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World Poetry Cafe Radio Show Proudly Presents MELANIE FAITH, Jan. 13th!

By worldpoetry on January 11, 2009 - 1:40am

Host Ariadne Sawyer and Diego Bastianutti welcome a phone in guest from the United States on Jan. 13. The show starts at 9 pm PST.
Featured poet:
MELANIE FAITH is an author and educator who holds an MFA in Creative Writing
from Queens University of Charlotte, NC (2007). Her current poetry chapbook,
Bright Burning Fuse, was a finalist in the 2008 Keyhole Magazine Chapbook
contest and was published by Etched Press (www.etchedpress.com ) in Dec.
2008. She has been a small-town newspaper journalist, an ESL classroom
teacher for international students, and (currently) a literature and writing
tutor at a private high school in rural Pennsylvania. In addition to writing
two novels seeking representation, her articles about creative writing
appeared in RWR (Dec. '08) and will be published in The Writer (Nov. '09).
Her poems and landscape and architectural photography recently appeared or
will appear in MO: Writings From The River (Montana State University, Spring
'09 issue), The Broken Plate (Ball State University, April '09 issue), Shape
of a Box (Dec. '08, www.youtube.com/shapeofabox), The Binnacle (University
of Maine), Mademoiselle's Fingertips, Emprise Review and The Iguana Review.
She welcomes literary messages or chapbook orders at writer@pa.net.
Listen on line:Go to www.coopradio.org and follow the links to the World Poetry Cafe or listen

World Poetry Cafe Radio Show proudly presents poet Kagan Goh, Jan. 6th at 9 pm!

By worldpoetry on December 31, 2008 - 9:54am

World Poetry Cafe Radio Show at 9 pm on 102;7 fm or on the internet: www.coopradio.org
(World Poetry Cafe) proudly present the first poet of the New Year Kagan Goh!
Hosts Ariadne Sawyer and guest host World Poetry Lifetime Achievment Award Winner 2009,
Diego Bastianutti will welcome Kagan Goh.
Kagan Goh is an author who has been published in anthologies such as “Strike the Wok”, “The Return of the Downtown Eastside Poets” and “The Bulletin.” He is a well-established spoken word poet who has participated in poetry slams and numerous readings, open mikes and festivals. Kagan was chosen as one of the feature poets for CBC radio’s “Poetry Face Off”. Central themes running through his work are the damaging effects of the stigma of mental illness, and the exploration of mental illness as a spiritual emergence and vehicle for personal growth and spiritual transformation. Kagan's deeply personal poems and short stories illustrate his transformation from victim to survivor to activist.
Regular host and co-founder Alejandro Mujica-Olea will be reading in Brazil and traveling to Chile for six weeks. Our best wishes to him on his trip.

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