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World Poetry Celebrates Doraine Poretz from the USA!

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café with hosts, Ariadne Sawyer, Neall Ryon and operator Victor Schwartzman, welcomed the well known and acclaimed poetess Doraine Poretz to the show on November 26th, CFRO, 100.5 FM  in a fascinating interview about the poetic state of being  and the art of poetry.  To hear this show: CLICK HERE!


Doraine Poretz is an influential voice, both as poet and teacher in the Los Angeles writing community. Six books of her poetry have been published: Re: Visions, This Woman In America, Scattered Light, Arrival, (all from Bombshelter Press), Last Exquisite Tear (Golden Frog Press), and her recent volume of new and selected poems, This Alchemy (Olandar Press). Her short stories have appeared in both Doubleday and Dutton editions, and her poems have appeared in such magazines as ONTHEBUS, Harbinger: Fiction and Poetry of Los Angeles Writers, CQ, Grand Passion: The Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond and others. She has read her work as part of the “Writers in Focus” series at the Los Angeles Museum of Art, at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and at various bookstores, galleries and libraries in and around Los Angeles.  As a playwright, her plays have been performed on stages in Los Angeles and New York. Learn more at www.dorainporetz.com 

Her new book is : An Occasion for Being, available on Amazon and in most bookstores.


Video of Poem Eternal:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LurSd4-YV80


Answer the angel. The one who hovers, assuring you.

If only you would merely nod,

Even just that.

You might, perhaps, Finally live through your longing

To become another face:

The one rubbed down To ancient stone—smooth, cool, With only faint markings. 

You might, then, be a mystery that would suffice.

Attention paid you would fly along the crow’s black sheen  Whisk the air alongside his dark beauty, And exultant in your natural body,  Catch in polished steel, pane of glass, 



Doraine Poretz  (C)

World Poetry Celebrates Author Sharon Rowe from Canada!

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Ariadne’s Notes: the World Poetry Café Radio Show  with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Anita Aguirre Nieveras plus operator Victor Schwartzman welcomed Sharon Rowe on November 19 at 1:40 pm. Victor did a memorable reading of the story Big Bessie Celebrates! To hear this special show: CLICK HERE:

Sharon Rowe is a specially abled person whose story is one of triumphs over many disabilities; she has an indomitable spirit and despite challenges does not see herself as challenged. She has received a number of awards for her volunteer work and was chosen as a person of Distinction to carry the medallion for Rick Hanson’s  25 Anniversary Tour across Canada .

Thanks to a special team of volunteers, Heidi Muller, Kwame Yirenkyi and many others, her book is now available on Amazon.http://www.amazon.com/Big-Bessie-Stories-Sharon-Rowe/dp/1926457005/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416163528&sr=1-2&keywords=big+Bessie

Her next goal is to create a workshop called Finding Your Creative Voice for especially abled people, families, friends and volunteers. For more information: ariadnes@uniserve.com

Also, in the works, is to make an animated series and to suggest to Lego create a series of blocks depicting specially abled.

Sharon says: “Believe in yourself and never, never give up!.”





Sharon Rowe and World Poetry Publishing brings you a first book for challenged youth and adults, the amazing Big Bessie Stories! Dictated by the award winning “specially-abled” Sharon Rowe and featuring the HandyDART Heroine Big Bessie, a talking, flying mini bus that never takes no for an answer, this book is full of humor, taking the reader through a series of wondrous adventures. The stories fulfill a long term dream by the author. Illustrator Kwame Yirenkyi brings Big Bessie and her friends such as Baby Nicki and Sir Thomas Rigg Kimball her cat, to life on the pages. There is some excitement about a possible animated series! The stories have been read aloud in community centers, libraries and classes with great success, to children, youth and adults. They have inspired many “challenged” people to find their creative voice. Sharon wants you to know that you have a creativity in you just waiting to come out. http://www.amazon.com/Big-Bessie-Stories-Sharon-Rowe/dp/1926457005/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416163528&sr=1-2&keywords=big+Bessie

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World Poetry Celebarates the talented Brandee Bublé from Canada!

Ariadne’s Notes:  It was a great pleasure to welcome the exceptional children’s author Brandee Bublé   with new book Jayde  the Jaybird again to our World Poetry Café Radio Show, November 12, 1:40 pm. Hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Neall Ryon, along with operator Victor Schwartzman were on hand to welcome her.

The book was read to a specially abled person who had been bullied that day and gave her the courage to deal with it. It shows the power of books. Jayde the Jaybird is  beautifully illustrade by Eliska Liska, published by Simply Read Books and is available at most bookstores and would be a great gift.

To listen to this lovely interview:




Brandee Bublé grew up in Burnaby, BC, one of three children (Crystal and Michael) born to Amber and Lewis Bublé.  Lewis was a salmon fisherman and as a child Brandee spent many a summer on the boat and playing on the commercial fishing docks.  It was a unique childhood.  At a young age Brandee was diagnosed with dyslexia, making reading and math challenging.  She struggled to give correct change at a part time job and more than just a few customers paid less for what they bought or worse, paid more!  It was this experience (amongst others) that led her to get a degree and work as an Educational Assistant for almost a decade.  After marrying and having two children of her own, Brandee left her profession and began to write, a passion that finally culminated in her first book, O’Shae The Octopus, being published in June of 2014.  Brandee, her husband and two children live in Coquitlam, BC, enjoy the company of their close extended family and when they can, spend their time boating in the inlets of British Columbia.