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World Poetry Featured Poet Dr. Stephan Gill

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.

Akshat “The Reflection” Sharma , is an aspiring poet from India featured on www.worldpoetry.ca!

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.

The Reflection
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?

World Poetry (www.worldpoetry.ca) proudly presents Dimitris P. Kraniotis, an award-winning Greek poet!

By worldpoetry on April 3, 2011 - 10:52pm

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).

www.worldpoetry.ca proudly presents festured poet Martine L. Jacquot

By worldpoetry on April 2, 2011 - 12:16am

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).

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martine_L._Jacquot

Poems

World Poetry Featured Poet Mostafa Badaoui from Morocco!

By worldpoetry on March 30, 2011 - 9:55am

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:

http://thesoundofpoetryreview.wordpress.com/2010/12/14/mostafa-badaoui-m...

The Poet
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

World Poetry Featured Poet Pieter-Joris Morssink at www.worldpoetry.ca!

By worldpoetry on March 14, 2011 - 8:55pm

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.
Poem:

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By Maria Mak - Sut... on March 14, 2011 - 12:50pm

Maria Mak - Burnaby Realtor/Vancouver Real Estate Agent - First time Home Buyers' Program

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.

World Poetry call for Poems! World Poetry International Festival, May 14-15th

By worldpoetry on March 13, 2011 - 2:23am

World Poetry Call for Poems for the World Poetry International Festival!
The Little Festival that Could!
Please send a one page poem in English and another language for our festival (two pages) if another language is added.
World Poetry is bringing together International Poets from India, Japan, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the US. Local multicultural poetry groups will be reading, providing a warm welcome. Musicians, dancers and a Gala dinner will also be enjoyed.
• Poem guidelines:
• Poems need to be on Multicultural Unity.
• One page only, two pages in another language.
• Deadline: April 30th, 2011.
• Poems need to have copyright © and include the name of poet and country.
• Selected poems will be put on display at the Richmond Cultural Centre during the two day World Poetry International Festival, May 14-15th.
• Classes and schools are welcome to participate.
• Selected poems will be read on the World Poetry Café Radio Show, CFRO, and 102.7 FM in Vancouver British Columbia. They will be featured at www.worldpoetry.ca
• If you want to have your poem considered as a gift poem for the public please put your name country and brief bio. We will be giving away 100 hundred “gift poems, rolled up and tied with a ribbon to the audience as they enter.
• Send the poems to ariadnes@uniserve.com

Maria Mak - Burnaby Realtor - Artsy Real Estate Agent - Sutton Centre Realty

By Maria Mak - Sut... on February 28, 2011 - 4:10pm

Maria Mak - Artsy Real Estate Agent  - Sutton Centre Realty

Maria  Mak has been serving her clients in Metro Vancouver and Burnaby for over 20 years.

Maria can speak fluent Mandarin, Cantonese, Engish.

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.

World Poetry Cafe Radio Show features Melanie Dekker and Hadaa Sendoo!

By worldpoetry on February 25, 2011 - 10:38pm

Hosts, Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea welcome the talented musician Melanie Dekker on the World Poetry Cafe Radio show. Listen here at www.worldpoetry.ca

Canadian born Melanie Dekker loves to share her music. She’ll tease you, unease you and play one or ten more just to please you. She has been making records and touring for 12 years. You’ll never see the same show twice, as they are inventive and musically diverse; not only because of her spontaneity, but also because she plays her concerts with a variety of accompanists (from Violinists to Electric guitarists). She loves it and so is scheduled for 85 concerts this year! She’s performed for President William J. Clinton, shared the stage with Diana Krall, Faith Hill & Bryan Adams, and she was up for humanitarian artist of the year and video of the year at the LA MUSIC AWARDS 2008. Over Christmas 2009 Dekker went to Afghanistan to sing for the Canadian & US troops; she played 11 concerts in 2 days. Now in-between touring she is recording a new uplifting album called “Here & Now” which reflects what moves and inspires her throughout her travels.

“It feels good to be on the edge of wonder and even better to capture it.” … Melanie.

To check out her upcoming tour or buy her new cd: http://www.melaniedekker.com/

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