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World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival International and National Guests! May 25-26th 2012!

By worldpoetry on April 27, 2012 - 12:18am

World Poetry is proud to present the International and National Guests for the World Poetry Peace Festival! Be sure to hear them May 25-26 at the Richmond Cultural Centre, 100, 7000 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC. Poems and artwork at the two WP Peace Necklace Displays at UBC, May 4-25th. Free events. Hear and meet selected international and national poets at World Poetry New Westminster , 6: 30 pm, May 23 at the New Westminster Public Library. 716-6th Ave (Auditorium Room) New Westminster, BC, Canada.

Celebrate Peace! Meet and Network with the International Poets at the Celebration Gala, May 26, 6pm-11pm. Buy a celebration ticket,$35 per person and two for $60 which includes a gourmet dinner , share poetry and celebrate Peace at the The Executive Airport Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre 7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC is across from the Quality Hotel where most of the International visitors will be staying. Hours 6 pm-11 pm. Celebration including dinner will be $35.00 or two tickets for $60.00! Get your ticket now at the shopping cart! For more information, contact

If you want to buy tickets or sponsor a poet with a ticket, we will send you as a thank you, a World Poetry Certificate or a World Poetry Membership good for a year!

List of International and national guests coming:

World Poetry Proudly Welcome Zayra Yves to the Onternational Peace Festival, May 25-26th!

By worldpoetry on April 9, 2012 - 1:03pm

World Poetry is proud to welcome a new member and honoured participant in the World Poetry Peace Festival, May 25-26 ! Her art and poems will be featured in two displays, one at University of British Columbia, May 4 to May 25th and at the Richmond Cultural Centre, Richmond, BC. May 25-26th. She will be an honoured guest and participant at the festival as well as receiving an award.

Zayra’s creative writing is published in numerous print journals, anthologies, on-line e-zines and magazines: The Zimbabwe Situation, Panhandler Quarterly, Voices for Africa, Eyes of the Poet, Kreativ, Reflections IIT Madras (India), Edge Life Magazine, Poetry Life & Times, Astropoetica, Alehouse Press, 34th Parallel, Feeling is First, Memoir (and), Aquillrelle and The Enchanting Verses International Journal.

She has appeared as a featured artist and/or guest speaker at: New Sun Celebration; CIIS California Institute of Integral Studies; on Ken Wilber’s Integral Naked (2006 & 2007);OneMindVillage; West Marin Community Radio; SW Radio Africa; North Western University Chicago; Zimvibes; Coolfire (UK); Women’s Radio Network; Perfectly Said; Mazungue Studio One; TWiN (UK); Genpo Roshi and Bill Harris’ Big
Heart/Big Mind seminiar in LA; UltraFeel TV; UniVerse of Poetry; BlogTalk Radio and the Awareness Network.

Awards include:

World Poetry Lifetime Achievment Award Winners Present and Past! WP Canada& International Peace Festival!

By worldpoetry on March 13, 2012 - 11:14pm

World Poetry is honoured to announce that Richard Doiron of Moncton, N. B. will receive the 2012 World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival May, 25, 2012.

The Festival, Inspire, Achieve, Celebrate Peace-One Step Closer will be held at the Richmond Cultural Centre, 100-7700 Minoru Gate,
Richmond, BC, International poets from eight different countries plan on attending. A free gift e- anthology of Peace Poems will be available on

This is an honour for Richard in part for his amazing body of written work, an estimated 40,000 poems,17 books including two novels and two biographical works as well as the Acadian song “Mon Acadie”. The other reason the award was granted is for his humanitarian work with “those whose voices may not be heard”, helping to build respect and understanding for the human condition. On Wednesday, March 7, at 7 P.M., at the Moncton Public Library The Moncton Public Library,644 Main St., Suite 101,Moncton, Website: This is a precursor to the May 25 event in Richmond, B.C., a special event is taking place to recognize his lifetime of writing poetry

World Poetry Proudly Presents Dr. Licia Canton from Canada!Dr. Licia

By worldpoetry on March 2, 2012 - 12:14am

Featured World Poetry Poet on the World poetry Cafe Radio Show!

Click here to listen to Licia on the World Poetry Cafe Radio Show in a special phone interview from Montreal and meet her in person on March 6th. See press release below. World Poetry Cafe Radio Show Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Oparin Ortiz.

World Poetry Canada & International Peace Festival Participants.

By worldpoetry on February 29, 2012 - 6:41pm

World Poetry National and International Participants, (visa permiting) for the World Poetry Canada& International Peace Festival, May 25-26, 2012. Send your peace poem for the World Poetry Peace E-Book which will be free on site in our new e-book section. Register to celebrate peace with us!

Here is the list of participants planning to attend the World Poetry Canada & International Festival, Inspire, Achieve, Celebrate, One Step Closer to Peace… at the Richmond Cultural Centre, May 25, 26 2012. There will also be other WP venues during the month of May.

Richard Doiron, World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winner 2012, poet/author. Journalism graduate from New Brunswick, He has been published 47 years, 42 of those as a poet. Estimated 1000 poems published to date. Twice nominated for the Governor-General’s Award. Work read at the United Nations University for Peace (2000). Twice published alongside the likes of the Dalai Lama, by invitation. Author of 17 books in total, including two novels and two biographical works. He will be receiving his award on May 25at the World Poetry Canada& International Festival.

World Poetry Cafe Proudly Presents Rapper Robbie Engelquist from Canada!

By worldpoetry on February 5, 2012 - 8:31pm

Hailing from New Westminster BC, Canada, talented poet and rapper Robbie Engelquist joined hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Oparin Ortiz along with radio technician Medhi on the World Poetry Cafe Radio show, January 31st in downtown Vancouver, BC, on unceded First Nation land.

Robbie spoke about the therapeutic influence of rapping and poetry in his life and how it has empowered him in his life. He performs for youth with mental health issues and others as well. Robbie shared a new rap that he had just written and a poem. Guest host Oparin Ortiz spoke compared of some poems of poet Robert Frost to rap and a good discussion followed.The interview gave listeners a new appreciation of “Ethical Rap” and it’s transformational abilities.

Beautiful E-poems from Carol Knepper and Margaret Eaton rounded out the show.

World Poetry Proudly Presents Edna Kovacs From the USA!

By worldpoetry on January 23, 2012 - 9:47pm

Ariadne’s note: I want to welcome Edna, a long term supporter who has recently become a World Poetry Member. I am touched by the number of poets who have sent poems for the displays, given much needed positive support for years and are now becoming members. We would not be here today without your kindness and support. Thank you all!

About Edna Kovacs, Ph.D.Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Edna Kovacs received her B.A. in Anthropology from Northwestern University. As the recipient of the Bliss Carmen Poetry Award she was awarded a scholarship to attend the Banff Arts Centre. She holds a Masters in Education with specific endorsement in learning disabilities from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Ph.D. in Expressive Arts with a specialization in Multicultural Education from the Union Institute and University.

She has been a certified journal instructor since 2000 and has worked at Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon with a Regional Arts and Culture Council Arts in Healthcare Consortium Grant as well as with at-risk youth in the Portland Public Schools. She is a member of the National Association For Poetry Therapy and ORTESOL.

World Poetry Welcomes Jelena Bogdanovic from Serbia!

By worldpoetry on January 17, 2012 - 10:40pm

World Poetrywas born on May 25, 1967 in Bela Crkva, Serbia. She holds a degree in Theology from the Evangelical Theological Faculty in Osijek, Croatia. Today she lives in Belgrade, where she is involved in pastoral/counseling ministry with sub-culture of drug addicts in Belgrade, within the local church “New Horizon”. She also works as a translator and writer. She is married and has one daughter Mihaela (19).
Jelena has published two books of poetry:
1.) “Evoking the rain” – with Terri Williams as a co-author (two-language, Serbian/English edition) – (2007. “New Horizon”)
2.) “The Letters of the Desert Princess” – the journey of the thirsty soul (Serbian, 2011., self-published)


Love has taken of her dress of magnolia
And stood before me, luminous naked
In the light of her transparence
Everything I have on me is needless

What are you going to put on yourself
Before my confused eyes, oh, Love?
If you dress yourself in the cherry tree
Shake off your blossom in my lap
If you dress yourself in the Autumn colors
Let me dance in your amber leaves and laugh

Oh, Love, strip away these dirty garments from me
And dress me in your naked Beauty!


Ljubav je skinula svoju haljinu od magnolije
I stala pred mene, blistavo naga
U svetlu njene prozirnosti
Sve što imam na sebi je suvišno

World Poetry Canada Youth Team Yilin Wang!

By worldpoetry on January 12, 2012 - 10:23pm

Welcome to the first of our World Poetry Youth Team Interviews. Please go to to listen to Yilin Wang reading her poetry in English and Chinese on the World Poetry Cafe Radio Show. Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer (English) and Oparin Ortiz (Spanish) Featured Canadian Musician on tour: Susan Cogan from Salt Spring Island, New CD: The Fields of Friendship. Talented E-poet: Julie Corrigan from Prince Edward Island.

Yilin Wang is a Generation Z writer and journalist studying at the University of British Columbia. She loves using her poems to weave lyrical tales, play with language, and advocate artistic pursuits. She is a member of the Word Poetry Youth Team and read her poetry at 6 events in 2011, including at the World Poetry International Festival and Word on the Street Vancouver. Her fiction, poetry, articles, and reviews have been published in Youthink Magazine, What If? Magazine, and Canadian Newcomer Magazine, as well as in anthologies and on websites. As a freelance journalist, she specializes in interviews and profiles of creative professionals, successful youths, and Canadian immigrants. Currently, she is working on a magic realism novel for young adults and a collection of short stories. You can read her thoughts about the creative process and learn more about her work at

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World Poetry Proudly Presents Hsu Chi Cheng!

By worldpoetry on January 1, 2012 - 11:01pm

World Poetry Proudly Presents Hsu Chi Cheng!

Hsu Chi Cheng, a famous contemporary Chinese poet, writer and translator. Native of Pingtung County, Taiwan; born in 1939; LLB of Soochow University ;later finished his studies at the Educational Institute of Kaohsiung Normal University. He was once an editor, a journalist, a military judge, a teacher as well as part-time director, leading member or guiding teacher to some mass organization of art and literature. He served as a teacher for 33 years, at No. 5 Vocational School, HigherVocationalCollege and The state-Run Middle School in succession. He has retired.

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