A wonderful show Tuesday night with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and the incomparable Anita Aguirre Nieveras. Also in the studio was the poet Lui Porc and Anita’s lovely daughter. Featured: The talented humanitarian poet and organizer, World Poet Ambassador to Ghana, Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah. World Poetry theme song composed by the World Poetry Ambassador to Japan Yoshifumi Sakura. CLICK HERE to access the show.
DREAMS OF A VILLAGE BOY
When our feet befriend the ground
We shall touch the earth
and mark our foreheads with the sand of our prints
When our feet have learned to walk
we shall not perch as the Eagle
to meet untimely wounds
and strikes from the heavy rains
We shall fly above the clouds
to run our feathers from the cold strife
of deaths trial
When our might marries the strength of the wind
We shall defeat the Trojans
with the will power of the gods
so as to tame their existence
from the hymns of the living
We shall be called Conquerors
by the mother of history
should our eyes see beyond the distant farmhouse
when all is said and done.
Copyright © 22-02-2015
Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah
Kwame and Michael at the World Poetry Café Radio Show, CFRO 100.5 FM Vancouver , Canada.
Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah lives in Ghana and a Vibrant African Poet. International Poetry congresses and festivals have included his poetry presentations and writings in their programs. He is a multi award-winning poet and has participated in Poetry events, readings and performances in and out of Ghana, including Greece, Cyprus, South Africa, Canada, India, Holland, Paris-France etc. Michael has been voted as one of the top twenty “coolest” individuals of repute under 30 years in Africa by Celebrity fashion magazine Glitz Africa, Issue 20 in 2013.
As the World Empowered Youth Poet- honored in Canada at the University of British Colombia, National Youth Achiever in Literary Arts during the maiden awards by his Excellency the President of Ghana, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, Kostis Palamas poetry prize winner in Greece, and Guest editor of Poetry Space-UK, he is being published widely in books, Literary Journals, Anthologies and newspapers in the UK, Canada, India, Ghana, Kalahari review-Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, Pakistan, Hungary, Greece, Cyprus, Nepal, USA and other web hosting literary Magazines. He uses his form of poetry in projecting brotherhood of peace and has appeared in the Austin International Poetry Festival News letter of 2015. Michael is a distinguished member of United Poets Laureate International (upli-USA), World poetry Canada, Ghana Association of Writers’ (GAW), Omilos Eksipireton (Servers’ Society)-Greece, Tuck Magazine-Canada, Indigo Dreams UK, Poetic Republic, Poetry Society-South Africa, Arterial Network, Bluzog-Nepal, among others.
Michael holds an Honorary Diploma Certificate in Poetry (Greece) and have his poems translated into other languages such as polish by Piotr Balkus, Croatian by Vinko Kalinic, Hungarian by Istvan Dabi, Greek by Vassiliki Ergazaki/Omilos Eksipiretiton, French by Jacqueline Maire, Philippine by Anita Nieveras, and have had his poems displayed at the University of British Colombia, Canada, Ideogramma Spring Poetry for Peace-Cyprus, read in Afghanistan and interviewed on several media platforms in Ghana, South Africa, Greece and on Co-op radio in Canada by Ariadne Sawyer and Israel Mota
Michael was the Speed Mentor of Barcamp Ghana 2012, an Entrepreneur and have designed Creative Nation Initiative with passionate colleagues to promote arts whilst enhancing reading and writing in our schools and Communities. CNI believes each child has an inner ability that needs to be unearthed to make the society better. Also, Michael is nominated as the Patron of the Ghana Writers’ Awards to assist the initiators encourage the inclusion of Ghanaian literary works in the curriculum of our educational sectors, promote peace and development in Ghana and Africa through literature, create market for Ghanaian writers and to promote the cultural heritage of Ghana through the art of writing.
The general object underpinning the establishment of the award scheme is to inspire writers to write to educate, inform and entertain.
Michael has once again been honored as the World Empowered Youth Poet from Ghana during the Prestigious World Poetry and art festival April 2013 in Vancouver, Canada where he was welcomed by the Governor General, the Mayor of Vancouver and the Premier of British Colombia. He’s performed his poetry at the Mayor of Vancouver’s office during Explorasian media launch, Literature festival at Douglas College, African Night at the New West Public Library, Cape music Institute with Camillo Lombard in South Africa, World Poetry Congress in Greece, Ideogramma spring poetry rain in Cyprus, an evening of Candle light readings on the occasion of the celebration of the 21st International African Writers’ day for the late Professor Kofi Awoonor at the Wole Soyinka and Naguib Mahfouz courtyards at PAWA house, etc
Michael’s poetry collection, “That sweet name like magic has made me”, has been published by Susan Jane Sims of Poetry space-UK Limited (www.poetryspace.co.uk), edited by Richard Gall and foreword by Deborah Harvey
He is an Assistant Director of Administration, humanitarian and former student of Hermann Gmeiner School-Tema, Presby Boys Secondary School and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Studies from the University of Cape Coast, Institute of Commercial Management-UK, and finds poetry as a tool of promoting peace and conquering the opponent with love.
Michael is currently seeking collaborations with musicians to put most of his poetry into salad songs and is humbly calling on any artiste who shares in this idea to contact him. Poetry festivals, corporate bodies, schools, organizations, publishers are all welcomed to put meaning to poetry by using it as a leverage to promote their products.
Michael has once again received a Cultural Ambassadorial Award for Ghana in Canada in October 2014 and nominated as a Patron for the Ghana Writers’ Awards project in Ghana.
You can reach the Poet at firstname.lastname@example.org and blogs on email@example.com. You can as well navigate his accomplishments by googling: Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah