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MEET THE WORLD POETRY CAFE TEAM!

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Our last World Poetry Café Radio Show of the year on December 29, 1-2 pm PST, featured our team of valued volunteers: Ariadne Sawyer, MA, Host and producer, Neall Ryon, co-host and Jazz expert, Victor Schwartzman , wonderful  sound engineer  and special volunteer Sharon Rowe, dog minder of Willow and good office  volunteer of CFRO, 100.5 FM.

So many people have written asking about our team that we thought it was fitting to share more information and poetry.  Also, as Coop Radio gets ready to move back to our last location, it is important to have a record program that can be played in case of need.

We are celebrating 20 years of being on the air and want to thank Coop Radio staff and programmers for all their support and kindness as well as all the hosts and guests we have had over the years.

Also, we would like to thank the 90 countries that now listen to us on a semi regular basis.

Since we are a member supported show which costs $ 1,000 per year to keep us  on the air, we would greatly appreciate any membership or donation. Please go to www.coopradio.org and click on membership section and put in the name of the World Poetry Café . That way, the membership or donations will go into our account and not in general funds!

Photo credit: Neall Ryon.

Enjoy our “Meet the Team Show! ”     CLICK HERE

 

World Poetry Celebrates the Unique Kim Fu!

Ariadne’s Notes: On August 18th,  CFRO 100.5 FM, The World Poetry Café Plus welcomed Kim Fu whose unique creative voice is outstanding, Mixing humour and darkness with irony, her poetry is both compelling and fascinating. She was our second poet from Nightwood Editions and deserves a featured spot here .  Kim will be participating in WORD and we hope to meet her then. World Poetry will be celebrating the poetry and music of Korea at WORD. Music from Don Amero and Andy Vine.

TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW: CLICK HERE!

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Kim Fu is a Canadian-born writer living in Seattle, WA.

Her debut novel FOR TODAY I AM A BOY (2014) was the winner of the Edmund White Award, finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, and long-listed for Canada Reads, among other honors.

Her first poetry collection HOW FESTIVE THE AMBULANCE (2016)

includes a Best Canadian Poetry selection and poems originally published in Grain, Room, PRISM International, Carousel, Ricepaper, Numero Cinq, Poetry is Dead, and The Rusty Toque.

Fu’s nonfiction credits include The Atlantic, NPR Books, The Rumpus, Hazlitt, Maisonneuve, and republication in Best Canadian Essays.

Fu has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. For 2015-16, she has received residency fellowships from Berton House (Dawson City, YK), the Ucross Foundation (Ucross, WY), Wildacres (Little Switzerland, NC), and the Wallace Stegner Grant for the Arts (Eastend, SK).

At the poet party

we talk about all the poets

who committed suicide.

The comparative merit

of stones in a pocket

over the gas oven.

“She didn’t want to leave

her children alone,” we say.

“But she did.”

 

We imply

as modern poets,

we are made of sterner,

less sentimental stuff.

We can weather the draft

through a crack in the bricks,

the presence or absence

of children or fame.

 

When one of us

commits suicide,

we say he was ill,

not a poet.

Kim Fu (C)

Join Our Second Annual World Poetry 24 Hour Peaceathon!

 

Join World Poetry Canada International 24 Hour Peaceathon, Peace in Action now! September 21st, 2016 World Peace Day!
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