Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Cafe radio show CFRO 100.5 FM on September 26 continued the Peaceathon with readings of the peace poets from around the world and other events. This year has been the best ever with so many peace events and so much wonderful work to create a wave of loving peace to circle the world and help it to balance itself.
Poets and Peace Promoters. On Thursday, September 26, at 1:10 pm PST, the World Poetry Peaceathon continued with poems from Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, Mahmood Jan, Lidia Chiarelli, Gloria Khe, Juanita Garcia Vera, and James Berkowitz. Also, time permitting the lovely long poem by Pj Johnson, Poet Laureate of the Yukon. Eighty of the shorter poems were given away with permission on Sunday at two events that we participated in.
Calling in with a brand new CD also at 1:30 pm PS with his brand new CD was Jason Yeager with New Songs of Resistance, which featured reimagined folk music from Argentina, Chile, and Brazil, as well as new compositions inspired by our current reality. It fit in and was blessed with the rest of the program so well. Also, in the midst of the poetry readings, we were honored by the wonderful musician Jason Yeager and his great new CD New Songs of Resistance. Jason is also giving part of the proceeds to Raices who help migrant families. Go to https://www.jasonyeager.com/ for more information and to buy a CD!
*Thanks to Braithwaite and Katz for another wonderful musician!
A Must See Film! Yesterday, Showing now in Vancouver!
‘Yesterday’ is a delightful film with elements of magic and humor! It tells the story of a struggling musician named Jack who (actor Himesh Patel) who suddenly realizes he’s the only person alive who remembers The Beatles and their music. After he wakes up from a bus accident, he starts the almost impossible journey to bring back their songs to the public who learns to love them. After, numerous adventures, he overcomes setbacks and finally finds success.
This enjoyable film presents a fascinating interaction of cultures which combines many unique qualities.
The songs really stand out, reintroducing the audience to the past and welcoming new listeners.
Jack (Himesh Patel) sings a number of Beatles classics, including ‘Yesterday’, ‘Hey Jude’, ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’ and ‘Let It Be Something’ and ‘Yesterday.
Himesh Patel – singer Jack Malik, Lily James – Ellie, Jack’s childhood friend, and first manager
Kate McKinnon – Mandy, Ed and Jack’s manager, Meer Seal – Jack’s mother
Sanjeev Bhakra – Jack’s father, Joel Fry – Rocky, Jack’s friend and roadie
Elise Chappell – Ellie’s flatmate Harry Michel – Nick, Jack’s friend
Sophia di Martino – Carol, Jack’s friend.
Alexander Arnold – Gavin, record producer
Sarah Lancashire – Liz, James Corden – himself, Ed Sheeran – himself
Daniel Pemberton has also written the film’s score.
Ariadne’s News! The World Poetry Cafe radio show, CFRO 100.5 FM on September 19 at 1:10 pm, PST was honoured to have the amazing and talented Kevin Morris calling in from London with his new poetry, collections and news of his collected works. A wonderful interview with him!
I also read a long poem called Gipsy by Terry Seawell also from England about his wonderful dog. With thanks to our great team of super-tech Victor Shwartsman, special volunteer Sharon Rowe as we celebrate our 21st year on the air. Thanks, Ariadne Sawyer, host and producer.
Kevin Morris was born in the city of Liverpool on 6th January 1969. Having attended The Royal School for the Blind and St. Vincent’s School for the Blind in Liverpool, he went on to read History and Politics at the University College of Swansea.
Having graduated with a BA (Joint Honours), and an MA in Political Theory, Kevin moved to London where he now lives and works.
Being visually impaired, Kevin uses screen reading software called Job Access with Speech (JAWS) which converts text into speech and braille, enabling him to use a Windows laptop.
Much of Kevin’s poetry is written in his home, which overlooks a historic park in Upper Norwood/Crystal Palace, a suburb of Greater London.
In August, Kevin published “The Selected Poems of K Morris. The book encompasses poems composed between 2013-19. The poems included have been selected from “Lost in the Labyrinth of My Mind”,”My Old Clock I Wind and Other Poems”, “The Writer’s Pen and Other Poems”, “Dalliance; a Collection of Poetry and Prose”, “Refractions”, and “The Girl Who Wasn’t There”.
In addition, a number of previously unpublished poems are included in this book.
The poems range from those dealing with nature to others, which touch on the passage of time and mortality.
“The Selected Poems of K Morris” is available in paperback and Kindle formats and can be found here: