By worldpoetry on April 7, 2008 - 11:03pm
Da: Ariadne Sawyer [mailto:email@example.com]
Inviato: lunedì 7 aprile 2008 6.01
Oggetto: World Poet Diego Bastianutti to receive prestigious 2008 International Literary Prize May 25th in Trieste, Italy!
World Poetry guest co-host and radio co-host Diego Bastianutti will receive the prestigious 2008 International Literary Prize May 25th in Trieste, Italy!
World Poet Diego Bastianutti just received a telegram from Italy, informing him that his book For a Fistful of Soil/ Per un pugno di terra (submitted without his immediate knowledge), has been selected by an international jury of writers as the winner of the 2008 International Literary Prize Umberto Saba, Trieste. There were other prizes awarded in separate sections for published "Novels" and for "Short Stories", and other sections for unpublished works of the same category.
Quite apart from the prize money itself, the Committee has offered to pay for his round-trip flight to Trieste, Italy, plus accommodations. The ceremony will take place on May 25.
He is clearly honoured by this prestigious international recognition, and wishes to share to share his joy with you all.
Diego will also be receiving the World Poetry Ambassador’s medallion for Italy.
By worldpoetry on March 28, 2008 - 7:36pm
World Poetry Her Story
We began The World Poetry Café Reading Series; nine years ago at Miles of Beans Coffee shop in Burnaby, BC.
People often ask me “You do all this work for World Poetry-For Free?” in a voice that implied perhaps I have lost my mind.
Recently I have looked for the answers to this question. The two answers that I come up with are justice and vision.
1) Before we began the series, Alejandro had tried to find a venue to read in Vancouver where he would be allowed to read in Spanish and English. Everywhere he went, he had the door closed. One group, who charged per poem to read, would not even allow him to pay double so that the poem could be in two languages. Some venue hosts were really rude to him. They told him to go home and learn English. It is very hard for a survivor of torture to learn English since he experienced the loud background music of America Rock n Roll while he was tortured in Chile.
By worldpoetry on March 3, 2008 - 1:06am
World Poets will be performing their bi-lingual poems at the Women In Film Festival(Kudos Screening), March 8th,in celebration of International Women's Day, 11:30 am VanCity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. Vancouver.
Host: Ariadne Sawyer.
Vera Manuel (Video poem)First Nations
Ahn Bong Ja ,South Korea
Jacqueline Maire, France
Addena Sumter Freitag, 7th generation African Canadian
Mariko Kage, Japanese
Lucia Gorea, Transelvania
Come hear our talented poets!
By worldpoetry on February 23, 2008 - 12:00pm
World Poetry Gala Program 2008.
Feb. 29 at the Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, BC 350 West Georgia St,Vancouver , BC.
Hostas, Ariadne Sawyer, MA and Alejandro Mujica-Olea (the Peoples Poet)
6:30Pm Doors open for displays and light refreshments. Background music Rene Hugo y Sus Amigos. 7:pm Program starts.
Greetings from the library.
Presentation of World Poetry City Poets and Library Award.
Greetings from the City of Vancouver, Councilwoman Elizabeth Ball.
Short Blessings: Godwin Barton, First Nations, Dr. Douglas Bacon, Rene Hugo Sanchez, Spanish and Quechwa.
Welcome by Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea.
Thanks to volunteers, World Poetry Committee and sponsors.
Shout to World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Madge Kimball who passed on in 2008.
Welcome to the Lifetime achievement Award Winners by the winners of 2007, Victoria
Pascha and Jan Furst.
Presentation of the Lifetime Award to Bernice Lever.
Diego Bastianutti, poem and presentation of World Poetry Award.
Song by Jude Neal with guitar by Andrew Cameron.
Poems by Bernice Lever .
Welcome Music by Rene Hugo y Sus Amigos.
Intro by Ida Bhargava
Poem by Ahn Bong Ja
Presentation of World Poetry Lifetime Award for Ashok Bhargava
by Mrs. Sabrina Noorani from the Canadian Immigrant Magazine.
Poems by Ashok Bhargava.
By worldpoetry on January 29, 2008 - 8:39pm
The World Poetry Enviro-Poetry Project.
Come write a poem or put an Enviro-suggestion in the amazing suggestion box created by Montana King!
The World Poetry Reading Series is celebrating their 7th anniversary at the Vancouver Public Library (our gracious hosts and partners) with a month long display of environmental poems in the Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St, Vancouver, BC in the literature section from February 1-29th. The poems on display are from Vancouver, across Canada and around the world. They include poems by the Poet Laureate of Vancouver, George McWhirter, Linda Rogers and World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winner 2008, Bernice Lever among others. Most of the poems are in English but there are a number of bi-lingual poems, bringing a multi-cultural component to the display.
We hope to include selected poems in an Anthology!
There will be a Create an Enviro-poem table staffed by 17 World Poetry Volunteers who are all poets and writers. The poems that are written by the public will be featured at the 7th World Poetry Gala, February 29th, 7:00 pm, at the Alice McKaye Room at the Vancouver Public Library.
An Enviro-suggestion box will also be at the table so that the library patrons can put in suggestions on how to help the environment.
Selected tips will be read on The World Poetry Café Radio Show every Tuesday on CFRO, 102.7 FM.
By worldpoetry on January 5, 2008 - 12:18am
Gung Haggis Fat Choy World Poetry 5th anniversary!
You are invited!!!
Feb. 28th at 7:30 Pm, Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St. Alice MacKaye Room.
Ariadne’s Dream Dragon Dance. (I'm bringing the lettuce)
Featured poets: Steve Duncan, Fred Wah, Padma and George McWhirter.
Music by bagpiper Joe McDonald and Celtic Harpist Rebecca Blair.
The Burns Club!
Hosts: Todd Wong, Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea.
By worldpoetry on October 14, 2007 - 10:12am
A Life Celebration of Dorothy Livesay,
well known Canadian Poet.
October 27 at 7:00 pm at the Alliance for Arts
and Culture, 938 Howe St. with host Ariadne Sawyer
and guest host Diego Bastianutti.
Featured presenter: Bernice Lever
Spirit Bearers: Bonnie Nish and Sita Carboni.
Readers: Anita Aguirre Nieveras, Bonnie Nish
Sita Carboni, Warren Stevenson, Victoria Pascha,
Kyle Christensson, Peter Lojewski and Rosario Arias Naranjo.
15 minute open mike for poems about or by Dorothy Livesay.
Music by Mike Peacock.
Our Thanks to the Canadian Authors Association for making this event possible.
Please come out and support this wonderful Canadian Poet.
By worldpoetry on September 18, 2007 - 5:13pm
Due to the library strike, we have a change of venue. Our thanks to the Canadian Authors Association and The Alliance of Arts and Culture.
World Poetry with your hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea
On Sept. 24, Alliance for Arts and Culture, 938 Howe, Suite 100
By worldpoetry on September 18, 2007 - 4:32pm
World Poetry on Global Village!
We have been told that World Poetry will air this coming Friday in a short Global Village feature on Global TV, on (channel 11) Vancouver. Global Village is filmed by Rena Heer, of Global TV.
Our great thanks to participating World Poets: Diego Bastianutti, Victoria Pascha, Anita Aguirre Nieveras, Peter Lejewski Ahn Bong Ja, East Indian classical dancer Koyali Burman and Tibetan singers Tamdin Tseten and Tasi Gyal who joined Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea in a Tuesday September 11 9:30 am filming at the Vallarta Restaurant , 2891 East Broadway, Vancouver. Our thanks also go to Rena and Global TV who made this project possible. Above all, we would also like to thank the Vallarta Restaurant for their kindness and hospitality.
By worldpoetry on September 14, 2007 - 9:43am
We are at Word on the Street, thanks to Steve Duncan!
Please post and pass on.
Thank you very much.
World Poetry at WOTS!
Sept. 30, 1-2 pm at the Poet’s Corner,
Vancouver Public Library,
350 West Georgia.
Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and guest host Diego Bastianutti. Alejandro Mujica-Olea will be in Brazil and Chile.
Guest: Addena Sumter-Freitag.
Info: 604-526-4729 (Ariadne Sawyer)