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World Poetry Celebrates the Amazing Bernice Lever!






Ariadne’s Notes:  On March 15, at 1:10 PM PST, the talented poetess Bernice Lever called into the World Poetry Café radio Show. CFRO 100.5 FM  to bring the listeners up to date on her poetry, events and wisdom. Also featured was Leslie Pintchik , Jazz great who will be featured next. the show was dedicated to Stephen Hawkins who was a hero to so many including the special abled. The World Poetry Team of Ariadne Sawyer, MA , Victor Shartzman and special volunteer Sharon Rowe. Music from Laura Kelsey’s upcoming new CD: Dispel and from Leslie Pintchik’s new CD: YOU EAT MY FOOD, YOU DRINK MY WINE, YOU STEAL MY GIRL!










  BERNICE LEVER, a  writer, editor and teacher,   creates poetry on Bowen Island. Her 10th book of poems was “Small Acts”, Black Moss Press, 2016. She edited WAVES, Fine Canadian Literature, at York, U., Toronto, 1972-1987.  She is a Life member of League Canadian Poets & some other groups. 

 Bernice’s travels have let her read poems on 5 continents. Her grammar & composition book (now a CD or free PDF) is “The Colour of Words” .  If you want a free copy of Bernice’s book, please send her an e-mail at:  bernice@colourofwords.com

This book has been used around the world to help students with their English.

 Although she is active in many national writing organizations in Canada, she is  now delighted to be on the west coast again, writing PEACE poems for World Poetry and others.



World Poetry Celebrates the Amazing Danny Fox and Trio!




Ariadne’s Notes: Happy International Women’s Day from the Spanglish Magazine 

On February 15, at 1:30 pm PST, the World Poetry Cafe welcomed the amazing Danny Fox and trio with their  new CD The Great Nostalgist 
https://www.facebook.com/events/972331972914407/. This new CD is  lighthearted and fun to listen to. It has a very professional twist. Danny also kindly responded to an e-question from a young musician with a local band in Senegal who sent his appreciation after listening live to the show. Included in the show was a beautiful peace poem by Honey Novick . 

At 1:10, pm. PST, we had a phone call from Victor Obosi , organizer and director of Afrikadey Festival and promoter of many events.









Danny Fox & Trio.

Pianist Danny Fox was born in New York City where he became immersed in the jazz scene from an early age. In high school, Danny was selected as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and went on to attend Harvard University during which time he became active in the Boston music scene. 

Happy International Women’s Day from the Spanglish Magazine!


He formed the Danny Fox Trio in 2008 as a vehicle for his original compositions and since then the working group has performed steadily around NYC and the US, releasing the critically acclaimed albums The One Constant (Songlines) and Wide Eyed (Hot Cup).

Called a “pianist of diverse accomplishment” (NY Times), Danny has established himself as a versatile musician active in a wide variety of settings, co-founding the New Orleans rock and roll group Tubby, playing around the fertile Brooklyn roots and bluegrass scene, performing on Broadway, and collaborating with the cutting edge video artist Meghan Allynn Johnson. He has performed with artists as diverse as Bruce Springsteen, Cassandra Wilson, Michael Blake, and Kermit Driscoll.

Thanks to Braitwaite and Katz for connecting us with this talented musician.


World Poetry Welcomes Poet and Artist Malik Ahmed!









 Copy of a Russian famous Sculpture, drawn in 1978 by Malik Ahmed. 

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show on February 8, on CFRO 100.5 PM at 1:PM, PST welcomed a number of guests, including an e-peace poem from e- features: Malik Ahmed and the multilingual poet Alfonso Martinez Pretel from Spain.  Other guests included the amazing poet Barry Plamondon reading from his new book, a  surprise special birthday party for the renowned pianist and touring composer, Satoko Fujii  with her solo 60th birthday CD with special welcoming guests Yurie Hoyoyon and  Soramaru Takayama  in Japanese and English. Each Honoured Guest will have their own feature on this site.

Due to many submissions, I have been putting in several guests per show but hope to give them more time in the future. Thanks also to Braitwaite and Katz for their support.

Word Poetry Team : Ariadne Sawyer, MA, CC, producer and host, Sound engineer, Victor Swartzman and special volunteer (Big Bessie stories) some which may be made into a cartoon.










Malik Ahmed:

I used to  work in a Mineral lab. named “ALS” in North Van. as  a Lab. Analyst. Being laid off in 2009 due to global economic recession, I started working in Save on Foods. 

I am a BCIT grad with a Diploma in Chemical Science.

“In 1987-’88, I studied in Bergen University, Norway (completed half of a Masters program, 30 credit) and got a Post graduate diploma in Fisheries Biology.

1978-85, I studied in Bangladesh Agricultural University for my Bachelors degree (with honors) in Fisheries Science & Masters in Aquaculture and Management.

I started writing poems in 2013. In my early life, I used to like music, used to play guitar, mouth organ. I have  a weakness towards pencil sketches. 



Pencil sketch of Suzi Quatro, American Rock Singer, drawn in 1982 by Malik Ahmed.

I know life is not easy

but it’s very short!”



Talk about Justice

Not the Power,

Address the complicated world politics,

Destroy missiles, nuclear weapons,


Be a mature leader,

Avoid the danger of another world war! 


Stop fighting, stop genocide,

Killing, raping and stealing here and there,


Don’t be greedy,

Don’t destroy any tribe or country,

Don’t let humanity cry!


Don’t cross your limit,

Don’t, yourself, be a problem,


Be a problem solver!

Honour other people,

Their faith, feelings and colours,


Try bringing peace on earth!

By Malik Ahmed (C) All rights reserved.