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The World Poetry Cafe Proudly Presents Poet Laureate Candice James from Canada!

Ariadne’s note: The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Israel Mota plus tech Gerry welcomed Candice James , the Poet Laureate of The City of New Westminster New Westminster, Canada.  Also, music by Rio Samaya  and Tony Blackman, e-poem by Richard Doiron and news on the upcoming Poetathon plus the Creative Dreaming Workshop August 25th!

To hear the show, CLICK HERE!

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Poet Laureate (2010 – 2016)

City of New Westminster, BC


Candice James is Poet Laureate of The City of New Westminster, Director of The Royal City Literary Arts Society, a full member of The League of Canadian Poets, Past President of the Federation of British Columbia Writers, Past Director of SpoCan, Past President of Slam Central, creator of the long running events “Poetic Justice” and “Poetry in the Park”. She is the recipient of “Writers International Network’s Distinguished Poet Award 2013”.

She is the Author of poetry books, “A SPLIT IN THE WATER” – Fiddlehead Poetry Books 1979; “INNER HEART – A Journey” – Silver Bow Publishing 2010; “BRIDGES AND CLOUDS” – Silver Bow Publishing 2011; “MIDNIGHT EMBERS – A Book of Sonnets” – Libros Libertad Publishing 2012 , and “SHORELINES OF ETERNITY” – Silver Bow Publishing 2013

Candice has been a featured on radio shows “Wax Poetic”, “World Poetry Café”, and “Storytelling”.  She has also been featured poet, workshop facilitator, keynote speaker, and panelist at many literary events including “Word on the Street”; “Black Dot Cultural Collective”; and “Lit Fest New West”.  Her poems have appeared in a variety of local and international magazines, newspapers, and e-zines.   She has led online forums for WRITERS ETC. based in Los Angeles, CA and has reviewed books and written prefaces for authors and poets internationally.   Candice organizes and hosts National Poetry month for the League of Canadian Poets annually.

http://saddlestone.shawwebspace.ca    Candice James Poet Laureate website

http://candicejames.shawwebspace.ca  Candice James Poet website

www.youtube/saddlestone11                   Candice James videopoems and music


© 2013 Candice James

Shakespeare said it with quill and ink
And inspiration’s golden link
And the words came tumbling down
In sonnets, verses, plays and prose
In theatres, and travelling minstrel shows
His passion still rages and spills from the page
Onto the glitter of sound sets and stages
Tumbling down….still tumbling down

Mozart said it with notes and keys
In compositions and symphonies
And the music came tumbling down
Illuminating the darkness undressing
Devils, angels and lovers confessing
The agonies and ecstasies
In serenades and rhapsodies
Tumbling down… still tumbling down

Michelangelo said it with paints and brush
Guided by an angel’s touch
And the colours came tumbling down
To halo the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling
With Saints, sinners, and angels kneeling
A masterpiece of holiness
Saving Grace and forgiveness
A vibrant display of man’s genius
Tumbling down….still tumbling down

Writers Musicians, Artists and Sages
Droplets of gold on history’s pages
Tumbling down throughout the ages
Their world of beauty surrounds us still
Created by colours, sounds, ink and quill
Their legacy is a living will
Tumbling down……
Forever tumbling down.


World Poetry Cafe Radio Show Proudly Presents Gordon Mckee from Canada!

Neruda Plant and Hadaa

 Ariadne’s Note: World Poetry Café Hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Israel Mota along with tech Kelly welcomed Gordon McKee to the World Poetry Café. Israel began with a poem of Chilean Nobel Prize Winner, Pablo Neruda. It reminded me of our Neruda plant which was brought up from Neruda’s home in Chile. For years, we transported it to World Poetry Life Celebrations of Neruda until it grew too big. Above is the photo of the Neruda plant along with the Mongolian Poet Dr. Hadaa Sendoo.

Gordon read poems from the Greek Poet C P Cavafy who lived in Egypt. For more information on this interesting poet:

Constantine P. Cavafy – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rounding out the program, was music by Anthony Prosk, Stan Rogers and e- poems by Yoshifumi Sakura  from Japan and Richard Doiron from Canada. To listen to the show, Click here!

Gordon Mckee has been enjoying books and reading since finding ” Harold and the Purple Crayon “at the age of 4. A degree in English literature led to years in the book business and further immersion in the world of writing. The work of C P Cavafy has been a favorite. for years and he is so pleased to share it with you this week.

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World Poetry Proudly Presents Corazon Wong Canda From Japan!

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Ariadne’s note: “We are honoured to welcome Corazon Wong Canda to the World Poetry site. She is known for her great heart and her wonderful ability to help others. Her poems will be read on the World Poetry Cafe Radio Show on November 6th in the  phone in featured show with Sultan Khilji from Lahore Pakistan.”  

The first things  that one notices about Corazon Wong Canda is her ready smile and her desire to assist others. Born in the Philippines of a half Chinese mother and Filipino father, Corazon has made Japan her home for over twenty-five years and is now a permanent residentof that country. She speaks Tagalog, Japanese, some Spanish and teaches English, full-time, as a second language at the elementary school level. She inherited a healthy love of music from her parents and plays the guitar, the hand bells and the xylophone.

A graduate of the Philippine Christian University, Corazon earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree and majored in psychology. She also took a one-year secretarial course at the Jetwriting School of the Philippines. Over the years, she developed a love of literature, especially poetry, and she now writes haiku, tanka, triolets and other short forms. Over the past year, she has been mentored by Canadian poet, Richard Doiron, whom she plans on visiting in the near-future, along with visiting another Canadian poet, Carol Knepper, also a member of World Poetry.

A true romantic, Corazon’s poetry tends to address love and matters of the heart more than anything else. The two short poems that follow are reflective of this:  

1 The Home Inside My Heart

Inside my heart, I built a home,
a home for two…for me and you.

Around this home, a landscape sown
a faithful garden therefore grown…

A garden filled with trust and care,
harmony and understanding there,

with extra care to weed the ground
so that our love’s forever found.

2 The Music Of Your Heart

In my quiet moments
of solitude and silence
I say my grateful prayer
and then listen to the beat
of your ever-loving heart
and know it as the music
by which I will soon
be made to dance.

Corazon Wong Canda (C)