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World Poetry Celebrates Minal Sarosh from India!

Ariadne’s Notes:

The World Poetry Café Radio Show, on June 8, 2017 welcomed E-Poet Minal Sarosh ! Her poem was read on the show and nicely received. We have an active E-poet spot on the show, featuring poets from all over the world. Featured poets and musician Lozan Yolmosky  and Serwan Yolmosky also read poetry in English, Arabic and Kurdish as well as music with the oud.

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Minal Sarosh is an Indian English poet and novelist. Her first poetry book ‘Mitosis and Other Poems’, was published by Writers Workshop (1992), Kolkata.  And her first novel  ‘Soil for My Roots’ was published by LiFi Publications, New Delhi, 2015.

She has won awards for poetry — (a) All India Poetry Competition 2005 of The Poetry Society (India) Delhi. – Commendation Prize. (b)Creative Writing Competition 2006 of Unisun Publications, Bangalore-Third Prize (c) SMS Poetry Competition 2007 and 2008 Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai-Third Prize (d) Unisun Reliance TimeOut Book Club Awards 2008-09-Special Mention

Her poetry has been published in anthologies — The Journal of the Poetry Society (India), Chandrabhaga, (Edited by Jayanta Mahapatra), Indian Literature (published by Sahitya Akademi , Delhi), Emerging Voices ( The Poetry Society India, Delhi), Poetry India: Voices of Hope ( The Poetry Society India,

 

Fingers at Work

 

Under the weight of balloons

even strings tie me down.

Fingers let go!

my thoughts are air,

the sky is the limit for them.

 

Under the blanket of night

even the darkness blinds me.

Fingers stoke the cinders!

My thoughts are fire,

leaping out from the sun.

 

Under the wafting boat,

even the waves could overturn me.

Fingers row harder!

My thoughts are water,

and oceans have racing horizons.

 

And under the lawnmower

I could be trimmed like grass.

Fingers grow roots!

My thoughts are soil,

and the whole earth is my garden.

 

But, oh fingers do what you want,

but do it fast!

My life is just a soap bubble,

weighing less than a feather,

it will glide for a short while,

       and then might burst, anytime.

 

(First published in ‘The Journal of the Poetry Society (India)’ Delhi. Vol 22, 2011. Edited by Sharmila Ray)

Minal  Sarosh (C) All rights reserved by the author.

 

 

 

World Poetry Celebrates Dee Hobsbawn-Smith!

Ariadne’s Notes: On April 20, 2017, 1PM on CFRO, 100.5 FM, the World Poetry Café welcomed the multitalented and powerful poetess, Dee Hobsbawn-Smith, retired chief and sustainable food advocate. Her words of advise and wisdom about food, cooking and poetry were absolutely empowering to all the listeners. She will be on tour in the coming months, including in B.C.  For a list of her tour dates: www.deehobsbawnsmith.com

Thanks to the World Poetry café Team of Ariadne Sawyer, producer and host, Anita Aguirre Nieveras , super engineer, Victor Schwartzman  special volunteer Sharon Rowe and volunteer Willow the dog. Music by Anthony Prosk (Gulf Island Suite)   and Don Amero (CD, Refined)

A must hear show for the planet : CLICK HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Shelley Banks.

dee hobsbawn-smith’s poetry, essays, fiction and journalism has appeared in newspapers, websites, magazines, anthologies and literary journals in Canada, the USA and Scotland, including Grain, Gastronomica: The Journal of Culture and Food, The Malahat Reiview, Prairie Fire, The Antigonish Review, Vallum, CV2, Freefall and others. In 2015-16, she served as the Saskatoon Public Library’s 35th Writer in Residence. A retired chef and ex-restaurateur, she lives west of Saskatoon and earned her MFA in Writing at the University of Saskatchewan. She has published seven books. Foodshed: An Edible Albert Alphabet (Touchwood, 2012) won three international awards for its unflinching examination of the politics and challenges of small-scale sustainable food production. Her first collection of poetry, Wildness Rushing In (Hagios, 2014) was a finalist for Book of the Year and Best Poetry Collection at the Saskatchewan Book Awards. It was followed by her first short fiction collection, What Can’t Be Undone (Thistledown, 2015.) At present, she is working on her debut novel, an essay collection, and new poetry. Most recently, she has contributed to the SK poetry anthology, Line Dance (Burton Books, 2016), edited by Gerald Hill, and was part of a contingent of Canadian poets who read at The Bowery Poetry Club in New York City. www.deehobsbawnsmith.com

 

Red cedar

thirty years of your brother’s life

hanging in a cedar-lined closet under the back stairs.

~ Judith Krause, “A History of Shirts” from Mongrel Love

 

The cedar chest came from Lebanon, a gift.

In one corner, tiny clothes

I sewed for my sons.

 

Childhood never wears out.

It travels with me, that time. Before

I came to poetry, I lived it –  

 

swung high swoops on redwood swings,

small sons on lap, leaped

like a leopard over fire hydrants at their urging.

 

In the chest, purple fleece vests outgrown

before the seams could strain or fade,

jesters’ hats, laid aside when they outgrew magic.

 

I wear their vests and hats now on my morning walks,

wrap myself in my sons’  childhood,

red cedar days that never wear out.

Dee Hobsbawn-Smith (C) From her radio show published poems. All rights reserved by author.

World Poetry Celebrates Alan Girling!

Ariadne’s Notes:

World Poetry Café Radio Show  with hosts Ariadne Sawyer, Neall Ryon , super tech Victor Schwartzman and volunteer Sharon Rowe welcomed the poet, host and writer, Alan Girling  on October 17th on CFRO 100.5 FM with music and poetry.

Tribute  music by Leonard Cohen
E-poem by Monsif Beroual.

TO HEAR THE SHOW: CLICK HERE!

 14 Painting by director Mirwais Jabaz.

 

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Alan Girling grew up in North Vancouver, lived in Japan for six years, and now lives in Richmond. He tends to write poetry, or occasionally, short fiction, non-fiction and drama. His work had been featured online, in journals and anthologies, on the radio, at local live readings, in shop windows and in one slim chapbook. Venues include Lichen Arts and Letters, Hobart, The MacGuffin, Smokelong Quarterly, Pagitica, FreeFall, Galleon, In My Bed, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Body Breakdowns, Blue Skies, Black Heart Magazine, Canadian Stories, CBC Radio, World Poetry, Poetic Justice and Surrey Muse. He was a finalist for the Larry Turner Award for Non-Fiction, had a play produced for Vancouver’s Walking Fish Festival and has received two first place prizes for poetry, one in the 2006 Vancouver Co-op Radio Community Dreams Contest and most recently in the 2015 Royal City Literary Arts Society Write On! Contest.