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World Poetry Celebrates Rebecca Papucaru From Quebec!

Ariadne’s Notes: A wonderful interview with the talented Rebecca Papucaru on October 12th at 1:35 PM, PST on the World Poetry Café, CFRO, 100.5 FM . Featuring her new book, The Panic Room, by Nightwood Editions (Harbour Publishing, with thanks to Nathaniel Moore, publicist for his good work.   She paints pictures with words and gives each reader something to relate to.

LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE!

 

 

 

Rebecca Papucaru   Author of the new book, the Panic Room, Harbour Publishing.  She is preoccupied with the complexities of identity and selfhood, memory, embodiment, loss, and family, Rebecca Papucaru carefully examines details that make up one’s lived experience.

 

“Lobster Dinner” describes a happy childhood memory of eating an entire lobster with an admiring father as her audience. “Take It or Leave It” is the casual and quotidian, yet heartbreaking, failure of a daughter and her mother to find an emotional connection during an art gallery outing. “Your Women Are Beautiful” betrays the dreamy excitement of travelling in an unfamiliar place, juxtaposed with the blunt reality of arriving home again.

The Panic Room is about the giants that loom over us, too. A second-generation Eastern European Jewish immigrant, Papucaru attempts to grapple with connecting with her family’s past as well as the distinct feeling of being disconnected. In “On Watching an Eastern Bloc Comedy” she writes, “I’m one generation apart from all this, / and ashamed. Of my father, before his / refrigerator, mourning age spots on lettuce.”

Papucaru offers unabashed honesty: the sort of reflections you’d only tell your dearest friend.

Rebecca Papucaru’s work has appeared in journals such as The Antigonish Review, PRISM international, The Malahat Review, The Dalhousie Review and Event. She has been anthologized in I Found it at the Movies: An Anthology of Film Poems (Guernica Editions, 2014) and Best Canadian Poetry in English (2010). She lives in Sherbrooke, QC.

 

 

World Poetry Celebrates Chandra Bhatt, Patrice Williamson and others!

 Ariadne’s Notes: World Poetry Café Radio Show,  CFRO, 100.5 FM with Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Victor Schwartzman with special volunteers Sharon Rowe and Willow, the dog.

  To hear the show:   CLICK HERE!  

May 11, 1-2 pm  featured a fascinating  interview by Victor Schwartzman of the book from Nepal, “Kathmandu Days” by Chandra Bhatt. The publisher is Niyogi Books India. Well worth listening and reading!


 

 

 

 A call in  from Boston  ( courtesy of Braitwaite and Katz)  at 1:40 pm, PST from Patrice Williamson with her new CD: Comes Love, a lovely CD featuring her silky voice . April 25, 2017 will marked the 100th anniversary of an event that would have a profound impact on jazz and American song: the birth of Ella Fitzgerald. While the centennial of the First Lady of Song will doubtlessly be celebrated in myriad forms, few will prove as heartfelt or sincere – or as long in gestation – as Comes Love, the new album by Boston-based jazz vocalist Patrice Williamson. For the occasion, Williamson teamed up with guitarist and fellow Berklee College of Music faculty member Jon Wheatley for a set that pays particular homage to Fitzgerald’s landmark duo with guitar great Joe Pass. 

Due for release on Ella’s birthday, April 25, on Williamson’s own Riverlily Records and produced by pianist/composer Helen Sung, Comes Love features a dozen Songbook classics originally either recorded by Fitzgerald and Pass on one of their four studio albums or performed live by the duo during the course of their notable collaboration. Williamson and Wheatley never resort to sheer imitation (not that such a thing would even be possible given their two inimitable models), but instead conjure the warm elegance and graceful swing of the originals through the alluring chemistry of their own inviting rapport. To buy this wonderful CD: https://patricewilliamson.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also a review of the documentary Unarmed Verses by Director  Charles Officer . For a review by Ariadne Sawyer: http://www.theafronews.com/category/entertainment/

The show included two special e-poems  by the well known poet Germain Droogenbroodt. A feature coming soon.

 

MEET THE WORLD POETRY CAFE TEAM!

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Our last World Poetry Café Radio Show of the year on December 29, 1-2 pm PST, featured our team of valued volunteers: Ariadne Sawyer, MA, Host and producer, Neall Ryon, co-host and Jazz expert, Victor Schwartzman , wonderful  sound engineer  and special volunteer Sharon Rowe, dog minder of Willow and good office  volunteer of CFRO, 100.5 FM.

So many people have written asking about our team that we thought it was fitting to share more information and poetry.  Also, as Coop Radio gets ready to move back to our last location, it is important to have a record program that can be played in case of need.

We are celebrating 20 years of being on the air and want to thank Coop Radio staff and programmers for all their support and kindness as well as all the hosts and guests we have had over the years.

Also, we would like to thank the 90 countries that now listen to us on a semi regular basis.

Since we are a member supported show which costs $ 1,000 per year to keep us  on the air, we would greatly appreciate any membership or donation. Please go to www.coopradio.org and click on membership section and put in the name of the World Poetry Café . That way, the membership or donations will go into our account and not in general funds!

Photo credit: Neall Ryon.

Enjoy our “Meet the Team Show! ”     CLICK HERE