The World Peace Day has had so many entries far from 67 countries with wonderful poets , musicians and artists, celebrating peace.
Also, in the show were two e-peace poems by : Peace Crusader: Bernice Lever who wrote: ” Here is a Peace Poem from my last book in SMALL ACTS called Peace Gardener I will do what I can to distribute this poem, making copies for the places I will be at the Sept. 13, Canadian authors monthly meeting , eve. at Alliance for the Arts Bldg., on Howe St. and perhaps 1 or 2 other writer gatherings.
I will print some extra copies for Bowen Island Library, Bowen Is. Art Gallery, our local book store, etc. Maybe drop one off at our City Hall, too! “
Cheonhak Kwon debuted in the literary journal Hyundae Munhak, and served as a memberof Jindan Si, a poetry society in South Korea. She immigrated to Canada in 2008, and was awarded the Kyung Hee University Overseas Korean Literary Award in 2010 for the short story “Stuffed Cucumber Kimchi.” Her peace poem is :Everyone is a Prisoner: I am still in an apple seed.
Also included in the show was music from a CD celebrating the 50th anniversary of Poet Carl Sandburg with music and readers from the CD Honey and Salt by Mat Wilson from Braithwaite and Katz. Our great radio engineer Victor Schwartzman also played a poem written by and read by Carl Sandburg.
The WP team: Ariadne Sawyer, host and producer. Victor Schwartzman and special volunteer Sharon Rowe.
Alan Hill is the Poet Laureate of the City of New Westminster BC. He has been previously published in Canada, UK and the USA in over forty publications, including EVENT, Canadian Literature, CV2, SubTerrain, Poetry is Dead and the Cascadia Review. He is the author of two full length books of poetry, The Upstairs Country (2012) and The Broken Word (2013). He began writing in 2001 whilst spending two years living and working in Botswana.
Ariadne’s Notes: Another great guest on the World Poetry Café Radio Show, September 7, 1:35 pm, PST! John Vanore , composer and trumpet player called in to talk about his tribute album Stolen Moments: Celebrating Oliver Nelson, that was released in August. I was impressed with his attention to detail and hard work to create a loving , beautiful yet professional CD for Oliver Nelson. WP Team: Ariadne Sawyer, Victor Swartzman tech, Sharon Rowe, Braitwaite and Katz and Katherine Growdon.
“This is one of the best ideas for a jazz record in decades…. [Vanore is] an arranger and a bandleader who truly knows backwards and forwards the subject of his tribute….. a first-rate record…. This is an Oliver Nelson tribute record that Nelson himself would have been proud of…” â€“ Jeff Simon, Buffalo News “John Vanore is Philadelphia’s greatest big band leader and also its best-kept secret…. [a] brilliant new CD. …. Vanore makes great players greater, and creates space for stars to shine. This is an elegant and unrivaled tribute to one of the great arrangers in jazz history.” – Jerry Gordon, WPRB FM, Princeton Though he was only 43 years old when he passed away suddenly in 1975, Oliver Nelson left behind a body of work that is staggering in its breadth and depth. More than 40 years later, his influence as a composer and arranger is still felt, though Nelsonâ€™s name isnâ€™t mentioned as often as his innovations might merit. Vanore’s Stolen Moments revisits nine pieces that were either composed or arranged by Nelson over the course of his prolific career. The album features Vanore’s Philadelphia-based band Abstract Truth, with saxophonists Steve Wilson and Bob Malach; trumpet players Tony Kadleck, Augie Haas, Jon Owens and Dave Ballou; Adam Unsworth and George Barnett on French horns; trombonists Ryan Keberle and Dave Taylor; and the rhythm section of pianist Jim Ridl, bassist Mike Richmond, drummer Danny Gottlieb, guitarist Greg Kettinger, and percussionist Beth Gottlieb. Stream a short compilation of music from the CD
Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show, September 7, 1-2 pm, CFRO, 100.5, had a short but important interview with the amazing Alan Santana who gave us insights into the world of boxing and how it helped him at 8 years old to overcome extreme bullying. Also the idea that boxing is like a chess match. My dad liked boxing and said it was “a pure art form” , a quote which I never understood until the interview with Alan. He also helps youth and has written a book which focuses on them to be the best they can be and not to get mixed up with shady characters.
Also on the show were e-poems from Mamta Agarwal, Poetic News and a story from Sharon Rowe, read by Victor Swartzman. Music by Pancho and Sal.
Alan Santana ,resounding, gregarious personality is an immediate characteristic that exudes Alan Santana. The fanatical ringside commentator extols an arsenal of burlesque, intelligence and accuracy that is adored by his many fans. A mutli- talented commentator, speaker and serial entrepreneur presiding as the North American Coordinator and Supervisor for the American Boxing Organisation and on the Board of Directors. , the California native is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable experts of our time. He has held the position of Executive Board Member with the World Boxing Hall of Fame, International Boxing Judge and his appointment to these positions has led to an array of opportunities in the boxing world. He has just recently joined the ABO (Adaptive Boxing Organization) as an International Ambassador and Spokesperson to help gain recognition for wheelchair athletes worldwide.
Santana began boxing at the age of 8 years old and it grew into a 20 year career. He earned a spot as a member of the California/USA Boxing Team from 1982 â€“ 1985. During his amateur stint he won many state and local titles and recorded well over 100 plus fights. Shortly after starting his professional run, his career was unexpectedly hampered due to sustaining a career ending injury from an automobile accident. Santana continues his support of the coveted sport of boxing through national and international travel supervising title bouts as a champion of the sport and a passionate mentor to youth.
He currently presides as the CEO, President and Founder of No Teen Riders, INC., a non-profit organization created to educate teen drivers and their families by providing practical information, preventive measures, and compliance standards to reduce and eliminate teen vehicular deaths. Adding the title of author to his repertoire, Santana is also anticipating the release of his forthcoming book entitled UNPROTECTED: A Tactical Approach to Boxing, Business and Life, slated for release in the second quarter of 2017. Alan resides in Orange County, California and is married to wife Annamarie for over 31 years. They have four children, Victoria; twins Austin and Andrew; and Aaron.