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World Poetry Cafe Proudly Welcomes Rick Lupert from California, USA!

Ariadne’s note: Ariadne Sawyer and Israel Mota welcomed the well known poet from San Fernando Valley, California! Also e-poems by Lini Grol and World Poetry Canada International Director Saleh Mazumder. Music by Susan Cogan and Courtney Pine. To hear the show: CLICK HERE! Due to radio station tech problems, only part of the show can be heard. May be able to download a copy and post it. Sorry about the confusion.

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Rick Lupert has been involved in the Los Angeles poetry community since 1990. He served for two years as a co-director of the Valley Contemporary Poets, a non-profit organization which produces readings and publications out of the San Fernando Valley. His poetry has appeared in numerous magazines and literary journals, including The Los Angeles Times, Rattle, Chiron Review, Red Fez, Zuzu’s Petals, Stirring, The Bicycle Review, Caffeine Magazine, Blue Satellite and others. He edited the anthologies Ekphrastia Gone Wild – Poems Inspired by Art, A Poet’s Haggadah: Passover through the Eyes of Poets, and The Night Goes on All Night – Noir Inspired Poetry, and is the author of fifteen collections of poetry: Nothing in New England is New, Death of a Mauve Bat, Sinzibuckwud!, We Put Things In Our Mouths, Paris: It’s The Cheese, I Am My Own Orange County, Mowing Fargo, I’m a Jew. Are You?, Feeding Holy Cats, Stolen Mummies, I’d Like to Bake Your Goods, A Man With No Teeth Serves Us Breakfast (Ain’t Got No Press), Lizard King of the Laundromat, Brendan Constantine is My Kind of Town (Inevitable Press) and Up Liberty’s Skirt (Cassowary Press). He has hosted the long running Cobalt Café reading series in Canoga Park since 1994 and is regularly featured at venues throughout Southern California.

Rick created and maintains the Poetry Super Highway, an online resource and publication for poets. (PoetrySuperHighway.com)

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rickpoet

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rickpoet

Currently Rick works as a music teacher at synagogues in Southern California and as a graphic and web designer for anyone who would like to help pay his mortgage.

By the Time You Read This Book
Our Son Probably Still Won’t Be
Potty Trained

We’ve been rewarding our son with toys
when he’s used the potty so when he runs up
to the strangers at the airport, holds up
his Spiderman motorcycle and says
I got this because I pooped!
it was, Indeed, a reward for all.
Later he asks another three year old
if he can drive the motorcycle on her head.
She says yes, out of professional courtesy.

 From Nothing in New England is New

Rick Lupert (C)

World Poetry Cafe Proudly Presents Helen Bar-Lev from Israel!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA World Poetry Café Radio Show hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Israel Mota welcomed the talented painter, artist and poet Helen Bar-Lev to the show at CFRO, 100.5 FM  www.coopradio.org

Also featured were e-poems by Lini Grol from Canada and Dr. Hadaa Sendoo from Mongolia. Music by Susan Cogan from her CD Gypsy Hill. To hear the show CLICK HERE!

Helen Bar-Lev was born in New York in 1942.  She holds a B.A. in Anthropology.  She has lived in Israel for 42 years and has held over 90 exhibitions of her landscape paintings, 33 of which were one-person shows.  Her poems and artwork have appeared in numerous online and print anthologies.  Collections: Cyclamens and Swords and other poems about the land of Israel, and The Muse in the Suitcase, both with Johnmichael Simon, illustrated by Helen.  In Moonlight the Sky Will Slide with Katherine L. Gordon.  EVERYTHING TODAY, a not-what-you-expect book of poetry about colours with her colour illustrations, is Helen’s latest collection and a new book of alphabet love letters is in preparation.  Helen is Assistant to the President of Voices Israel group of poets in English www.voicesisrael.com  and Senior Editor of Cyclamens and Swords Publishing, www.cyclamensandswords.com  She lives in Metulla, Israel with her poet-partner Johnmichael Simon.  Her two children and four grandchildren live not far away. www.helenbarlev.com

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Between the Banal and the Eternal

A border of boulders has been erected
to prevent the orchard from falling into the valley
and it is here that we stand
lost in its silence,
looking down on the land,
on its fields and its fish ponds,
on this wealth of earth
in the warmth of its summer

Almost-ripe apples bulge on their branches,
nectarines too, large but leaden,
wait for sweetness to seep in

Here is the real world, up in these orchards
and below in the valley, human-free and serene,
forgotten by a civilization which has chosen
to conglomerate into jittery cities,
to rise higher and higher in impossible structures,
looking down through glass and window planters
at congestion and frustration
in robotic symbiosis, at clones of themselves

While here in the only reality
the meaning of existence is written
in the parchment of its orchards
in the richness of its fields,
the fullness of its fishponds,
the purity of its breath,
sweet as peace

In a world that hovers
between the banal
and the eternal
as the sun sets
in the heat
of a solstice eve

© 6.2008 Helen Bar-Lev

 

Happy New Year 2013 from the World Poetry Cafe Radio Show!

 

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To hear the World Poetry Cafe New Year Show or download it: CLICK HERE!

The World Poetry Cafe Team  with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Israel Mota plus Ryan Handy and tech Gerry, celebrated New Years day with a special program of good wishes, e-poems and  music. Canadian based music was featured by Pancho and Sal, Godwin Barton and Susan Cogan  and International music by Ablaye Cissoko and Volker Goetze (Griot)

Thanks to Yaman, we had 1,568 visitors from around the world on Wednesday! Thank you all for visiting.

Featured e-poets were:

Lini Grol, Brampton, Ontario, Canada with her poem : A New Start to 2013. Israel translated her poem into Spanish and read it on air.

Carol Knepper, New Brunswick, Canada with her poem: I Vow To Kneel.

Saleh Mazumder, Bangladesh with his poem New Year.

Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah, Ghana with his poem Living in a Fools Hopes . Michael will be a featured guest on the World Poetry Cafe, January 8th.

Sadly the pictures  of our show did not come out so I am putting in the WP Family Portrait instead.