By worldpoetry on December 31, 2008 - 9:54am
World Poetry Cafe Radio Show at 9 pm on 102;7 fm or on the internet: www.coopradio.org
(World Poetry Cafe) proudly present the first poet of the New Year Kagan Goh!
Hosts Ariadne Sawyer and guest host World Poetry Lifetime Achievment Award Winner 2009,
Diego Bastianutti will welcome Kagan Goh.
Kagan Goh is an author who has been published in anthologies such as “Strike the Wok”, “The Return of the Downtown Eastside Poets” and “The Bulletin.” He is a well-established spoken word poet who has participated in poetry slams and numerous readings, open mikes and festivals. Kagan was chosen as one of the feature poets for CBC radio’s “Poetry Face Off”. Central themes running through his work are the damaging effects of the stigma of mental illness, and the exploration of mental illness as a spiritual emergence and vehicle for personal growth and spiritual transformation. Kagan's deeply personal poems and short stories illustrate his transformation from victim to survivor to activist.
Regular host and co-founder Alejandro Mujica-Olea will be reading in Brazil and traveling to Chile for six weeks. Our best wishes to him on his trip.