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World Poetry Celebrates Roger Blenman!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show on August 30, 1-2 PM PST CFRO 100.5 FM, welcomed feature Roger Blenman with a special tribute to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, Also Victor Swartzman interviewed Ariadne Sawyer on her upcoming book: Love Poems  to the World, Dream Offerings. She read some of the poems and talked about the various kinds of dream, lucid , pre-cognitive and healing among others and her journey to create the book. with the dream mentorship of soul sister Vera Manuel and Elder Gabriel Bartleman.  Music by Enrico Renz http://worldpoetry.ca/?p=9337 and Don Afero http://worldpoetry.ca/?p=9678 with Ariadne’s song. 

LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE!

Roger R. Blenman

Roger will be producing and a feature in the World Poetry Celebration of Afro Canadians at WORD on September 30 at 1:00 PM along with poetess and community advocate !Kona at the Vancouver Public Library .

-Roger R. Blenman
Barbadian-born Canadian author, playwright, spoken word artist, poet, theatre director and secondary school teacher. Has degrees in Science and in Education from the University of Toronto.
Most recent novel, Dead’er published 2015 by Hamilton Books. Other work has been published/broadcast/performed: CBC-North by Northwest, Scarborough Fair/University of Toronto Press, Antigonish Review, Bluesprint/Arsenal Pulp Press and others.
born Canadian author, playwright, spoken word artist, poet, theatre director and secondary school teacher. He has degrees in Science and in Education from the University of Toronto.

Most recent novel, Dead’er published 2015 by Hamilton Books. Other work has been published/broadcast/performed: CBC-North by Northwest, Scarborough Fair/University of Toronto Press, Antigonish Review, Bluesprint/Arsenal Pulp Press and others.

Aretha Franklin 

Who are you to mourn
the queen
when all the other ‘warble in the throat wanna-bees’
been down-loaded and dismissed,
she remains

When all the other soul singers, sold-out
and tossed their racially ambiguous locks
over their shameless shoulders
she still reigns

What can I say in tribute to my only monarch
that she has not already articulated herself.

Do I need to stop and “think”
Do I need to show ‘respect’
Am I in a ‘chain of fools’
‘saying a little prayer,’ ‘till you come back to me’

I am going to tell my lover
that ‘it wont’ be long’
that ‘I am willing to forgive’
and that he makes me feel, ‘like a natural woman;’

You taught me soul Aretha
I will tell my world that
‘you send me’
‘one step ahead’
on ‘the freeway of love’

Today I sing Aretha
Today I am “Rock Steady,”
in these ‘ever changing times’

Today I sing the Blues
and I am never going to let you go
Aretha.
you are, in, of, and all, soul.
You are Aretha the first.

Will you send me
where you are?

I heard Aretha this morning.
In my heaven all the angels
are as beautiful as she.
There’s lines of sliver in the black of their hair
Their lips are full
They have breasts and cheeks of southern brown

And Aretha is the archangel at the heavenly piano
she tempers the soul among the seraphim
And the notes she sings
echo from the celestial to the terrestrial

“You better think. Think!
what you trying to do to me

“You better think. Think!
what you trying to do to you

“Let your mind go, let yourself be free
Freedom. Freedom. Freedom.”

Oh Ms Franklin
I have never loved a man
the way that ‘baby, I love you.

Roger Blenman (C) All rights reserved.

A Very Special Radio Show Program, Music and Poetry!

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Far left: Neall Ryan, Ariadne Sawyer, Victor Swartsman and Enrico Renz!

Ariadne’s Notes:

A wonderful World Poetry Café Radio Show with co-host Neall Ryan and amazing guests, musician and poet, Enrico Renz and soon to be co-host Victor Schwartzman, who was with co-op radio 40 years ago and even met his wife at an early co-op meeting. Coop is doing a Spring Fundraiser so all the guests helped in suggestion that all listeners go to www.coopradio.org, go to the donation section and put in the name of the World Poetry Café as their suggested program. We need to meet our quota of $600 for the year since we already have around $400 in memberships. For those of you are in the long wait list for the show and the www.worldpoetry.ca site, please become a member. We will give you three features per year as long as you let me know two months notice if possible.

CLICK HERE!

 

 

World Poetry Presents Melanie Sims & Lawerence Knorr from the USA!

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Israel Mota. welcome the lovely poetess and author Melanie Sims who has just launched
a new book of poetry. Also, a surprize! Our first publisher on the show , Lawerance Knorr from Sunbury Press. He gave quite a few tips for writers and offered information for those interested in finding a publisher. For more information: http://www.sunburypress.com/

Music by Enrico Renz, Bach solo background music and the incomparable BMaster from The Ganbia !

To hear the show: CLICK HERE!

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Melanie Simms, former Perry County, Pennsylvania Poet Laureate is an award winning Commonwealth poet with over 200 publications of poetry to her credit in magazines, newspapers, magazines and literary journals. Many of her poems are poems of place reflecting the life and people of her home state of Pennsylvania. She has been a featured radio and television guest on multiple shows nationally and internationally. Ms. Simms is the recipient of such awards as a Sophie Award, a Pushchart Prize nomination. a Vermont Writers Studio Scholarship and a Richard Savage Award nomination from Bloomsburg University. Her most recent book release, slated for Fall 2014 release by Sunbury Press in Mechanicsburg is titled Remember the Sun: Poems of Nature and Inspiration. For more information and links to Melanie’s publications, awards, and radio/tv appearances visit her website at www.melaniesimmspoet.com

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About Lawrence Knorr:
Lawrence Knorr has been involved with book publishing for thirteen years. He founded Sunbury Press in 2004. He holds an MBA from Penn State University, and is a Project Management Professional (PMP). Lawrence’s 30+ year career in information technology, as a programmer, analyst, project manager, CEO and Chief Information Officer has prepared him well for the “Age of Content” – the new era of eBooks, data integration, eCommerce and networks. Lawrence has taught business and project management courses for ten years, and is the author of eight books. He is also an award-winning digital artist. For a one-year term in 2013, Lawrence was the President of the MidAtlantic Book Publishers Association (MBPA).

About Sunbury Press:
“Sunbury Press, Inc., headquartered in Mechanicsburg, PA is a publisher of trade paperback, hard cover and digital books featuring established and emerging authors in many fiction and nonfiction categories. Sunbury’s books are sold through leading booksellers worldwidSunbury Press is a traditional publisher leveraging digital capabilities. We receive approximately 1000 proposals from authors and agents over the course of a year. We publish about 70 titles per year, a good number of them from our existing authors. Thus, our selection rate is about 5%. Our most successful categories have been history, biography, self-help, historical fiction, horror, police procedurals and mysteries. Our editing and design staff are employees of the company. When we invest in a manuscript with our time and money, our goal is to produce the best quality book possible while getting it to the market as quickly as possible.

Our books are sold on all major bookseller websites and eBook platforms. Our best-selling titles are distributed to stores and libraries via Baker & Taylor and Ingram”