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World Poetry Celebrates Kevin Morris from England!



Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Cafe radio show had exceptional guests today! January 11, 1-2 PM . First up was Kevin Morris, a blind poet who was launching his new audio book and reading poems from London, England. Then, we had the dynamic duo of Digs Lewis and Paul Bolotin , film music composers from LA who spoke about their work and gave tips for young music film composers just starting out. We also had a brand new Big Bessie story from Sharon Rowe and a proclamation from Alaha Ahrar, back by popular request and a  e-peace poem from Egypt from the talented Mahinour Tawfik. also by popular request.  Music by Andy Vine and Kendra Shank.









“My Old Clock I Wind” is now available as an audio download!

 Kevin Morris was born in Liverpool (UK) on 6 January 1969.

Kevin lost the majority of his eyesight at 18-months-old due to a  blood clot.

He is a braille user and has happy memories of leafing through “The Oxford Book of English Verse” and other poetry collections in the school library.

 Kevin read history and politics at University College Swansea and graduated with a BA (joint hons) and a MA in political theory.

 In 1994 Kevin moved to London where he now lives and works. He began writing poetry in 2012. Most of Kevin’s poems can be found on his website, https://newauthoronline.com/ which also contains links to his published works.  His Twitter account: https://twitter.com/drewdog2060_

Much of Kevin’s poetry is inspired by the environment. He lives close to an historic park in the Upper Norwood/Crystal Palace area (a suburb of London).Upper Norwood derives it’s name from the Great North Wood and remains one of the greenest parts of greater London.

Being visually impaired Kevin uses Job Access with Speech or JAWS software which converts text into speech and braille enabling him to use a standard Windows computer or laptop.

Kevin’s latest collection of poetry, “My Old Clock I Wind and Other Poems”was published, by Moyhill Publishing in June 2017, in both print and e-book formats, http://moyhill.com/clock/. It can also be found in the Amazon Kindle store, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0735JBVBG.

 “My Old Clock I Wind” became available, as an audio download on 5 December and can be found here:


 Melting Ice

Under the once-solid ice sheet

 We meet

 A demon some persist

In maintaining does not exist.

Deep in his throat, he rumbles;

And humanity stumbles

 As yet another ice sheet crumbles.

Kevin Morris (C) All rights reserved by the author.

(Taken from “My Old Clock I Wind And Other Poems”)



World Poetry Celebrates the Talented Synn Kune Loh!


Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Cafe Radio Show was honoured to welcome the noted poet, author, songwriter and artist Synn Kune Loh on January 4th, 1-2 pm PST on CFRO 100.2 FM.   He is one of the unsung heroes of this time dealing with a disabling disease with creativity, grace and love. His new book is a fascinating account of his journey and how the game of Ping Pong helped him in so many ways. World Poetry would also like to thank him for his support of our society., sharing his creativity in so many events. Thanks also to super tech Victor Swartzman and special volunteer Sharon Rowe and the music of Mark Zaleski.   A special E-Peace Poem by YIOULA IOANNOU PATSALIDOU FROM CYPRUS!

On January 11,  1-2 PM CFRO, another hero Kevin Morris, a blind poet from England, Dig Lewis  and Paul Bolotin. Stay Tuned!











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 Connecticut, 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 Ontario College of Art

and began a career as an exhibiting artist. His early paintings were abstract landscapes, followed by themes that stem from a metaphysical content. 

His poetry has an unique expression that is both touching and inspiring. Diagnosed with early Parkinson’s Disease, he used Ping Pong as a healing 

agent, and wrote a book titled “Ping Pong, Parkinson’s, and the Art of Staying in the Game.” The book has been by Silver Bow Press in January, 2018 and will be launched at the Lipoint Centre in Richmond , BC. January 13th from 2-4 pm along with an exhibition of his retrospective art exhibit. Free, all are welcome to attend!


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 each talk to each other then,

with poetry,

the real conversation.

Synn Kune Loh (C) All rights reserved.




The World Poetry Cafe Book Luanch of Barry Plamondon!


Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café  Radio Show Proudly Presented  the  Book Launch of : Run Between The Raindrops, Silver Bow Publishing-2017  by Barry Plamondon, July 6, 1-2 pm PST. It was a honor to welcome Barry and his lovely wife Sandi to the  show. The interview was a mixture of poems from his new book and a few others  as well as his resiliency in the face of challenges. He is a true hero.

To hear this special show: CLICK HERE!

Also we had news from the poet Kevin Morris, another hero, announcing his launch of my collection of poetry, “My Old Clock I Wind and Other Poems” on the World Poetry Reading Series. I am pleased to let you know that “My Old Clock” was published in June and is available in both paperback and e-book formats from http://moyhill.com/clock/. My collection is also available (e-book only) from Amazon and can be found here, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0735JBVBG






In addition, our e-poet was World Poetry Director Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah. who wrote: “I have arrived in Ghana safely from my visit to Beijing, Shenzen, Suzhou , Shanghai and other cities in China during my 21 day stay. I should say, it was a good and worthy trip of thought about climate change.”  His moving poem was : In Honor of Bright Amponsah Yeboah.

Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah

 Barry Plamondon was born  in Penticton 1958.  He grew up in South Van, graduating from David Thompson Senior Secondary School and spent 3 yrs. at U. B. C. Faculty of Arts. He received a certificate in Practical Horticulture at B.C.I.T. Worked 20 yrs. as a landscaper and was forced to retire. after 2 strokes. Barry started writing poetry soon after and  has resided in Maple Ridge for 25 yrs. He has a wife Sandi and 7 children. Barry’s hobbies and interests include Vancouver Canucks, gardening, listening to all types of music, getting out in nature, and reading.

Author of 3 published  books  :This n’ That Bric a Brac-Friesen Press 2016,Crackers and Crumbs-Silver Bow Publishing 2016. Run Between The Raindrops-Silver Bow Publishing-2017 He is a member of Holy Wow Poets(Maple Ridge)