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World Poetry Canada International Youth Team Grand Opening October 13th, 1-3:30 pm!

World Poetry Youth Team Grand Opening at UBC!

The World Poetry Youth Team is expanding to  include a new chapter at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre which will meet once per month and will lead up to a World Poetry Canada International Festival in April.

World Poetry Youth Team Grand Opening!

New Chapter World Poetry Youth Team , UBC Library starting October 13th.  

World Poetry Youth Team Grand Opening Oct 13th, 1-3:30 pm, (time extended) Lillooet room , Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia, 1961 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/

Hosts: Yilin Wang, World Poetry Youth Team Leader, Ariadne Sawyer,  MA, co-founder  and co-host of World Poetry.

First Nations Welcome: Larry Grant.

 Irving K. Barber Learning Centre ,UBC Library welcome.

Welcome by World Poetry Youth Team Leader Yilin Wang and  World Poetry Co-founder Ariadne Sawyer.

Mackenzie Yoon will be our first youth musician/singer at the event  http://www.youtube.com/user/meganekkoAeli

Featured poets: Dr. Ray Hsu, Multimedia presentation and Marc Creamore.

Music by  Philippine dance By Anita Aguirre Nieveras.

World Poetry Arts Advocate: Koyali Burman.

World Poetry Partners: Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society, Ricepaper, ACWW, Vancouver Tagore Society . Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Cinevolution Media Arts, Alan Hill, City of Richmond.

Workshop, Bernice Lever: Honing Your Words. Honing Your Words — editing down words /adding words/ changing level of language or viewpoint/ all unifying  efforts for clearer, stronger poems.  20 minutes with a sample handout of a poem in 3 or more stages of edits & additions.

World Poetry Youth Team.  Special guests: Winnie Chueng and Dr. Jan Walls and World Poetry Directors.

Dates for  the new World Poetry Youth Team  Chapter at UBC,2012: 1-3:30 pm: Saturday 13 October.  Saturday 24 November 1-3pm,  Saturday 15 1-3 pm December . 2013: 1-3 pm.  Saturday 26 January  Saturday 23 February 2013  Saturday 23 March 2013. 

Open mike. Free! Come and share your creativity! 604-526-4729, ariadnes@uniserve.com  Reserve early!


World Poetry Proudly Presents Alan Hill from Canada and England!

Alan Hill reading his poem

 We are pleased to welcome back Alan Hill to the World Poetry Cafe Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Jason Lawrence.  He is one of our honoured participants from the City of Richmond, BC. Canada. He also had a poem on display at the World Poetry Poetic Necklace at UBC and the Richmond Cultural Centre. To Listen To The Radio Interview: CLICK HERE!

  This is a poem from his new book The Upstairs Country by Silver Bow Publishing. To buy Alan’s book: http://www.alibris.com/stores/silverbow

The Art of Pruning

My aged aunt
has snipped me into twigs,
clipped me
into memories
too tiny to be seen,
seeded herself
though holes in time,
mulched history
composted the air.

Cousins, sisters, parents
fertilized and re-alive
dragging their new shoots
over my muddy rugs,
inviting themselves over
in unfashionable clothes

with their dated opinions,

embarrassing knowledge
of my bad habits,
bringing me down
with Victorian prayers,
annoying sing songs

around the piano
that I don’t even have.

A great uncle
who disappeared
on the Somme

is sucking air from my lungs
performing the kiss of death
taking me in mouthfuls
spitting me    

from a bedroom window
shovel of my voice,
slitting open the spring air
like a love letter.

Alan Hill ©

World Poetry Canada News & Lifetime Achievment Winners Past and Present!

Award Winner, Richard.


World Poetry is honoured to announce that Richard Doiron of Moncton, N. B. will receive the 2012 World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival May, 25, 2012.

The Festival, Inspire, Achieve, Celebrate Peace-One Step Closer will be held at the Richmond Cultural Centre, 100-7700 Minoru Gate,
Richmond, BC,  International poets from eight different countries plan on attending. A free gift  e- anthology of Peace Poems will be available on www.worldpoetry.ca

This is an honour for Richard in part for his amazing body of written work, an estimated 40,000 poems,17 books including two novels and two biographical works as well as the Acadian song “Mon Acadie”. The other reason the award was granted is for his humanitarian work with “those whose voices may not be heard”, helping to build respect and understanding for the human condition. On Wednesday, March 7, at 7 P.M., at the Moncton Public Library The Moncton Public Library,644 Main St., Suite 101,Moncton, Website: www.monctonpubliclibrary.ca  This is a precursor to the May 25 event in Richmond, B.C., a special event is taking place to recognize his lifetime of writing poetry.


World Poetry Life Time Achievment Award Winner 2012, Jacqueline Maire will also be honoured  on March 28th  ,  6:30 pm at the New Westminster Public Library, 716-6th Avenue, New Westminster, BC, Canada. 

Jacqueline has been a wonderful volunteer and supporter of World Poetry. Her family will be reading selected poems from her  last book and  other World Poetry Life Time Achievment Award Winners will be present to welcome her. Hosted by  Anita Aguire Nieveras and Ariadne Sawyer, there will also be a mention of International Women’s day and Anita’s birthday. Special Music by Enrico Renz. Open mike with poems dedicated to Jacqueline, time permiting. Refreshments. Free.

Jacqueline will be in France during the World Poetry Canada & International  Peace Festival but with have another celebration  in September when World Poetry presents the Life Celebration of Chief Dan George at the Vancouver Public Library.

World Poetry would like to thank the pre-events and support to the World Poetry Canada & International Peace Festival being held also in several countries.


1.    Nadeem Parmar

2.     Angie Reabbin

3.     Dr. Jorge Berrios Pardos

3.     Anita Aguirre-Nieveras

4.      David Campbell

5.     Addena Sumter Freitag

6.     Laszlo Gati

7.    Victoria Pascha

8.    Ashok Bhargava

9.   Lucy Ortiz

10.    Bernice Lever

11.     Chad Norman

12.    Peter Lojewski

13.     Lucia Gorea

14.      Ibrahim Honjo

15.      Bong Ja Ahn

16.     Diego Bastianutti

 17.     Dr. Warren Stevenson

18.     Jacqueline Maire

19.     Richard Doiron

In loving memory to those that have passed: World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winners:

1.      Madge Kimball

2.      Henry Lhati

3.     Luis Llanillos

4.  Shulamit Joffre

5.  Dugald Christie

6.  Vera Manuel

7.  Jan Furst

NoteFor those who passed, World Poetry does a radio memorial each year and the VP Library put Jan Furst as the first WP on their Memory Wall.


2012 WIN


 WIN Awards on March 24th,1:34:30 pm, at the Richmond Cultural Centre. Writer’s International Network Canada will be giving awards to World Poets  Alan Hill, Joanne Arnott , Ariadne Sawyer and Bong Ja.   World Poetry Life Time Achievment Award Winner and Founder of the Writer’s International Network  Ashok Bhargava will be presenting the awards.WIN was founded by Ashok Bhargava to discover, nourish, recognize, celebrate and promote poets, writers and artists & assist them to connect with the community at large. Ariadne is honured to be given the People’s Laureate Award 2012.

Award Roses