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World Poetry Celebrates Alan Hill!

 

Ariadne’s Notes:

The World Peace Day has had so many entries far from 67 countries  with wonderful poets , musicians and artists, celebrating peace.

Also, in the show were two e-peace poems by : Peace Crusader: Bernice Lever who wrote: ” Here is a Peace Poem from my last book in SMALL ACTS called Peace Gardener  I will do what I can to distribute this poem, making copies for the places I will be at the Sept. 13, Canadian authors monthly meeting , eve. at Alliance for the Arts Bldg., on Howe St. and perhaps 1 or 2  other writer gatherings.

I will print some extra copies for Bowen Island Library, Bowen Is. Art Gallery, our local book store, etc.  Maybe drop one off at our City Hall, too! “

Cheonhak Kwon debuted in the literary journal Hyundae Munhak, and served as a member of Jindan Si, a poetry society in South Korea. She immigrated to Canada in 2008, and was awarded the Kyung Hee University Overseas Korean Literary Award in 2010 for the short story “Stuffed Cucumber Kimchi.” Her peace poem is :Everyone is a Prisoner: I am still in an apple seed.

Also included in the show was music from a CD celebrating the 50th  anniversary of  Poet Carl Sandburg  with music and readers from the CD Honey and Salt  by  Mat Wilson from Braithwaite and Katz. Our great radio engineer Victor Schwartzman also played a poem  written by and read by Carl Sandburg.

The WP team: Ariadne Sawyer, host and producer. Victor Schwartzman  and special volunteer Sharon  Rowe.

LISTEN TO THE WORLD POETRY SHOW Here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Hill is the Poet Laureate of the City of New Westminster BC. He has been previously published in Canada, UK and the USA in over forty publications, including EVENT, Canadian Literature, CV2, SubTerrain, Poetry is Dead and the Cascadia Review. He is the author of two full length books of poetry, The Upstairs Country (2012) and The Broken Word (2013). He began writing in 2001 whilst spending two years living and working in Botswana.

World Poetry Celebrates Bernice Lever!

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Poetry togetherness-sharing a mike.  (Neall Ryon)

Ariadne’s Notes: On January 19, 1-2 pm, 100,5 FM CFRO, The World Poetry Café welcomed two talented poets to the show. Bernice Lever and Jaqueline Maire. Since Bernice had a mini book launch of her exciting and powerful new book, Small Acts. I decided to present them individually due to pay tribute to their importance. The World Poetry Team of Ariadne Sawyer, Neall Ryon, Kerry ( doing the teching for Victor) and special volunteer, Sharon Rowe were honoured to have them share the hour.

To listen to the show CLICK HERE!

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 A special poet Bernice Lever, who has read her poems on 5 continents, presents her 10th poetry book , “Small Acts”, with Black Moss Press, fall 2016. A retired college English teacher and freelance editor, she lives on Bowen Island, BC. Canada.   Bernice, whose 1st book was “Yet Woman I Am”, HBP, 1979,   ‘gets high on words!’. Also she has won many awards and prizes, but is proudest  to be a Peace Poet.

Go to www.colourofwords.com  for more!

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World Poetry Celebrates Bernice Lever from Canada!

 

The World Poetry Café Radio Show, CFRO, 100.5 FM with the team of Ariadne Sawyer, Neall Ryon, Victor Schwartzman and Sharon Rowe,  welcomed the multitalented Bernice Lever on October 6, 1-2 pm. Music by the Irish Rovers and Wayne Lavalee.

TO HEAR THE SHOW CLICK HERE!

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  Bernice Lever, born 1936 in Smithers, BC, was a founding editor of WAVES, literary magazine, York U., from 1972-1987 and has published ten poetry books, (Red Letter Day, Black Moss, 2014),  a teaching CD: The Colour of Words. She’s active  in  Canadian Authors, League of Canadian Poets, Federation of BC Writers, etc.  She reads poems, (some prize winners), across Canada, USA  and abroad. She has won five Lifetime Achievement awards as well as the Allan Sangster Award. Also she was named #1 Comedy Writer at Whistler Writers Festival , Comedy Quickies” event, October 15, 2015.             

         Writer-in-Residence for CAA – Vancouver, she edits book manuscripts. Retired from Seneca College, Toronto, she gives workshops across Canada   Bernice gets ‘high’ on words.    www.colourofwords.com

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This poem is from her tenth book of poetry: Small Acts.

Gag Google

I live in an E house

captured by satellite

on a lens generated

by Google cameras

set to follow me

day and night. 

 

How about you,

can you see me too?

Can you see my car parked outside

or if my lights are on inside?

May your unopened gmail

advise you more about me:

what mall I am shopping at

or which gift parcel is going

to whose building next.

 

Odourless Google works in silence

around the clock, circling the globe.

Humourless Google snaps pictures

on endless E circuits:

just a total invasion machine,

but not ethical nor powerless.

 

Google is expanding, invading

by millions of zeros and ones

by the hour — world wide.

Remember, Google is no gag.

Bernice Lever — 2016 manuscript// SMALL  ACTS