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World Poetry Peace Festival is almost over! Last event April 20th!


World Poetry Cafe Welcomes Yoshifumi Sakura!


The World Poetry Café with hosts Ariadne Sawyer, Vivian Davidson and Israel Moto welcomed Yoshifumi Sakura, a talented poet, musician and composer. Also welcomed back were our two festival hosts from Ghana Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah and Kwame Yirenkyi and others . PLEASE CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW.

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Final event April 2oth!

World Poetry Canada International Festival  April 20, 1-4 pm  Lillooet room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. University of British Columbia, 1961 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/

    Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Yilin Wang.

    A special book launch: First Nations Wanda John-Kehewin “In the Dog House”, published by Talon Books. Navaho flute music by Angelo Moroni. Poetry readings  and open mike time permitting. 

   Music CD Launch, poetry presentation by Japanese composer Yoshifumi Sakura, 

Poetry readings by Bernice Lever, Synn Kune Loh,  Betty Scott, Carla Weaver, Sonja Grgar, Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah Kwame A. Yirenkyi, Una Bruhns  and others.

  Afghan film: The Broken Destiny of Poetry by Rahmat Haidari and Sajia Hussain (documentary on a young Afghan woman poet and her struggles to survive and write) trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0FPPddB6UY 20 minutes, English subtitles.

   Presentation of  Empowered Award to the well known correspondent Atia Abawi  to her brother and fiancée who are flying in to receive it.

  Join the World Poetry Peace Poetathon official launch as it flows around the world bringing a focus on peace with supportive peace connector partners.

Be sure and visit our amazing displays and those of our partners, get a free gift poem and look at the peace posters of Sattar.

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World Poetry Proudly Presents Kwame Agyare Yirenkyi from Ghana!








Ariadne’s note: We would like to welcome a talented youth artist and graphic designer Kwame Agyare Yirenkyi!

He is a nominee for the World Poetry Empowered Youth Artist and Graphic Designer at the World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival April 4-30th. World Poetry feels that it is important to promote youth. They are our shinning lights and our future and will make a positive difference in the world.

Kwame Agyare Yirenkyi lives in Ghana and an Artist/Graphic Designer. A distinguished member of the International Society of Poets Maryland U.S.A.

Kwame holds a certificate of attendance and participation – African Collegiate Entrepreneurs Ghana National Conference (A.C.E.). THEME: Unlocking Your Entrepreneurial Potential for Wealth Creation. He also volunteered as an Electoral Assistant in the Tema Metropolis during the 2000 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, Ghana.

He is an Assistant Traffic Officer, a former student of Presbyterian Secondary High School-Tema and holds a Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design from Takoradi Polytechnic, Institute of Commercial Management-UK, and finds art as a tool of promoting peace and conquering the opponent with love.You can reach the Artist/Graphic Designer at kaygh007@gmail.com.

Here is a sample of some of his work.

Peace Africa by Kwame Agyare Yirenkyi










“The Peace Africa image reflects the thought, heart, and souls of the African child, messaging love and echoing that, war is an outmoded way of settling disputes. Africa has suffered concoctions of tensions and this art, portrays the new African spirit of oneness and the call to peace within all quarters on our continent.” Kwame Agyare Yirenkyi.


Peace and Love Poster






“The Peace and Love poster also reflects how the world has gone through suffering and war. When we all come together us as one and put aside each other’s differences there will be peace, love and happiness in the world.”
Kwame Agyare Yirenkyi.


Bob Marley










“This is a little statement about Bob Marley.

Bob Marley was one of the greatest legends of reggae music ever lived. He once said and I quote  “We should really love each other in peace and harmony, instead we’re fussing, fighting like we ain’t supposed to be“.

He also fought for freedom from slavery as he said “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds. Won’t you help to sing the songs of freedom”.  Sent by Kwame Agyare Yirenkyi