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Dear World Poetry Canada International supporters and friends!

Reading Series, World Poetry Café Radio Show, Electronic Newsletter, Publishing Company Special Events. World Poetry President: Ariadne Sawyer, MA www.worldpoetry.ca ariadnes@uniserve.com

Dear  World Poets and supporters.

We are currently looking for poets, musicians, writers, filmmakers, multimedia artists, artists and dancers to become part of a World Poetry Youth Team with poets from different cultures and languages. In April 2013, the team will be the principal hosts of the World Poetry Canada International Festival at UBC. The new monthly venue at UBC is in a beautiful room with audio visual equipment.

Since we are a society, we have to ask for membership fees of $30.00 per year. If that is a problem, please let us know. We are all volunteers and donate our time to support our World Poetry family. However, the money goes for awards, www.worldpoetry.ca hosting and domain costs, awards, pins, insurance and medallions as well as paper and ink for certificates etc.
If you want to join, please go to www.worldpoetry.ca and click on become a member.

Here are some of the events and support we offer:

World Poetry Website: www.worldpoetry.ca

Featured poets are posted in the order that they are received. Please send a poem, bio and photo to Ariadne Sawyer at ariadnes@uniserve.com or astarte_sita@yahoo.com  World Poetry members will receive three featured spots per year. If you are a member and have not had three features, please let me know. If you want to become a member and support World Poetry, please click on “Become a Member” button at the right of www.worldpoetry.ca site. Monthly Poetic News, Prayer and Meditation Circle and other categories are available. If you want to link to the site or have us link to yours, please let us know. Upcoming new sections will be an e-book category and a book review section plus Creativity Rocks, tips for creative adventures.

World Poetry Café, CFRO, 102.7 FM soon to be 100. 5 FM!  www.coopradio.org (heard on the internet regularly by 38 different countries) Weekly one hour show every Tuesday night, 9-10 pm Pacific Standard Time. Featured poets, e-poems read from around the world, book reviews, and phone in interviews. Canadian musicians are also featured. Hosts and producer:  Ariadne Sawyer, and hosts Lucia Gorea along with Israel Mota and the wonderful techs that keep us on the air complete our volunteer team.

World Poetry Chapters:

World Poetry Richmond, 1st Saturday of each month, 2:30-4:40 pm. Richmond Cultural Centre, 100, 7000 Minoru Gate, Richmond Cultural Centre,( Fabric Room)  Richmond, BC. Featured poets, poet profile, World Poetry Youth Team, workshops, open mike. $2 each to pay for the room. 604-526-4729 (Richmond Registered Arts Group)

World Poetry Night Out, New Westminster Public Library (our honoured partners), 716 6th Avenue. New Westminster, BC. 4th Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm. Featured poets. Special events, open mike. book raffle, refreshments, free, all are welcome. 604-526-4729.

New Chapter World Poetry Youth Team, UBC Library starting October 13th.  

World Poetry Youth Team monthly venue building toward the World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival., 1-3pm, Lillooet room , Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia, 1961 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1,www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/Dates for World Poetry Youth Team at UBC, 1-3 pm: Saturday 13 October 2012  Saturday 24 November 2012  Saturday 15 December 2012  Saturday 26 January 2013  Saturday 23 February 2013  Saturday 23 March 2013

We wish to thank UBC for their wonderful support.

Benefits of being a member:

·         Reading at World Poetry events and at our partner’s specials events.

§  Your poetry will be featured in the World Poetry Electronic Newsletter and www.worldpoetry.ca three times in the year. You will need to let us know when you want to be on the site.

§  You can vote at our annual AGM in person or by proxy if you live in another country.

§  Participation in social events

§  Interview on the World Poetry Cafe radio show

§  Your news or book launch announced on the radio show in the “Poetic News” segment

§  Volunteer opportunities

§  You can be nominated for World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, World Poetry Ambassador, World Poetry Youth Team and other yearly awards.

§  Often, we join other partners in participating and performing at special events and will try to include you when possible both nationally and internationally.

§  You will receive a World Poetry Membership card and receipt.

If you want information about our background or have any questions, please contact me at ariadnes@uniserve.ca


Ariadne Sawyer, MA World Poetry Reading Series  Society President.


The World Poetry Reading Series is a unique society that encompasses:

  • World Poetry Vancouver
  • World Poetry Night Out New Westminster
  • World Poetry Richmond
  • World Poetry Youth Team UBC
  • World Poetry Canada
  • World Poetry Canada International Peace Festivals
  • World Poetry Special Events
  • World Poetry Publishing
  • World Poetry Cafe Radio Show
  • the site: www.worldpoetry.ca

We are a unique group with the goal of bringing out the voices of those who need to be heard, in respect, honour, support, peace and love.

Our community partners are carefully chosen for their conscience, integrity and trust. The partners will mention World Poetry and as needed display our logo.

World Poetry Proudly Presents Richard Doiron from Canada!

Richard Doiron

“Hi Ariadne. A few notes on things…
While nothing I have done since the May World Poetry International Peace Festival could possibly equal that experience, I have kept more than a little busy since my return to New Brunswick. For two full months, now, I have worked at re-building my cabin in the forest. We have experienced the hottest and driest summer since 1965. It has been an exhausting project, one often leaving me drained, not up to par in terms of my usual prolific writing self. Still, I have managed to average about one poem written each day. There have been a few developments in my life also, one involving a proposed film documentary of me, as well as a nomination to a substantial award, with respect to my life of writing. I will leave specifics for later on these developments, however. Also, a professor from the University of Moncton has asked if I would speak to her class, even if a class might be welcome to spend time at my cabin in the woods, where potentially a weekend of literary explorations might be in the works. And there is to be some study of my writing in an Asian university. It has all been very positive. Naturally, I am more than grateful to World Poetry for having given me the greatest validation of my literary life, namely the 2012 World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award. While in Richmond, B.C. I made lifelong friends and got to spend time with Ariadne Sawyer and Sharon, with memories made to last a lifetime.”

“For a poem, I include the following:

  The Far And Greater Peace

I did not find peace in the morning
with the rising sun.
I did not find peace at noon
with the sun high overhead
I did not find peace in outside sources,
but thoughts of peace occupied
a certain portion of my mind
As such, then, I knew peace
if only minutely.
And that knowledge
was the beginning
of a far and greater peace.
For, beyond the thoughts I had,
there was a reaching out,
a hand extended in acceptance,
words spoken in a spirit of friendship,
a ready smile, a validation of others,
an invitation to share my vision,
an openness to experience
viewpoints other than my own,
and the inherent wisdom of the world.
Therefore it was that I came to know
of that far and greater peace.

-Richard Doiron

Copyright © 2012 – All rights reserved.”

Ariadne’s note: We are asking all the Empowered Award Winning Poets that were at the World Poetry International Peace festival in May 2012 to give us an update on what they have been doing since the festival. World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Richard Doiron begins the series of updates.

The next World Poetry Canada International Festival will be April 4-30, 2013 at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.



World Poetry Proudly Presents Dr. Hadaa Sendoo from Mongolia!

Featured Poet









Ariadne’s Note: we would like to welcome back our dear friend and talented poet. He plans on visiting us next year perhaps for the large World Poetry April event. Also check out our new gift from Heidi, the World Poetry calendar at the top of the page! I started putting events on it and will include radio show guests in the future! 

Hadaa Sendoo is the owner and leading figure of World Poetry Almanac(WPA) and one of the most influential poets in the 21st century. Sendoo Hadaa is the author of ten books of poems, including The Road Is Not Completed (2011); His many awards include the Poet of the Millennium Award, the Mongolian Writers Union top Prize, and the Pinnacle of Achievement Award for poetry (USA 2010). His work has appeared in many anthologies. Professor Ban’ya Natsuishi called Hadaa Sendoo “one of the best poets writing today’s world”. In 2012, Hadaa Sendoo has invited in the UK’s largest ever poetry festival -Poetry Parnassus, his poems selected into the World Record Anthology (by Bloodaxe), and featured poet in Contemporary popular magazine MPT.
He is a member of the World Poetry Canada International Commitee and is a World Poetry Ambassador to Mongolia and China. Links: http://wikidi.com/category/poet/h  12 poems of Hadaa Sendoo http://www.poemhunter.com/hadaa-sendoo/stats/

  The Mongolian Yurt   

In the midnight
the skylight is crowded with stars
and, in the depths of forest
that sound of the wind, like rolled
green waves

In the midday  an open wood door, it
leads to the blue sky, white clouds
there, long songs never die like the steppes
and men never find it easy to say the word ‘I love you’

Hadaa Sendoo (C)

Hadaa's visit 2010, Victoria.