Ariadne’s notes: We are honoured to present our first e-poet feature! In the future we also hope to have a newsletter with correspondents from World Poetry Canada International poets, artists, musicians and others. Welcome Dimitris P. Kraniotis, our first featured e-poet! His e-poem was read on the World Poetry Café Radio Show ; CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!
Dimitris P. Kraniotis is an award-winning Greek poet. He was born in 1966 in Stomio (Larissa) in central Greece. He studied Medicine at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He lives and works as a Medical Doctor (Internal Medicine Specialist Physician) in Larissa (Greece).
He is the author of 7 poetry books: “Traces” (Greece 1985), “Clay Faces” (Greece 1992), “Fictitious Line” (Greece 2005), “Dunes” (Romania 2007), “Endogram” (Greece 2010), “Edda” (Romania 2010) and “Illusions” (Romania 2010). Also he is the Editor-in-Chief of the international anthology in English “World Poetry 2011” (205 poets from 65 countries).
He was invited and he has participated in several International Poetry Festivals around the World. His poems have been translated into 25 languages and published in many countries around the World.
He is Academician of Academy Tiberina of Rome & International Academy of Micenei (Italy), Doctor of Literature by World Academy of Arts and Culture, President of 22nd World Congress of Poets (Larissa, Greece 2011) by United Poets Laureate International and Founder & Director of Mediterranean Poetry Festival in Larissa (Greece).
Ariadne’s Notes: Ariadne’s Notes: On December , 15, 1:00 pm. PST, CFRO 100.5 FM, Hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Neall Ryon with super engineer, Victor Schwartzman and volunteer Sharon Rowe welcomed the talented teacher , storyteller and historian for an informative show full of tips on writing your own family stories and illustrating the tips with great stories of her own. Featured e-poet: Author Dimitris P. Kraniotis from Greece. Christmas Music by Tone Proust. (Sharon’s favorite teacher)
Born at New Westminster B.C. in 1934, Evelyn Sangster Benson is the youngest daughter of former Mayor J. Lewis Sangster. The Sangster family has deep roots in the Royal City reaching back to 1894. Evelyn’s husband of 62 years, Don Benson, is New Westminster’s Poet Laureate Emeritus.
Evelyn’s first book is a Best-seller in New Westminster: “A CENTURY IN A SMALL TOWN – One Family’s Stories”. Evelyn has been gathering oral history most of her life and her remarkable memory allows her to retell stories told TO her in her childhood years by her grandparents, parents and other kin. As a high school teacher, she realized how interested her students were as she related stories from “the olden days”. Urged by her students to “write a book”, Evelyn put it off until she realized her 80th birthday was on the horizon.
Now, at speaking engagements, Evelyn urges others to put their family’s stories and anecdotes down in written or recorded form for the generations to come. Her enthusiasm is an inspiration to her family and to other Seniors. Her book won the “Best book of 2013 Award” from the Genealogical Society of British Columbia.
Evelyn tells me her new book “A CENTURY IN A SMALL TOWN – More Family Stories” is available on Amazon.com and at Black Bond Bookstores. A great gift for Christmas!