About Us

The WORLD POETRY was created by Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea in 1997. Its goal was to give recognition to multicultural and multilin­gual poets and writers, who have written in more than 100 languages spoken in Canada. Later on, the following were created:

  • The World Poetry Reading Series at the Vancouver Public Library.
  • The World Poetry Cafe – a radio show aired every Tuesday night from 9 – 10 pm on Vancouver Co-op Radio (CFRO 102.7 FM)
  • The World Poetry Electronic Newsletter
  • The World Poetry Publishing
  • The World Poetry Workshop Series
  • The World Poetry Night Out
  • The World Poetry International

The World Poetry foundation is built upon respect, honor, support, peace and love for all through the power of the arts and education. World Poetry boasts a strong Canadian and First Nations compo­nent; in the Lower Mainland alone, we are connected with over 500 poets, musicians and writers from 64 countries of origin. The World Poetry Electronic Newsletter is distributed to 7,000 readers in 25 coun­tries. The World Poetry Cafe radio show can be listened throughout the world on the internet.

We host the popular monthly World Poetry Reading Series at the Vancouver Public Library, where we present events featuring multicultural and multilingual poets, writers, and musicians for your enjoyment, enlightenment, and edification.

The World Poetry Café Radio Show airs every Tuesday night from 9-10 PM on Vancouver Co-op Radio (CFRO 102.7 FM), with your ever-eloquent hosts, Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea. Guest hosts are Lucia Gorea and Angelo Moroni. You can find the latest shows on this site.

The World Poetry e-Newsletter is distributed to 5,030 readers in 25 countries. To subscribe to or (Gasp!) unsubscribe from our newsletter, please specify your preference in an email to ariadnes@uniserve.com.

We welcome volunteers for our special events and the daily work of World Poetry Canada and World Poetry International.

Who We Are

The World Poetry Reading Series is a unique society that encompasses:

  • World Poetry Vancouver
  • World Poetry Night Out New Westminster
  • World Poetry Richmond
  • World Poetry Youth Team UBC
  • World Poetry Canada
  • World Poetry Canada International Peace Festivals
  • World Poetry Special Events
  • World Poetry Publishing
  • World Poetry Cafe Radio Show
  • the site: www.worldpoetry.ca

We are a unique group with the goal of bringing out the voices of those who need to be heard, in respect, honour, support, peace and love.

Our community partners are carefully chosen for their conscience, integrity and trust. The partners will mention World Poetry and as needed display our logo.