Category Archives: World Poetry Youth Team

World Poetry Proudly Presents a Spring Festival, March 21.

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Under the direction of Una Bruhns and the able team of Jemma Downes, Jaz Gill, Selene Bertelsen  and Nasreen Pejvack, this wonderful celebration at the new Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC  anvilcentre.com/ in New Westminster, B.C. Canada will present and amazing variety of poetry, music and dance. Display tables and a free raffle will also be there with artists and authors displaying their talents. Create a fat free lollipop poem! World Poetry have a table with space for your books also. Sharon Rowe will also have a book table and bring her special paper flowers.
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A free event for you!

Poster by  the talented Nasreen Pejvack.

World Poetry Proudly Presents Chad Norman from Canada!

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Ariadne’s Notes: It is with great pleasure that we present the World Poetry Mentor and supporter  Chad Norman who helped World Poetry get started years ago. At that time there was no venue for those poets that spoke another language. His support and kindness has helped not only World Poets in Canada and also  World Poetry Canada International  around the world, making a difference in the world.  Thank you Chad!

Chad Norman enjoys the friendly pace of the East Coast.
His poems have appeared in magazines, anthologies,
newspapers, across Canada, as well as literary journals
in the States, England, Scotland, Australia, Japan, Denmark, Israel,                                 &and India.
He has given  poetry workshops to all levels of educational institutions,
and talks on Literacy and celebrating Canadian Poetry, during his   1997 cross Canada  reading tour, Live The Reading Life, sponsored by Via Rail, Keg Steakhouse,Greyhound Bus Lines, as well as many more sponsor each province from  each  province.

 Norman has organized The All is Well Mixture, an event held  on occasion over the years in Truro & Vancouver, to showcase national & local authors and musicians.

He also founded Grant Block Press, a new publishing  venture created to bring out books without government funding.

His most recent book, Masstown, was released in the fall of 2013 from Black Moss press. (University of Windsor, ON).

He is working on  a new collection called Simona,, in order to celebrate
the Truro, NS, SPCA, and the special furry friend they allowed
his family to take home.

 Happily he assures us his love of walks is endless.

AN UNNECESSARY RESCUE

Bath water, what
turns a man’s skin
red, faster than
his embarrassment.

Once soaking, he is ready,
ready to read a book,
he has read thousands
in the tub, with skin
growing red, and the tub
full now, slowly steaming.

He reads the life of Thomas Hardy.

All the smooth whiteness
exhibits the lone drop,
the lone drinking ant.

Ant and a single drop,
water again causing life.

No level of this moment is too low.

Ant able to hold on
where the tub’s top slopes down;
holding on, one speck like drop
on the edge of the slope
above the water able to change
what the human fingers
choose to rescue, to interfere with,
leaving the drop simply drank from,
to interfere and injure some part
of the ant’s one innocent leg.

Chad Norman ©

The Fourth World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival!

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The Fourth World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival Proudly announces the Empowered Award Winners.

We had over 300 nominations come in, some even six months early. We wish we could honour all of you.

Each nominee was nominated by at least two people, in some cases much more. A check was made as to background, good heart,abilities and the quest for peace. The Empowerment awards are based on these qualities.

This year, the age range is from 12-100!

An award will be given to those that can attend during the month of October, for those who cannot come due to Visas or other reasons, a certificate will be sent to you by e-mail. In past festivals, awards were sent out, but most never reached their destinations. If there is a name or country error, please let us  know.

This list will be going on site and when time permits, a brief bio, photo and a poem or writing will be put on site.

The festival is coming together, created by many hours of volunteer work for peace. We are have launched a Crowd Funding site to pay for some of the costs, rather than have it come out of pocket. For more information: Go to  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fourth-world-poetry-peace-festival/x/8284778 and join the team to create empowerment and peace!!This is your festival too and the waves of peace coming from it will circle the world!You can also contribute by becoming a peace connector volunteer and helping out in the festival. Contact: ariadnes@uniserve.com or astarte_sita@yahoo.com

All the best to you and keep up the good work. Peace and the world needs you!

World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival Award Winners!

World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award: Carol Knepper, Canada.

World Poetry Unsung Hero Award: Mobin Saberi, Canada.

World Poetry Cultural Ambassador   Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah, Ghana.

World Poetry Music Ambassador Yoshifumi Sakura, Japan.

World Poetry Cultural Ambassador: Mutiu Olawuyi, Gambia.

World Poetry Theatre Ambassador: Oswald Okaitei. Ghana

World Poetry Youth Peace Ambassador: Timileyin Olajuwon, Nigeria.

World Poetry Empowered Poets:

Janet Kvammen, Canada

Elaine Woo, Canada

Honey Novick, Canada

Una Bruhns, Canada

Lini Grol, Canada

Anviksha Srivastava. India & USA.

Corazon Wong Canda, Japan.

Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, USA.

Helen Bar- Lev, Israel

Mamta Agarwal, India

Peter Thabit Jones, Wales

Stanley Barkan, USA

Adisa AJA Andwele, USA.

Samay Hamed, Afghanistan.

Lidia  Chiarelli,  Italy.  

 Murray Kion. Netherlands

Empowered Musician:

Enrico Renz, Canada.

World Poetry Empowered Graphic Artist:

Sainabou Baldeh, The Gambia.

Empowered Filmmakers

Kagan Goh, Canada.

Mary Fowles, Canada.

Rahmat Haidari, Afghanistan.

Ghafar Faizyar, Afghanistan.

Akshat Ajay Sharma, India.

Sharif Saedi, Afghanistan.

*** Three filmmakers from our new partner, Vancouver Asian Film Festival will be joining us as soon as they are selected