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World Poetry Celebrates Hélène Levasseur !

 Ariadne’s Notes: On January 5th, 2017 from 1-2 pm, The World Poetry Café on CFRO, 100,5 FM welcomed the talented Helene Lavasseur to the show for an exciting mixture of poetry and music. E-poets: World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Richard Doiron from Canada  and Nolan Holloway Jr ( about.me/NolanHolloway) from the US. Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Neall Ryon, Super engineer, Victor Schwartzman, Special Volunteer Sharon Rowe.

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Hélène Levasseur once an Elementary School Teacher in Ontario became a Trade
and Consumer Show Sales and Marketing Specialist doing exhibitions at the Vancouver Trade 
and Convention Centre and the B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver.

In 1989 Helene experienced a tragedy while golfing which disabled her, causing her to experience
trauma for 27 years. Through rehabilitation, she now enters 2017 hoping to experience triumph.

Hélène however in her time of seclusion recorded a cd in 1999 entitled “Catch the Fever” and founded the Holy Wow Poets in 2009. Recitals occur at 7:00 pm on the 1st Tuesday of every month at the Act Theatre in Maple Ridge. Her poetry club is alive and well and still in fruition.

Unable to return to work she remained active composing music, and keeping a poetic journal. She became a lyricist and a quirky rhyming poetic story telling queen.

For decades Hélène kept a journal with an el grandeur rhyming technique. In 2017 she has launched her “Marie Noelle’s Medley” poetry book that she has prepared for family and friends and now you dear poets…

She also created the Holy Wow Poets Anthology in 2013 and has been published in the Festival of Lights yearly poetry booklets and the Royal City Poets Anthology (Silver Bow Publishing). Hélène was an Award Winner in the Maple Ridge Earth Day Poetry Contest. 

She participated in past Honouring our Vets anthologies and others. Hélène is called “Cheers and Chuckles” as this how she is. She is delighted to share her love for her Creator and thanks Him for His Healings galore and all her family and friends and acquaintances that have spruced her up as she recovered and rehabilitated for over a quarter of a century!  It’s been a long haul.

Many thanks indeed to all of you who help Hélène Levasseur to move forth with vim and vigour in the years to come. ” : http://holywowpoetry.com/160-not-bad-for-a-ten-year-old/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=email_this&utm_source=email

 

World Poetry Celebrates Sarah Schulman!

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Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show  with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Neall Ryon, plus super engineer Victor Schwartzman  and volunteer Sharon Rowe welcomed the talented author Sarah Schulman with her new book, Conflict is not Abuse on CFRO 100.5 FM November 3rd at 1:10 PM . A fascinating show with many listeners from around the world. E-poem by Richard Doiron and music by Bob Dylan and Mary Youngblood.  I believe that this is the best book I have read on this subject. To hear this special show:

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“From intimate relationships to global politics, Sarah Schulman observes a continuum: that inflated accusations of harm are used to avoid accountability. Illuminating the difference between Conflict and Abuse, Schulman directly addresses our contemporary culture of scapegoating. This deep, brave, and bold work reveals how punishment replaces personal and collective self-criticism, and shows why difference is so often used to justify cruelty and shunning. Rooting the problem of escalation in negative group relationships, Schulman illuminates the ways in which cliques, communities, families, and religious, racial, and national groups bond through the refusal to change their self-concept. She illustrates how Supremacy behaviour and Traumatized behaviour resemble each other, through a shared inability to tolerate difference. Sarah is the author of 18 books and his beginning a new mystery book soon.

This important and sure to be controversial book brings insight into contemporary and historical issues of personal, racial and geo-political difference, as tools of escalation towards injustice, exclusion and punishment, whether the objects of dehumanization are other individuals in our families or communities, African Americans at the hands of police, people with HIV, and Palestinians. Conflict Is Not Abuse is a searing rejection of the cultural phenomenon of blame, cruelty, and scapegoating, revealing how those in positions of power exacerbate and manipulate fear of the “other” to avoid facing themselves.

Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press, www.arsenalpulp.com

“Reviews
With awesome brilliance and insight, Sarah Schulman offers readers new strategies to intervene on all relations of domination both personal and political. The core of this book provides ways to think and move beyond blaming and/or assuming victimhood — so that each of us may come to understand the role we assume in creating and sustaining conflicts in all our relations. Sharing myriad ways, critical vigilance can help us all understand that conflict need not be viewed as abuse, that essential distinctions may be made between the hurt we experience in conflict and the violence of abuse, Schulman offers a vision of mutual recognition and accountability that liberates. —bell hooks

It’s impossible to be invested in the world and not be invested in this groundbreaking and challenging book. From a position of artist and social critic, Sarah Schulman gives us a detailed and considered reading of some of our most overly determined and venomous conflicts. Conflict Is Not Abuse is a book to interrogate, ponder, and discuss. —Claudia Rankine

A compelling call out of call-out culture and everything that it messily dredges up, brings forward, and shunts away. —Canadian Art

Conflict is Not Abuse should prove to be essential reading for people interested in psychology, group dynamics, and social justice activism. —Global Comment

Schulman’s new work is a provocative rethinking of intimate and civil discourse for a rapidly shrinking world … a rallying cry for civil engagement and engaged civility. —Gay City News:

Sarah Schulman and Heather Love in conversation at BGSQD New York on November 5 (Nov 2016)”

Source:  Publisher Arsenal Pulp Press with great thanks to Cynara Geissler.

World Poetry Celebrates the Wonderful Anita Aguirre Nieveras!

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Ariadne’s Notes: On September 1st, 1-2 pm PST, the World Poetry Café, your favorite intercultural, multilingual radio show on CFRO, 100.5 FM Celebrated the long term director and secretary of World Poetry. A show with fascinating insights into her life and her dedicated help to both youth and seniors as well as her contributions to education and poetry. Music from DISPELL by Laura Kelsey who is now in Nanaimo.  E-poems by Carla Evans (Pens for Peace) and Richard Doiron( As Per Design) as well as a first time poem in English by Rahmat Haidari ( Mother) were read.  Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer, Neall Ryon, Engineer Victor Schwartzman and volunteer Sharon Rowe. Also great thanks to the 87 countries that listen to us on a varying basis.

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Anita Aguirre Nieveras, World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, World Poetry Ambassador to the Philippines , World Poetry executive secretary, educator, World Poetry Café Host, workshop leader, involved with Seniors Groups, dancer, poet and author. She has been with World Poetry since its inception.

Poem to follow.