Our featured poet on the World Poetry Cafe Radio show is Caroline C. Nazareno, a talented poet who has been a great volunteer at our First World Poetry International Festival, a supporter and participant. Join World poetry hosts Lucia Gorea and Alejandro Mujica-Olea as they host the World Poetry Cafe with Coroline as the featured poet. To listen to the show, click here!
Caroline C. Nazareno a.k.a. Ceri Naz, is a Filipina with 31 summers on her name is a poetess, writer, journalist, and a healthcare provider for special adults, currently residing in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. She graduated Cum Laude with the degree of Bachelor of Elementary Education and General Science as her concentration at Pangasinan State University- Bayambang, where she got merits in her journalistic skills, public speaking, volunteerism and leadership, then had her Masteral units in Administration and Supervision at Eulogio ”Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology. She gained her creative writing workshops and trainings at University of the Philippines-Diliman and storytelling at Philippine Normal University in coordination with the Philippine National Library. She had been a member of Division of Quezon City Schools Press and School Paper Advisers Association.
Her poems talk mostly about love, peace, friendship, truth, self-concept and more, both in English and Filipino. She is an active co-navigator of Penpen B. Takipsilim’s site or the PENTASI B Society, a poetic hub of poets and poetesses around the globe(in facebook) with the three missions: to inspire, to heal and to awaken. With the inspiration and encouragement of Dr.Penpen, a visual-experimental-philosophical poet like E.E Cummings and film maker, she had just co-hosted him the successful ”i Inspire the World Friendship Poetry Event” last April 10, 2011 in the Philippines.
i see no other from yesterday
i am jenny
hopping freely from canopy of canticles
watching seagulls by the seashore
humming like robins
after the storms and thunders
stepping on the broadway
of this apex without borders
i listen to Minerva
dispersing her thoughts
from psalms of our reigning universe
up these stairs and scaffoldings
i asked for the bottomline
of no others, of no outcast
of our own time
uplifted from the quagmire
of unreachable, and impossible
i have tossed the coin
and hold on.
i am beyond the valleys of possibilities
stride my glides
in our lighthouse of unforgotten
7/02/11 BC, Canada