Ariadne’s Notes: On October , 8 2018, an exciting guest called into the World Poetry Café Radio Show at 1:10 PM PST. Ayn Inserto shared with us her new CD Down A Rabbit Hole available from Summit Records; a musical adventure with songs that took us on a journey into an imaginary world of sounds. Hosts Dr. Diego Bastinutti , Ariadne Sawyer , super tech Victor Schwartzman, special volunteer Sharon Rowe and regular correspondent Jeanne Probst completed the World Poetry Team. We would like to thank Braitwaite and Katz for sending this great composer and musician.
Ayn Inserto is a groundbreaking composer who is emerging as one of the preeminent voices of her generation. She received her Masters of Music degree in Jazz Composition from the New England Conservatory in May 2001. She is a winner of the 2007 IAJE/ASCAP Emerging Composer Commission honoring Frank Foster, the 2003/04 and 2005/06 ASCAP Young Jazz Composers’ Awards and has received various honors which include the Concord Pavilion Associates Marian McPartland Award, the Pacific Coast Jazz Festival Most Outstanding small jazz ensemble, and the 1999 Best Original Composition award at the Billy Higgins Jazz Festival. She was picked by Bob Brookmeyer to study jazz composition as his protégé. Listen to her work at http://ayninserto.com/
Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café CFRO, 100.5 FM, featured a new book by Jenna Lynn Albert with her new book Bec & Call published by Nightwood Editions on November 1-2 pm PST. Hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Diego Bastinutti , super tech Victor Swartzman and special volunteer Sharon Rowe. Also featured was a good news update on Rahmat Haidari and a story by Sharon Rowe.
The second guest , Ayn Inserto called in from the US at 1:30 pm PST with her brand new CD The Rabbit Hole which will be the next feature.
Jenna Lyn Albert is a poet, cat enthusiast, and proud acadienne. A graduate of the University of New Brunswick’s Creative Writing program, her poetry has appeared in The Malahat Review, The Puritan, Riddle Fence,The Antigonish Review, The Temz Review and CV2. Albert lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick, where she is a member of The Fiddlehead’s editorial board and a first reader for Goose Lane Editions’ Icehouse poetry imprint. Her debut collection of poetry, Bec& Call, is out now with Nightwood Editions.
The dinner plate is white and square like the fancy ones from restaurants, the tablecloth white and oval and even. There’s a small salad fork to my left and my sister’s place is set the same, tiny utensils for two petite minettes with bon appetites, each of us eyeing the up-cycled jam jars of racinette that we can’t drink until O Captain! My Captain! has his food served to him, our supper following tout de suite. Here we’re given cloth napkins, not paper, and I hate using them because they are white and clean and folded. Pépère made our meal tonight: seafood, his specialty, the potatoes and fish dish all white, cut into bite-sized pieces that barely stand apart from the dishes they are heaped on. My sister and I eat the white meat and starch, les poissons, les poissons, hee hee hee, haw haw haw but Pépère gets the last laugh, smile all gums, dentures waggling, he asks how we like our cod tongue and cheek. Mid-mastication, we pause. Pardonne- moi? He swish-swishes his teeth back to their proper position, says nothing. A muffled retch comes from my sister, running for the salle de bain faster than Mémère can Ostie d’calvaire, Claude, and there’s tongue in my cheek and cheeks on my tongue and it’s not long before I’m kneeling with my sister over the toilet, the tile not nearly as comfy as the prie-dieux at church.
Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show was honoured to be a partner once again with the Heart of The City Festival! For our special show, we re-visited the memories and history of Hogan’s Alley in Vancouver and featured the well known poet Ghai Aweida from the Thursday Club in the downtown eastside. Also e-poets Mamta Agarwal from India and Chinese poet, Chinese Poet Yuan Hongri, story by Sharon Rowe and Poetic News. Still in membership drive right now: Please become a donator or member by going to www.coopradio.org , clicking on membership at the top and contributing what you can. This will help us stay on the air.
Ghia Aweida is a Lebanese Canadian poet of Palestinian, Syrian and Lebanese descent. She is a faithful member of Thursdays and is a self-published a number of chapbooks, a full-length poetry book, My Spiritual Journey and is published in several Thursdays anthologies, the latest anthology is From the Heart of It All.
The Heart of Art Like an artery pulsating in a world shun off waiting to feed and nourish the curious cells far away from it renewing energy at the centre of its lover, the centre of its city giving and taking of its experiences with another heart nearby, spreading its love of creation throughout the city into its suburbs with the newcomers with the citizens with other artists with one another with our hosts. The city returns its tired blood exhausted from old art through the veins of its existence to the heart of its creation purify its veins absorbing and emitting new ideas and drinking in fresh juices sprinkling particles of spunk further into the suburbs through the capillaries into the thumb arteries that hold the pen to write on the pages telling stories of life or the brush to paint upon the canvasses painting the stages of life and creating mural after mural filling studio and gallery walls further nourishing the heart willing to reach out and teach willing to help teach its young
renewing the city with every moment as sweet as the music playing as precious as the sage burning its scent awakening the senses in the days of its celebration. The heart beats still long after the festival dies down.