We are so proud to present nominee Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah who will receive the prestigious World Poetry Youth Empowered Poet Award for Ghana at our third World Poetry Canada & International Festival April 4-30th, 2013.This year, the nominees are visonaries that are making positive changes to create a better world, they are wonderful examples to us all.
The World Poetry Cafe Team of hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Israel Mota along with assistant Ryan Handy and our amazing tech Medhi welcomed Michael as a featured guest by phone from Ghana. For long awaited photos of the the team , go to the end of this post. We have had great feedback and increased visitors already. To HEAR THE SHOW CLICK HERE!
Mr. Somuah is a winner of numerous awards and honours such as National Youth Achiever in Literary Arts, presented by the President of Ghana during the maiden event of the National Youth Achievers Award.
International Peace Award winner of the Kostis Palamas Poetry Prize, Greece
Honorary Diploma in Poetry- United Poets Laureate International.
He is also a Guest editor of Poetry Space-UK, and widely published in books, Literary Journals, Anthologies and newspapers in the UK, Canada, India, Ghana, Kalahari review-Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, Pakistan, Hungary, Greece, Cyprus, USA and other web hosting literary magazines .
His new book is coming out in July.
CHORUS OF PEACE
In my faithful cry
and eyes swollen
wars to view
daydreaming and stare
I shivered in awe
the sight of blood
the marred voices of
I wish for old yesterday
hug and whisper into her ears
The Peace once had
When the noble Lord of the heavens unfold
and the breeze leaves everything serene
our children bid farewell to
sweet aid at
the beaches, and call Peace
Bags of grace, yield of harvest past
storeroom of gold, fragrance of joy eclipsed for
shades of arms… injustice
to cause distant cries
For Peace I say
Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah (Ghana)