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World Poetry Celebrates Dee Hobsbawn-Smith!

Ariadne’s Notes: On April 20, 2017, 1PM on CFRO, 100.5 FM, the World Poetry Café welcomed the multitalented and powerful poetess, Dee Hobsbawn-Smith, retired chief and sustainable food advocate. Her words of advise and wisdom about food, cooking and poetry were absolutely empowering to all the listeners. She will be on tour in the coming months, including in B.C.  For a list of her tour dates: www.deehobsbawnsmith.com

Thanks to the World Poetry café Team of Ariadne Sawyer, producer and host, Anita Aguirre Nieveras , super engineer, Victor Schwartzman  special volunteer Sharon Rowe and volunteer Willow the dog. Music by Anthony Prosk (Gulf Island Suite)   and Don Amero (CD, Refined)

A must hear show for the planet : CLICK HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Shelley Banks.

dee hobsbawn-smith’s poetry, essays, fiction and journalism has appeared in newspapers, websites, magazines, anthologies and literary journals in Canada, the USA and Scotland, including Grain, Gastronomica: The Journal of Culture and Food, The Malahat Reiview, Prairie Fire, The Antigonish Review, Vallum, CV2, Freefall and others. In 2015-16, she served as the Saskatoon Public Library’s 35th Writer in Residence. A retired chef and ex-restaurateur, she lives west of Saskatoon and earned her MFA in Writing at the University of Saskatchewan. She has published seven books. Foodshed: An Edible Albert Alphabet (Touchwood, 2012) won three international awards for its unflinching examination of the politics and challenges of small-scale sustainable food production. Her first collection of poetry, Wildness Rushing In (Hagios, 2014) was a finalist for Book of the Year and Best Poetry Collection at the Saskatchewan Book Awards. It was followed by her first short fiction collection, What Can’t Be Undone (Thistledown, 2015.) At present, she is working on her debut novel, an essay collection, and new poetry. Most recently, she has contributed to the SK poetry anthology, Line Dance (Burton Books, 2016), edited by Gerald Hill, and was part of a contingent of Canadian poets who read at The Bowery Poetry Club in New York City. www.deehobsbawnsmith.com

 

Red cedar

thirty years of your brother’s life

hanging in a cedar-lined closet under the back stairs.

~ Judith Krause, “A History of Shirts” from Mongrel Love

 

The cedar chest came from Lebanon, a gift.

In one corner, tiny clothes

I sewed for my sons.

 

Childhood never wears out.

It travels with me, that time. Before

I came to poetry, I lived it –  

 

swung high swoops on redwood swings,

small sons on lap, leaped

like a leopard over fire hydrants at their urging.

 

In the chest, purple fleece vests outgrown

before the seams could strain or fade,

jesters’ hats, laid aside when they outgrew magic.

 

I wear their vests and hats now on my morning walks,

wrap myself in my sons’  childhood,

red cedar days that never wear out.

Dee Hobsbawn-Smith (C) From her radio show published poems. All rights reserved by author.

World Poetry Celebrates Anita, Isreal and Omolara !

 Ariadne’s Notes: A wonderful radio show –the World Poetry Café, CFRO. 100.5 FM Thursday, February 16, 2017 with guests Anita Aguirre Nieveras  who read her poetry and talked about helping others as well as describing the importance of poetry in her successful workshops with Seniors.

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Special guest Omolara Oyesiku who read a beautiful birth poem in Yoruba and English and composes wonderful songs and is a reggae singer.

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Former host and tech Israel Mota called in from Mexico and sang Happy Birthday along with some great messages about bringing the world together in peace, respect and love.

He also had a lovely message for the world and a quote from Nelson Mandela about dealing with hope instead of hate. Israel mentioned that in universities in Mexico,

they are devoting time to meditation and positive messages to help the world.

A big thank you to Kerry who filled in while Victor was away and to Neall Ryon for his hosting.

Thank you to Coop-radio for their kindness and support over the last 20 years.

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World Poetry Celebrates the Amazing Nina Munteanu!

 Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café welcomed the talented author of numerous books Nina Munteau  to the radio show on  September 8th at 1pm, CFRO, 100.5 FM  Hosts Anita Nieveras, Neall Ryon  and engineer Victor Schwartzman had an engaging conversation about her newest books, one in English and the other in Italian , all about water .

To listen to the show, Please CLICK HERE!

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Nina Munteanu is “a master of metaphor…a creator of fantastic worlds and cultures…She turns an adventure story into a wonderland of alien rabbit holes…Rhea Hawke is a fresh and multi-faceted heroine.”–Craig Bowlsby, author of Empire of Ice and creator of Commander’s Log.

Internationally published author, teacher and limnologist which is the study of Nina Munteanu explores one of the most important elements of Earth.  Water is emerging as one of the single most important resources of this planet.  Already scarce in some areas it has become the new “gold” to be bought traded coveted cherished hoarded and abused worldwide.  Companies that deal in water are now traded on the stock exchange. 

The Splintered Universe: “A magic carpet ride of adventure that not only reaches deep into the folds of the universe but also into the depths of the soul.”–Goodreads Review.

“Water Is…” can be purchased in print format online at any Amazon store. It is also available at Blackbond Books (Ladner store). Readers can also find it in the main libraries (Vancouver Central Library, Richmond, City of North Vancouver libraries).The book will be available in E-book in winter 2016

“The Way of Water” is available in E-book format through the Italian Imprint “Future Fiction” on Amazon.com.

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