“با شاعران امروز کانادا” با همکاری منصور نوربخش تولید می شود. منصور که خود شاعر است و قریحه سرشاری دارد هر هفته به معرفی یکی از شاعران کانادا می پردازد؛ ترجمه یک یا دو شعر شاعر را می خواند و سپس همان اشعار را با صدا و خوانش خود شاعر به شما تقدیم می کند.
“The Contemporary Canadian Poets” is produced in collaboration with Mansour Noorbakhsh. Mansour, who is a poet himself and has a great talent, introduces one of the Canadian poets every week; Reads the translation of one or two poems of the poet and then presents the same poems to you with the his/her voice and reading.
Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews
Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews is a poet, author, teacher and the host & coordinator of the Oakville Literary Cafe Series. Her new collection, Sunrise Over Lake Ontario, was launched in 2019. Her previous poetry publications include: Sea Glass, The Whispers of Stones, The Red Accordion, Letters from the Singularity and A Jar of Fireflies. Josie’s poetry has been shortlisted for the Malahat Review’s Open Season Award, Descant’s Winston Collins Prize, The Canada Literary Review, The Eden Mills Literary Contest, The Henry Drummond Poetry Prize and other prizes. She writes and lives in Oakville, Ontario.
Darcie Friesen Hossack is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers. Her short story collection, Mennonites Don’t Dance, was a runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Award, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading Evergreen Award for Adult Fiction. Now writing poetry and completing a novel called Stillwater, Friesen Hossack’s writing focuses on issues facing women and children, as well as on spiritual abuse within the home and church. As the Managing Editor of WordCity Monthly, a global online journal for literary activism, she brings together an international community of poets, writers and readers. This is for the purpose of building bridges to understanding and appreciation of all of humanity’s children.
Sheila Tucker, born in England but living in Canada since 1985. Her poems, essays and short stories have been published in magazines, anthologies and newspapers. In September 2019, she launched a memoir, Rag Dolls and Rage, in A Different Drummer Books in Burlington. Her website has good reviews by readers.
Chad Norman lives beside the high-tides of the Bay of Fundy, Truro, Nova Scotia. He has given talks and readings in Denmark, Sweden, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, America, and across Canada. His poems appear in publications around the world and have been translated into Danish, Albanian, Romanian, Turkish, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, and Polish. His collections are Selected & New Poems (Mosaic Press), and Squall: Poems In The Voice Of Mary Shelley, is out from Guernica Editions.
Marthese Fenech is the number one bestselling author of epic historical novels set in sixteenth-century Malta and Istanbul. Research for her Siege of Malta trilogy has taken her to the ancient streets her characters roamed, the fortresses they defended, the seas they sailed, and the dungeons they escaped. Her first two novels, Eight Pointed Cross and Falcon’s Shadow are widely available on Amazon as well as in independent bookshops across Ontario. The third novel in the series is due in late 2021 or early 2022.
Josephine LoRe’s words have been read on stage, published in ten countries, put to music, danced, integrated into visual art, interpreted through American Sign Language, and Zoomed around the world. She has two collections, Unity and the Calgary Herald Bestseller’s The Cowichan Series. Josephine’s poetry appears in journals and anthologies including Freefall Literary Magazine, YYC Portraits of People, Pandemic poetry in Ireland, Calgary’s People’s Poetry Festival, Travelling with Haiga, and two Pandemic anthologies.
I.B. (Bunny) Iskov is the Founder of The Ontario Poetry Society. In 2009, Bunny was the recipient of the R.A.V.E. Award (Recognizing Arts Vaughan Excellence) in recognition of outstanding contribution to the cultural landscape of the City of Vaughan as Art Educator / Mentor in the Literary Arts discipline. In 2017, Bunny received the Absolutely Fabulous Women Award for women over 40, for her contribution to the literary arts in the Golden Horseshoe. Her poetry has been published in several literary journals and anthologies and she has won a few poetry contests prizes. Her latest collection of poems, “My Coming of Age: The Best of an Ongoing Collection of a Life Expressed in Poetry”, was published in 2017 by HMS Press. Most recently, Bunny has one of her poems published in TAMARACKS, Canadian Poetry for the 21ST Century, Lummox Press, 2018, James Deahl Editor.
Joan Sutcliffe born in the rugged area of the moorlands in the north of England, grew up enjoying the literature of the Romantic poets such as Shelley, Keats and Wordsworth, and those writers who touched on the untamed beauty of the natural world. She has published two books; Blue Sky of High Places and from Time to Time. in writing she prefers to create mystical themes. She loves poetry because the use of language and metaphor, that is the essential quality of a poem, gives voice to what is more ethereal and often otherwise inexplicable. As poetry expresses itself in condensed form or veiled hints, rather than the precise details of prose, it exerts a response from the listener’s imagination, thereby opening up the reader to a deeper experience.
Renée M. Sgroi is the author of the poetry collection, life print, in points (erbacce-press, 2020) and the editor of Written Tenfold (Poetry Friendly Press, 2018). She is a member of the Writers Union of Canada, the League of Canadian Poets, and the Canadian Authors Association. You can contact her directly from her website where she blogs about writing.
با شاعران امروز کانادا – Canadian Poets: Renee-Sgroi
Anne Sorbie came to Canada with her family in 1973 when she was just entering her teens. Her parents settled their family in Calgary and Anne has lived there ever since. Her interests range from explorations of self in the context of trauma and in the realm of family, to place, to landscape, and to our current concerns with pandemic life in this turbulent world. She believes that what is happening now confirms and re-affirms the importance of poetry and of art. “For it is through images and the words that bring them to us,” she says, “that we come to make sense of the weird, the wonderful, the craziness, the discombobulated and! What we each must do to survive.”
Kelly’s poems and works have been published in Sanscrit, West Coast, Singa, CBC, Mothering Anthology, New Asian Short Stories 2015, Short Story Dispenser (Central Library), online YYC Portraits of People, Time of the Poet Republic, Canada, Word City Monthly, Best Asian Short Stories 2020, Calgary Public Library: Pieces of a Pandemic, Missing You Mondays: Loft112 Travelling Book, SAAG Reader, and Blindman Session Stories. She is a 2019 Borderlines Writers’ Circle participant through Writers’ Guild Alberta and Alexandra Writers’ Centre in Calgary, and she has completed her first draft of her novel, Letters to Singapore.
K.V. Skene is a Canadian born poet whose peripatetic lifestyle has her frequently moving – across Canada and, for eighteen years. in England and Ireland. Her work has appeared internationally. Additionally, her poetry sequence, The Whitening of the Ox was adapted for baritone and ensemble by Canadian composer Jeffry Ryan and performed in Toronto, Vancouver and Hamilton. She is currently a member of The Ontario Poetry Society, The League of Canadian Poets, The Canadian Authors Association, The Canada Cuba Literary Alliance and The Poetry Society (UK) Her current home base is Toronto.
Saraswoti comes from Alberta, Canada, originally from Nepal. She has an M.A. in English from Pokhara University. She is a life celebrator and loves exploring beyond her world. She draws inspiration from nature and people around her. She is an optimist and a continuous spiritual learner. She serves as a board member with Parkland Poets and her poems have appeared around Canada, India, UK, USA and Nepal.
Anna Yin was Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate (2015-2017) and has authored five collections of poetry. Her six book “Mirrors and Windows” (Guernica Editions) will be out in 2021. Her poems/translations have appeared at ARC Poetry, New York Times, China Daily, CBC Radio, World Journal etc. Anna won several poetry awards and teaches Poetry Alive. She is interested in cultural exchange and believe in the power of poetry. She not only writes poetry, organize poetry events, but also translate poetry to promote Canadian contemporary poetry.
George Elliot Clarke
The 4th Poet Laureate of Toronto (2012-15) and the 7th Parliamentary/Canadian Poet Laureate (2016-17), George Elliott Clarke was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, in 1960. A professor of English at the University of Toronto, Clarke has also taught at Duke and Harvard. His recognitions include the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellows Prize, the Governor-General’s Award for Poetry, the National Magazine Gold Award for Poetry, the Premiul Poesis (Romania), and the Eric Hoffer Book Award for Poetry (US). His acclaimed titles include Whylah Falls (1990, translated into Chinese), Beatrice Chancy (1999, translated into Italian), Execution Poems (2001), Blues and Bliss (Selected poems, 2009), I & I (2008), Illicit Sonnets (U.K., 2013), and Traverse (2015).
Heidi Greco lives and works in Surrey, BC. She writes in many genres and her books include poetry, fiction, and criticism. The themes she explores often focus on everyday life – the good parts like the beauty of nature, the love of family and friends – and the uglier parts, such as domestic violence. She believes strongly that we need to adjust our behaviors to ease the effects of climate change. She hopes that the world soon becomes a more peaceful place. She fears that too many people believe that poetry is too hard to understand, but she hopes that her own work might help convince them otherwise. Simple words and strong visual images are the tools she tries to employ in her work.
Peta-Gaye Nash is an adult and children’s author who lives and works in Mississauga. She has written six children’s books and a collection of short adult fiction, I too Hear the Drums. She blogs about all manner of things and teaches English as a second language to newcomers to Canada. In 2015 she won the Marty Awards for Emerging Literary Art. Peta-Gaye is currently working on publishing her seventh children’s book and her second collection of short stories for adults. She started writing more poetry during the Covid-19 pandemic with themes of protest and self-awareness. Her books can be found on Amazon.
Yin Xiaoyuan is an avant-garde, crossover epic poet as well as a cross-genre & multilingual writer, founder of Encyclopedic Poetry School (est. 2007), initiator of Hermaphroditic Writing Movement and chief drafter of Declaration of Hermaphroditic Writing, Editor and visual designer of “Encyclopedic Poetry School A.I. Papercube” (10th Anniversary Special Edition) , “12th Anniversary Poetry╳ Photography╳ Manuscripts Album” and “2020 Yearbook: Poetry╳ Photography”, “2020 Deluxe Version: Poetry╳ Photography╳ Manuscripts Album”, and “2020 ‘Hymn to Poetry’: Online International Poetry Festival CD Album”;, director and visual designer of “12th Anniversary Poetry ╳Tea Deluxe Gift Set” and “12th Anniversary Commemorative Medallions”. She also directs “Encyclopedic Poetry School Creative Writing & Integrated Art Workshop”, members of which include poets, writers, dramatists, musicians and visual/installation/photography/calligraphy artists.
Scheduled for 1 Mar 2021
Sharmila Pokharel is a bilingual poet. She has published two collections of poetry in Nepali. Her third book is a bilingual poetry collection, My Country in a Foreign Land, co-translated by Alice Major. She is a co-author of Somnio: The Way We See It, a poetry and art book published in 2015. This book has received the 2014 Cultural Diversity in the arts Project grant. She has received the 2012 Cultural Diversity in the arts Award and ENSAS Engineering Writer Award, Kathmandu, Nepal 2007. She has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and master’s degree in Sociology from Nepal. She works as a transportation technologist at WSP Canada.
Scheduled for 8 Mar 2021
Elizabeth Barnes has been writing poems for over 20 years. She has one published book—Giving Into Gravity (2010, In Our Words Inc). She is presently working towards a Certificate in Creative Writing through the University of Toronto’s Continuing Education department. In 2005, she was short-listed for the Writers’ Union of Canada short story contest for her story The Yellow Dahlia. For 20 years she worked for the City of Toronto running fabric art and creative writing programs at a women’s drop-in. Now semi-retired, she is still sewing and writing, and lives in Mississauga, Ontario.
Scheduled for 15 Mar 2021
Corrado Paina was born in Milan, Italy (www.corradopaina.com) In Canada he has published six books of my poetry with Mansfield press and Quatto books and a novel. In Italy he has published a novel, six book of poetry and many plaquettes with several publishers and art printers.
Scheduled for 22 Mar 2021
Kevin Solez is a professor, writer, translator, and editor currently working on a book about Homer’s Iliad (learn more at ravenresearchgroup.wordpress.com). He has lived most of his life in Baltimore and Edmonton and has published scholarly articles, journalism, and poetry in Canada, the UK, France, the Netherlands, and Austria. He is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics at Memorial University of Newfoundland, on the ancestral homelands of the Mi’kmaq and Beothuk.
Scheduled for 29 Mar 2021
I have been writing and publishing poetry since 1975, my first book Lyrical Shifts, and many more since. Novels and essay collections followed over the years. A great deal of metaphysics and mysticism were explored in the 2000-2020 period. My latest book of essays is It’s All About Me; and poetry, Music Amuses.
As is the modern habit, I now run a blog, Anotherwordofgord on WordPress, and a video series on Youtube, The Word of Gord.
My interest in Rumi and the other metaphysical poets in the tradition goes back so far, I cannot actually give a starting date. Certainly, the Coleman Barks translations have been influential. And as the first poem testifies, I feel great sympathy for poets and writers who suffer under repressive regimes. In Canada we are blessed.
Scheduled for 5 Apr 2021
Norman L. Brown
I was born and raised in Niagara Falls (Canada). I am a retired High School English teacher now living in Hamilton. I hold a Master of Arts Degree in English from the University of North Carolina, and have studied Photography at the University of Central England in Birmingham U.K. I have been a member of Tower Poetry Society for the last fourteen years.
My poems once strongly influenced by the rural landscapes of The Ottawa Valley, are now more and more shaped by the everyday urban world around me: my jogging along the Waterfront Trail, the birds at the backyard feeder, recent memories and my personal responses to them.
Scheduled for 12 Apr 2021
Pat Connors first chapbook, Scarborough Songs, was released by Lyricalmyrical Press in 2013, and charted on the Toronto Poetry Map. Other publication credits include: Spadina Literary Review; Tamaracks; and Tending the Fire, released this spring by the League of Canadian Poets. His first full collection, The Other Life, is forthcoming from Mosaic Press.
The Canadian poetry tradition, much like our cultural mosaic, is multi-faceted and wonderful. It is enriched by diversity of language, culture, faith, and voice.
Scheduled for: 19 Apr 2021
Dr. Micheline Maylor was Calgary’s Poet Laureate 2016-18. Her latest poetry collection, The Bad Wife, is due in 2021, and Little Wildheart (U of Alberta Press) was long listed for both the Pat Lowther and Raymond Souster awards. She recently won the Lois Hole Award for Editorial Excellence in Alberta. She teaches creative writing at Mount Royal University.
Scheduled for: 26 Apr 2021
Richard Harrison is the author of On Not Losing My Father’s Ashes in the Flood which won a Governor General’s Award for Poetry in 2017 and was republished in an Italian translation a year later. His work has also been translated into French, Portuguese, and Arabic. Richard teaches English and Creative Writing at Calgary’s Mount Royal University.
Scheduled for: 3 May 2021