Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Cafe Radio Show was honoured to welcome the noted poet, author, songwriter and artist Synn Kune Loh on January 4th, 1-2 pm PST on CFRO 100.2 FM. He is one of the unsung heroes of this time dealing with a disabling disease with creativity, grace and love. His new book is a fascinating account of his journey and how the game of Ping Pong helped him in so many ways. World Poetry would also like to thank him for his support of our society., sharing his creativity in so many events. Thanks also to super tech Victor Swartzman and special volunteer Sharon Rowe and the music of Mark Zaleski. A special E-Peace Poem by YIOULA IOANNOU PATSALIDOU FROM CYPRUS!
On January 11, 1-2 PM CFRO, another hero Kevin Morris, a blind poet from England, Dig Lewis and Paul Bolotin. Stay Tuned!
Synn Kune Loh is a visual artist, a painter, a poet ad a song writer.
He is the author of a book of poetry titled “A Journey to Camatkara,”
and a CD, “Return to the Boundless Light.” He was born in China and grew up in Hong Kong.
He received a BA in psychology from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, U.S.A.
While studying for his MA in Cultural Psychology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario,
he took a trip to Paris and discovered his passion to make art. He went to the Ontario College of Art
and began a career as an exhibiting artist. His early paintings were abstract landscapes, followed by themes that stem from a metaphysical content.
His poetry has an unique expression that is both touching and inspiring. Diagnosed with early Parkinson’s Disease, he used Ping Pong as a healing
agent, and wrote a book titled “Ping Pong, Parkinson’s, and the Art of Staying in the Game.” The book has been by Silver Bow Press in January, 2018 and will be launched at the Lipoint Centre in Richmond , BC. January 13th from 2-4 pm along with an exhibition of his retrospective art exhibit. Free, all are welcome to attend!
I want to thank all the World Poetry Participants , publishers, the World Poetry Canada International closed groups Peaceathon, World Poetry Youth Team and, media partners in print and digital poetry association partners and film partners. In 2017, the film partners reached numbered 7 and we are grateful for their wonderful films and the opportunity to promote them. We hope to expand into other media as well.
The World Poetry Café radio show has been on the air continually since 1991 and the current team will be adding a couple of guest hosts in January and February. We just received a certificate from the station which I hope to post.
The show how has now reached 101 countries and the book launches have also been very popular with a wait list for a variety of guests from LA and New York , USA, as well as the world.
The World Poetry Peace Celebration still has poems to be read on the show and certificates to be sent out. 700 peace poems were received and are being read on the show with more coming in.
I want to thank all of your who have sent messages, phoned and contacted me in appreciation of what World Poetry has done for them, opened the doors for contacts and positive exposure and in bringing the poets, musicians, artists, writers together worldwide as a family in support of respect, love and peace. As one media person put it! “They love your positive and respectful show!’’
A big thank you to are directors and advisors!
This is a volunteer position for me and I hope to do the best job possible promoting all of you.
In the new year, we hope to expand with a FB Media Page, podcasts and World Poetry Media reporters searching out and reporting on positive news with the goals of respect, unity, love and peace.
Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show welcomed local Vancouver, BC, Canada poet Kelley Montgomery, poet and musician. Kelley’s work is heard on the show every week , presented by sound engineer Victor Swartzman. Kelley has developed quite a following with listeners and it was a great pleasure to have him on the show reading his poems and singing his unique songs.
Also, featured on the show was music of the Jazz Singer Allegra Levy with her new CD Between Cities and Poetic News and Creativity Rocks. Source: Braitwaite and Katz, Katherine Growdon.
“My name is Kelley Montgomery and I have been in this world, more or less, for 46 years.
If my feet were held to the fire and I was forced to call myself something I would probably call myself an artist.
These day I feel mostly fresh off the battlefield. The war was quite brutal, many times I felt deep within the darkest of pit and other times little better than a ghost, but there was some sunshine along the way.
I am too Godly to ever feel alone and have too vibrant of an inner life to ever feel bored.
My equilibrium is a wonderful place to reside and my love of God, myself and others is something that I reap solace from and never take for granted.”