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World Poetry Celebrates Poet and Artist Synn Kune Loh!







Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show on CFRO, 100.5 FM  August 16,  at 1:10 PM ,PST welcomed our feature poet Synn Kune Loh in an amazing interview on his life spirituality, art and living with Parkinson’s disease. He read for his two books A Journey to Camatkara, and The Ping Pong Diaries as well about his new one in the making. Lincoln Poetry Club member, Alex Austin  was the featured e-poet with his poem Ghost Houses in Karuizawa, Japan.

Also a tribute to the internationally know Aretha Franklin who recently past away living behind an amazing legacy of songs and her work in Civil Rights. A brand new story by Sharon Rowe called Sharon’s Birthday Celebration was read by Victor Swartzman , technician and author. Co hosted by Ariadne Sawyer and Dr. Diego Bastianutti.






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 Connecticutt, 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 

Poem and biography

Speaking is just making noise.
Talking is too much about facts.

Conversation is connection.

Real conversation is silence.,
a heart to heart communication.

Contemplation is mind expansion,
an underrated pleasure.
beyond the physical dimension.

Meditation is soul revelation.

Surviving samsara is our journey.
Remembering nirvana is our destination.

Poetry is a new leaf
emerging from the old self.

Let talk to each other then,
with poetry,
the real conversation.

Synn Kune Loh (C) All rights reserved



World Poetry Celebrates the Wonderful Niketa Calame!






Niketa Calame


Ariadne’s Notes: 

On June 28th , the World Poetry Café Radio Show at 1:30 PM PST on CFRO 100.5 FM , welcomed the lovely and amazing actress Niketa Calame calling in from LA. In a fascinating interview, Niketa described her life as a child actress and her coping with child diabetes. She is now an a project ambassador for the American Diabetes Association and co-founder and creative director of IV I II Studios which produces Impact Documentaries.

Niketa was kind enough to give a young, upcoming Nigerian actor some tips on dealing with about keeping on despite some setbacks. She said: “Make rejection your friend.” Do not let it get you down. Believe in yourself and branch out in your field.”  He contacted me after the show and said to tell her  his heartfelt thanks.

I think that the making Rejection Your Friend” statement could also apply to all types of creative endeavors. 

Niketa also answered a question from me about the Me Too movement.  She replied that is has raised awareness.  Her advice to young actors is to “never meet anyone in a private space such as an apartment or a hotel room.” Also “To think about your standards and make them clear to others.”

This was one of the most fascinating interviews that I have done in 20 years and I want to thank her and also Osiris Munir media of 15 minutes for recommending such a wonderful guest.








Niketa Calame (AEA, SAG/AFTRA) was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She is most noted as the voice of “Young Nala” in Disney’s Animated Feature “The Lion King:”. She received her Masters of Fine Arts from The Actors Studio Drama School at New School University in New York City and her BA from University of California, Santa Cruz. She studied theater for a year abroad at The University of Exeter in England, UK.  Some of her theater credits include: Squeak in Celebration Theaters Ovation Award production of The Color Purple, International City Theaters acclaimed production of Ain’t Misbehaving and Center Theater Groups workshop production of This Land. Niketa’ s tv/film credits have allowed her to work on NBC, FOX, MTVu, Warner Brothers and Disney. Niketa is a project ambassador for the American Diabetes Association and co-founder and creative director of IV I II Studios which produces Impact Documentaries. Niketa is delighted to return to the cast of This Land. Niketa Calame was born in Los Angeles, California to Theodora Lamond of Los Angeles, California and Norman Calame of Kingston, Jamaica. She is most noted for her role as the voice of “Young Nala” in Disney’s 32nd Animated Feature Film, “The Lion King”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jXDL6OAPWY

She as always loved her craft and is someone to look out for with her upcoming news. http://niketacalame.weebly.com/

Thanks to our World Poetry Team of Ariadne Sawyer, Victor Schwartzman , Sharon Rowe and co-hosts Elaine Rowe and Dr. Diego Bastianutti 

World Poetry Celebrates the Talented Amita Sanghvi From Oman !









Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show with host and producer Ariadne Sawyer and co-host Diego Bastianutti  on June  21 , 1-2 PM, PST  CFRO , 100.5 FM was honoured to welcome  the amazing and talented Amita Sanghvi from Oman to the show. Also, we read the bio and played music from Juan Andres Ospina’s CD , Tramontana (released April 20) He unfortunately was not able to call in.

The show included a good Father’s Day E Poem from Ahmad Al-Khatat. He was born in Baghdad on May 8th. From Iraq, he came to Canada at the age of 10, the same age when he wrote his very first poem back in the year 2000. 

Also, we sang Happy Birthday to special volunteer Sharon Rowe in English, Spanish, Brooklynese, Italian and our great tech Victor Schwartzman read another one of her Big Bessie stories.








Amita Sanghvi teaches English at Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Oman. She was a British Council Hornby Award winner and successfully completed her Masters in English Language Teaching from Lancaster University, UK. She has presented several academic papers in the USA, UK, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Malaysia, Japan, Oman and India. To buy her latest book: Amazon.com: LAVENDER MEMORIES AND OTHER POEMS (9789386794925): AMITA JAYANT SANGHVI, MS. AMITA JAYANT SANGHVI: Books









In Feb 2018, Amita has published her first book of poetry “Lavender Memories and Other Poems”.

These poems are about finding peace in Nature and healing and regaining strength from Nature.

Here is  sample of published poems. She is currently  working on 3 more books.


Poem 1



Velvet violet mounts

Lavendered, darkened

Stand so silent, 



I stare spellbound 

At the pale gold filtering,

Through grey- blue skies.


A few rays visit

The blessed Land,

Reflecting serenity

 Ah my heart,

 Lifts, quietly lit!


Poem 2




That brown line

 Between truth

 And its reflection.


Like fainting memories 

Mirrored, so still, 

So still the Lavenders

In my heart.


Frowns drown.

A slight smile

Takes a while

To travel,


The miles between 

 Detachment and affection.


Poem 3


Stripey Strides -I


The moment


That split 

    Of a second


Feet lifted 

    Off ground 

 Yet undecided 

    Where to go

 Direction unfathomed


Speck of uncertainty,

 Speck of fear,

 Speck of indecision,

 Speck of lively frenzy,


The stripe-adorned

 Speck of life,

From the painter’s eyes

A matter of stride.

 Such a pride!


Amita  Sanghvi  (C) All rights reserved by the author.

 * Photos from the Indian Consulate in Oman.