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World Poetry Celebrates the Amazing Bernice Lever!








Ariadne’s Notes:  The World Poetry Café, March 28, 1-2 PM, PST  welcomed three wonderful guests Bernice Lever, acclaimed poet, Bowen Island, Jill Carter,  Toronto, film and TV director and Christopher Jentsch, composer, Brooklyn , N.Y. I will be giving each of them a feature web spot.  Also, a birthday message to Mamta Agarwal and one of her poems from  Also a Afghan poem for my honorary son Rahmat Haidari  from my new book, Love  Poems to the World, Dream Offerings. Our team: Ariadne Sawyer, MA, host and producer, Victor Schwartzman, super tech and Sharon Rowe Special volunteer.

 URGENT! Our World Poetry Café Radio show needs members and donations. We are starting our Spring Fundraiser and need to come up with enough memberships and donations to meet our $1,500 dollar quota,  To make a donation, please go to www.coopradio.org and click on the membership and donations link. Please put in the name of the World Poetry Café so that your donation will be credited to our account. Each new or returning member, will be given at least one interview in the year and our grateful thanks. Please let us know for we can send you a thank you. We have been on the air for 21 years and have 121 countries that have listened in. We welcome poets, musicians, writers, directors, film people, volunteers,actors and more.








Bernice Lever, a great grandmother, is a Life Member of the Canadian League of Poets. She has 10 poetry books in print and a college text book.

Living on Bowen Island, near Vancouver, BC, she readings internationally. Yet Peace Poet finds time to give talks and readings to inspire others. )

BERNICE LEVER, a writer, editor and teacher, creates poetry on Bowen Island. Her 10th book of poems was “Small Acts”, Black Moss Press, 2016. She edited WAVES, Fine Canadian Literature, at York, U., Toronto, 1972-1987. She is a Life member of League Canadian Poets & some other groups.
Bernice’s travels have let her read poems on 5 continents. Her grammar & composition book (now a CD or free PDF) is “The Colour of Words” . 
This book has been used around the world to help students with their English.
Although she is active in many national writing organizations in Canada, she is now delighted to be on the west coast again, writing PEACE poems for World Poetry and others.


World Poetry Celebrates the Talented Ayn Inserto!








Ariadne’s Notes: On October , 8 2018, an exciting guest called into the World Poetry Café Radio Show at 1:10 PM PST. Ayn Inserto shared with us her new CD Down A Rabbit Hole available from Summit Records; a musical adventure with songs that took us on a journey into an imaginary world of sounds. Hosts  Dr. Diego Bastinutti , Ariadne Sawyer , super tech Victor Schwartzman, special volunteer Sharon Rowe and regular correspondent Jeanne Probst completed the World Poetry Team. We would like to thank Braitwaite and Katz for sending this great composer and musician.









Ayn Inserto is a groundbreaking composer who is emerging as one of the preeminent voices of her generation. She received her Masters of Music degree in Jazz Composition from the New England Conservatory in May 2001. She is a winner of the 2007 IAJE/ASCAP Emerging Composer Commission honoring Frank Foster, the 2003/04 and 2005/06 ASCAP Young Jazz Composers’ Awards and has received various honors which include the Concord Pavilion Associates Marian McPartland Award, the Pacific Coast Jazz Festival Most Outstanding small jazz ensemble, and the 1999 Best Original Composition award at the Billy Higgins Jazz Festival. She was picked by Bob Brookmeyer to study jazz composition as his protégé. Listen to her work at http://ayninserto.com/

World Poetry Celebrates International Women’s Day!


World Poetry celebrated International Women’s Day  with Empowered Women and Unsung Heroes!  Despite some tech difficulties, a great time was had by all.

We send our respect, love and caring to all the women of the world and a tribute to all the men who are unsung heroes, supporting and caring for the women of the world.



Videos of the event, thanks to the Video Guy, Unsung Hero Ken Adler:

Here is the youtube video playlist link to last night’s WPO event held @ the NWPL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlK1FubxTgqpyIjg0qAWJR4bzEBeJGKvd