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World Poetry Proudly Welcomes Bonnie Nish From Canada!








Ariadne’s note! World Poetry is so pleased to welcome Bonnie Nish and the birth of her new book! I would like to thank Pandora’s Collective for recently giving me a Citizens Award. It is for all our World Poetry Family and is greatly appreciated.

Book Launch for Love and Bones! Friday September 20th, 2013!
St. Marks Church, 1805 Larch St. Vancouver BC.  7pm. Canada.

Love and Bones has been lovingly edited by Sita Carboni, Mary Duffy, and Evelyn  Lau. The night will begin with a few words from Evelyn Lau and be MC’d by Dennis E. Bolen with musical entertainment from Sharon McIntee-Birrell and Michael Peacock.

woman going up the stairs








Love and Bones, by Bonnie Nish.

Love and Bones is aglow with every kind of love — love of parents, love of the romantic other, love of children, love of cultural inheritance, love of poetry, love of the implacable mysteries of life. On every page of this book you will see how poems can give passionate utterance to the depth, intricacy, and power of authentic human feeling. You will see also how the signature note in these pieces is one of praise. Out of regret, dark recesses of sadness, and mourning come elation, affirmation, and transformative creative joy as in a kind of miracle. This is an utterly moving, nuanced collection full of images and lyrical turns that match the orders of emotion it evokes — and mark it as an imaginative triumph.

~ Russell Thornton

Remembrance and wonder imbue this debut collection of poetry that delves deep to explore “all that is carried in marrow” –from a child’s memories of the family home to a grandparent’s experience of the Holocaust. In poems about family and intimate relationships that are replete with rich images that reveal the complex tapestry of human connection and disconnection, Nish offers us the “eternal pictures” left behind by those we love.

~ Fiona Tinwei Lam  Poet

Bonnie Nish is founder and Executive Director of Pandora’s Collective Outreach Society a charitable organization in the literary arts based in Vancouver British Columbia. She is also Executive Producer of the Summer Dreams Literary Arts Festival an outdoor festival now in its tenth year. Published widely you may view some of her work (both poetry, prose and book reviews) in “The Toronto Quarterly”, “Quills,”  “WordWorks,” and on-line at Haunted Waters Press, blueprintreview.com, hackwriters.com and greenboathouse.com. Bonnie has a Masters in Arts Education from Simon Fraser University and is currently pursuing a PhD in Expressive Arts Therapy at the European Graduate School.

World Poetry Café Radio Shows for July and August.

Kwame and Michael in the studio!

Kwame and Michael in the studio!


Ariadne’s Note: The World Poetry Radio Show Team presents the shows for July and August! You can listen live on www.coopradio.org, or download the show later. 

The show broadcasts from downtown Vancouver, BC Canada on Coast Salish territory and reaches people in 48 countries on a regular basis. The radio team of producer and host Ariadne Sawyer, hosts Israel Mota and Vivian Davidson are supported by our wonderful techs, Medhi , Kelly and Gerry who keep us on the air. We are able to provide phone in interviews for those that live in other countries or for various reasons are not able to come to the station. We are all volunteers and do our best to provide quality multilingual, intercultural programing . We feature as many Canadian musicians as possible. Your voices are important to us.

 The show is kept on the air by members like you. If you become a member of the World Poetry Café, you will have three features per year, a tax deductible receipt and be part of our show with your news and e-poems.  Please become a member by going to www.coopradio.ca , become a member page and writing in the World Poetry Café in the favorite show line.  The money will credited to our account which needs $700 per year to keep the show.

World Poetry Café Radio Shows for July and August.
July 30, Welcome to our new partner from New York! Stanley H. Barkan, Poet/Publisher
Cross-Cultural Communications, www.cross-culturalcommunications.com

August 5, Spotlite Radio, New York. 9 am PST. Interview with Ariadne Sawyer re the up-coming World Poetry Poetathon. http://spotliteradio.com/

August 6, New Westminster, BC Poet Laureate Candice James, author of numerous books and, Director, Royal City Literary Arts. http://saddlestone.shawwebspace.ca

August 13, the amazing duo of Rio Samaya, Pancho and Sal, performers who have toured the world and have several CD’s which bring joy to all. http://riosamayaband.com/
August 20, Pandora’s Collectivehttp://sites.google.com/site/summerdreamsfest/home/gala10th Anniversary!

Well known author Nina Munteanu with her new book the The Last Summoner a historical fantasy that spans 600 years of history from
medieval Poland. www.NinaMunteanu.com.

August 27, James Tarantin, with his new book Equation and the company TarantinDream which he founded with the help of Larry King. Based on a dream He will be speaking also in Arabic. http://www.jamestarantin.com/#

Also, we are honoured to have Peter Thabit Jones is a Welsh poet and dramatist.He and  Dylan Thomas daughter, Aeronwy wrote the first-ever Dylan Thomas Walking Tour of GreenwichVillage, available as an internet PDF, audio download, and guided tour via New York Fun Tours,  and forthcoming in2014 as a tourist book and an Internet App. The Walking Tour will be a central focus for the New York celebrations of the Dylan Thomas Centenary. Peter has been writer in residence at Big Sur and has a new book coming out. He will be calling from Big Sur, California and returning to Wales at the end of August.