Ariadne’s Note: The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Israel Mota welcomed the wonderful award winning poet from Ghana, Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah, voted one of the coolest by Glitz Africa and in his own words, the humblest.
Included in the show was an amazing duet with Israel and Michael, a short talk about polio, a great message to the world about peace from Michael all the way from Ghana, a poem by award winner and composer Yoshifumi Sakura who has composed a theme song for World Poetry, music by Jali Musa Jawara, Soul Survivor and Rossini.
To hear this exciting show CLICK HERE!
Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah lives in Ghana and an African Poet. International Poetry congresses and festivals have included his poetry presentations and writings in their programs. 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.
As the World Empowered Youth Poet- honored in Canada at the University of British Colombia, National Youth Achiever in Literary Arts during the maiden awards by his Excellency the President of Ghana, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, Kostis Palamas poetry prize winner in Greece, and Guest editor of Poetry Space-UK, he is being published widely in books, Literary Journals, Anthologies and newspapers in the UK, Canada, India, Ghana, Kalahari review-Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, Pakistan, Hungary, Greece, Cyprus, USA and other web hosting literary Magazines. He uses his form of poetry in projecting brotherhood of peace, love and beauty in all style. Michael is a distinguished member of United Poets Laureate International (upli-USA), World poetry Canada, Ghana Association of Writers’ (GAW), Omilos Eksipireton (Servers’ Society)-Greece, Tuck Magazine-Canada, Indigo Dreams UK, Poetic Republic, Poetry Society-South Africa, Arterial Network, Bluzog-Nepal, among others.
Michael holds an Honorary Diploma Certificate in Poetry (Greece) and have his poems translated into other languages such as polish by Piotr Balkus, Croatian by Vinko Kalinic, Hungarian by Istvan Dabi, Greek by Vassiliki Ergazaki/Omilos Eksipiretiton, French by Jacqueline Maire, Philippine by Anita Nieveras, and have had his poems displayed at the University of British Colombia, Canada, Ideogramma Spring Poetry for Peace-Cyprus, read in Afghanistan and interviewed on several media platforms in Ghana, South Africa, Greece and on Co-op radio in Canada by Ariadne Sawyer and Israel Mota
Michael was the Speed Mentor of Barcamp Ghana 2012, an Entrepreneur and have designed Creative Nation Initiative with passionate colleagues to promote arts whilst enhancing reading and writing in our schools and Communities. CNI believes each child has an inner ability that needs to be unearthed to make the society better.
Michael has once again been honored as the World Empowered Youth Poet from Ghana during the Prestigious World Poetry and art festival April 2013 in Vancouver, Canada where he was welcomed by the Governor General, the Mayor of Vancouver and the Premier of British Colombia. He’s performed his poetry at the Mayor of Vancouver’s office during Explorasian media launch, Literature festival at Douglas College, African Night at the New West Public Library, Cape music Institute with Camillo Lombard in South Africa, World Poetry Congress in Greece, Ideogramma spring poetry rain in Cyprus, an evening of Candle light readings on the occasion of the celebration of the 21st International African Writers’ day for the late Professor Kofi Awoonor at the Wole Soyinka and Naguib Mahfouz courtyards at PAWA house, etc
Michael’s poetry collection, “That sweet name like magic has made me”, has been published by Susan Jane Sims of Poetry space-UK Limited (www.poetryspace.co.uk), edited by Richard Gall and foreword by Deborah Harvey
He is an Assistant Director of Administration, humanitarian and former student of Hermann Gmeiner School-Tema, Presby Boys Secondary School and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Studies from the University of Cape Coast, Institute of Commercial Management-UK, and finds poetry as a tool of promoting peace and conquering the opponent with love.
Michael is currently seeking collaborations with musicians to put most of his poetry into salad songs and is humbly calling on any artiste who shares in this idea to contact him. Poetry festivals, corporate bodies, schools, organizations, publishers are all welcomed.
You can reach the Poet at firstname.lastname@example.org and blogs on email@example.com. You can as well navigate his accomplishments by googling: Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah
SOMEDAY, WE’LL UNCOVER
Poetry will re-unite us to the souls of men
It will open the doors for the young murk
to possess a spectacle of light
It will personify emotions
by singing melodious hymns to the wobbling legs,
needle violating skins and crinkling necks
Who were lost in the beads of time
It will re-affirm us as an embodiment
to a string that neither blades could cut.
We would be mystery unsolved,
to the naked eyes of the evil heart.
Glory sings. Honor restored. Bonds here now.
Birds chirp. Doves voila…
Poetry is all around us
and all you need to do,
Is to have life in the days of its plow
So you reap of its harvest
Copyright © 28-12-2013
Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah
I always believe in raw talent, of which I believe Michael has loads of. I agree with him on the fact that poetry or arts in general unites people and an avenue for peace.
Am an American citizen and happy to know there are people in Ghana, Africa with such enormous talents. Awesome Michael!!!!
I have seen Michael demonstrate brotherly love and peace even from his teenage years till now. He is a good friend and a determined person. He will be a world icon of peace someday.
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