World Poetry Cafe presents our last show on Wall Street before moving back to the old station on Columbia! On July 13, 1-2 pm PST, CFRO,we welcome Soramaru Takayama – Poet. www.takayamasoramaru.com
Soramaru is a member of the artist collective Tasai. Sora brings his innovative poetry monodrama to Vancouver by way of ongoing solo performances and through collaboration with nationally recognized poets visiting from Japan. His first poetry book “Tsuki To Buranko” was published in 2014, taking him on three successful tours in Japan. He has performed for the Canada Japan Friendship Association, Joy Kogawa House, and was commissioned to create and perform a poem for the 110th Anniversary of the VJLS-JH. Sora hosts an annual event, Japanese Poets North of the 49th, that is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts. He is the founder and owner of Vegan Pudding & Co. www.takayamasoramaru.com
Yurie Hoyoyon, Manager of the poet Soramaru Takayama, Media relation coordinator for JPN49th Illustrator / Portrait artist / TV reporter for Nikkei TV www.yuries.com
Music and poem by Yoshimi Sakura read by Yurie Hoyoyo in Japanese and
Ariadne Sawyer in English.
Blue Earth, theme song for World Poetry played at special occasions.
Caring message from World Poetry Beloved Honorary Son Rahmat Haidari :“I do not want violence anywhere in the world and no human being forced to immigrate. It is very painful because of the insecurity and the loss of the family moving away. The aspirations, of the family, of culture lost.
For all the people of the world, I wish peace and friendship.”
Rahmat Haidari is multi- award winning filmmaker and peace and human rights advocate who had to flee his country and now resides in Germany where he will bring his talents and expertize to help the world.