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World Poetry Proudly Presents Sheilla Foster from Canada!

Ariadne’s note: We would like to wish all of our readers and supporters a Happy Holiday and thank them all for their kindness and support.
I am honoured to welcome Sheilla Foster, “World Poetry’s Queen of Limericks” with her new book Lighthearted Limericks published by World Poetry Publishing, 2012. It shows that no matter how young or old, we can all make a positive difference in the world. Bravo Sheilla!

Be sure to visit her website www.lightheartedlimericks.com!


Sheilla Foster was born in Edmonton where it snows a lot in winter and it is very hot in the summer. She moved to Vancouver when she was 16. After graduating from high school she worked for a short while as a switchboard operator. Later she became a truck driver for the Canadian Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service which allowed her to travel all over British Columbia. At that time she also earned a pilot’s license.
Sheilla is married and has three grown sons. After her sons were older, she started teaching night school which she did until she was 75. She started writing limericks when she was 80.

There once was a bonnie bragh turtle
In a fair Scottish glen green and fertile.
      He wore his clan’s kilt
And he sang with a lilt
As he stirred his oatmeal with a spirtle.

A polar bear living in Nunavut
Likes to slide on the snow for the fun of it.
Sooo if you’d like some snow
And don’t know where to go,
Go to Nunavut—you’ll find a ton of it.

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The Third World Poetry Canada International Festival 2013 !

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

We are excited to announce the Third World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival in 2013 at the magnificent Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia!

The Festival is hosted on the historic University of British Columbia. To learn more about this campus, visit their virtual campus tour.

The events will take place in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre complex. To learn more about the venue, be sure to visit their website. Click here to print a map of the campus

UBC is located in Vancouver, British Columbia – one of the most desirable cities in the world. Whether your interest are in nature, history, art or just fine dining – Vancouver has plenty to offer for you. For more information visit the Tourism Vancouver website

Our Theme for this Festival: Inspire Peace!

The Festival will feature:

  1. International guests, local poetry groups, community partners, dancers, musicians, filmmakers and multimedia.
  2. Display tables, Poetic Necklace display at Ike’s Art Gallery April 4-30th.
  3. Extra event: World Poetry Youth Peace Poetathon World Wide.
  4. The World Poetry Canada International Month, April 4-30th with our partner the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.
  5. World Poetry National Poetry Month Peace Display plus the large display cases in the library, April 4-30th
  6. Gift poems!

Main events subject to change:

April 4, Grand Opening: 7-9 pm Tour of Displays, introduction of dignitaries partners, visiting poets, a short film by Neamat Haidari from Afghanistan, Music and dance, Book launch , Refreshments.

April 11th Two forums: Peace and Justice, Re-writing the Boundaries, 2-4 pm, Book Launch by Penn Kemp, Jack Layton: Art in Action, 7-9 pm.

April 20, Saturday 1-5 pm Meet and greet, performances and workshops by distinguished poets.

Assistance for International Guests

We can issue invitations, visa help, letters of support and provide some speaking spaces. We are not able to help with air fares, accommodation or other expenses. Due to intense demand., please contact us as soon as possible at ariadnes@uniserve.ca  or astarte_sita@yahoo.com


The month will be hosted and organized by the World Poetry Youth Team with backup from the World Poetry Board of Directors and dedicated volunteers.

Most events will be at the UBC library, University of British Columbia, 1961 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca

Thanks to the hard work of all the festival volunteers, all events are free.  If you would like to help with expenses for the festival you can make a donation below:

A receipt will be provided and a certificate  of thanks.



Happy 2nd Birthday www.worldpoetry.ca!

Ariadne writes: Our site is celebrating two years this week. So many poets, musicians and writers have been featured! We would like to congratulate you all for your support and kindness. Thanks to Yaman, we have reached over 2,00 visitors per day from all around the world which seems like a miracle. He has sent us the latest Alexa ratings to share with you.

Statistics Summary for worldpoetry.ca

World poetry.ca’s three-month global Alexa traffic rank is 409,288. While it is ranked #264,933 in the US, where we estimate that 14% of its visitors are located, it is also popular in Vietnam.

For me It is such a joy to see all the visitors from so many countries. Another highlight is the World Poetry Prayer and Mediation Circle . They have done a great job the last two years and have decided to have prayers for peace forthose who want to participate.

In the future we will have an e-book section, a book review section and Creative Tips.

This site is a volunteer work of love on my part and it takes at least an hour to put a featured poet entry. I would like to thank Heidi Mueller for her guiding hand and support in getting me out of difficulties

Also upcoming will be information about the World Poetry Canada International Peace festival. a month long venue at UBC.

My thanks to all of you who have helped us to have such a great site.

Love to the world!