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World Poetry Proudly Presents Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah from Ghana!

seminario-10_29Ariadne’s Note: The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Israel Mota welcomed the wonderful award winning poet from Ghana, Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah, voted one of the coolest by Glitz Africa and in his own words, the humblest.
Included in the show was an amazing duet with Israel and Michael, a short talk about polio, a great message to the world about peace from Michael all the way from Ghana, a poem by award winner  and composer Yoshifumi Sakura who has composed a theme song for World Poetry, music by Jali Musa Jawara, Soul Survivor and Rossini.

To hear this exciting show CLICK HERE!

 

ARTISTIC RESUME
Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah lives in Ghana and an African Poet. International Poetry congresses and festivals have included his poetry presentations and writings in their programs. He is a multi award-winning poet and has participated in Poetry events, readings and performances in and out of Ghana, including Greece, Cyprus, South Africa, Canada, India, Holland etc. Michael has been voted as one of the top twenty “coolest” individuals of repute In Africa by Celebrity fashion magazine Glitz Africa, Issue 20 in 2013.

As the World Empowered Youth Poet- honored in Canada at the University of British Colombia, National Youth Achiever in Literary Arts during the maiden awards by his Excellency the President of Ghana, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, Kostis Palamas poetry prize winner in Greece, and Guest editor of Poetry Space-UK, he is being published widely in books, Literary Journals, Anthologies and newspapers in the UK, Canada, India, Ghana, Kalahari review-Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, Pakistan, Hungary, Greece, Cyprus, USA and other web hosting literary Magazines. He uses his form of poetry in projecting brotherhood of peace, love and beauty in all style. Michael is a distinguished member of United Poets Laureate International (upli-USA), World poetry Canada, Ghana Association of Writers’ (GAW), Omilos Eksipireton (Servers’ Society)-Greece, Tuck Magazine-Canada, Indigo Dreams UK, Poetic Republic, Poetry Society-South Africa, Arterial Network, Bluzog-Nepal, among others.

Michael holds an Honorary Diploma Certificate in Poetry (Greece) and have his poems translated into other languages such as polish by Piotr Balkus, Croatian by Vinko Kalinic, Hungarian by Istvan Dabi, Greek by Vassiliki Ergazaki/Omilos Eksipiretiton, French by Jacqueline Maire, Philippine by Anita Nieveras, and have had his poems displayed at the University of British Colombia, Canada, Ideogramma Spring Poetry for Peace-Cyprus, read in Afghanistan and interviewed on several media platforms in Ghana, South Africa, Greece and on Co-op radio in Canada by Ariadne Sawyer and Israel Mota

Michael was the Speed Mentor of Barcamp Ghana 2012, an Entrepreneur and have designed Creative Nation Initiative with passionate colleagues to promote arts whilst enhancing reading and writing in our schools and Communities. CNI believes each child has an inner ability that needs to be unearthed to make the society better.

Michael has once again been honored as the World Empowered Youth Poet from Ghana during the Prestigious World Poetry and art festival April 2013 in Vancouver, Canada where he was welcomed by the Governor General, the Mayor of Vancouver and the Premier of British Colombia. He’s performed his poetry at the Mayor of Vancouver’s office during Explorasian media launch, Literature festival at Douglas College, African Night at the New West Public Library, Cape music Institute with Camillo Lombard in South Africa, World Poetry Congress in Greece, Ideogramma spring poetry rain in Cyprus, an evening of Candle light readings on the occasion of the celebration of the 21st International African Writers’ day for the late Professor Kofi Awoonor at the Wole Soyinka and Naguib Mahfouz courtyards at PAWA house, etc

Michael’s poetry collection, “That sweet name like magic has made me”, has been published by Susan Jane Sims of Poetry space-UK Limited (www.poetryspace.co.uk), edited by Richard Gall and foreword by Deborah Harvey

He is an Assistant Director of Administration, humanitarian and former student of Hermann Gmeiner School-Tema, Presby Boys Secondary School and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Studies from the University of Cape Coast, Institute of Commercial Management-UK, and finds poetry as a tool of promoting peace and conquering the opponent with love.

Michael is currently seeking collaborations with musicians to put most of his poetry into salad songs and is humbly calling on any artiste who shares in this idea to contact him. Poetry festivals, corporate bodies, schools, organizations, publishers are all welcomed.

You can reach the Poet at kmsogh@gmail.com and blogs on www.mkksomuah@wordpress.com. You can as well navigate his accomplishments by googling: Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah

SOMEDAY, WE’LL UNCOVER

Poetry will re-unite us to the souls of men
It will open the doors for the young murk
to possess a spectacle of light
It will personify emotions
by singing melodious hymns to the wobbling legs,
needle violating skins and crinkling necks

Who were lost in the beads of time
It will re-affirm us as an embodiment
to a string that neither blades could cut.
We would be mystery unsolved,
to the naked eyes of the evil heart.

Glory sings. Honor restored. Bonds here now.
Birds chirp. Doves voila…

Poetry is all around us
and all you need to do,
Is to have life in the days of its plow
So you reap of its harvest

Copyright © 28-12-2013

Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah

 

World Poetry Peace Festival is almost over! Last event April 20th!

 

World Poetry Cafe Welcomes Yoshifumi Sakura!

 

The World Poetry Café with hosts Ariadne Sawyer, Vivian Davidson and Israel Moto welcomed Yoshifumi Sakura, a talented poet, musician and composer. Also welcomed back were our two festival hosts from Ghana Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah and Kwame Yirenkyi and others . PLEASE CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW.

The World Poetry Café Radio Show needs your help! We are fundraising for the show and need to raise $1,000 per year to keep on the air. If you can become a member of the World Poetry Café, please go to www.coopradio.org and click on membership. Put in the name of the World Poetry Café and your membership will go in our account. As a member, you get three interviews on the radio and a featured poet spot on the www.worldpoetry.ca You will also receive a tax receipt.  Help us to keep the show on the air! We need $1,000 per year to keep our multilingual voices on the show.

Final event April 2oth!

World Poetry Canada International Festival  April 20, 1-4 pm  Lillooet room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. University of British Columbia, 1961 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/

    Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Yilin Wang.

    A special book launch: First Nations Wanda John-Kehewin “In the Dog House”, published by Talon Books. Navaho flute music by Angelo Moroni. Poetry readings  and open mike time permitting. 

   Music CD Launch, poetry presentation by Japanese composer Yoshifumi Sakura, 

Poetry readings by Bernice Lever, Synn Kune Loh,  Betty Scott, Carla Weaver, Sonja Grgar, Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah Kwame A. Yirenkyi, Una Bruhns  and others.

  Afghan film: The Broken Destiny of Poetry by Rahmat Haidari and Sajia Hussain (documentary on a young Afghan woman poet and her struggles to survive and write) trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0FPPddB6UY 20 minutes, English subtitles.

   Presentation of  Empowered Award to the well known correspondent Atia Abawi  to her brother and fiancée who are flying in to receive it.

  Join the World Poetry Peace Poetathon official launch as it flows around the world bringing a focus on peace with supportive peace connector partners.

Be sure and visit our amazing displays and those of our partners, get a free gift poem and look at the peace posters of Sattar.

 All free, Information: 604-526-4729

World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival, April 4-30th At UBC!

 

Breaking News!

 Award winning Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah and Kwame Agyare Yirenkyi  are coming to the World Poetry Canada International Festival! They just received their visas!

A message from award winner Saleh  Mazumder our esteemed director of the World Poetry  Peace E-anthology internet launch: I am Md Saleh Mazumder. I feel proud to be part of the World Poetry family. There will be one launch at the University of British Columbia 7-9 pm April 4th and an internet launching event, also on April 4th at 7 pm. A participation page has been created on the World Poetry Canada International Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/#!/WorldPoetrySeries

I Invite all you to join the event and page. If you can’t attend the World Poetry Canada International festival you may share your poems on the Facebook page and we will post poems on the www.worldpoetry.ca site. The download link of the world poetry E-Anthology will be available during the internet launch and grand opening on April 4th  at the University of British Columbia  and on the Internet.  As we help to reach our goal of one step closer to peace, I am eagerly waiting for the festival to get started and wish everyone great success.  I want to thank everyone who has been is working day and night to get the festival off the ground. This festival is an wonderful dedication towards peace.

I will not be able to attend there in person, however I will be there with spirit. All the best to the World Poetry family and all the poets across the globe. Please join us at the Internet Launch. “      Saleh Mazumder.

 

Book on Display at UBC April 4-30th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credits to Doc PenPen!

 

World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival! April 4-30, 2013.

301, Lillooet room at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. University of British Columbia, 1961 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/

Inspire Peace!

Please register at www.worldpoetry.ca  and bring or post a poem on peace, a story about peace, a song, or a dance! Space is limited for all events, so please register early!
All free!

Hosts: Yilin Wang, Ariadne Sawyer and Directors.

Register on line, volunteer, enjoy! Come to one event or all three! For those who cannot be there in person, please send good thoughts for peace!

April 4, Thursday, Grand Opening at the Victoria Learning Theatre (Room 182),  7-9 pm First  Nation welcome by Godwin Barton.   Official World Poetry Peace E-Anthology launches at UBC and on the internet! Post your peace poem, video link, or a few words at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/WorldPoetrySeries

 

Pancho and Sal http://riosamayaband.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Read your poem and a poem of a poet that cannot attend. Dance to the delightful music by Rio Samaya Band (Pancho and Sal) and enjoy the beautiful Jasmine dancers.  Watch the World Poetry Exclusive Short Afghan Film: “Silence” by Afghan Youth Poet Sharif Saedi.  Light refreshments.

 

Silence Poster

 

 

 

 

 

April 11,  Thursday, 7-9 pm,301, Lillooet room at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Cross country tour:  Penn Kemp: Jack Layton, Art in Action. Poetry readings: Trevor Carolan, Ruth Hill and others plus international guests. Bring your stories about Jack Layton, poems and thoughts. We acknowledge the support of the League of Canadian Poets, the Guild of Canadian Playwrights and the Canada Council for the Arts. 

April 20, Saturday, 1-4 pm   First Nations Wanda John-Kehewin “In the Dog House”, published by Talon Books. Navaho flute music  by Angelo Moroni. Poetry readings by Bernice Lever and others.   Music/ poetry presentation by Japanese composer Yoshifumi Sakura.

Afghan film: the Broken Destiny of Poetry by Rahmat Haidari and Sajia Hussain (documentary on a young Afghan woman poet and her struggles to survive and write) trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0FPPddB6UY

 

Broken Destiny of Poetry film.

 

Join the World Poetry Peace Poetathon official launch as it flows around the world bringing a focus on peace with supportive peace connector partners.

 

Filipino Poets by Jaypee
 

Displays: April 4-30th. Peace Posters by Sattar Saberi, Doc PenPen, Jaypee Belarmino and poets, M&M, Mirwais Janbaz ,World Poetry and partners.

Painting by Mirwais

 

 

 

 

 

Awards to international guests and local empowered poets.

Our wonderful partners in kind: Exclusive Media Sponsor CTV, Cinevolution, Ricepaper, Vancouver Tagore Society, Signature Partner: VAHMS,  explore ASIAN,  Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC, www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/ The Jasmine Dance Club, Asian Canadian Writer’s Workshop, TAN, the Afro News and the City of Richmond.

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