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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
By worldpoetry on May 11, 2011 - 5:38am
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.
Greater Vancouver housing market sees typical spring activity in April
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.
By worldpoetry on April 15, 2011 - 1:01am
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.
By worldpoetry on April 7, 2011 - 12:05am
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?