On behalf of Hosts Ariadne Sawyer, Israel Mota and Techs Medhi and Gerry we want to wish you a blessed and wonderful New Year! Here are our shows and great features for January. Be sure to tune in on the internet live or download later! The World Poetry Café Radio Show, your favorite intercultural, multilingual show!
World Poetry Café Radio Shows for January, 2014
www.worldpoetry.ca, www.coopradio.org 100.5 FM.
Every Tuesday night, 9:10-10 pm Pacific Standard Time. Each feature will be also on www.worldpoetry.ca and linked to the radio show the following Wednesday.
January 7, Feature: Christopher M. Schultz is the author of the new book Poetic Perceptions. This work comes from the unconventional mind of Mr. Schultz, and takes the reader on a journey through the eternal and mystifying. USA.
January 14, Feature: Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah, World Poetry Empowered Poet and award winner from Ghana who came to the World Poetry Canada International Festival at UBC, in April, 2013.
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.
January 21, Feature: Changming Yuan, 7-time Pushcart nominee and author of Chansons of a Chinaman (2009) and Landscaping (2013), grew up in rural China and published several monographs on translation and the English language before moving to Canada as an international student. With a PhD in English form the U of Saskatchewan, Yuan currently tutors independently in Vancouver, where he co-publishes Poetry Pacific with his teenager poet son Allen Qing Yuan and operates PP Press. Also his poet son will be on air:
Allen Qing Yuan, a Pushcart nominee and author of Traffic Light (2013), currently attends UBC and co-publishes Poetry Pacific with his father-mentor Changming Yuan in Vancouver. Aged 18, Allen has had poetry appearing in more than 70 literary publications across 16 countries, including Cordite Poetry Review, Istanbul Literary Review, Literary Review of Canada, Mobius, Paris/Atlantic, Oklahoma Review, Poetry Kanto, Poetry Scotland, Shampoo, Spillway, Taj Mahal Review and Two Thirds North.
January 28th, Feature: Adisa AJA Andwele, a Barbadian-born, Brooklyn-based performance poet. AJA blends Jazz and R&B with various Caribbean rhythms – including Reggae and Calypso, to create a unique sound. This provides the platform for him to deliver his thought-provoking and engaging poetry. AJA has taken performance poetry to the international World Music, Jazz and Poetry Festivals stages; and his works have also been internationally published.