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World Poetry Celebrates Alan Santana !

 Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show, September 7, 1-2 pm, CFRO, 100.5,  had a short but important interview with the amazing Alan Santana who gave us insights into the world of boxing and how it helped him at 8 years old to overcome extreme bullying. Also the idea that boxing is like a chess match. My dad liked boxing and said it was “a pure art form” , a quote which I never understood until the interview with Alan.  He also helps youth and has written a book which focuses on  them to be the best they can be and not to get mixed up with shady characters. 

Also on the show were e-poems from Mamta Agarwal,  Poetic News  and a story from Sharon Rowe, read by Victor Swartzman. Music by Pancho and Sal.

To hear the show: CLICK HERE!

Alan Santana ,resounding, gregarious personality is an immediate characteristic that exudes Alan Santana. The fanatical ringside commentator extols an arsenal of burlesque, intelligence and accuracy that is adored by his many fans. A mutli- talented commentator, speaker and serial entrepreneur presiding as the North American Coordinator and Supervisor for the American Boxing Organisation and on the Board of Directors. , the California native is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable experts of our time. He has held the position of Executive Board Member with the World Boxing Hall of Fame, International Boxing Judge and his appointment to these positions has led to an array of opportunities in the boxing world. He has just recently joined the ABO (Adaptive Boxing Organization) as an International Ambassador and Spokesperson to help gain recognition for wheelchair athletes worldwide.

Santana began boxing at the age of 8 years old and it grew into a 20 year career. He earned a spot as a member of the California/USA Boxing Team from 1982 – 1985. During his amateur stint he won many state and local titles and recorded well over 100 plus fights. Shortly after starting his professional run, his career was unexpectedly hampered due to sustaining a career ending injury from an automobile accident. Santana continues his support of the coveted sport of boxing through national and international travel supervising title bouts as a champion of the sport and a passionate mentor to youth.

He currently presides as the CEO, President and Founder of No Teen Riders, INC., a non-profit organization created to educate teen drivers and their families by providing practical information, preventive measures, and compliance standards to reduce and eliminate teen vehicular deaths. Adding the title of author to his repertoire, Santana is also anticipating the release of his forthcoming book entitled UNPROTECTED: A Tactical Approach to Boxing, Business and Life, slated for release in the second quarter of 2017. Alan resides in Orange County, California and is married to wife Annamarie for over 31 years. They have four children, Victoria; twins Austin and Andrew; and Aaron.

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Alan came to us courtesy of  Osiris Munir,

 

World Poetry Celebrates Mamta  Agarwal from India!

  Ariadne’s Notes:

The World Poetry Café Radio Show, March 16, 1- 2 PM PST, on CFRO 100.5 FM, welcomed the talented and lovely poetess Mamta  Agarwal calling from India with her beautiful poems in a diverse and unique show. After four years, it was a great honour to talk to her and hear her wonderful poetry once again. http://worldpoetry.ca/?p=9088

Also included was the excerpt of a play by our super technician Victor Schwartzman, who left the radio listeners  breathless during a dramatic section of the play “Listen to Me”. It is being published  in the near future at: https://www.redfez.net

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day was co-host Neall Ryon with a series of limericks by Bryon.

A very special e-poem Eternity. This is a poem inspired by the passing of time and memory (C)   by  Jason Endfield, (www.jasonendfield.com) from the UK was full of sensitivity and grace .  We hope to hear more  from this talented poet in the future.

To hear this special Show CLICK HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bougainvillea’s a poem by Mamta Agarwal, India.

After summer solstice,

We earnestly pray for rain

In north Indian plains,

Drained after a long unforgiving summer.

Gulp down lemonade

Or a drink made of khus, almonds and melon seeds

Or juice of roasted raw mangoes, sweetened

And spiced with crushed cumin

Black salt and fresh mint leaves.

 

I glance at the sky

From my balcony

Eyebrows knitted,

And sigh in dismay

As I watch clouds gather

Tease and leave.

I can smell rain in

Some far off hills,

As wind carries

Wet earth’s fragrance.

 

My eyes rest on woody bougainvillea;

Vines scramble over boundary walls

And fence lines of neighbourhood villas

In colours as varied as a child’s first

Box of water paints.

 

As I take a swig from

My bottle of Kinley,

Am filled with wonder,

How they remain so buoyant

All day and by night,

Despite no respite

From drought and heat.

While the Sun furiously beats

Down on earth’s cracked crust?

 

But mother nurtures the roots,

Who knows how she replenishes itself…?

The thorny vine knows not sloth,

And withstands the fiery wrath

And burst forth in blossoms,

Full of spirit

Just enjoying being.

 

Oft I wonder, some flowers

Are fragrant, others a’int.

See what a plethora

Of colour, size and aura!

How amazing, they parlance

In complete silence.

Captivated, I just forgot

I was feeling hot.

Mamta Agarwal (C) All rights reserved.

 

 

World Poetry Canada International Advisors and Directors!

 

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World Poetry Canada International Advisors and Directors. More to come…

They will be participating on the World Poetry 24 hour around the World Peace Poetathon, September 21st and also in the Fifth World Poetry Canada International Peace and Human Rights Festival 2016.

Advisors:
 Dr. Hadda Sendoo, Mongolia
Yoshifumi Sakura, Japan
Dr. Stephen Gill, India and Canada
Elaine Woo, Canada
Wanda Kehewin , First Nations, Canada
Mamta Agarwal, India
Adisa AJA Andwele, Barbados and US
Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido, Canada.

Directors:
Alaha Ahrar, Afghanistan and US.
Kwame Yirenkyi, Ghana and Canada
Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah. Ghana
Sharif Saedi, Afghanistan
Oswald Okaitei , Ghana
Olajuwon Timileyin, Nigeria
Mutiu Olawuyi, Gambia
Musa Musavi, Afghanistan
 Caroline C. Nazareno, Philippines.

*Posted with their permission.

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 Festival 2014.