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World Poetry Celebrates the Talented Synn Kune Loh!

 

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Cafe Radio Show was honoured to welcome the noted poet, author, songwriter and artist Synn Kune Loh on January 4th, 1-2 pm PST on CFRO 100.2 FM.   He is one of the unsung heroes of this time dealing with a disabling disease with creativity, grace and love. His new book is a fascinating account of his journey and how the game of Ping Pong helped him in so many ways. World Poetry would also like to thank him for his support of our society., sharing his creativity in so many events. Thanks also to super tech Victor Swartzman and special volunteer Sharon Rowe and the music of Mark Zaleski.   A special E-Peace Poem by YIOULA IOANNOU PATSALIDOU FROM CYPRUS!

On January 11,  1-2 PM CFRO, another hero Kevin Morris, a blind poet from England, Dig Lewis  and Paul Bolotin. Stay Tuned!

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Synn Kune Loh is a visual artist, a painter, a poet ad a song writer. 

He is the author of a book of poetry titled “A Journey to Camatkara,”

and a CD, “Return to the Boundless Light.” He was born in China and grew up in Hong Kong.

He received a BA in psychology from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, U.S.A.

While studying for his MA in Cultural Psychology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario,

he took a trip to Paris and discovered his passion to make art. He went to the Ontario College of Art

and began a career as an exhibiting artist. His early paintings were abstract landscapes, followed by themes that stem from a metaphysical content. 

His poetry has an unique expression that is both touching and inspiring. Diagnosed with early Parkinson’s Disease, he used Ping Pong as a healing 

agent, and wrote a book titled “Ping Pong, Parkinson’s, and the Art of Staying in the Game.” The book has been by Silver Bow Press in January, 2018 and will be launched at the Lipoint Centre in Richmond , BC. January 13th from 2-4 pm along with an exhibition of his retrospective art exhibit. Free, all are welcome to attend!

Poem 

Speaking is just making noise.

Talking is too much about facts.

 

Conversation is connection.

Real conversation is silence.,

a heart to heart communication.

 

Contemplation is mind expansion,

an underrated pleasure.

beyond the physical dimension.

 

Meditation is soul revelation.

 

Surviving samsara is our journey.

Remembering nirvana is our destination.

 

Poetry is a new leaf 

emerging from the old self.

 

Let each talk to each other then,

with poetry,

the real conversation.

Synn Kune Loh (C) All rights reserved.

 

 

 

World Poetry Features Synn Kune Loh-a Must Hear Show!

 

 

 

Ariadne’s Notes:

On November 30, 1-2 pm , PST, CFRO, 100.5 FM, The World Poetry Café was honoured to present the talented, poet, writer, artist and musician, Synn Kune Loh.

It was a profound and moving show, probably the most moving of our 18 years plus existence on the show. Synn Kune Loh  read poetry, sang songs and talked  about his new book, The Ping Pong Diaries. Which is being published by Silver Bow Publishing in January. The healing process, dealing with challenges and transformation were discussed as personal stories were shared.

The World Poetry Team, Ariadne Sawyer, MA, Host and producer, Victor Schwartzman , Technical engineer and Sharon Rowe, Special volunteer. Music by Synn Kune Loh. Selected e-poems from the World Poetry E-Anthology on the main page.

 

CLICK  HERE to listen for the show!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synn Kune Loh is a visual artist, a painter, a poet ad a song writer. 

He is the author of a book of poetry titled “A Journey to Camatkara,”and a CD, “Return to the Boundless Light.” He was born in China and grew up in Hong Kong.

He received a BA in psychology from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticutt, U.S.A.

While studying for his MA in Cultural Psychology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario,he took a trip to Paris and discovered his passion to make art. He went to the Ontario College of Art and began a career as an exhibiting artist. His early paintings were abstract landscapes,followed by themes that stem from a metaphysical content. 

His poetry has an unique expression that is both touching and inspiring. Diagnosed with early Parkinson’s Disease, he used Ping Pong as a healing agent, and wrote a book titled “Ping Pong, Parkinson’s, and the Art of Staying in the Game.” The book will be published by Silver Bow Press in January, 2018.

 

If speaking is just making noise.

If talking is too much about facts.

Conversation is connection.

If real conversation is silence,

a heart to heart communication.

If contemplation is mind expansion,

an underrated pleasure.

beyond the physical dimension.

meditation is soul revelation.

If surviving samsara is our journey.

Remembering nirvana is our destination.

If poetry is a new leaf

emerging from the old self.

Let us talk to each other then,

with poetry, the real conversation.

Synn Kune Loh (C) All rights reserved by author.

 

 

 

EXCITING NEWS! World Poetry & Partners Present at LitFest! May 14-2-4 pm!

World Poetry Celebrates!

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LitFest New West!

Many languages, many cultures.

One goal: A united voice of poetry!

May 14 , 2pm – 4pm

  Douglas College Aboriginal Gathering Place 4th Floor, 700 Royal Ave, New Westminster.

Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Anita Aguirre Nieveras, Welcome poems, English and Mandarin, Synn Kune Loh

Opening poem: Candice James, Poet Laureate Emeritus of New Westminster.

Godwin Barton, welcome.

            Dr. Garg, Hindi, Sanskrit

             Lucy Ortiz. Spanish

               Tommy Tao, Cantonese

             Faith Jones, Yiddish

            Selene Bertelsen, Middle English

              Hae Young Kim, Korean

            Anita Aguirre Nieveras, Tagalog

            Yaman Saleh, Arabic

            Sattar Saberi  & Mobin Saberi,  Farsi (Unsung Hero)

All welcome. Free! 604-526 4729 www.worldpoetry.ca

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Sattar reading Wida’s peace poem at the Cinevolution Rapping Afghanistan Event. (one of 1000 peace gift poems at UBC)