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World Poetry Cafe Radio Show Proudly Presents Selene Bertelsen!

Performing with Hands

 Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Wanda Kehewin welcomed the talented poet and soon to be author, Selene Bertelsen  to the radio  show.To hear the show or download : CLICK here!.

Selene Bertelsen is a Poet, empowered dancer, director, writer, host and poet and  Ambassador to the Orkney Islands. A woman of many talents. She is also a  specialist on Middle English.

Selene’s first interaction with the creative arts came about around the age of five through finger painting and drawing.  The house was often a mess of colour and paper.  Drawing soon evolved into a love for the written word and for a way of combining the two.  By the age of ten, her grade five teacher told her that she was destined to write a book someday.  By the age of 13, she literally had enough material for a book!  The creative process has simply never stopped.

Selene finds inspiration and solace within nature.  Her creative process is driven by a love for the environment, its animals and people, and a need to interact with them.

         As a BC based, New Westminster poet, she spends much of her time writing and volunteering.  Currently, Selene is one of World Poetry’s official Volunteer Coordinators and a World Poetry Board Director.  As World Poetry Ambassador to The Orkney Isles, she is also a multi-award winning/multi-published poetess (World Poetry Facebook Site -ongoing, Royal City Poet’s Anthology #1-20011, Fraser Anthology  -2014), Middle English “Scald” (bard), Artist, Amateaur dancer/choreographer, and singer 

      In addition, as a First Level Student of Reiki, Selene actively practices this traditional Japanese energy – healing technique to help people naturally manage pain and discomfort.

Urban Trash Poetry

The streets are littered with Homo Sapien Sapiens’ .


Although invisible to the neglectful eye,
It’s obvious to the dirty man on the street,
And to the beasts that ravage the city at night.

This is all we have to give to the lonely and unfortunate?
To the Schizophrenic with long dirty fingernails,
Who talks of Coke bottles?
To the man on the street getting high for warmth,
And to his dog who lies cuddled under a blanket,
His head being pelted with steady rain?
I guess they deserve nothing better.
Nor do the Seagulls and Crows
Who feast on rotten McDonald’s,
The Alley Cats, who root through dumpsters
For expired morsels,
Or the Racoons who scavenge
Through the most offensive remains.

I think the trash on our streets

Should be of “better quality”.
Maybe somebody could drop a heater out their window
So one less Homeless person won’t freeze to death.
Or maybe we could leave only natural waste in the dumpsters
For our friendly Beastly Folk to feed off of.

GNAW”.  That would be too much effort.

Doesn’t it sound pretty?

Don’t you feel good, knowing you’ve
Made an investment?
I don’t.
But what the hell,
My toonie won’t make a difference anyway.

Selene Frances Bertelsen (C)

 December 28th, 2014 By: Selene Frances Bertelsen from her first book, “Look Twice” : Poems and Prose– to be published in 2015.



World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival 2013 Winners!




Ariadne’s Note:

It is  with great pleasure that we announce the award winners for the World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival 2013.

Each entry was nominated by one or more people, and went through a background check. The awards are based on humanitarian and peace efforts to make the world a better place.

Many of the award winners are youth. They show a wonderful commitment for peace and the respect of others. Each award winner has sacrificed to promote peace and understanding and in some instances  have shown great courage in the face of adversity.

For the first time ever, we had 10 film, doc entries. With help from our community parter Cinevolution, we were able to include the film award winners this year. The two films will be shown during the peace festival.

Please welcome the World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival 2013 Award Winners:


A flower for our award winners







Empowered Poets:

Empowered poet, Wanda-John Kehewin.

Empowered Poet Yilin Yang.

Godwin Barton.

Empowered Poet Saleh Mazumder.

Empowered poet, Penn Kemp.

Empowered poet, Oswald Okaitei.

Empowered poet, Olawuyi Mutiu. 

Empowered poet, Ljubomir Mihajlovski,

Empowered poet, Ljupce Zahariev,

Empowered poet, Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah.

Empowered poet, Selene Bertelsen.

Empowered poet, Caroline C. Nazareno, (Ceri Naz)

 Empowered Poet, Yaman Saleh.

Music, acting, art, graphic art, photography:

Rio Samaya, (Pancho and Sal) Empowered Band.

Yoshifuma Sakura, Empowered Composer

Angelo Moroni, Empowered actor.

Sattar Saberi , Empowered artist.

Kwame Agyare Yirenkyi, Empowered Graphic Artist.

Atia Abawi, Empowered Journalist.


Sharif Saedi, Empowered filmmaker (Silence)

Rahmat Haidari , Empowered Director (Broken Voices of Poetry)

Sajia Hussain Azmat , Empowered Humanitarian & Director (Broken Voices of Poetry)


M&M, Empowered Photographer

World Poetry Ambassador to Nepal, Mk Shrestha.

World Poetry Ambassador to Japan: Frederico Gordo.

Greetings from our winners 2012!

Award winners 2012!