Category Archives: World Poetry Poetic News

This segment focuses on poetic and writing news,special awards, book launches and other news from World Poetry members.

The World Poetry Cafe Proudly Presents Poet Laureate Candice James from Canada!

Ariadne’s note: The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Israel Mota plus tech Gerry welcomed Candice James , the Poet Laureate of The City of New Westminster New Westminster, Canada.  Also, music by Rio Samaya  and Tony Blackman, e-poem by Richard Doiron and news on the upcoming Poetathon plus the Creative Dreaming Workshop August 25th!

To hear the show, CLICK HERE!

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Poet Laureate (2010 – 2016)

City of New Westminster, BC


Candice James is Poet Laureate of The City of New Westminster, Director of The Royal City Literary Arts Society, a full member of The League of Canadian Poets, Past President of the Federation of British Columbia Writers, Past Director of SpoCan, Past President of Slam Central, creator of the long running events “Poetic Justice” and “Poetry in the Park”. She is the recipient of “Writers International Network’s Distinguished Poet Award 2013”.

She is the Author of poetry books, “A SPLIT IN THE WATER” – Fiddlehead Poetry Books 1979; “INNER HEART – A Journey” – Silver Bow Publishing 2010; “BRIDGES AND CLOUDS” – Silver Bow Publishing 2011; “MIDNIGHT EMBERS – A Book of Sonnets” – Libros Libertad Publishing 2012 , and “SHORELINES OF ETERNITY” – Silver Bow Publishing 2013

Candice has been a featured on radio shows “Wax Poetic”, “World Poetry Café”, and “Storytelling”.  She has also been featured poet, workshop facilitator, keynote speaker, and panelist at many literary events including “Word on the Street”; “Black Dot Cultural Collective”; and “Lit Fest New West”.  Her poems have appeared in a variety of local and international magazines, newspapers, and e-zines.   She has led online forums for WRITERS ETC. based in Los Angeles, CA and has reviewed books and written prefaces for authors and poets internationally.   Candice organizes and hosts National Poetry month for the League of Canadian Poets annually.    Candice James Poet Laureate website  Candice James Poet website                   Candice James videopoems and music


© 2013 Candice James

Shakespeare said it with quill and ink
And inspiration’s golden link
And the words came tumbling down
In sonnets, verses, plays and prose
In theatres, and travelling minstrel shows
His passion still rages and spills from the page
Onto the glitter of sound sets and stages
Tumbling down….still tumbling down

Mozart said it with notes and keys
In compositions and symphonies
And the music came tumbling down
Illuminating the darkness undressing
Devils, angels and lovers confessing
The agonies and ecstasies
In serenades and rhapsodies
Tumbling down… still tumbling down

Michelangelo said it with paints and brush
Guided by an angel’s touch
And the colours came tumbling down
To halo the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling
With Saints, sinners, and angels kneeling
A masterpiece of holiness
Saving Grace and forgiveness
A vibrant display of man’s genius
Tumbling down….still tumbling down

Writers Musicians, Artists and Sages
Droplets of gold on history’s pages
Tumbling down throughout the ages
Their world of beauty surrounds us still
Created by colours, sounds, ink and quill
Their legacy is a living will
Tumbling down……
Forever tumbling down.


World Poetry Proudly Presents Yaman Saleh, a Syrian Canadian!

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Ariadne’s note: We would like to thank Yaman for the promotion of this site through social media. He has done an amazing job.  Yaman, our greatest thanks!
Since we are all volunteers, it is hard to find the time and the knowledge to do promotion. Also, I would like to thank the thousands of people who have viewed our site. It is a work of love for me and my goal is to make it the best it can be.
If any of you want to be a  feature, become a member or join our various projects for peace and harmony, you are most welcome.
I also would like to thank Heidi Mueller for her help and support in setting up this site and helping whenever needed.

Yaman is a value-investor, and published poet / author. He’s always been a writer, but poetry dawned upon him suddenly at the beginning of 2011. He found himself rapidly writing poem after poem, till he decided to publish them in one book. He has a Masters in Telecommunications. He’s travelled most of the world. Yaman loves God, above all. He enjoys different kinds of sports and the outdoors, including hiking. His favorite reading subjects are astronomy/cosmology, personal investing, fine poetry, metaphysics, and history. He lives in Richmond, BC- Canada, with his loving, supportive wife, Hunada, two daughters and two sons.” 


 “The Wealth Maker”

 Poetry blog link:

Why Don’t We Care?

To stroke the hair
Of a little child
To lend a hand
To someone in pain
To listen again and again
To think before we talk
To walk our talk
To feel
To heal
To try our best
To ask ourselves:
Why can’t we understand?
Why can’t we follow our hearts?
How come we sleep at night
While someone we love
Is suffering, silently?
How can we be together
While someone we love
Is alone!
How can that be?
It’s not about you and me
It’s about what’s inside
That which we hide
So the outside
Remains OK!
We play roles
We deceive no one
But ourselves
We listen to the news
But we can’t hear
The voices
Of our own hearts
Shame on us
Shame on you life!
You don’t deserve
All that strife
You don’t deserve
Any of that
You don’t deserve
To lose our loved ones
For you!
But life is not the one
To blame
It’s what we make of it
It’s how we live it
And that’s it…

Yaman  Saleh ©


World Poetry Poetic News from Around the World!

World Poetry Poetic News

Ariadne’s note: Each month we will share with you World Poetry Member News, awards, books and special events.

Yilin Wang, World Poetry Canada Youth Team Leader has been published in her first  anthology Fault Lines Poetry, issue one, edited by Anthony Pfannenstiel.  Her poem, How to Survive a Vancouver Riot was the only poem from BC and Canada to be accepted. Yilin’s accompanying photograph was on  display at the World Poetry Poetic Necklace , a month long display for the World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival, at the Irving Barber Learning Center at UBC in May  2012. Congratulations Yilin!


Indira Kala Sangit University (IKSU) officially established the Centre for Stephen Gill Studies on April 21, 2012 in an impressive gathering of
intellectuals.  The gathering was chaired by the Vice Chancellor,
 Professor Dr. Mandvi Singh.  She called it a historical move of  the university to
establish this centre for scholars to pursue their higher studies on
 Stephen Gill.

Professor Dr. Tiwari, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Head of English
Department,  said that in the world of today the creative work of Stephen
Gill occupies a meaningful place. His epical poem The Flame that is about maniac messiahs, and his novel The Coexistence that provides a blueprint to live and let live,  will be read and analyzed  again and again by readersand literary critics.  Those who are working and plan to work at the higher level on the creative contributions of Stephen Gill will find this centre as one stop gateway for their myriad  scholarly needs on the university

 Samarenda Patra wrote: Hello friends,here is a sample of accolades that I’ll be receiving from India Book of Records . It was founded by Biswaroop Roy Chowdhry in 2004 who himself is a Guinness world record holder for having born with a super fast memory…. 🙂 🙂 🙂 ♥ ♥ with Ariadne SawyerVassiliki MandalouMichael Kwaku Kesse SomuahDimitris P. Kraniotis 🙂

India Book of Records