Category Archives: Featured Poets


World Poetry Celebrates Deborah Kelly and Linda Antognini !


한국문인협회 상패(2012, 06, 12) 001 World Poetry Award.




Ariadne’s Notes:  The World Poetry Cafe , on April 15, 1-2 pm, PST, welcomed the poetess Deborah Kelly and the classical artist Linda Antognini to the show. Also the  talented e-poets: Jeanneclaire Probst and Mohan Sanjeevan. Thanks to the World Poetry team of Victor Swartzman , sound engineer , Ariadne Sawyer, MA, host and producer, special volunteer Sharon Rowe and the media consultant Osiris Muir.  Music by Stan Rogers and Djelimady Toukara.  A special thank you to Osiris Muir Media.


What writing does for the soul…

Hopes of comfort and peace are only part of a writer’s goal…
As other benefits are derived if the truth be told.
At times words can be worth more than the value of gold…
When gifting thoughts from your heart for others to hold.

Jeanne Claire Probst.
April 9, 2018










Deborah L.  Kelly is an award winning Poet, who Features regularly throughout the Lower Mainland. She is the award winning  author of three published books of poetry, and is currently working on her fourth. Her work has been published in India, Uzbekistan and other countries as well.  Poem to follow.











The Spark That Will Change The World

Painted on Canvas ~ Project Tupac 

By Linda Antognini


Linda is an accomplished classically trained artist creating original paintings and custom artworks. Linda, a true student of life and life long artist, studied art and lived in Italy for 10 years. She has been oil painting since childhood, taking her art wherever she goes. Her work reflects her talent and diverse experiences, as she connects each subject designing in both visual and emotional detail. Linda’s creations display passion and expressions, made possible by doing what she loves most, painting. Her works of art can be found throughout the United States and Europe.


     Linda’s current efforts are focused on “Project Tupac”, which is a collection of over 21 separate works of art. Project Tupac is designed to emotionally blend Tupac’s lyrical messages with her powerful artistic visual interpretations. Listening to each song while visually focused on the paired canvas, combine to create dynamic experiences that produce emotional responses that are profoundly unique and personal.


     “Project Tupac” has set a singular goal of promoting Linda’s work for the benefit of communities across our nation. Employing the fresh idea of blending Tupac’s lyrical messages and the visual canvas interpretation, “Project Tupac” is committed to promote awareness around the common social issues that Tupac Shakur sang so passionately about.





World Poetry Celebrates The Portrait of a Verse, a Fusion Book from India!










Ariadne’s Notes:  On April 5. 1:30 PM, PST, The World Poetry Cafe Radio Show Celebrated the launch of a beautiful  book by  poetess Preeta Chandran and  Artist Pankaj Rohilkhandvi. This is an exquisite book which  brings poetry and art together. We are honoured to feature them below.












Preeta Chandran is a fusion expert and a writer and poet, and the author of the books, ‘The Painted Verse’ and ‘The Portrait of a Verse’. She has been featured and published in a large number of International and Indian anthologies by prestigious organizations like The Poetry Society of India, Hidden Brook Press of Canada, Cultural Centre of Vijaywada, Guntur Poetry Festival, AuthorsPress, Galerie MP Tresart (Canada) and newspapers like the Hans India. She has won awards from popular literary journal Muse India, been featured in fusion exhibitions in international galleries like Galerie MP Tresart (Canada), and her haikus have won the best haiku prize in The Hindustan Times Brunch Haiku contests. She works as an Assistant Vice President in a renowned global corporation. She is a B.Sc (Hons.) in Chemistry, an MBA, and has received an honorary doctorate and is pursuing a PhD in

Here are some of the poems and example of the book.

I am – 

The wind, the fire, 

The mountain, the speck of earth, 

The form, the formless, 

The thought, the inconceivable. 


Autumn rainbow – 

Father painting, 

Bridge of hope. 


Paper planes – 

Young dreams, loaded, 

Ready to take flight. 



You and me, 

Gazing at the horizon, 

I look back at our footprints in the sand, 

And wish that, 

Time would stand still. 


Pankaj Rohilkhandvi is an artist and painter, and Fusion expert, whose work has found a place of pride in both Indian and International art galleries. He is the co-author/artist of the books, ‘The Painted Verse’ and ‘The Portrait of a Verse’. His work has been displayed in exhibitions at Emmaus Gallery (Milan, Italy), Galerie MP Tresart (Canada), Lokayakta Art Gallery (Hauz Khas Village), India Habitat Centre, Habitat World, Canvas Art Gallery (Nehru Place), Academy of Art and Design (New Delhi) and Uttar Pradesh Kala Academy (Bareilly). He has designed numerous book covers for eminent authors. His work has won several awards and he has been featured in newspapers like The Hindustan Times. He works as an Assistant Vice President in a reputed global organization. He is a Bachelor of Sciences, an MBA, and has received an honorary

Fusion of Art and Poetry

Together, Preeta and Pankaj have been working in the field of fusion of art and literature. Their book, The Painted Verse, was a first step in this direction. They are soon coming out with their second book, The Portrait of a Verse, in which multilingual poet Marcela Villar is also doing the Spanish translation of the poetry. They have participated in numerous fusion exhibitions, including ‘Soleil d’hiver’ by Galerie MP Tresart, Canada, Fused-Unfused, at All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi, a fusion anthology ‘Et si les mots parlaient’ by Galerie MP Tresart, among others.


In Feb 2017, they were invited to the International Kolkata Book Festival, where they spoke about the evolution of fusion, works of artists like Picasso in the field of fusion, and its present form. Their session was covered by Doordarshan (DD News).


World Poetry Celebrates a CD Launch by the Wonderful Laura Kelsey!

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Cafe Radio Show was honoured to welcome the wonderful Laura Kelsey and her band in a special CD Launch April 5, 1:10 PM on CFRO, 100.5 PM . She sent some examples from her book, 12 Dresses and told how the photographs were made. Tam from Thailand sends thanks to her for answering a question about music , solo performances and bands.

Another special event World Poetry Cafe Book Launch with e-poet Preeta Chandran and artist Pankaj Rohilkhandvi with their fusion book, The Portrait of a Verse. We also had long time member, Anita Aguirre Nieveras on the show reading her poems in Tagalog and English and talking about her life. E-poets: Kezang Dawa  from Bhutan and others. Great thanks to Kerry Buckner for being the sound engineer when I hosted from home.









Laura Kelsey, poetess, singer, songwriter, musician , mother and much more!


Laura writes: 

This is the link for 12 Dresses:

I’ve also attached a photo of the smoke coming out of the abyss that we mentioned.

This is the link to listen to/buy the Dispell album:

Here are also some video links too!:
Peace Is:

Feed Me:–xXC8Ug

Album purchase link:

Band bio:

Since 2013, Dispell has been writing and playing punch-funk power-blues rock in Vancouver, B.C.; and released their first album The Quick Fix in February 2018. During their time playing live, they performed at venues such as The Railway Club, Fairview and Pat’s Pub. Their song themes range from societal issues; love lost and found; and Skeena Street.