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The Fourth World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival!

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The Fourth World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival Proudly announces the Empowered Award Winners.

We had over 300 nominations come in, some even six months early. We wish we could honour all of you.

Each nominee was nominated by at least two people, in some cases much more. A check was made as to background, good heart,abilities and the quest for peace. The Empowerment awards are based on these qualities.

This year, the age range is from 12-100!

An award will be given to those that can attend during the month of October, for those who cannot come due to Visas or other reasons, a certificate will be sent to you by e-mail. In past festivals, awards were sent out, but most never reached their destinations. If there is a name or country error, please let us  know.

This list will be going on site and when time permits, a brief bio, photo and a poem or writing will be put on site.

The festival is coming together, created by many hours of volunteer work for peace. We are have launched a Crowd Funding site to pay for some of the costs, rather than have it come out of pocket. For more information: Go to  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fourth-world-poetry-peace-festival/x/8284778 and join the team to create empowerment and peace!!This is your festival too and the waves of peace coming from it will circle the world!You can also contribute by becoming a peace connector volunteer and helping out in the festival. Contact: ariadnes@uniserve.com or astarte_sita@yahoo.com

All the best to you and keep up the good work. Peace and the world needs you!

World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival Award Winners!

World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award: Carol Knepper, Canada.

World Poetry Unsung Hero Award: Mobin Saberi, Canada.

World Poetry Cultural Ambassador   Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah, Ghana.

World Poetry Music Ambassador Yoshifumi Sakura, Japan.

World Poetry Cultural Ambassador: Mutiu Olawuyi, Gambia.

World Poetry Theatre Ambassador: Oswald Okaitei. Ghana

World Poetry Youth Peace Ambassador: Timileyin Olajuwon, Nigeria.

World Poetry Empowered Poets:

Janet Kvammen, Canada

Elaine Woo, Canada

Honey Novick, Canada

Una Bruhns, Canada

Lini Grol, Canada

Anviksha Srivastava. India & USA.

Corazon Wong Canda, Japan.

Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, USA.

Helen Bar- Lev, Israel

Mamta Agarwal, India

Peter Thabit Jones, Wales

Stanley Barkan, USA

Adisa AJA Andwele, USA.

Samay Hamed, Afghanistan.

Lidia  Chiarelli,  Italy.  

 Murray Kion. Netherlands

Empowered Musician:

Enrico Renz, Canada.

World Poetry Empowered Graphic Artist:

Sainabou Baldeh, The Gambia.

Empowered Filmmakers

Kagan Goh, Canada.

Mary Fowles, Canada.

Rahmat Haidari, Afghanistan.

Ghafar Faizyar, Afghanistan.

Akshat Ajay Sharma, India.

Sharif Saedi, Afghanistan.

*** Three filmmakers from our new partner, Vancouver Asian Film Festival will be joining us as soon as they are selected


World Poetry Proudly Presents News from our International Partner in the USA!

Ariadne’s notes: World Poetry is proud to present our new International Partner, poet and artist Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, her panting and poems in a special exhibit ending November 30th. CLICK HERE for a link to the World Poetry Café Radio Show and her  great interview!

Carolyn’s  beautiful poetic CD’s are played on a regular basis on the World Poetry Café Radio show.


World Poetry Proudly Presents Pamela Sackett from the USA!

 Ariadne’s notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Vivian Davidson warmly welcomed Pamela Sackett  and her husband Daniel for a great interview to launch her new book:

Book launch info: Banyen Books & Sound FREE author event.
Thursday, October 17, 2013 6:30-8:00 PM .Reading/musical interludes, Q&A signing.https://www.banyen.com/events/sackett








Welcome poem to the poet by Carolyn Mary Kleefeld,  e-poem by Leigh Nelson. To hear the radio show: CLICK HERE!









Pamela Sackett is a multi-disciplinary writer, teaching artist and performer using the arts for social change through international literary and dramatic arts venues, academic, therapeutic, social service settings and broadcast media. Pamela founded Emotion Literacy Advocates (ELA), an arts-based, non-profit organization that creates and produces learning tools incorporating language and visual arts, theatre, music and science to address cultural and environmental issues with social-emotional awareness. Among the tools spear-headed and produced by Pamela are “The Full Spectrum Birthday Song” helping adults protect and support childrens mental health and self-confidence and an animated musical short, “The Ducks & Us Songbook Movie,” encouraging personal responsibility and providing examples of social-emotional factors in environmental stewardship. The short was an official selection at the 2011 Salish Sea Ecosystem Film Festival in Vancouver, B.C., screened across Washington state, and plays in perpetuity at The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Pamela’s series of theatrical monologue books, “Two Minutes To Shine,” are published and distributed by Samuel French, New York. Her books of rhythmic prose “Speak of the Ghost: In The Name of Emotion Literacy” and “Saving the World Solo” are distributed through ELA. Pamela is the 2013 recipient of Antioch University Seattle’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

Excerpt from Pamela Sackett’s “Booing Death (with Shpilkes & Rhyme”)Copyright 2013 Pamela Sackett. Published by Emotion Literacy Advocates . www.emolit.org


I saw a big brown leaf in the park
three hands wide
it lay on the ground at the foot of a tree
the sight of it moved me to cry
some kind of gorgeous
some kind of grace
some kind of elegant
so easy to face it’s death

I want to fall like a leaf
when it’s my time
I want to fall to a brave voice calling
I want to fall and fly like in a dream
no hoisting and no hauling

I want to fall in a field that floats on water
on water that floats on air
I want to fall as silken lace, in the space of everywhere

I want to fall in step with breezes that sweep
I want to fall like a song that encircles my sleep
I want to fall like the eased breath of permission

I caught myself
as I sniffed the leaf’s sweet smell
I caught myself wishing
I could die so beautifully well
to loosen the hold
at the end of my stem
to cascade down on the wind’s sturdy hem
on a designated day
no hesitation or fear
in the company of likely, designated peers
envy pours over my tears

the brown pages turn
strewn about the moistened earth
telling a tale of order

so, says the tale
the tree remains standing
nothing crucial has died at all
we leaves are merely accessories
mere fodder at the tree’s beck and call
dispensable in the fall

I am like the leaf
I am like the leaf
I am like the leaf
after all

(C) Pamela Sackett