By Maria Mak - Sut... on May 12, 2011 - 10:07pm
Housing Price Index in Greater Vancouver :3 years trend.
Housing Price Index in Greater Vancouver :3 years trend.
We are so excited to welcome World Poetry Ambassador to India, Dr. Rita Malotra to Richmond, BC for our First World Poetry International Festival! She is also one of four poets selected for gift poems, 100 which have been printed out and will be given to the public at the two day free event. The other three gift poems are from Katherine Gordon, Anita Aguirre Nieveras and Ashok Bhargava.
Rita will be a featured speaker on Saturday, presenting her topic on English, Indian Poetry with a Focus on Women and presenting an International Peace Award to Ariadne Sawyer. She also will be sharing her poetry on Sunday.
Brief-Biography of Dr Rita Malhotra.
A Mathematician by profession, currently Associate Professor in Mathematics at Kamala Nehru College(KNC), University of Delhi and Post Graduate Faculty at The South Campus,University of Delhi, Dr Rita Malhotra is also a poet, essayist and translator. Malhotra is Founder, Poetry Across Cultures a non-profit Organisation of Poets and Prose-Writers which promotes global appreciation of poetry and mutual bonding through this literary art form.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – May 3, 2011 – Greater Vancouver saw a typical, solid month of residential home sales on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in April, in contrast to the near record pace witnessed in the two preceding months.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales of detached, attached and apartment properties in Greater Vancouver reached 3,225 in April 2011, an 8.2 per cent decrease compared to the 3,512 sales in April 2010 and a 21 per cent decline compared to the 4,080 sales in March 2011.
Looking back further, last month’s residential sales represent an 8.8 per cent increase over the 2,963 residential sales in April 2009, relatively unchanged compared to April 2008, and a 4.8 per cent decline compared to the 3,387 sales in April 2007.
STEPHEN GILL, A Profile
Listen to Dr. Gill on the radio! Click here! Welcome music: Kholo Kholo songs by James Masih from India. E poem by Carol Knepper.
Poet Laureate of Ansted University and also an expressive voice of Canada, India and Pakistan, Stephen Gill writes usually from the point of global peace and social concerns. He has authored more than twenty books, including novels, literary criticism, and collections of poems. His poetry and prose have appeared in more than five hundred publications, mostly in Canada, the United States of America and India. He has also written and published book reviews, research papers on writers and on world peace.
Stephen Gill has received awards and recognitions, including four honorary doctorates; and Laureate Man of Letters from United Poets Laureate International; Sahir Award of Honor from Sahir Cultural Society, Panjab, India; Plaque from the World Council of Asian Churches (Canada); Pegasus International Poetry for Peace Award (Poetry in the Arts, Inc., Texas); The Best Poet of Peace Award for the year 1993 from Roger Cable 11 (Canada); and The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal.
Akshat “The Reflection” Sharma , is an aspiring poet. Currently pursuing engineering from VIT UNIVERSITY , Vellore , Akshat , always had literature as his first love which was soon collaborated with music. Inspired by works of various of poets like James Morrison and Lord Byron, yet with a different taste, he was soon thrilled by various emotions that a common man comes across. An ardent follower of music, especially genres like Heavy metal and Psychedelic Rock, his work revolves around human psyche and its inner self as a human.
Do you love god? Why ?
Do you fear devil? Why ?
What makes them different?
Mountains touching sky, are they in heaven?
Yet you preach they are all in us.
The beast and the priest .
Isn’t it one? Angels, demons , and their struggle for love and power.
Close your eyes , feel the dark , ask yourself,
“Why am I afraid of this beauty? “Undefined , that doesn’t exist.”
Then slowly touch your skin, what do you feel?
Heat , passion , don’t you want to kiss the one you love ,
Is chastity a sin? You can see her face .
She’s smiling . Those eyes say more than words.
Yet it’s just an image, a hallucination.
Conspired by ourselves, our hearts ,
To pacify, us and our flesh and our soul and our mind.
What is love? Just a mere sensation, a tickle.
Are you just an image of what they want you to be?
Dimitris P. Kraniotis is an award-winning Greek poet. He was born in 15 July 1966 in Stomio (Larissa), a coastal town in central Greece . He studied at the Medical School of the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. He lives and works as a medical doctor (Internal Medicine specialist physician) in Larissa, Greece.
He is the author of 7 poetry books: “Traces” (1985), “Clay Faces” (1992), “Fictitious Line” (2005), “Dunes” (2007), “Endogram” (2010), “Edda” (2010), “Illusions” (2010).
Martine L. Jacquot is considered one of the most important representatives of francophone literature in Nova Scotia. Born in France, she has been living in Canada for almost 30 years. She has published 25 books in Canada and in France including poetry, novels, short stories, essays and children books. Her work also appears in many journals and anthologies. Some of her work has been translated into English, Russian (where she is editor in chief of a scholarly journal in Canadian studies) Italian, Portuguese and Arabic (her work appears on a regular basis in journals in Lebanon and other Arab-speaking countries). As a journalist, she has written hundreds of articles on arts, culture and history. As a photographer, she has illustrated books and magazine articles, took part in group exhibitions and won several awards.
She has travelled on three continents to lecture about her creative process and read from her work. She holds a Ph.D. in French literature from Dalhousie University. She has received a number of grants and awards for her work including the Prix Européen de l’Association des Écrivains de Langue Française in Paris (with the novel Au gré du vent). She was a finalist for the Prix Éloizes, Prix France-Acadie and Prix Radio-Canada (with Des oiseaux dans la tête and La couleur du désir).
Mostafa Badaoui has graduate in depth studies in modern criticism. He is a teacher of Arabic Literature since 1992. Mostafa has won many poetry prizes including the Moroccan Writer's Union and the
Arab Emirates Al Sada's prize 2002. He is the author of two books, Transfusion and Threshold of the Soul.
Mostafa hopes to attend the World Poetry International Festival, May 14-15th in Richmond, BC, Canada. To read more, go to:
He filled with silver the depth of the well
And hang rainbows around the face of the shining star
He exhausted the morning breath
When darkness unfolded its satin
… O deserts tattooed with the lanterns of the seas
Worry not about cracked time and its warnings
Like a prose piece colored with rimes
Show it the door to the first lily
So that its beauty be not despised
By the adventurers of dawn
By Mostafa Badaoui (C)
Translated into English by Martine Jacquot
Pieter-Joris Morssink was born in 1972 and is a first generation Australian residing in Sydney. His parents come from Europe (Holland and England) Pieter has been writing poetry for 24 years and has had poems published with the St Marys Creative Writing Group, was invited to recite his poetry at the Henry Lawson Theatre and has acted in several plays, the most recent being ‘Ben Hur the Stadium Spectacular’. Pieter is currently completing a BA History, Politics and Philosophy whilst working with children and adolescents who are wards of the state. Pieter considers it an honour to participate with World Poetry Canada and International.
Ariadne’s note: Pieter is an example of our talented poets on our Facebook World Poetry Canada and International Group. His poem will be read on the World Poetry Cafe Radio show on March 15th. Link to follow.
For all your premium real estate services, please contact Maria Mak and her team at Sutton Centre Realty at 604-839-6368 or visit her websites at www.mariamak.ca, www.mariamak.com, You'll be smiling too.