Dr. Benjamin Yuzon of United Poets Laureate International
Announcement of World Congress of Poets in Greece June/July 2011.
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2011Dancing Poetry Festival POETRY Contest
Artists Embassy International invites you to enter our world-wide search for our next set of prize winning poem. 51 cash prizes will be awarded totaling over $1,000.Three Grand Prize Winners will be awarded $100 each plus their poem danced by Natica Angilly’s Poetic Dance Theater Company with video at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor.
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A Poetry reading by poets of Alameda Island Poets Chapter of California Federation of Chaparral Poets opened our afternoon of poetry, art, dance, food and socialization
About 20 poets read one original poem. Sorry we can not show every one! Please see the schedule of events at the top of this page for the people who signed up early enough to be listed.
Two High School Poet Laureates were honored. Frankie Raphael of Alameda Community Learning Center is being crowned by Natica Angilly of Artists Embassy International and United Poets Laureate International. Judy Cheung and Mary Rudge, Poet Laureate of Alameda who initiated the position, applaud.
Photo Op for newly crowned High School Poets Laureate: L-R: Mary Rudge, Alameda PL and International Poet Laureate Woman of Letters; Judy Hardin Cheung (behind Mary) International Poet Laureate Woman of Letters and VP Artists Embassy International; Frankie's mother, Rankie Raphael of Alameda Community Learning Center; Frankie's father; Cathy Dana, Frankie's teacher; Elizabeth Norris, Tea's teacher; Tia Gangopadhyay of St. Joseph Notra Dme High School; Tia's mother (behind Natica); and Natica Angilly AEI, AIP, UPLI who crowned the two new High School Poet Laureates of 2011.
Poetic Dance presentation by Natica Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company of Ana Elsner's "Duet" read by Richard Angilly. This poem was a grand prize winner in the 2010 Dancing Poetry Contest.
"Take this fabric, this fabric of life..."
"Secret of the Mask" danced by NAPDTC, written and read by Richard Angilly.
"With With Song" danced by NAPDTC, written and read by Richard Angilly
Judy Hardin Cheung's "grotto" of poetry and photography held something of interest for everyone. It was a quiet little nook to stand for a moment of "away" time in a crowded and activity-filled afternoon.
Nicole Dobson-Neal talked about her artistic magnets and her compiled rock sculptures
Sherri Wacker talked about her art painted on car parts. This was the sensation of the exhibit!
Some of the "less artsy" men were thrilled to see the car parts in an art exhibit.
Stan Morner discussed his art, much of which is accompanied by a poem. Behind him are three paintings by Mary Hart.
Tanya Joyce discussed her multi-facited styles of art from an abstract pine tree to 2 studies of and inkwell with stalk, to scenes from the Mendocino Coast and 2 masks.
Claire J. Baker reads one of her artistically framed poems.
Natica Angilly discussed the art of Dr. Kenneth Kuanling Fan of China. All of the event was videotaped by Glenda Barbara for local Alameda Cable TV.
Kazumi Krazni discusses her Japanese style paintings each about a Haiku. There are many elements of 3 in this unique style of art.
We took a break to feed parking meters, eat and chat with our new and old friends and take another look at the art.
Many poets and artists got to know this Alameda Island Poet who read for us for the first time. She is blind and read from Braille. Her dog was every popular and seemed to enjoy the attention of the poets, artists and dancers.
After break time, we still had standing room only.
Dancers of the Pharoahs performed this Middle Eastern Style large veil dance
Dancers of the Pharoahs also did a spectacular sword dance. They concluded their segment with a lively and colorful dance with veil fans dances in Gypsy style to traditional style Mexican music.
Richard Angilly discussed his canvas mounted, illustrated "Bytes of Poetry."
Delilah Jasmine discusses her art and her being a newliy liscenced San Francisco Street artists/vendor.
Natica Angilly discusses her mask art and the painted background canvases
Allegra Silberstein, newly appointed poet laureate of Davis, CA, did a stunning performance of "White Owl Flies Into and Out of the Field" by Mary Oliver with Music "Syrinx" by Claude DeBussy. After her dance, Judy Cheung presented Allegra with an artistic photo of Allegra taken in performance at the 2007 Dancing Poetry Festival.
A rousing finale was given by Banat el Hogar, lead by Loywanner Haddadou (front, yellow) giving us excinement with tinkling coin belts, jingling tambourines and swishing Gitano skirts with their rendition of a "Reconquista" from Middle Ages Spanish dance, music and poetry.
We regret that our guest poets Laverne and Carol Frith of Sacramento were unable to attend. Also, we are sad that President of United Poets Laureate International, Mr. Benjamin R. Yuzon, and his wife, Pilar, were unable to attend. Ben is gravely ill. We hope you will all visit the website of United Poets Lureate International, especially if you are interested in information regarding the July, 2011 World Congress of Poets to be held in Larissa Greece. Dear Ben, please get well soon.