In Loving Memory: World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Shulamit Joffre.
Each year World Poetry features a tribute to our World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award winners who have passed on but are with us in spirit.
Shulamit was a valued member of our World Poetry family. She was a mystical poet with a deep and abiding attraction to all things spiritual, believed t a writing poetry a condition of her birth. Born in Montreal, she lived and wrote in Vancouver, British Columbia. She shared her life with her husband Ray, their dog and cat. She also spent as much time as she could with her daughter Jessica and her grandson Nathaniel. Shulamit was a World Poetry Lifetime Achievement award winner and the organizer and host of the successful reading series, First Tuesday Assembly of Poets held at Chapters in downtown Vancouver. Syllables of Creation was her fourth book of poetry.
On July 19, Anita Aguirre Nieveras joined Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea in a special World Poetry Café Radio Show with memories of Shulamit, poetry and music. Special poems for Shulamite were presented by Alejandro Mujica-Olea and Ariadne Sawyer. A special poem by Franci Louann for her was read by Anita Aguirre Nieveras. Luo Ying from China, World Poetry Partner for the Life Celebration of Li Bai provided an e-poem.
World Poetry love and prayers to World Poetry Lifetime Achievment Award Winner Dr. Jan Furst who is in hospice and Diane Laloge who is recovering from an operation.
This is a list of World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winners who have passed on and have a yearly tribute. They are with us in spirit…
Dugald Christy, Crusader for Justice will be remembered in September.
I’m looking for the years of birth & death for Shulamit Joffre, to add to one or more poems about her or referring to her. I hope I’ve spelled her name correctly. As I’m not at home, I can’t check her books.
PS There may be one or two typos in your piece above, concerning her name.