERE! 

Photos from the show:

sharon and show 003Co-host Jaz Gill.   sharon and show 005 Show operator: Sarah Ho.


Osiris 2015 002

“Osiris is a photo journalist,  former model in Europe, writer and promoter. She is also the president and CEO of Ankh Entertainment. Her credits include Spotlight Enterprises, working with such clients as Jamie Foxx and Jay Leno, early on . The William Morris agency Universal Studio lot and the Universal Musical Group, an entertainment giant  and others.  She now writes  for  the Culver City News, Ankh Entertainment’s, Stones in the Color of Rare blog, and the weekly host of the new, in development, televised weekly, entertainment interview show, 15 Minutes.. For more about the show, 15 Minutes and to make comments and help to talk us up, set your browsers to 15 Minutes and is are repped by former WME agent, William Branca of QCP Productions. After all, you know what they say, “everybody’s famous for 15 Minutes”. Channel art by street artist of Culver City, California.”


A force to be dealt with, Osiris Munir is a product of the industry. She holds a monumental GIF which lends itself to the rhythm of life that all men and women are indeed, created equal. Growing up in the entertainment industry beginning mid 20’s and still in the groove, truly she is living proof that dedication, hard work and going for what one loves to do most definitely pays off.

Lover of laughter and all things artistic, Osiris landed her first job in the industry as a receptionist for a small local Beverly Hills comedy agency, Spotlight Enterprises. Within two weeks she became the Executive Assistant, to the VP of Spotlight, whose clients, Jay Leno, Damon Wayans, Jerry Seinfeld, Jaime Foxx, to name a few, zoomed from a mere $500 a show to minimum of $1200.00 per week. Jay, Jerry, and Damon were already in demand at the Pasadena Ice House, Improvs, the Laugh Factory, and the Comedy Store. Additionally, the boys were beginning to branch out to National clubs and doing well based on Bob aka Robert Williams Presidents method for sending a picture, short bio and above all a VHS. Mind you, this was at a time that Comedy was the lowest of the art forms to earn income.

Bob sure turned that around being the first to run the Beatlemania Tour featuring Maurice Hines who was a bigger Broadway star than Munir could ever imagine. Her youthful eyes witnessed the beginning of the most fruitful time in entertainment and all things flowed through Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and the William Morris WME Agency. Over hearing a conversation between one of Spotlights Agents and his wife, who was an IT at William Morris. Osiris jumped at the chance to do what she always loved to do, learn all about music and do ir with some of the top celebrities in the world. Everyone was at Morris. It was a time of the biggest, the baddest and the soon to be biggest, held all of their trust. When someone used the word, “BOSS,” it really meant the person had social standing, prestige, talent and expected to live and breathe entertainment for the rest of their lives.

The rest is her-story. Landing an assistant music agent position and without the mailroom experience, put her front and center. Many had graced the halls of lined press packets, CD’s, and music stuff but none of African American culture hired so swiftly and without doing the usual mailroom training. Osiris a former model had lived in Europe, proud to be at Morris and bold about getting to know how the big machine worked.

The experience of having access to the globe’s top entertainment lit her eyes up as she learned the ropes of conversation, who to talk to, what to say or not, and details galore. All the top hang spots were booked before arrival, all of the plush gatherings set, some private parties, and most tight end settings for global negotiations. Working with the first female agent to head up the Beverly Hills Country Fairs division in the music department, didn’t hurt.

After WME, Munir headed to the Universal Studio lot working as a Project Assistant Manager for the theme park. This door opened to the pop and alternative promotional division at Universal Music Group. Universal an entertainment giant and harbor or of the rich and famous boasted every possible band, single artist, jazz, rap, hip-hop, R&B. Country, Pop, Alternative and Gospel than any other label group during the 90’s. Far into the latter part of the early 2000,UMG, and her time at WME agency gave Osiris the complete and balanced package of a well-rounded professional industry background


Now in 2015, Ms. Munir or O. if you’re close spends her time consulting and acting out her favorite life role as a photojournalist for local news media pools. Her personality sparkles as she entertains on her, in development 15Minute interview show. 15 Minutes takes her all over Los Angeles County and covers all aspects of the Hollywood experience. As a photographer for artist mediums, Osiris says, I’m often limited in space, and have to be quick on my feet, and showing no fear when trying to get a shot.” I plan to be the next Annie Liebowitz and really make it worldwide. For my presence to be felt and extended beyond my community and obvious ethnicity. To possess the skills and knowledge that appeal to all people and that any human can relate to.”

These days you can find Osiris at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga Canyon, California or at the Egyptian, Regal Theatre. Bonding with independent film groups and interviewing at high-end events, from Hollywood to downtown. Ms. Munir is a You Tube partner and post short clips of her news stories throughout all popular social media networks.

Ankh Entertainment a name she has carried since the year 2002, blogpost, “Stones in the Color of Rare is continuing to break new ground offering a variety of subjects, images, and video footage of creative talent that make up the rich body of creative arts of Southern California.

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