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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

World Poetry Proudly Presents Margaret Eaton from Canada!

Featured Poet!


We are so pleased to present an early World Poetry Supporter who gave us positive support, the fuel to keep World Poetry going. Thank you and welcome Margaret!

Margaret Patricia Eaton, Moncton, NB Canada is a graduate of Mount Allison University, Sackville (B. A.; B. Ed.), the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton (M. Ed.) and for 32 years enjoyed a career in education as a teacher, school librarian and guidance counsellor.  Retirement made it possible for her to follow her “dream career” — writing, both as a free-lance journalist and a poet.*

She’s the co-author, with the late Robert Cunningham, of Fundy: Jewel of the North Atlantic Coastline (2010), reviews books for Atlantic Books Today (Halifax, NS), writes a column, “Art Talk” for the Moncton Times & Transcript, and human interest features for Moncton This Week where she’ll be featuring poet Richard Doiron of Moncton, who will receive the World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award on May 25th.

 Her first poetry collection was Seeking Grace (2006) written as an homage to her mother, Victoria (2006), followed by Painted Poems (2008) and Vision & Voice (2011), these latter two in collaboration with visual artist Angelica De Benedetti, Sackville, NB, Canada. In 2008 she won four Honorable Mentions in the Ontario Poetry Society’s Open Heart competition and in 2009 was First Place winner in the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick Literary Competition for “Celtic Trilogy.”

Margaret was invited to read “Slaughter of Innocents / Slaughter of Innocence”, her poem for two voices at the Voice of Women for Peace event on the campus of UNB (2009). Her poems were also featured on the Poets against War website (2006, 2007, 2008) and displayed at the World Poetry Gala in Vancouver (2006, 2009). Now she’s thrilled to be invited to display her work on the World Poetry Website and invites you to visit her on her own website at www.eaglewingspress.ca 

 Margaret says: “Thank you Ariadne for all that you do for poets and poetry.” To hear her e-poem on the World Poetry Cafe Radio Show,CLICK HERE!


A mellow autumn afternoon,
perfect for walking the Old Coach Road.
Kaleidoscope promises beckon, and yet
I want to look back, see how far I’ve come…

Sunday school lessons haunt, Lot’s wife looked back…

I continue, but remember
sultry summer nights, spring’s green promise,
the pall of winter – that winter when I thought
I could pull back the blanket of snow,
awaken the newly dead.

I recall crisp Monday mornings,
a 3-hole punched notebook, blue lines, red margin,
five long yellow HB pencils…

…you can’t go home again…

Now my fingers close around one left
in the pocket of my worn suede jacket.
It’s short and stubby, eraser end worn flat,
point still sharp.

dry leaves crunch,
noisy enough for two or three walkers,
but there’s only one shadow
going forward on the Old Coach Road.

  Margaret Patricia Eaton ©



World Poetry Proudly Presents Edna Kovacs from the USA!

Featured Poet

Ariadne’s note: I want to welcome Edna, a long term supporter who has recently  become a World Poetry Member. I am touched by the number of  poets who have sent poems for the displays, given much needed positive support for years and are now becoming members.  We would not be here today without your kindness and support. Thank you all!

About Edna Kovacs, Ph.D.Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Edna Kovacs received her B.A. in Anthropology from Northwestern University. As the recipient of the Bliss Carmen Poetry Award she was awarded a scholarship to attend the Banff Arts Centre. She holds a Masters in Education with specific endorsement in learning disabilities from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Ph.D. in Expressive Arts with a specialization in Multicultural Education from the Union Institute and University.

She has been a certified journal instructor since 2000 and has worked at Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon with a Regional Arts and Culture Council Arts in Healthcare Consortium Grant as well as with at-risk youth in the Portland Public Schools. She is a member of the National Association For Poetry Therapy and ORTESOL.

Edna is the author of three books on writing including the groundbreaking Writing Across Cultures: A Handbook on Writing Poetry and Lyrical Prose, Writing With Multiple Intelligences and In A Place Called Sanctuary. Her haiku chapbook, Mandalas, won the Cicada Chapbook Award.

An extraordinary teacher who has a gift for providing writers with new insights into their craft as well as new understandings of themselves, Edna has taught students of all ages through the National Endowment for the Arts’ Artists-in-Education Programs, the Oregon Council For The Humanities’ Chautauqua in the Schools Program, Portland Public Schools, Young Audiences of Oregon, Community Centers, Special Education Projects and in Elder Hostel Programs. She currently teaches in the English Language and Culture Program at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon and leads Journal to the Self workshops to cancer survivors at Compass Oncology Northwest Cancer Specialists at St. Vincent’s and Good Samaritan hospitals.

Blue Heron

Leaving the path around
Burrard Bay, slick with
goose dung, I’m drawn
into a world of trees.
Leaves quake
with morning rain
black squirrels blink
between dark boughs.
The room widens into a ravine.
I follow the muddy footpath
to a serene autumn lake
where whirligigs flit
above beaver-eaten logs.
A fawn pauses in the reeds
sharing the secrecy
of water-lilies.
Suddenly, a whoosh of wings—
the lithe body and minaret neck
of a blue heron rising
her wings wide
across the water.

Edna Kovacs ©