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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 Almanac from Mongolia is onsite at

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 Asia:

In Canada:
In Spain
In Latin America

World Poetry Presents Founder Alejandro Mujica-Olea with a story in Spanish based on his book tour in Chile and Peru.

By worldpoetry on January 7, 2011 - 11:57am

El Terremoto Clama Justicia.

El perro aúlla como un lobo, con un sonido poco común para este noble animal, es una manera distinta de actuar y ladrar. Ramón, solo tiene 35 años y es un anciano para este pueblo de acuerdo al censo del año pasado. No hay viejos en este pueblo, porque desaparecieron hace varios años. La gran mayoría son menores que él. Ramón dice: mi abuelo desaparecido solía contarme cuando era niño, si los perros ladran de esta manera, es que habrá una desgracia natural como un temblor fuerte y hasta podría ser un terremoto o un nuevo asalto de los militares. Ramón no sabe cuál será peor el terremoto o el asalto de los militares. Él en carne propia conoce los golpes militares, las marca en su cuerpo recuerda esos crueles días.
¡Nadie pone atención a sus palabras! Los niños siguen jugando, la mujer cocinando y Ramón reparando una herramienta.

A pocas cuadras de esta casa en una calle principal del pueblo se leía en la pared de adobe de pintura blanca frente al estacionamiento de buses. ¡Mata un rico y salva el planeta tierra!

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 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 ( ) 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,, The Binnacle (University
of Maine), Mademoiselle's Fingertips, Emprise Review and The Iguana Review.
She welcomes literary messages or chapbook orders at
Listen on line:Go to and follow the links to the World Poetry Cafe or listen

The World Cafe Presents and evening of Chilean authors and an e-poem by Hadaa Sendoo, Mongolia

By worldpoetry on July 4, 2008 - 9:44am

Subject: World Poetry Cafe Radio Show Presents Eliana Cuevas, Consul of Chile, Indran Amirthanayagam and an e-poem by Hadaa Sendoo, Mongolia July 8th at 9 pm PST on CFRO102.7 FM!

The World Poetry Café Radio Show airs every Tuesday at 9 pm PST, with your hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea presents the Chilean Consul in Vancouver, Maria Eliana Cuevas, Indran Amirthanayagam, US consulate attaché in Vancouver to discuss the Intimate Evening with Renowned Chilean Poets and Authors on July 28 at the Vancouver Public Library. Poets to be presented in Spanish with an English Commentary are: Gabriella Mistral, Pablo Neruda, Vicente, Garcia-Huidobro Fernandez and Nicanor Parra. This discussion will include a brief history of the lives of the featured poets.
The email section will include an E-poem by:
Hadaa Sendoo, a world-renowned poet in Mongolia. He is member of the Mongolian Writers Union and has won Prizes for the Best Poet, the Poet of Millennium, Creative Giant Award, and the Life Time Achievement Award for Global Peace through World Poetry. His poems have been translated into English, French, Spanish, Chinese, German, Greek, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, Japanese, Korean, Romanian, and Turkish. Now he teaches at National Mongolian University and Edits Poetry Almanac.

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