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World Poetry Celebrates Barry Plamondon & More!

Ariadne’s Notes: World Poetry Café Radio Show welcomed  the amazing poet, Barry  Plamondon and his lovely wife Sandy on February 9, 1-2 pm on CFRO 100.5 FM. Barry is a  specially abled miracle who creates poetry and has authored two books. The latest book, published by Silver Bow Publishing is Crackers and Crumbs .


In addition,   the talented Stacy -Ann Buchanan phoned in to talk about her upcoming doc, Stigma which will be shown in a 5 minutes special on February 22 when World Poetry Celebrates Black History Month.
Official Trailer: https://vimeo.com/114631871

E-poems were read from Kevin Taylor’s Cigar Valentine box poems.


Also Richard  Papiernik  with his humorous No Tomorrow. End of the World Party  Invitation poem read by Victor Schwartzman our tech.

The World Poetry Café Team: Ariadne Sawyer, Producer and host, co-host Neal Ryon, super tech Victor Schwartzman and Sharon Rowe, award winning volunteer.

To listen to this SPECIAL SHOW, CLICK HERE!




 Barry writes: “I was born in Penticton and grew up in Vancouver. After high school I attended both U.B.C. and B.C.I.T. before obtaining a diploma in Practical 22Horticulture.I then worked for 20 yrs. as a landscaper before 2 strokes ended my career. 

After spending a year in various hospitals and care homes I came home to find that I didn’t know what to do with myself. I started writing poetry. There were many failures before I wrote one about my daughter that I was proud of. It was like alight had been turned on, 55 years of living just came pouring out onto the pages and I haven’t stopped yet.

I self-published my first book “This n ‘That. Bric a Brace in Mar. 2016 and followed that with” Crackers and Crumbs” in Oct. This effort was published by Silver Bow Publishing. I have resided in Maple Ridge with my wife and seven children for many years.

I am proud to be a member of the Holy Wow Poets here. My hobbies and interests include hockey, gardening and listening to music. I did play the guitar for 30 years, but no longer. I also have a keen interest in nature, especially birds. And plants. All these interests are reflected in my poetry as well as children and disability issues and sometimes a love poem or two. I have also written quite a few Cowboy poems.


There is a ripple on the pond from the stone

I cast. It is strong but cannot last. Only long enough to set the next one in motion.

Together they would never cross the ocean.

But they can lead by example.

Just a small sample.

Of how things could go for people too.

If each said a simple “How do you do?”.

To the strangers that they meet.

At work or on the street.

And if each in turn would pass it on.

Maybe one day all hatred would be gone.”

Barry   Plamodon   (C) (All rights reserved to author)



World Poetry Celebrates Nolan P. Holloway!

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show welcomed the talented philosophical Nolan P. Holloway along with poetess Palma  Mingozzi,  1-2 pm on CRFO 100.5 FM  He shared poetry from his previous books and is upcoming book as well as giving a good message to the world.

The World Poetry Café Team : Ariadne Sawyer producer and host, co-host, super engineer Victor Schwartzman and volunteer Sharon Rowe.

To Hear the show: CLICK HERE!


Nolan P. Holloway.

“Originally from NY (Queens) but now make my home in Stone Mountain GA.  I am now a grandfather and loving it.  The art of writing was gifted to me in 2010 and I have been blessed to have two published works.   The poems just came pouring out and I had to try and keep up (smile).  I had so much material and needed an outlet.  So I began posted my poetry online with positive results.  A friend who is writer of books and plays suggested I get published.  In my exhaustive research a friend from NY has her own publishing company.  But she had never worked with poetry.  I sent some pieces and she was impressed so the first book, “Into My Rotation, A Collection of Scribes” was produced.  My scribes have been part of anthologies through various poetry sites.  Though my online present I entered a contest on site named Creative Talent Unleashed.  Did not win but got a discounted publishing contract.  And the second book “Journey To The Poetic Light, Illuminations” was released in January 2015. 

This third project is proving much more intense and is coming slowly.  But my love of poetry continues and I will work very hard at perfecting my “voice”.

 Contact information: nolanphollowayjr.com   about.me/NolanHolloway 




World Poetry Celebrates Palma Mingozzi!

Ariadne’s Notes:  The World Poetry Café Radio Show welcomed the multitalented poetess and artist, Palma Mingozzi to the show! Her vast love for life, nature and the Creator were like sunbeams flowing through  her words and poems. Also sharing the show was author Nolan Holloway .

  Our World Poetry Team: Ariadne Sawyer, host and producer, Neall Ryon, co-host, super tech, Victor Schwartzman and special volunteer Sharon Rowe.








Palma Mingozzi is a self-taught artist and writer from Staten Island, New York, USA. She expresses herself in a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic and watercolor. Her interests are in the abstract and include a variety of subjects,infused with realistic themes, including the emotional humane and spiritual. These include beauty, upliftment, awareness, human spirit, wholeness, completion, mystery, fantasy and nature. She is inspired by the beauty of nature people and her environment. She is rooted in the influence of nature, colors, shape and form, and by the artists that she so admires including Michelangelo, Botticelli, Kandinsky and Jackson Pollock.

She has participated in more than 10 exhibits over the period of five years on Staten Island, and her solo debut exhibit was at the GlobalArtGallery in Italy in 2012.

She is a poet and writer and has written several poetry books both in English, The Entitlement of the soul and Emotional upheaval, and in Italian, Brucio Di te, Trofeo, Un’altro Oceano, Erasmo Serretti, Studi in Chromoterapia.

She has been included in Italian anthologies, Il Sentiero delle Muse, Librando L’anima, Goccia a Goccia in honor of Alda Merini, Ciò Che Caino non Sà. She translated both Io l’ho incontrato così by Daniela Straccamore and Erasmo Serretti’s book into English.  She has been included in one Indian anthology, dimorianreview.com, and has participated internationally in many groups lending her poetry out in places such as Africa, India Canada, Ireland,Pakistan, Spain and Italy.

2015 has brought her to several stages where she recited many poems on stage and introduced international performing artist Rosa Didonna, Bari Italy, in two exhibits, Vertigo Gallery, Times Square and SIABC Gallery, Staten Island, NY.