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World Poetry Proudly Presents News from our International Partner in the USA!

Ariadne’s notes: World Poetry is proud to present our new International Partner, poet and artist Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, her panting and poems in a special exhibit ending November 30th. CLICK HERE for a link to the World Poetry Café Radio Show and her  great interview!

Carolyn’s  beautiful poetic CD’s are played on a regular basis on the World Poetry Café Radio show.


World Poetry Proudly Presents Pamela Sackett from the USA!

 Ariadne’s notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Vivian Davidson warmly welcomed Pamela Sackett  and her husband Daniel for a great interview to launch her new book:

Book launch info: Banyen Books & Sound FREE author event.
Thursday, October 17, 2013 6:30-8:00 PM .Reading/musical interludes, Q&A signing.https://www.banyen.com/events/sackett








Welcome poem to the poet by Carolyn Mary Kleefeld,  e-poem by Leigh Nelson. To hear the radio show: CLICK HERE!









Pamela Sackett is a multi-disciplinary writer, teaching artist and performer using the arts for social change through international literary and dramatic arts venues, academic, therapeutic, social service settings and broadcast media. Pamela founded Emotion Literacy Advocates (ELA), an arts-based, non-profit organization that creates and produces learning tools incorporating language and visual arts, theatre, music and science to address cultural and environmental issues with social-emotional awareness. Among the tools spear-headed and produced by Pamela are “The Full Spectrum Birthday Song” helping adults protect and support childrens mental health and self-confidence and an animated musical short, “The Ducks & Us Songbook Movie,” encouraging personal responsibility and providing examples of social-emotional factors in environmental stewardship. The short was an official selection at the 2011 Salish Sea Ecosystem Film Festival in Vancouver, B.C., screened across Washington state, and plays in perpetuity at The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Pamela’s series of theatrical monologue books, “Two Minutes To Shine,” are published and distributed by Samuel French, New York. Her books of rhythmic prose “Speak of the Ghost: In The Name of Emotion Literacy” and “Saving the World Solo” are distributed through ELA. Pamela is the 2013 recipient of Antioch University Seattle’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

Excerpt from Pamela Sackett’s “Booing Death (with Shpilkes & Rhyme”)Copyright 2013 Pamela Sackett. Published by Emotion Literacy Advocates . www.emolit.org


I saw a big brown leaf in the park
three hands wide
it lay on the ground at the foot of a tree
the sight of it moved me to cry
some kind of gorgeous
some kind of grace
some kind of elegant
so easy to face it’s death

I want to fall like a leaf
when it’s my time
I want to fall to a brave voice calling
I want to fall and fly like in a dream
no hoisting and no hauling

I want to fall in a field that floats on water
on water that floats on air
I want to fall as silken lace, in the space of everywhere

I want to fall in step with breezes that sweep
I want to fall like a song that encircles my sleep
I want to fall like the eased breath of permission

I caught myself
as I sniffed the leaf’s sweet smell
I caught myself wishing
I could die so beautifully well
to loosen the hold
at the end of my stem
to cascade down on the wind’s sturdy hem
on a designated day
no hesitation or fear
in the company of likely, designated peers
envy pours over my tears

the brown pages turn
strewn about the moistened earth
telling a tale of order

so, says the tale
the tree remains standing
nothing crucial has died at all
we leaves are merely accessories
mere fodder at the tree’s beck and call
dispensable in the fall

I am like the leaf
I am like the leaf
I am like the leaf
after all

(C) Pamela Sackett

The World Poetry Cafe Proudly Presents Carolyn Mary Kleefeld from the USA!


Ariadne’s note: The World Poetry Café with Hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Vivian Davidson, along with our great tech Medhi  welcomed the well known, poet, artist and visionary Carolyn Mary Kleefeld   to the show. The opening welcome was  by Carolyn from  a beautiful and inspiring CD included in her book Vagabond Dawns  A truly magical show with poems and insights! E-poem by Cliff Milne on peace, the birth of a new book , The Journey to the Archangels by Mutiu Olawuyi and news on the upcoming World Poetry Canada International Poetathon. CLICK HERE for a link to the show and enjoy.









Born in Catford, England, Carolyn grew up in southern California, where she studied art and psychology at UCLA.  In 1980 she moved to her cliff-side home high above the Pacific Ocean in Big Sur, California, where she studies, writes, and paints amidst the surrounding wilderness. *

A passion for creative expression and a lifelong fascination with spiritual transformation have ignited Carolyn to become an award-winning poet, writer, and artist. She is the author of eleven books, a variety of which are used as inspirational texts in universities and healing centers, and are featured along with the writings of seven other acclaimed woman writers in a continuing course, “The Other Half of the Sky: Eight Woman Writers,” taught at Swansea University in Wales. *

Carolyn’s books have been nominated for The Pushcart Prize, and her first book, Climates of the Mind, was translated into Braille by the Library of Congress.  Her writings have been translated into Korean, Romanian, Arabic, and Bulgarian. Her latest poetry book, Vagabond Dawns, is published in both a Korean bi-lingual edition and a Romanian bi-lingual edition. Carolyn’s book of philosophical aphorisms, Soul Seeds: Revelations and Drawings, will be published in a Korean bilingual edition in the fall of 2013. *

Over the past two decades, Carolyn has created an extensive and diverse body of paintings and drawings, ranging in style from romantic figurative to abstract. The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University exhibited a retrospective of Carolyn’s paintings and drawings in 2008 and published an exhibition catalog, Carolyn Mary Kleefeld: Visions from Big Sur, with art from the exhibit and a commentary by museum curator and director, Michael Zakian, PhD. Carolyn’s art appears on book covers and is featured internationally in galleries, museums, private collections, and multimedia presentations. * info@carolynmarykleefeld.com. www.carolynmarykleefeld.com

for Leonard Cohen

She was partly turned on
and partly turned off.
And in between
was her diamond buckle
sewed onto an old leather belt.

Yes, partly turned off
and partly turned on—
passionate in dream,
a discomfort with life.

Yes, on and off with
a diamond buckle
and the old leather belt,
demanding she live.

Then blossomed a springtime
when her rhythms swept her
beyond her belt—
and threw away the buckle.

She ran free as a child
dancing with the wind.
And the wild beasts
devoured her discomfort.

Life had digested her anew
And by some mysterious token,
lent beat to her once-withered heart.

She rode on the back
of a white egret’s tail.
And dropped her
fallen self to the sea . ..

Watching it dissolve into salt.

Carolyn Mary Kleefeld (C)