The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Israel Mota proudly welcomed S.R. Duncan, poet, community arts builder, publisher and organizer.
LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE!
World Poetry Canada International, World Poetry New Westminster and World Poetry Vancouver would like to thank Steve for his ongoing mentorship and support started so many years ago. He is truly a hero! Also, great thanks to Israel who translates into Spanish a poem by the featured poet each week.
Music by featured musician Anthony Blackman, Steel Pan player, Terry Warbey and Rene Hugo Sanchez. More photos later as soon as I can figure out how to upload them.
S.R. Duncan is a producer, publicist, free-lance writer, and poet. He was long-time owner of Pink Flamingo Works, a graphic design and small press publishing house in operation for 12 years and specializing in literary chapbooks and promotional material for limited budgets.
Duncan’s broadcast career began In 1980. While still in high school, he wrote, directed and performed sketch comedy routines for “Community Fries” a Friday night event on Shaw TV’s Community Access station in the City of Duncan on Vancouver Island.
His broadcasting credits include CKNW, CITR, Rogers Cable 4, CJSF and CO-OP radio, where he produced a weekly half hour radio show called “WAX POETIC” for 12 years.
On top of numerous publishing credits, he has performed live on stages as far-flung and diverse as Squamish, Victoria, Seattle, Auburn and Portland.
He has sat on the boards of Vancouver Poetry House, and East Vancouver’s Notorious Theatre in the Raw. He was the president of the Celtic Fest Vancouver Society and the Edgewise Electrolit Centre – a non-profit society with a mandate was to exploit communications technology in order to widen the audience of Canadian poetry.
His executive production credentials include the Downtown Eastside Fearless Festival, The Poets Corner at Word on the Street and Spoken Word Coordinator for CelticFest Vancouver.
In 2003, via the internet, Duncan collaborated with musician Massimo Mariani, from Milan Italy, to produce a CD and launch the work as part of the Vancouver New Music Festival – with Mariani in attendance. Drawing from both his extensive work experience as a healthcare administrator and his formal training in Arts and Entertainment Management from Capilano University, then combining these with his innate love for all things creative, positive and progressive, Duncan has blazed a unique trail for himself as a Vancouver Arts community builder and a mentor to dozens of artists and small non-profits, specializing in literary-based entertainers, theatre companies and festivals. Recently he helped develop a half-hour TV talk show for Shaw Cable called “Via Mia”. www.viamia.net
Science fiction icon, Ray Bradbury calls his work, “fine poetry.
Sometimes There Is a Wind
a very old breath of wind
pushes its way across the water
from the East,
slips through windows I believed safe to leave open;
through the front door
I leave regularly unlocked.