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By worldpoetry on November 7, 2011 - 10:16pm
Ariadne’s note: “On behalf of World Poetry Canada & International,we want to welcome Alaha to our wonderful World Poetry Youth Team which is being built to spread the concepts of respect, honour, love and peace to the world. We are honoured to have her on our strong team of young poets.
We are fortunate to be in Canada where our World Poetry Society is welcomed by so many people and groups.
Our love and good wishes go out to the youth of Afghanistan who will be working with World Poetry to create dignity and peace.”
Ariadne Sawyer MA, President of the World Poetry Reading Series Society,
Here is the letter from Alaha:
Dearest Ariadne Sawyer hello,
“Thank you very much for all your hard work and for connecting and encouraging peace and unity worldwide. I admit that I lack enough words to express my acknowledgements and gratitude to the International World Poetry, Canada.
My full name is Sajia Alaha Ahrar, but everyone knows and calls me Alaha Ahrar. I am an international student from Kabul, Afghanistan at the University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia. I am a triple major student. I am majoring in Human Rights, Political Sciences and International Affairs and I am also going to obtain the Middle Eastern Studies Certificate.
By worldpoetry on November 2, 2011 - 10:04pm
World Poetry is honoured to present another talented World Poetry Youth Team member, Kimberly Tsan. She read at The World Poetry Tea Celebration at the Great Wall Tea in New Westminster and will be reading at World Poetry Presents at our sister group Poetry Around the World hosted by World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Dr. Lucia Gorea on November 12th along with other WP Youth Team Poets. It is our plan that the World Poetry Youth Team will read in various events throughout the year and also in May at the World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival, 2012
Kimberly wrote: “Here is my bio.
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By worldpoetry on October 8, 2011 - 11:30pm
You are invited to our “Three in One” World Poetry Anniversary!
If you can’t be there in person, please send good thoughts, poems and wishes!
World Poetry Night Out Second Anniversary!
www.worldpoetry.ca First Anniversary!
World Poetry Canada & International Face Book Group First Anniversary!
October 26, 2011, 6:30 pm wirh our partner: New Westminster Public Library, 716-6th Avenue (Auditorium Room) New Westminster, BC. Canada.
Welcome by New Westminster Chief Rhonda Larrabee
Hosts Ariadne Sawyer, MA and Heidi Mueller.
Features: New Westminster Poet Laureate Candice James. New Westminster Poet Laureate Emeritus Don Benson. Poet Laureate St. Thomas Alejandro Mujica-Olea.
World Poetry Partners: Jasmine Dancing Club, The Vancouver Tagore Society, Backroom Theatre Club, Alan Hill and others.
Open mike: 1 page poem each for or to World Poetry. Sign up at 6:20 pm.
Celebration Cake and poem from Tony Antonias, Refreshments, Book Raffle.
All free! Please come and help us celebrate!
Info: 604-526-4719 or email@example.com
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By worldpoetry on August 25, 2011 - 11:14pm
A Special Invitation!
Dear Respected Guests:
On behalf of World Poetry Richmond, Vancouver Tagore Society and the City of Richmond, we would like to invite you to a special Life Celebration of poet and visionary Rabindranath Tagore. The event will be full of music, poetry, lectures, displays, dance and features. Admission is free to this fun-filled family event with something for everyone
150 Years of Tagore!
11:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday September 10, 2011
Richmond Cultural Centre,
#100-7000 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC.
World Poetry Richmond, City of Richmond & the Vancouver Tagore Society
The Life Celebration of Rabindranath Tagore
Ariadne Sawyer, Alejandro Mujica-Olea, Anuradha Mitra & Duke Ashrafuzzaman.
First Nations Welcome: Roberta Price.
Biography of Tagore: Lee Tan.
Featured guests: Dr. Stephen Gill, Cornwall, Ontario
Ashok Bhargava, Vancouver, BC.
Dr. Jianhua Zhang, University of Alabama, Birmingham.
Tapestry of Words: World Poetry Multilingual Tagore Poems.
Dances: Koyali Burman, Jasmine Dance Club, Arno Kamolika.
Songs and Music: Sanzida Habib Swati, Shankhanaad Mallick, Tanaya Guha,
Avik Ranjan Dey, Amlan Das Gupta, Saif Islam,
Arno Kamolika, Sabuj Mazumder, Subhamoy Dasgupta.
Lectures: Tagore and Universalism: Lee Tan.
Tagore and Rural Reconstruction: Santanu Mitra.
By worldpoetry on July 11, 2011 - 11:24pm
Our eldest World Poetry Poet and writer, Dr. Jan Furst from Bowen Island is in hospice and wrote this poem today. He is also the author of several books and has been a wonderful supporter of World Poetry. He would like to reach his 100th birthday and we are sending messages of love and good will to help him achieve his goal. If you want to add your prayers and good wishes, please write them in comments and I will print them up and bring them to him on my next visit.
On living in a hospice
I feel more like a prince in protective arrest
Than a foreign insurger after a bloody protest
Each day I am pampered with care and good food!
And all that is done to me makes me feel good
At night I am tucked down under pre-heated cover
When dirty and sweaty, I am given a shower!
And “featherless angels” round my abode swarm
They attend to me constantly when sound the alarm!
Then my visitors come: my loving family first.
They make sure I don’t suffer from hunger and thirst!
And with reason cover all I need and desire
First of all though, the medical care I require.
Then my hearing aids, computer and some of my books
And a few special things to improve on my looks.
Then some friends from Bowen and from the continent
I have reasons to be happy and very content
And that’s why I feel that the right time is now
To thank all, in all the ways I know:
By worldpoetry on June 26, 2011 - 12:27am
World Poetry Cafe Radio Show, June 21st!
Radio Hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea welcomed Dr. Ray Hsu, BC Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC to the World Poetry Cafe Radio Show. Ray featured a powerful confession performance piece about the recent Vancouver riots. To see Ray eating his book, with a dash of soy sauce, go to http://thewayofray.com/
Click here to listen to this amazing show!
The program was dedicated to the memory of Vera Manuel, World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award winner in a celebration of National Aboriginal Day, June 21st.
Ariadne’s opening poem Deciphering The Stones was written by Richard Doiron for the First National Aboriginal Day in Moncton New Brunswick, Canada.
Alejandro’s opening poem The Tattooed Man (Pearls From the Soul of a Political Prisoner, World Poetry Publishing is about a Chilean First Nations man who had been tortured and dumped in Alejandro’s cell during the Pinochet takeover.
The first place poem Capsules for the Women Inspirational Poetry Contest( Oneale http://www.facebook.com/about/login/#!/home.php?sk=group_165246453497486&ap=1) by Hadassah Broscova was also read.
By worldpoetry on June 1, 2011 - 11:39pm
This important yearbook is edited by WP featured poet Dr. Hadaa Sendoo, founder of the World Poetry Almanac.
The almanac is the most authoritative poetry yearbook focusing on contemporary poetry and poetics. Published every March-April the 2010 edition of 330 pages, includes poems of 188 poets from over 100 countries. It also features discussions on poetry, book reviews, interviews, academic papers and International Poetry Festivals in 2010.
The almanac includes works by the following poets from Canada: Bernice Lever, Andrew Parkin, Alejandro Mujica-Olea, Ariadne Sawyer, Joanne Arnott, and Peter Lojewski.
The almanac has been enthusiastically received in international poetry circles and copies have been donated to the following organizations: The British Library, UNESCO Library, the Library of Congress USA, the Swedish Academy and Frankfurt Book Fair.
World Poetry Almanac release information:
In Canada: www.worldpoetry.ca
In Latin America