Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Cafe radio show, CFRO, 100.5 FM on November 14, 1:10 pm,celebrated the Poet Laureate of Calgary, Sheri-D Wilson in a delightful interview about her work and her powerful poetry. Also on the show at 1:30 pm PST ,Ezra Weiss with his new CD We Limit Not the Truth of God . E-poets, Bozena Helena Mazur-Nowak, Poland and England and Pieter-Joris Morssink , Australia, and a new story by Sharon Rowe called Big Bessie Ends the Strike. A capsule of the Brain Bulletin Series plus news completed the show.
Sheri-D Wilson has 9 collections of poetry—most recent—Open Letter: Woman against Violence against Women; & Goddess Gone Fishing for a Map of the Universe; 5 plays, 2 CDs, 4 Video-Poems, & 1 ballet for Ballet BC. She edited, The Spoken Word Workbook: inspiration from poets who teach.
CBC called her One of the Top 10 Poets in Canada * Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry * Canadian Poet of Honour * People’s Choice * Woman of Vision * 5 Rosies * USA Heavyweight Title * 5 Jessie Nominations * Ace Award * & The Canadian Author Who Would Make The Best LOVER!”
Featured in Chatelaine Magazine, a regular on CBC, a Ted-Talker, and the subject of documentary Heart of a Poet, et cetera. Of the beat tradition, in 1989 she studied at Naropa University (Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics).
The World Poetry Café radio show , celebrated Halloween On October 31, 1-2 pm PST CFRO 100.5 FM with live music, Spanish and Peace Poetry from Timileyn Gabriel Olajuwon from Nigeria , Jackson Dukpa from Bhutan and Davy Fidel (chapter 3) from Nigeria.
Also great thanks to John Preston and Bernice Lever whose contributions pushed us over the top of fundraising for our show!
First guest: , “Alfredo Flores arrived in Canada from Guatemala 28 years ago. After spending time in Toronto and Montreal he landed in Vancouver in 1997. Latino, plays traditional South American folk music. Accomplished street performer.” He is representing our long partnership with the Heart of the City Festival, 16th anniversary with over 150 performances. You may hear live music on the show and Spanish! http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com/ Alfredo and his friend, Antu originally from Chile played live music and also a selection from their CD, Blue Mountain.
Second guest from the UK known as the poet Guppyman. “I have grave concerns for the environment and the future of mother earth. My mission is to make people more aware of the environmental issues of the planet through the art of poetry. I am also a puppeteer, my puppets are known as Guppies Crew. My puppets preach love, peace and environmental care through the art of poetry. Peace 2 all”
Listen live at www.coopradio.org or go to archives after the show. Also, listen on Canada Player.
The World Poetry Radio Show Celebrated Peace Poet Yioula Loannou Patsalidou from Cyprus with a lovely Peace Poem September 27, 1-2 PM PST on CFRO 100.5 FM. Also, featured were Rabia Ahrar , sister of World Poetry Youth Director Alaha Ahrar who sent in a moving spiritual poem and Scott Reeves Celebrating his new Album Without a Trace. In addition, Ariadne Sawyer, MA, read some poems from her upcoming book. Poetic News and a short story from the Big Bessie Series by Sharon Rowe. Great thanks to sound engineer Kerry Bruckner who kept the show on the air!
YIOULA IOANNOU PATSALIDOU was born and raised in Avgorou Famaqusta Cyprus. She descend from the historical family of Ioannis Gonemi . She studied the French language and civilization in France and also photography. The chronic corruption in her country’s power deprived her human rights and prevented her from working in areas for which she was first examined in Cyprus. They also deprived her of her inheritance right over the property of her ancestors and state officials took over the property. She worked in the tourist industry while having her own show on local radio. She also has been member of a traditional dance group. She has been writing literature since 11 years old . She published six collections of poems short stories and fairy-tales. Her poems and short stories was translated into Serbian, Albanian, English and French languages. She participated in many international anthologies and she was awarded abroad many times. She is the organizer of the global events 100TPC in her country supporting the piece and justice in the world.
Παναγιώτα (Γιούλα)Ιωάννου ΠατσαλίδουΕστάλη από
To caress me and i come to life the creation smells sweet, the feast begins.
I dress up in morning in colours light i worship the trees, the earth, the water.
I kissed the noon and my heart grew wings it fluttered, it searched for the embrace.
I befriended the dawn and it fell in my two hands I married life and had three children
I named them love, justice, humanity and i have happiness as constant companion and i am not afraid of death nor of pitfalls.
YIOULA IOANNOU PATSALIDOU (C) All rights reserved by the author.
Dear Ariadne , This is for you and your audience for the PEACE DAY! I HOPE YOU LIKE IT.
PEACE AND LOVE IN YOUR LIFE , AND PEACE TO EVERYONE .