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Featured World Poetry Poet Yoshifumi Sakura on

By worldpoetry on January 29, 2011 - 1:07am


Blood Red Hill.
I have no place other than Blood Red Hill.
Right now on Blood Red Hill,
God is in the other side of world they say.
Right now on Blood Red Hill,
God is in the other side of world they say.
God will come here tomorrow they say.

Right here, I can’t believe in believing.
But I am believing.
The savior is you.
You, are the savior.
I am waiting. On Blood Red Hill.
I am waiting for you. On Blood Red Hill.

血の丘(Japanese Version)



Featured World Poetry Poet Yoshifumi Sakura is a talented young poet from Japan with a new book of poetry out in Mongolian. He is an good example of young poets sharing their talent with the world.

New! The Tree House, a Page for Children and Youth!

By worldpoetry on January 9, 2011 - 12:15am

The Tree House, a Page for Children and Youth!
Posted on January 8, 2011 by Ariadne
Welcome to the Tree House, a page dedicated for children and youth !

You can post your poems, stories, ideas , special events, awards and projects. Selected poems will be read on the World Poetry Cafe Radio Show and published on School projects are also very welcome.

Calling all artists: We would like to place a Tree House image that we can put at the beginning of each post.

Poets and short story writers: Please send your poem, a brief biography and name of your country.

E-Poets: If you want your poem read on the radio show as an e-poem, please send it to:

World Poetry Readings:

World Poetry New Westminster is dedicating a half hour for Children and youth at the New Westminster Public Library, the fourth Wednesday of each month starting at 6:30 pm. If you are in the Vancouver or New Westminster area or on tour, please contact:

World Poetry International Festival , May 14-15 will be featuring children and youth poets at the Richmond Cultural Centre, Richmond, BC.

Join us and have fun as we explore the wonderful world of poetry and stories.

Special Events:

Danielle Jones, First World Poetry New Westminster Youth Ambassador!

Important World Poetry Update for summer and fall!

By worldpoetry on July 10, 2010 - 10:36pm

Dear Honoured Poets and Supporters,

Welcome to another World Poetry Update. We have had another action-packed year.

Highlights were the World Poetry Gala, the life celebration of Li Bai with our first international guest, Dr. Hadaa Sendoo from Mongolia, as a presenter. Dr. Sendoo is our World Poetry Ambassador to China and Mongolia. Thanks to all our wonderful partners and great media coverage, the event was an outstanding success.

We continue another year with the World Poetry Café Radio Show. We now have 25 countries that listen on a regular basis.

We also presented a moving tribute to Vera Manuel with our partners, the Aboriginal Writers Collective, among many other WP events.

Personal news:
Alejandro has a new book coming out, published in the US.
Ariadne is working on the third draft of her novel, and is also doing a book of dream poems called Love Poems to the World. This has been an interesting experience.

Here is a calendar of coming events in the summer and fall, with a peak into the future:
• July 28th 6:30 pm World Poetry Night Out at the New Westminster Public Library (our gracious hosts and partners)716-6th Avenue (Auditorium Room) with hosts: Ariadne Sawyer & Anita Aguirre Nieveras
Featured talk: Montreal Performance Poetry Method.

World Poetry Official Press Release For The Life Celebration Of Li Bai, May 17th!

By worldpoetry on April 29, 2010 - 11:29am

World Poetry Official Press Release

World Poetry Reading Series, World Poetry Café Radio Show,
Electronic Newsletter, Publishing Company, Special Events.
Contact person: Executive Director Ariadne Sawyer, MA
702-31 Elliot St, New Westminster, BC, V3L 5C9, Canada

World Poetry and ExplorASIAN 8th Anniversary proudly present:

The Life Celebration of the Ancient Chinese Poet Li Bai, (701-762)

May 17th, 6:30 pm, Richmond Cultural Centre, 100-7700 Minoru Gate

Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer & Alejandro Mujica-Olea

Featuring: Dr. Jan Walls, Biography of Li Bai
Dr. Hadaa Sendoo, World Poetry Ambassador to China and Mongolia
Multilingual Poetry of Li Bai in Chinese and other languages
Featured Chinese Traditional Musicians: Mr. Chen Ying Liang and Mrs. Chen
Worldwide poetry display of poems to Li Bai
Display from Zhongkun Poetry Development Foundation
(Three books of poetry by their chairperson Luo Ying)
Free, all are welcome
Info: 604-526-4729
Partners: World Poetry, explorASIAN, City of Richmond
The Zhongkun Poetry Development Foundation, China

"World Poetry - Bringing respect and peace to the world"

You are invited to our 9th Anniversary Gala World Poetry Celebration at the Vancouver Public Library, April 26th!

By worldpoetry on April 19, 2010 - 9:18pm

World Poetry
Reading Series, World Poetry Café Radio Show,
Electronic Newsletter, Publishing Company
Special Events.
Contact person: Ariadne Sawyer, MA
702-31 Elliot St, New Westminster,
BC, V3L 5C9, Canada
Phone-fax: 604-526-4729

April 13, 2010.

Dear Honoured Guests,

We would like to invite you to our 9th anniversary Gala World Poetry Celebration with our partners at the Vancouver Public Library, Alice MacKaye Room, 350 West Georgia, Vancouver, BC, April 26th, 6:30 pm with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea. If you can’t come, please send greetings and good thoughts.

Featured poet and literary agent Sandra Waserman on the World Poetry Cafe Radio Show March 9th at 9 PM PST!

By worldpoetry on March 7, 2010 - 6:14pm

Join your hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea for a speacial show with Poet SANDRA WASERMAN Literary Agent for film and television projects and poet.FOR BOSS MANAGEMENT, March 9th at 9 PM, PST on The World Poetry Cafe Radio Show, CFRO 102.7 FM

Sandra was born in Montreal, grew up in Ottawa and lived in Toronto, Calgary and now resides in Vancouver.
She is hard working Capricorn Fire Dog who works diligently and is passionate about helping those on her roster reach their full potential.

Her background in the industry spans decades. In the early years she wrote radio programs and had three shows from entertainment to a call in talk show, and Editorials for CBC.
She produced a magazine format show called “It’s a New Age and a New You” which she wrote and co-hosted. She was involved in documentary films. She also gave the floor boards a workout in Theatre. Working behind the scenes she took jobs as a Production Assistant, she set up a company doing Set Design for Photography and Film, as well as Location Scouting and Security.
For three years running she was called in to Judge the ACTRA Awards. Her good eye and sharp intuition help her recognize talent quickly and she is always interested in providing advice from her many years of experience in the industry.

Installment Two of the Fall '09 Shotline Reading Series

By Memewar on October 16, 2009 - 2:47pm

Oct 22 2009 - 6:30pm
Oct 22 2009 - 8:30pm

Join us on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at the Railway Club for a special
night of readings presented by the Memewar Arts and Publishing Society.

Short Line reading series
Thursday, October 22, 2009
The Railway Club (579 Dunsmuir)
6:30PM - 8:30PM
Admission: FREE

Readings by:
Ken Belford - Lan(d)guage: a sequence of poetics (2008)
Glen Lowry - Pacific Avenue (2009)
cris costa

For more information about the Memewar Arts and Publishing Society visit:

Hope to see you there,
-Carmen Papalia

Memewar Magazine #9 Issue Release Party!

By Memewar on June 2, 2009 - 1:18pm

Jun 20 2009 - 8:00pm
Jun 21 2009 - 12:00am

Memewar releases its 9th issue on June 20th! Aptly fitting with the "movement" theme of the issue, the event is held at a new location: GOONIES ( This is a new venue for us, one that's all ages and wheelchair accessible, and we're excited for the change!

Featuring musical guests:
Fine Mist
Haunted Beard

Readings from the magazine by:
Sonia Rivest
Mercedes Eng

Besides an evening of entertainment, your $10 cover includes a copy of the magazine and helps to support the next issue. See you at GOONIES!

World Poetry Cafe Radio Show Needs Your Help!

By worldpoetry on April 30, 2009 - 11:40pm

Help needed!

The World Poetry Cafe Radio show is a live weekly show, Tuesday nights from 9-10 pm PST on Co-op Radio 102.7 FM or internet ( a commercial free radio station) located in Vancouver BC. Canada. Hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea and the technician Medhi are all volunteers. We have to pay $700 per year to Co-op Radio to keep our show on the air. The show includes a 20 minute featured guest spot in person or by phone interview, a e-poem section where we read your e-poems in two languages and Creativity Rocks where you questions are answered by Ariadne Sawyer, a Creative Consultant and Poetic News. We also have a featured musician each month where four songs are played.
Twice a year, the radio has a fundraiser and call for membership. Please help keep our show on the air and give a voice to multicultural, multilingual, poets, writers and musicians.
Become a member or make a donation to our radio show. Reciepts for amounts over $30 can be mailed out to you.
If you put in the name of the World Poetry Cafe, the money will be earmarked to our account and you will help keep our show on the air.
For more info, or if you want an e-poem read on the air or an inteview, or a featured musicians spot, contact Ariadne at and please support our show-become a member!

World Poetry Cafe Radio Show Proudly Presents Jan Furst on the radio, Jan. 27th!

By worldpoetry on January 23, 2009 - 11:43am

World Poet Lifetime Achievement Award winner and 96 years young this month;
Jan Furst is a retired naval architect and

marine engineer living on Bowen Island,

British Columbia.
He will be calling from Bowen Island for a on air interview.
Show starts at 9 PM PST on CFRO 102.7 FM or on the internet at, follow the links to The World Poetry Cafe. Hosts are Ariadne Sawyer and guest host Diego Bastianutti.
Born in Oslo and educated

In Danzig (Now Gdansk) Jan worked as a

shipyard manager for many years, later as

consultant to marine industries and offshore

oil in Canada, Indonesia, The U.S.A and

the Bahamas. He was a commissioner on

the Royal Commission on the Ocean Ranger

Disaster and now volunteers for several youth

organizations in Greater Vancouver.

He has an honorary doctorate from

Memorial University of Newfoundland.

He published “Kajakksport og Kajakkbygging”

(Oslo 1931), a treatise on the construction and

use of kayaks. He has a lifelong interest in old

Norse sagas and pre-Columbian North

American history and culture.

In yr. 2000, he published the book:” Thorfinn Thorhallson’s

Saga”,a semi historical novel that suggests a solution to the

Mystery of the pre Columbian colony on Greenland, that

Disappeared in the 14th.century without a trace.

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