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You are invited to our “Three in One” World Poetry Anniversary!

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! 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

Posted in General, World Poetry New Westminster, World Poetry Poetic News, World Poetry Special Events | Tagged Alejandro Mujica-Olea, Ariadne Sawyer, Candice JAmes, Don Benson, Heidi Mueller, Jasimine Dance Club, Vancouver Tagore Societry, World Poetry New Westminster | Leave a comment

World Poetry 150 Years of Tagore, September 10th!

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
Proudly Present:

The Life Celebration of Rabindranath Tagore
With Hosts:
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.

World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Dr. Jan Furst!

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:

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:

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

■Calendar of World Poetry Canada Events in 2011, Winter, Spring:

By worldpoetry on December 30, 2010 - 9:27pm

■Calendar of World Poetry Canada Events in 2011, Winter, Spring:
■World Poetry Reading Series, Vancouver Public Library, central branch, 350 West Georgia St. (last Monday of the month except for Feb.14th)
■Upcoming interactive display: Theme The Power of Love, selected poems will be on display from Feb.7-14th at the Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St, Vancouver BC. Send your poems in now! Information:
■ Gung Haggis Fat Choy World Poetry. Monday January 24, 2011. Room: Alice Mackay. 7-8:30 pm. E-poster now available upon request
■World Poetry Gala 10th Anniversary. Monday February 14, 2011. Room: Alice Mackay. 6:30-8:30 pm Monday (GALA) Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Warren Stevenson.
■World Poetry International Women’s Day. March 21, 2011. Room: Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye. 7-8:30 pm
■ World Poetry Month featuring Poetry month, Monday April 18, 2011. Room: Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye. 7-8:30 pm
■ World Poetry International Festival. May 14-15th, Richmond Cultural Centre, 100, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond BC
■World Poetry New Westminster Night Out, New Westminster Public Library, ,716-6th Avenue Auditorium Room) new Westminster, BC, the fourth Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm.the fourth Wednesday of each month.

World Poetry October Exciting News, Award Winner, Poetic News!

By worldpoetry on October 8, 2010 - 11:13am

World Poetry October Exciting News, Award Winner, Poetic News!
Welcome World Poetry Canada and World Poetry International!
 A great thank you to the 203 poets and supporters that sent good wishes and prayers to the family of Ashok Bhargava. What a wonderful World Poetry Family! Neil is home and getting better! Our love goes out to them!
 New World Poetry Blog/website coming soon!
Thanks to the help of WP Committee Member Heidi Mueller, we will have a new blog/website starting next week: It is great to use our domain after all these years! We hope to have poet news, photos, and a featured poet of the month, lots of links and our national and international news. World Poetry Café Radio show downloads will be available also.
 World Poetry Canada:
Featured Haiku.

One, two, three, four, five,
six, seven, eight, nine and ten.
Googol, Infinite.*

© Sandford Tuey All Rights Reserved.

 World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winner for 2011: Dr. Warren Stevenson. His award will be given at our 10th Anniversary Gala at the Vancouver Public Library, February 14th. Also from February 7-14, there will be an interactive display at the library on the Power of Love.

 World Poetry October Events:

World Poetry News!

By worldpoetry on September 8, 2010 - 10:42pm

World Poetry
Reading Series, World Poetry Café Radio Show,
Electronic Newsletter, Publishing Company
Special Events.
Contact person: Ariadne Sawyer, MA


Important World Poetry Canadian and International News!
Welcome to our news, the beginning of a newsletter once again!
I have decided to combine World Poetry Canada and World Poetry International, providing each a section. This will cut down on double lists and make the combined list to around 5,000 participants and readers.
Each section will feature a selected poem and news from Canada and the world. If you have news of a book launch, readings, a book published or an award, please send them in, marked Canada or International. If you want to submit a poem, 1 page only. Send all material to
Thank you for all your support and kindness. You may send this news on to friends and groups.
World Poetry Canada Events in September:
Please mark them down in your calendar.
• World Poetry Reads at Word on the Street.

World Poetry Celebrates! A joyful Bi-Centennial (200 year) Celebration of Chilean Independence Sept. 27th.

By worldpoetry on August 28, 2010 - 1:55pm

World Poetry Celebrates!
A joyful Bi-Centennial (200 year) Celebration of Chilean Independence!
September 27, 7:00 pm -8:30 pm.
Alice MacKaye Room, Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St.
Historical presentation by Eduardo Cruz
Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea
Bi-lingual poetry presentation of Neruda and Mistral
Chilean Music!
Certificates for performers from the Chilean Consul in Vancouver, Canada.
Dance: Denise Torres, Chilean Co-op.
Information: 604-526-4729,

A World Poetry letter of prayers, thoughts and love.

By worldpoetry on August 28, 2010 - 1:40pm

A World Poetry letter of prayers, thoughts and love to
Neil Bhargava and the Bhargava Family.

Due to the tremendous response from World Poetry members and supporters from Canada and around the world
(more than 100 e-mails in two hours and more coming in) I have decided to combine all the messages into a single letter.
Many people also responded who could not attend the potluck due to distance.
First: A heartfelt thank you to all who responded with prayers, good wishes and love.
I was amazed at the volume of e-mails I received shortly after I sent the World Poetry Potluck cancelation message out.
Second: World Poetry would like to let Neil and the Bhargava family know that the World Poetry Family is sending many
prayers, good thoughts and love to them.
Third: The World Poetry Prayer Circle and other prayer groups are also sending prayers to them.

On behalf of our World Poetry Family, our very best wishes for health and a speedy recovery.

As all goes well, we may have the World Poetry Potluck at their home next month,

Healing blessings and love,

Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea,
Founders and hosts of World Poetry.

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.

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