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World Poetry Celebrates Island Poet Michelle Merlindt!

Ariadne’s Notes: Don’t miss this special show on now !LISTEN HERE! 

Two special guests brought back by popular acclaim!  Michelle Merlindt, July 26, 1-2 PM PST. World Poetry Café, 100.5 FM CFRO.1:10 PM PST Poetess from Thetis Island, BC with  the Persian Carpet, a long rhyming poem
& the Legendary Filmmaker Foster Corder, from LA with news about Dolemite and his last interview with him. Foster’s feature will be on next.
 World Poetry Team: Ariadne Sawyer, host and producer, Victor Swartzman, super sound engineer and Sharon Rowe, special volunteer. Music by the Stillness Within and the amazing Ernie  

E-Poems by Jeanie Robertson of the Lincoln Club, Danny Teller from China and Foster Corder. Big Bessie Stories by Sharon Rowe and Poetic News. Introduction to new WP Media Correspondent Vani Pradeep and Jeanne Probst.

 

 “Michelle Merlindt was born in a remote region of Australia and spent her childhood on a farm in the bush.  Since then she has lived in eight countries.  Due to her profession as a racehorse veterinarian, she spent thirteen years in Dubai where she first began to write and explore poetry.  Now settled in the Gulf Islands of Canada she continues to pursue spoken word poetry in charming old-fashioned rhyme as a means of storytelling.  Like a little piece of chocolate for the imagination, her poems are meant to delight the listener.  Since she loves history and overlooked fragments of culture, each of her poems, set in a faraway land, is like a magical voyage to another time and place.

At heart I’ve always been a treasure hunter.  I’m always dreaming of finding something rare, even obscure, something long forgotten yet timelessly precious.  I’ve lived all over the world and often the little treasures that seem so exotic to my foreign eyes are second nature, absolutely commonplace and overlooked by those who have always lived among them.  For me, these treasures are not souvenirs to be squeezed into a suitcase but fragments of history, custom and culture.  They are the inspiration for stories of my own.  The Pearl of Dubai, The Lost Library of Alexandria, The Persian Carpet and The Figurine are the best of these.  I hope you enjoy them. https://www.michellemerlindt.com/

Here is the last feature on site: http://worldpoetry.ca/?p=12768 “

 

 

 

 

 

More International Women’s Day Poems!

 

 

Ariadne’s Notes: On March 8, we had a amazing on air International Women’s Day Celebration on the World Poetry Café Radio Show, 1-2 PM , PST. with feature Alara Bretanne  and poems read by poets from several countries. I have posted them below  in the order that they were read and also want to thank Michael Collins from Australia for his poem which would be posted as a feature later.

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE RADIO SHOW LINK!

 

 

She’s of Grit, Grace & Glamour; A shooting star! Comes from miles across as a blessing to earth & family. She is woman! Wish you a Wonderful Woman’s Day!

– Vani Pradeep, India, World Poetry Director . All rights reserved by author.

 

 

 


 

SUN’S  STAR

you become traces

of legendary heroines,

rekindle freedom.

you are a big tank

of powerful decision makers,

execute truth.

you, who veil inspiration to the warrior’s head,

she, woman under the sun,

be the defender

of birthing stars.

* ♥ ceri naz Phillipines, World Poetry Advisor. All rights reserved.

Sun’s star

( a tribute to all women of the world)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gradual Death of Vulnerable Afghan Women

The rights of women are high in the world, it is said,

but this privilege is mere words.

Women do not possess their own rights,

be it in the past or present, it is apparent.

To restore women’s rights, they all talk,

but except to win status, they take no actions.

 

O Afghan woman, strive to win your own rights!

Seek knowledge and be aware of your rights.

If you do not win your rights, who will give them to you?

How long will you be vulnerable? Fight for your rights!

A gradual death has given you this day.

If you want to be rescued, then be a fighter and fear nothing.

(Alaha) is the defender of the deprived Afghan women and their rights.

We share the pain of the women of the world. 

 

Alaha Ahrar (C)  Afghanistan, USA All rights reserved by author. * Note this poem was given permission for posting by Alaha Ahrar, World Poetry Youth and Women  Director.  

 

 

WORKING FOR WOMEN

Working for women
is many times a scuffle
against the own mates
for wages or positions
in a sort of battlefield.

Equality means
that no one is superior
or deserves pover
for a specific sex,
but for a proven value.

The real feminism
doesn’t intends to destroy
men nor systems,
just a lasting injustice
oppressing the times and minds.

(Trabajar para las mujeres
es muchas veces una pelea
contra los propios compañeros
por salarios o puestos
en una especie de campo de batalla.

La igualdad significa
que nadie es superior
o merece poder
por un sexo concreto,
sino por su probada valía.

El auténtico feminismo
no pretende destruir
hombres ni sistemas,
sólo una injusticia duradera
que oprime los tiempos y las mentes.)

(Alfonso Pretel) All rights reserved by author.

http://miralfondo.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 

World Poetry Celebrates CR Avery from Canada!

  Ariadne’s Notes: A fun World Poetry Café Show with a look into the past and future! On September 22, 1:30-2 PM PST, CFRO, 100.5 FM, we welcomed the amazing CR Avery featuring  his 15th Album, Angels Didn’t Scare Me and talking about his extensive touring schedule.

Many years ago when Coop Radio was at Pigeon Park in Vancouver and the World Poetry Show was just beginning, CR Avery was one of our first interviews.He brought his band up the winding circular staircase with all their instruments and I think, a  small piano.  Alejandro Mujica Olea was  the host and I translated the conversation  from English to Spanish . CR spoke in hip hop or something  similar and I was hard pressed to do the translation. To top it off, we had our resident audience of three mice who would come out of their hole  for the duration and entertainment of the show. We had a lot of adventures at Pigeon Park! CR Avery also remembered the interview and asked me to speak a bit in Spanish so he could hear the language again-so much fun. Unfortunately,  the poet  on tour, Henry Beissel  was not able to attend but we read his bio and played a song from Susan Cogan’s CD Fields of Friendship and music from CR Avery’s wonderful new album.   Thanks to all our World Poetry Team, Neal Ryon, Victor Schwartzman and volunteer Sharon Rowe. E-poet Vani Pradeep from India had her poem: Cry of The Roses was read on the air for World Peace Day.

To hear the show with the preview of the brand new album, CLICK HERE!

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Publicist Heather Kitching writes:  “CR probably needs no introduction, being as he’s rather an icon of music, poetry, spoken word and beatboxing in Vancouver….but he’s completely outdone himself on this record.  Gorgeously bleak (at times) portraits of life among the forgotten classes and incredibly production by Ben Mink and Steve Dawson.  The news releases on this artist is on my web site at www.heatherkitching.com 

https://soundcloud.com/sagapool/sets/c-r-avery-all-the-angels-didnt/s-ZwAui

 C.R. Avery: Outlaw Hip-Hop Harmonica Player, Beatbox Poet, Punk Piano Player, String Quartet Raconteur, Rock & Roll Matador, Playwright

Whether performing to thousands at the Royal Albert Hall or the lucky few who made it inside the packed past capacity speakeasy, C.R. Avery is a unique, raw and dynamic performer. His genius lies in many genres – blues, hip-hop, spoken word and rock & roll. He is a one-man band, but one for this generation; with the rare ability to sing poetic verse while beatboxing simultaneously while pounding the piano and adding harmonica like a plot twist. A multi-talented front man for his Legal Tender String Quartet; a crazed lead singer/harp player for his rock & roll band The Special Interest Group; a lyrical dynamo & the musical backbone of the spoken word trio Tons of Fun University.

From musical beginnings in his late teens, C.R. Avery has recorded over fifteen albums as well as writing & directing six hip-hop operas, which were mounted and performed from New York’s Bowery to L.A.’s South Central.  He has toured throughout Canada (including almost every major folk festival) the USA and Europe (headlining or opening for Billy Bragg, Buck 65, and Sage Francis) and garnered the attention of music peers the likes of Tom Waits (“…he’s blowin’ my mind”); blues harp trail blazer Charlie Musselwhite (“…no one plays harmonica like him… no one…”); and folk legend Utah Phillips (“…raw talent”).

His incredible live performances have been described as Bob Dylan in the body of Iggy Pop; colliding with Little Walter, the Beastie Boys and Allen Ginsberg.  Every show is all or nothing and his fearless approach to all genres of music both on stage and in the studio proves the longevity of this talented, astonishing creator has so much more to come. Source: http://www.cravery.com/index.php/site/bio/

Tour dates: A shout out to Salt Spring Island! CR is beginning his tour at the Harbour House Hotel! The new album, All the Angels Didn’t Scare Me features flawlessly detailed portraits of the anti-heroes of everyday life.

Album release date:  September 30, 2016
Sept. 29 – Harbour House Hotel, Salt Spring Island. 

 Sept . 30 – Victoria Event Center, Victoria, BC
 Oct. 1 – Cobalt, Vancouver, BC
Oct. 5 – TBC, Vernon, BC

Oct. 6 – Dream Café, Penticton, BC

Oct. 7 – Spirit Bar, Nelson, BC

 Oct. 8 – Ironwood Stage, Calgary, AB

 Oct. 9 – Stagger Studio, Lethbridge, AB

 Oct. 12 – The Almanac, Edmonton, AB

 Oct . 13 – TBC, Moose Jaw, SK

Oct. 14 – Vangelis, Saskatoon, SK

 Oct. 15 – Creative City Centre, Regina, SK

For more information – http://www.cravery.com