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World Poetry Proudly Presents Lidia Chiarelli from Italy !

Ariadne’s Notes: We are so honoured to present another Important International Partner and distinguished artist and poet Lidia Chiarelli! Lidia’s peace gift poem was chosen as one of four poems and was available at the University of British Columbia (Irving K. Barber Learning Centre where several hundred gift poems were taken by the 100,000 students and public at the Fourth World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival during the month of October.  Also offering gift peace poems on display were our other community partners at the UBC Learning Exchange and the Britannia Public Library in Vancouver, BC, Canada.A total of 575 poems were printed and rolled. The poems went so quickly that many more were printed, rolled and given.

A special  Invitation to this upcoming event!  Sguardi d’Artista – Only…for Your Eyes (quadri di Gianpiero Actis – poesie di Lidia Chiarelli,Inaugurazione della mostra alla Promotrice delle Belle Arti, viale B. Crivelli 11 Torino (Valentino)

Here is the link to the exhibition that is also on line http://gianpieroactis.jimdo.com/artists-glances-only-for-your-eyes-exhibition-on-line/ or the link to youtube where is the Calendar 2015 with some of the paintings in exhibition http://youtu.be/jFRMFFAgnvA




World Poetry Proudly Presents Award Winner Lidia Chiarelli from Italy!

Ariadne’s Notes: I am beginning to post all the award winners that have been waiting a long time to be featured. Lidia Chiarelli  is a World Poetry Empowered Poet Award Winner whose peace poem was selected to be one of four chosen by a selection committee
575 gift poems have been printed and are ready to be given out starting October 1st.
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Photo by Una Bruhns, 200 gift peace poems ready to be given during the Fourth World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival, October 1-17th, after our poem rolling party at the UBC Exchange.

Selected Poem The Polyglot Sea tab



Lidia and with Beat Generation Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti (San Francisco 2013)

Lidia Chiarelli was born and raised in Turin, in northern Italy, where she studied and graduated in “English Language and Literature” at the University of Torino. For several years, she devoted herself to teaching English in secondary schools, and included “creative expression” courses in her teaching methods.  She organized a unique “mail art” exhibition at Giuseppe Perotti School (Torino, 1990), which turned out to be an opportunity to become acquainted with many artists, especially with Sarah Jackson, a digital artist from Halifax, Canada. Her long distance collaboration with the Canadian artist, Jackson, and with British writer Aeronwy Thomas, (the daughter of Dylan Thomas), led her to found, with four other members, the artistic literary Movement Immagine & Poesia, which was officially presented at Alfa Teatro of Torino on Novembre 9, 2007.  After visiting the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2010, Lidia was inspired to create installations similar to Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree, but hanging not only wishes, but poems and original works of art on cards on the trees.  Lidia Chiarelli’s “Poetry&Art Trees” thus began to appear in different exhibitions in Piedmont and abroad. Lidia’s passion for creative writing has motivated her to write poetry, and she became an award-winning poet in 2011, 2012 and 2014 : Premio Il Meleto di Guido Gozzano, Agliè 2011 (Segnalazione di Merito) and 2012 (Terzo Premio poesia inedita), Premio Wine in Literature, CE.PAM, Santo Stefano Belbo 2014. In June 2011 she was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from The First International Poetry Festival of Swansea (U.K.) for her broadside poetry and art contribution. Her writing has been translated into English, French, Czech, Slovak (Prof. Miriam Margala) and Romanian (Dr. Olimpia Jacob) and published in Poetry Reviews and on web-sites in Italy, Great Britain, in the U.S.A. and in Romania. http://lidiachiarelli.jimdo.com/ http://www.saatchiart.com/LidiaChiarelli

Coney Island
…or a joker in a straw
putting a stickpin in his peppermint tie
and looking just like he had nowhere to go
but Coney Island…

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Let’s go to Coney Island
today the gates are open for us
the hot August air
is laden with saltiness.
Let’s enter and forget
just for an hour
the problems and troubles of life.

A windmill
of sounds and fluorescent colours
attracts us
intoxicating magnet.

We go.
The Wonder Wheel
will take us high and higher
our eyes will caress the city
and will get lost into the blue of the ocean

We see
the carousel horses
moving in a tireless dance.

We smell
the sweet aroma of cotton candy
slowly spreading in the air.

A magic realm is waiting
to take us far
through time and space:

Today let’s go to Coney Island
and just for an hour
we will be children again.

August 3, 2012 ©

Lidia Chiarelli, Italy


 Front Cover I&P

Her new book!

4th World Poetry Peace Festival Poster by Kwame Yirenkyi from Ghana!

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Ariadne’s Notes: Here is the wonderful poster which will be on monitors at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Library at the University of British Columbia Oct 6th-27th, along with six display tables and a 24 hour video feed. Please send this on to all you know and use the qrcode on the right side to check in for more updates

Celebrate The 4th World Poetry Festival new

Great thanks to our wonderful partners.

Wonderful Letters!

A sample of the  selected peace gift poems:

  • Katherine L. Gordon, Ontario, Canada
  • Madhusmita Rawooth, Grade 12 student, Sunabeda ,Odisha India.
  • Lidia Chiarelli, Torino – Italy                        
  • Anviksha  Srivastava Age 12 years, California, USA


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Some of the 575 gift poems! Photo by Una Bruhns