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World Poetry Celebrates Nick Curl ‘s Animated Poems!


*Photo from World Poetry Canada International Advisor and beloved friend Dr. Hadaa Sendoo from Mongolia. He writes beautiful poetry in a yurt in the summer.

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show  on  June 28,  1-2 pm PST on CFRO 100.5 FM with the team of Ariadne Sawyer, Producer and host, Victor Swartzman , super tech and Sharon Rowe , special volunteer  welcomed an e-Poem by 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 and  Md Khalilur Rahman, a published poet from Dhaka, Bangladesh  with a love poem. We also welcomed the  wonderful and talented creators from three disciplines, animated poetry, Nick Curl, Jazz musician and educator, Scott Reeves with his new CD Jazz Orchestra’s Without a Trace . Media courtesy of Braitwaite and Katz .T he amazing actress Niketa Calame with her words of wisdom and answer to a young actor from Nigeria . 

I am featuring each guest separately  on this site to give them more exposure.








“Currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA.

On Facebook as Nick Curl.

Earned a BSEE degree from University of Michigan in 1983.

Earned a MSEE degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1995.

Earned a MBA degree from Georgia State University in 1998.

After graduating from high school in 1975 I enlisted in the United States Army. While in the Army I began to learn how to play the guitar. I never took music lessons so for a long time I didn’t understand how a songwriter wrote a song.

In 1978 I received an Honorable Discharge from the Army. I attended various universities and built a career in computer hardware/software design and test and held employment in various industries including Aeronautical, Telecommunications and Consumer Products. During this time my guitar remained mostly in its case but it was always in the back of my mind that writing songs was something I wanted to do.

I retired from engineering in 2014 and began to dabble in poetry and music. I began creating animated poems. Some of the poems may be useful for teaching children about relational concepts such as empathy, friendship and helping those in need.

I was able to find information on the internet about music theory. I downloaded diagrams that showed the guitar chords and notes for songs that I liked. I used the diagrams to play the songs and it sounded like it does on the radio. By studing the diagrams, I began to understand how songwriters used music theory to create their songs.

I now spend most of my free time creating music and animated poetry. I upload the poems and songs to my YouTube channel called nik-Vidz:


Still very much an amateur in both songwriting and poetry, I continue to seek out opportunities to connect with other like-minded people who share my interests in animation and music – two enjoyable areas of entertainment.”

The Orchestra

They chirp and tweet, it’s their routine, like clockwork every morn.

It seems to me a symphony of whistles, flutes, and horns.

The songs they sing are quite unique, the tunes they play divine.

There’s something new, a twist or two, it’s different every time.

First one, then two, they all join in. Who orchestrates this band?

It’s what they say in their musical way that makes it all so grand.

Nick Curl (C) All rights reserved by the author.

World Poetry Canada International Celebrates World Peace Day, September 21!


Poster by Ceri Naz.

World Poetry Celebrates Peace!

The World Poetry Cafe featured the first group of poets on World Peace Day. Poets and  their beautiful poems for peace. A lovely opening poem by Mamta.

Ahn Bong Ja, Canada, Katherine L. Gordon,  Canada, Dr. Hadaa Sendoo, Mongolia, Honey Novick, Canada, Richard Doiron, Canada, Carol Knepper,  Canada, Dr. T. Ashok Chakravarthy, India, Mahinour Tawfik, Egypt, Yioula Ioannou Patsalidou, Cyprus, Danny Teller, China, Daniel de Culla , Spain,  Fernando Jose Marti­nez  Alderete, Mexico.

Phone in: Selene Bertelsen and Jemma Downes, Canada.

To hear this special Radio show! CLICK HERE!

We would like to thank the many poets who sent poems and also created different events in their countries, villages and towns.

The second group will be read on September 28th and will be notified.

Peace connectors, peace advocates , peace promoters are needed every day to help bring balance to the world.

Two of the many special projects for World Peace day:

 Our great thanks to Ceri Naz and her students from the Philippines. Peace thanks them!


Poster by students in the Philippines.

Thanks to Vani Pradeep from India for her poster and banners plus her motivational work for World Peace!

Also on the show : super tech ,Victor Schwartzman reading some of the poems, World Poetry theme music, Circle of Blue by World Poetry Music Advisor and Ambassador to Japan: Yoshifumi Sakura and The Offering by Mary Youngblood. First Nations.


World Poetry Proudly Presents Musician Isis Giraldo From Canada!


Ariadne’s Notes: An exceptional World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and first time host Neall Ryan welcomed the talented musician and composer Isis Giraldo to the show. The music from her new CD Padre was played for the first time on the air!  The first launch of the CD will be on Thursday, March 12 in Vancouver. Go to her website for more information. isisgiraldomusic.com  Also featured, E-poem by World Poetry Canada International Advisor Dr. Hadaa Sendoo from Mongolia. To hear the show and also listen to a number of  her powerful songs: 


Isis Giraldo Poetry Project
The project:
“En grises edificios incineran sus vidas, ejércitos amorfos en absurdo ritual, día tras día, tras día”
Ruben Dario Giraldo

“I read these words for the first time a little over a year ago. These are my fathers’ words, words that got me to ask questions like, who was my father and how did the social and political atmosphere of Colombia shape his artistic voice? How has growing up in Canada, after moving from Colombia at the age of ten, shaped my artistic voice? I explore these questions by creating a palimpsest of words and music. For the three years, I have been building a project called The Isis Giraldo Poetry Project. The compositions draw inspiration from my background in classical music, jazz, and from the rhythms and sounds of Colombia, where I lived until the age of ten. They are also inspired by the poetry of my late father,
 Ruben Dario Giraldo, a Colombian poet who did not have the same opportunities for artistic development and expression that I have living in Canada.
By re-contextualizing my father’s poems within the framework of my own musical voice, I seek to explore the link between him and myself. My father’s poetry exists alongside my compositions, illuminating both the connection between two artists of different backgrounds, generations and disciplines, as well as the space between them. Within the improvisatory setting of performance, this multiplicity of meaning gains more layers.
As each musician brings his own voice and experiences to the performance of the compositions, the words exist over a constant mobility of sound.

The ” Isis Geraldo Poetry Project had a successful couple of years. With the support of  the Canada Council , we have had the opportunity  playing in various local festivals such as L’Off Festival (2013), Mile End Poetry Festival (2013-2014), POP Montreal (2015) and well as our first international tour and festival at Medejazz in Medellin Colombia (2013). We are very happy to have finished our first full length album entitled “PADRE” which we will be launching at the beginning on March 2015 both in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver.

We are driven to keep pushing the music forward and after having played and toured with our music for over three years. I feel it is time to document and market the music by having an album that represents what the project is all about. As a composer/ band leader/ and pianist I feel ready to make my music be heard and to share my music with a greater demographic.

Thank- you for your time.”
Isis Giraldo