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World Poetry Proudly Presents the Youth Poet Angelica Poversky !

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The World Poetry Café Radio show March 31, on CFRO 100.5 FM with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Wanda Kehewin welcomed an amazing multitalented youth  poet, Angelica Poversky in an exciting show full of vibrant words. Angelica will be hosting the World Poetry Vancouver Youth Team , Saturday, April 11th, at the Britannia Public Library. All youth and others welcome.
Also on the show music by Laura Kelsey and a special e-poem by Lini Grol.  CLICK HERE for the show!

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Angelica Poversky is 5’3″ of vertically challenged creative passion.

She can be frequently found frolicking on hiking trails, writing articles and stories or twiddling her fingers on various instruments and organizing events. She’s a performance poet, musician, improv-er and a passionate nature lover.

She is the founder and festival director of Richmond’s first youth-led outdoors arts festival, Arts in the Park and a guitarist and rapper of the folk group, Goons.

She volunteers primarily with CPAWS, HUM and World Poetry. She gets paid with busking coins and children’s desire to learn guitar. Occasionally, she racks in the dollars through poetry or  acting as a statue.

If you see Angelica in her natural habitat, she is probably working on her first poetry chapbook “She Is”,  hosting her radio-show or training to be a stand-up comedian.

Angelica is Vancouver’s Top 24 under 24 and a Richmond Arts Award Finalist. In 2014, she was an author at National Culture Days, TedX Presenter and a speaker at the CHIMO Violence Against Women Conference.

Consume

Deep Satisfaction,
The right click purchase button is on the bottom of the tongue of the gods.
Buy clothes. Buy the cosmos: You are the best and the most
Not only is art dead,
But I can buy the man who quoted that and then the other who
Said, “Art is what you can get away with.”
Buy me.
Andy Warhol was campbell soup king of overconsumption
And just like with any pop-art dreamer, every pop-artist, pop corn star, porn star,
Selling themselves to be the pope of the Hollywood boulevard,
Pop-culture’s pop-tart,
Art
is manipulated and now second to me,
The coca-cola machine.
Actually, I am more like The coca-cola God. People are robo
broke machines hoping for a psycho
cope vaccine to fill their empty space
You’re the epitome of pain postponers.
Buy me.
Your tragedy is travesty in my fabricated, factory eyes.
Buy me. Your plastic dreams are gems, never good enough. Buy me. You are hung up on being better.
Buy me. Better than others. Buy me.
Buy me.
Snort coca-cola like it’s in your bloodstream as addictive as dopamine.
A cap twisted, popped. The voice of the siren, with every can shot open, a little cracked, a little inverted
onto your tongue.
Then you stop.
Buy me
You brain is a time wave machine, the soda pressing, it’s so repressing the coda of cooked coke until you
can’t cope with not being the pope yet at the boulevard.
1981 – Coke is it! 1985 – America’s real choice. 2001 – Life tastes good. 2009 – Open Happiness
You are still not happy, just corn syrup, cane sugar and caffeine.
It is the fear that I am not good enough nor will ever be. Fear. Becomes the light of my existence.
Fear.  You won’t buy me.
Fear. Stop selling me.

Angelica Poversky (c)

 

The World Poetry Cafe Radio Show present Angelica Poversky and Marie Annharte Baker from Canada!

Ariadne’s Note:  Hosts Vivian Davidson and Israel Mota welcomed Angelica Poversky and Marie Baker from Canada to a short version of the show due to technical difficulties. We hope they can return in the future.

To listen to the show, Click Here!

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Angelica S. Poversky is a 15 year old poet, from Richmond, BC who is a grade nine student at McMath Secondary. She is passionate about the environment  and saving the planet. She is influenced by musicians and artists like Dali, and Pink Floyd. She’s performed as a spoken word artist at the Richmond Youth Earth Day Summit, The World Poetry Peace festival, as well as many other events and many of her poems are published with the Young Poets of Canada and other poetry organizations and magazines such as Farrago Magazine. Angelica was a part of BC’s biggest youth driven-arts festival, Ignite! as well as well as coming in first place in the Diversity Talent Show with her poem “Take a stand”. She writes for her local newspaper, The Richmond Review as well as Youthink Magazine to tackle issues of youth.  She aspires to use her poetry to create change in the world, and finds inspiration in everything. 

Keep asking why for
 forever
But the blades and shards
 of ideas to disregard
The silence of tomorrow will bring you
 Never
You can rebottle and escape every thought
But the ideas stamped your way
Are just naked parades
The silence of tomorrow, today you
forgot.*

You can live waiting for a meaning
But the bullets tattooed with ink
Tell you no one for you will think
The silence of tomorrow, is at best: seeming. *

Angelica S. Poversky (c)

Featured at the World Poetry International Festival 2013 at UBC.

Peace Poster by Sattar. Featured at the World Poetry International Peace Festival at UBC 2013.

Marie Annharte (born 1942) is an Anishnabe poet and author, a cultural critic and activist, and a performance artist/contemporary storyteller. Former surnames are Baker and Funmaker.

Through books, poetry, essays, interviews and performance Annharte articulates and critiques life from western Canada, with a special focus on women, urban, indigenous, disabilities, academic, and poverty-centric (or “street”) awareness and issues/foibles.

From Little Saskatchewan First Nations, Annharte was born in 1942 and grew up in Winnipeg, where she is currently based. She has been associated with (studied or taught at) the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg, Brandon University, and University of Minnesota. She has collaborated with or co-founded numerous groups of community-based writer activists, including Regina Aboriginal Writers Group and the Aboriginal Writers Collective of Manitoba. She was a founding member of the Canadian Indian Youth Council. Presently, she is organizing Nokomis Storyteller Theatre which features comic/clown and puppet performances.

Her poetry is intimately connected to her performance and visual art practises. “Recycling and reworking bits and pieces which are found or ‘to hand’ into new forms, bricoleur-style, is a process which she foregrounds in poems such as “Raced Out to Write This Up” and “Coyote Columbus Cafe.” As one of her personas or identities, Annharte has taken on the “scavenger or scrounge artist,” especially in a re-invention of herself as Rakuna Kahuna, a “wise raccoon” street name (“Marie Annharte” 63). — Lally Grauer” “A Weasel Pops In &