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World Poetry Café Radio Shows for July and August.

Kwame and Michael in the studio!

Kwame and Michael in the studio!


Ariadne’s Note: The World Poetry Radio Show Team presents the shows for July and August! You can listen live on www.coopradio.org, or download the show later. 

The show broadcasts from downtown Vancouver, BC Canada on Coast Salish territory and reaches people in 48 countries on a regular basis. The radio team of producer and host Ariadne Sawyer, hosts Israel Mota and Vivian Davidson are supported by our wonderful techs, Medhi , Kelly and Gerry who keep us on the air. We are able to provide phone in interviews for those that live in other countries or for various reasons are not able to come to the station. We are all volunteers and do our best to provide quality multilingual, intercultural programing . We feature as many Canadian musicians as possible. Your voices are important to us.

 The show is kept on the air by members like you. If you become a member of the World Poetry Café, you will have three features per year, a tax deductible receipt and be part of our show with your news and e-poems.  Please become a member by going to www.coopradio.ca , become a member page and writing in the World Poetry Café in the favorite show line.  The money will credited to our account which needs $700 per year to keep the show.

World Poetry Café Radio Shows for July and August.
July 30, Welcome to our new partner from New York! Stanley H. Barkan, Poet/Publisher
Cross-Cultural Communications, www.cross-culturalcommunications.com

August 5, Spotlite Radio, New York. 9 am PST. Interview with Ariadne Sawyer re the up-coming World Poetry Poetathon. http://spotliteradio.com/

August 6, New Westminster, BC Poet Laureate Candice James, author of numerous books and, Director, Royal City Literary Arts. http://saddlestone.shawwebspace.ca

August 13, the amazing duo of Rio Samaya, Pancho and Sal, performers who have toured the world and have several CD’s which bring joy to all. http://riosamayaband.com/
August 20, Pandora’s Collectivehttp://sites.google.com/site/summerdreamsfest/home/gala10th Anniversary!

Well known author Nina Munteanu with her new book the The Last Summoner a historical fantasy that spans 600 years of history from
medieval Poland. www.NinaMunteanu.com.

August 27, James Tarantin, with his new book Equation and the company TarantinDream which he founded with the help of Larry King. Based on a dream He will be speaking also in Arabic. http://www.jamestarantin.com/#

Also, we are honoured to have Peter Thabit Jones is a Welsh poet and dramatist.He and  Dylan Thomas daughter, Aeronwy wrote the first-ever Dylan Thomas Walking Tour of GreenwichVillage, available as an internet PDF, audio download, and guided tour via New York Fun Tours,  and forthcoming in2014 as a tourist book and an Internet App. The Walking Tour will be a central focus for the New York celebrations of the Dylan Thomas Centenary. Peter has been writer in residence at Big Sur and has a new book coming out. He will be calling from Big Sur, California and returning to Wales at the end of August.


World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival 2013 Winners!




Ariadne’s Note:

It is  with great pleasure that we announce the award winners for the World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival 2013.

Each entry was nominated by one or more people, and went through a background check. The awards are based on humanitarian and peace efforts to make the world a better place.

Many of the award winners are youth. They show a wonderful commitment for peace and the respect of others. Each award winner has sacrificed to promote peace and understanding and in some instances  have shown great courage in the face of adversity.

For the first time ever, we had 10 film, doc entries. With help from our community parter Cinevolution, we were able to include the film award winners this year. The two films will be shown during the peace festival.

Please welcome the World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival 2013 Award Winners:


A flower for our award winners







Empowered Poets:

Empowered poet, Wanda-John Kehewin.

Empowered Poet Yilin Yang.

Godwin Barton.

Empowered Poet Saleh Mazumder.

Empowered poet, Penn Kemp.

Empowered poet, Oswald Okaitei.

Empowered poet, Olawuyi Mutiu. 

Empowered poet, Ljubomir Mihajlovski,

Empowered poet, Ljupce Zahariev,

Empowered poet, Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah.

Empowered poet, Selene Bertelsen.

Empowered poet, Caroline C. Nazareno, (Ceri Naz)

 Empowered Poet, Yaman Saleh.

Music, acting, art, graphic art, photography:

Rio Samaya, (Pancho and Sal) Empowered Band.

Yoshifuma Sakura, Empowered Composer

Angelo Moroni, Empowered actor.

Sattar Saberi , Empowered artist.

Kwame Agyare Yirenkyi, Empowered Graphic Artist.

Atia Abawi, Empowered Journalist.


Sharif Saedi, Empowered filmmaker (Silence)

Rahmat Haidari , Empowered Director (Broken Voices of Poetry)

Sajia Hussain Azmat , Empowered Humanitarian & Director (Broken Voices of Poetry)


M&M, Empowered Photographer

World Poetry Ambassador to Nepal, Mk Shrestha.

World Poetry Ambassador to Japan: Frederico Gordo.

Greetings from our winners 2012!

Award winners 2012!