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World Poetry Celebrates Michael Mirolla !

 

Ariadne’s Notes: 

The World Poetry Café Radio, CFRO, 100.5 FM on November 21 at 1:10 pm PST with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Diego Bastianutti  was proud to present Michael Mirolla  in a wonderful show about his  term as the current Writer in Residence at the Historic Joy Kogawa House. English, Italian and Spanish poetry was also read. It was exciting to get a glimpse of his life as writer in residence as well as his readings and presentations.

For more information: http://www.michaelmirolla.com. He is also the publisher of Guernica Editions,  www.guernicaeditions.com

Also, calling in to the  at 1:30 pm PST is :  LGBTQ IA Filmmaker NEELU BHUMAN travelling somewhere in the world whose will have a separate feature about the team and the difference they are making in the world.

E-poem by the well known Ruth Kozak and a tribute to the Silent Ones, with a poem by Ariadne Sawyer called the Tortured One,  a story by Sharon Rowe  and a welcome back to  Victor along with great thanks to Kerry Buckner for taking over the controls while Victor was away.

LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE!

http://www.coopradio.org/content/world-poetry-caf%C3%A9-66

Michael Mirolla is the current Writer in Residence at the Historic Joy Kogawa House. He is the author of a clutch of novels, poetry collections, short story collections and plays. He is a three-time winner of the F.G. Bressani Literary Prize. His novel Berlin was a finalist for the Indie and National Book Awards and has been translated into Latvian. The short story “A Theory of Discontinuous Existence” was selected for The Journey Prize Anthology and “The Sand Flea” was a Pushcart Prize nominee. His new novella, The Last News Vendor, was published by Quattro Books in November 2019. Born in Italy and raised in Montreal, Michael now lives in Hamilton, Ontario. For more information: http://www.michaelmirolla.com. He is also the publisher of Guernica Editions.

World Poetry Celebrates Sheri-D Wilson!

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Cafe radio show,  CFRO, 100.5 FM on November 14, 1:10 pm,celebrated the Poet Laureate of Calgary, Sheri-D Wilson in a delightful interview about her work and her powerful poetry. Also on the show  at 1:30 pm PST ,Ezra Weiss with his new CD We Limit Not the Truth of God . E-poets, Bozena Helena Mazur-Nowak, Poland and England and Pieter-Joris Morssink , Australia, and a new story by Sharon Rowe called Big Bessie Ends the Strike. A capsule of the Brain Bulletin Series plus news completed the show.

LISTEN NOW TO THE SHOW!

 

Sheri-D Wilson has 9 collections of poetry—most recent—Open Letter: Woman against Violence against Women; & Goddess Gone Fishing for a Map of the Universe; 5 plays, 2 CDs, 4 Video-Poems, & 1 ballet for Ballet BC. She edited, The Spoken Word Workbook: inspiration from poets who teach.

CBC called her One of the Top 10 Poets in Canada * Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry * Canadian Poet of Honour * People’s Choice * Woman of Vision * 5 Rosies * USA Heavyweight Title * 5 Jessie Nominations * Ace Award * & The Canadian Author Who Would Make The Best LOVER!”

Featured in Chatelaine Magazine, a regular on CBC, a Ted-Talker, and the subject of documentary Heart of a Poet, et cetera. Of the beat tradition, in 1989 she studied at Naropa University (Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics).

World Poetry Celebrates Vani Pradeep!

Ariadne’s Notes:  We celebrated the amazing Vani Pradeep, World Poetry Director (India) World Poetry Canada, Author, International Poet Motivational Consultant, Accountability Partner (Australia).

   Vani Pradeep has done so much for this Peaceathon and all of our Peace events through the years. 

I commented on her activities below and read her poem but the show was never archived. I will try to read all the poems this coming week again and hope they will be archived.

” Here is an update on the Just an update on the World Peace session planned at the University of Madras.

I have got the proposal through to the Dean of the University. He wants to take up the event as a University-wide one and has proposed the plan anytime between the last week of October or early November due to pre-planned academic sessions and exams. I will take it up then and send the session recordings and text.

Between, I have planned a Woman Centric peace session for this weekend where I have designed a self-realization Kit called the ‘I Wanna Be…’ kit — which will lead the taker into self-realization, an oath and ‘being at Peace woman’. I shall send details of this session post-weekend.

Thank You.

Peace and Love, Vani. “

 She also writes: “I have followed the UN theme for this year’s peace poem. I have poured my emotions into the poem. Kindly let me know how you will be able to accommodate the same into the radio show and into World Poetry Canada’s website. Thank you in assurance… 😊🙏👍

Continuing my peace work into the month of October.👍

Into the Furnace…

Down memory lane,

I can sense fresh air blow on my membrane,

I can breathe-in the smell of mud

as the first rains kissed Mother Earth.

 

Down memory lane,

I saw a flock of birds swim past the vast skies;

I saw a shoal of fish in the ponds to fetch food and stay together.

Boundless was the ocean in tranquility.

Down memory lane,

I saw extensive tree species and plantations

cover expansive soil.

I inhaled non-polluted air

that was safe for my existence.

 

Today, as I run into my present and

Run up for my future:

I am startled by the air that touches my skin.

Higher degrees are displayed by AQI (Air Quality Index),

as injurious gasses have been infused into the atmosphere.

I am harmed!

 

Can my children no longer play in the sands by the sea?

Polluting it with plastics and non-degradable material – is shame!

We ask blessings from Mother Earth. But, we don’t give her preservative care.

 

Today, as I run into my present and

Run up for my future:

Many species of birds are facing extinction.

No sparrows left around to show my next generation.

Oceans and seas polluted by materials that can’t be digested by it–

The Outcome: Many sea creatures dead to death.

 

Today, as I run into my present and

Run up for my future:

Mass Plantations slew the soil…

I see mass erosions; I miss fresh air;

I am trapped in floods of climate variation.

 

Flee planet earth and mount over the Moon?

Is this solution…?

 

Today, as I run into my present and

Run up for my future:

Need to ask ourselves – Why wait anymore?

By: Vani Pradeep (C) All rights reserved by the author.

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