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Subject: Best Bilingual poets & links to magnificent publishers


Bilingual MCA
poets & writers for peace
February issue
Important news
http://www.bilingualmca.bravehost.com

Submissions and publication are totally free

bilingualmca@hotmail.com

Submit 3 to 4 poems and /or an article of about 1000 words to be considered

The publication is in electronic format and automatically converts the author in a honorary member
of Bilingual MCA



Mission


To promote bilingualism and multilingualism as the most direct route towards international peace.

To publish name, profile and work by the best bilingual poets and writers and also help new talents to be recognized in the literary world.

To enhance communication among featured and current members from different countries, to produce a healthy companionship and fraternity based in their talent and accomplishments.

To organize an international movement of bilingual poets and writers for peace.



SELECTED Poetry for Peace

Take contact with exquisite writing

by best international bilingual

poets and writers



Ada Aharoni Maria Cristina Azcona -

Silvina Castellano Stephen Gill -

Dorin Popa Celine Leduc

W. R. Mayo Andre E Bendavi benyehu

Minerva Bloom Adam Donaldson Powell-

Takis Ioannides Ram Mehta Rashed Issa

Tholana Ashok Chakravarthy Bhuwan Thapaliya

Ramkrishna Singh Nikesh Murali

Robert V. Schweitzer - Abdelkader Abdesslam

Jose Pivin Kazuyo Yamane

Ernesto Kahan M. Eloi­sa Ragozza de Mandrini -

Moshe Benarroch Carlos Ignacio Bover

George Bradford Patterson II Francisco Gomes de Matos

Avantika Mehta Takis Ioannides

Flavia Cosma Susana Roberts

Chrishoula Demetrakakis Tatomir Ion-Marius

David Lukashok Robert Gurney

Leo Semashko

BILINGUAL WRITERS

Alberto E Azcona - Teresa Bevin -Raymond Federman

Evelin Gerda Lindner Ioan Tepelea Lida Sherafatmand

Anabella Rodriguez


INVITED POETS & WRITERS
Robert Sheridan Querrien Caballero Arias

Cristina Castello Fernando Castellano

Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen Ellen Kay-

Amber Whitman







Bilingualism could be the direct route towards international peace
El Bilingüismo puede ser una ruta directa hacia la paz mundial

To be a bilingual writer is to spread soulful
thoughts all over the world

Ser un escritor Bilingüe es esparcir pensamientos nobles por todo el mundo






DIRECTORY BY LOCATION





EVENTS NEWS

Translations new!

Click on the image to read a "Pemon" Poem

more TRANSLATIONS!





February 2006

First prize in Poetry: Nikesh Murali



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To college in a traditional sari
by Nikesh Murali




Sunday, May 25, 2003
For all you women out there..my respects and love!

To college in a traditional sari

As eyes as small as mice,
Drip with imprudent jealousy.
In a traditional sari
You enter the realm of dreamy, jilted liars.
You alone, shining like the graceful moon,
Sans the shady ditches;
Its fibrous, creamy arms hugging your dizzying form.
I dream of it,
Of creating a wall of cloth,
So soft, it melts
As sunrays titter
And be the robe that sleeps on your balmy skin.

I wish I were the folds in your sari,
Carefully trimmed and fixed at places
Like the mellowing crest of a wave;
Ripples that hop with stony crave.
I travel like an estranged lover
In the shady realm between the folds;
Phrasing unrequited love,
The muzzy skylines that tilt and sway,
A border with a golden hue;
I wish I were a golden thread
Over which you run your mellifluous digits.
As pungent gazes of desire scan your glowing mane,
My eyes spot your beautiful mind.
Mirrored in your smiles
O! Charming maiden,
How traditional my love is
Like your attire that intoxicates me.


First prize in Prose:
Francisco Gomes de Matos
Applying the Pedagogy of Positiveness

"Think of the language you use as a peace-building, peace-making, peace-promoting force. Do you challenge yourself to transform your communicative competence into competence in communicative peace?"










A poem dedicated to Maria Cristina Azcona for her nomination as Peace Ambassador in the framework of the Universal Ambassador Peace Circle





ANGEL’S SONG

By KADER Abdesslam
www.bilingualmca.bravehost.com/abdelkader.html
abdelkader abdesslam abdesslam_abdelkader@yahoo.fr



Abdelkader Abdesslam: Born in HASSI BAH BAH; International poet awarded 5 times in Washington by ISP; published writer www.1stbooks.com; teacher and responsible of the intensive foreign languages center at University of DJELFA ALGERIA.







Very proud of all that you have done.
Great honor !

Friend Maria’s nomination is done

All bilingual society, of you, are proud

Our friend’s name to history is bound.



You are the Asian white crane

Which Sadako Sasaki has seen

As a symbol of peace in human brain.

And a hate our dove Maria to clean.



From a long time

The World dreamt of Picasso’s dove

Now you gave her soul to move

And flies over every roof

Singing the eternal songs of peace and love.



We are honored!

We appreciate our Maria angel of peace

Your words are so warm as a love kiss

Your are a pearl never to miss.



Two thousand and Five a year

Of new angel to be seen alive.



News

Maria Cristina Azcona

Ambassador of Peace
in the framework of the Universal Ambassador Peace Circle.



------LINKS---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Submit your manuscript also to

Publishers

Cyberwit.net
http://www.cyberwit.net


Latino Today

http.//www.latinotoday.us


Indian Bay Press

www.indianbaypress.com



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Become a member of IFLAC
http://www.iflac.com

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VISIT the Directory of Peace Ambassadors in the framework of the Universal Peace Ambassadors Circle
Geneve, Suisse
(with Claude Lelouche Maurice Bejart
Maria Cristina Azcona Ada Aharoni
Tholana Ashok Chakravarthy Cristina castello
and more)

http://www.sarah-stragiotti.org/paix_solidarite_universal_listemembres.php

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Adam Donaldson Powell
http://www.geocities.com/adamdonaldsonpowell/

member of Bilingual MCA

was born in Buffalo, USA in 1954, and grew up in the USA and in Spain (Madrid).

I hold university degrees from Goddard College (bachelor of arts in music and in

social sciences) and from New York University (master of international public

administration).

I moved to Oslo, Norway in 1987, and have been a naturalized citizen of Norway for several years. I currently work as a manager

for the Norwegian Department of Social Security, where I supervise several advisors serving government agencies on health benefit policy,

Human resource management and work environment issues.

I have previously worked extensively in the areas of community and public relations, employment benefits and services,

peace and community education (including Amnesty International and American Friends Service Committee), civil and human rights,

translation, editing and graphic services as well as multicultural arts politics and issues. I have written proposals which have resulted in

new laws and public policies in both the USA and Norway.

I have arranged international arts exhibitions at reknowned art musuems in Scandinavia featuring artists from all over the world, advocated

the rights of immigrant artists in Norway and Scandinavia (both performing, literary and visual) and established a writers' forum and

publishing company for artists in Norway of non-Norwegian descent.

I have worked for many years as an activist (nationally and internationally) in many areas, including art/culture, social issues, health issues,

peace education etc. I am well known in the Norwegian media, and have appeared often on television, radio and in newspapers as an artist and

as a spokesman (as interview object, have held speeches and written articles) on various social, arts and spiritual issues. I have represented

the Norwegian government and national organizations at several national and international conferences on multicultural issues, art and

hiv/aids (including the United Nations).

I have also translated publications and books for museums, government agencies and publishing companies in Norway

(translating from Norwegian to English).



I was a professional classical pianist in New York City for eight years, and studied

piano privately under several reknowned musicians including Arminda Canteros

(from Argentina), Jacob Lateiner (from USA), Berenice Lipson-Grüzen (from USA)

and John Ranck (from USA).



My first poetry book (Notes of a Madman, Winston-Derek Publishers,

Inc.) was published in 1987. I have since published Arcana and Other Archetypes (AIM

Chapbooks, Norway) in 2001, and Collected Poems and Stories (Cyberwit, India)

in 2005. I write poetry primarily, but have also written (and published) short

stories, and I have written and had performed theatrical works (in Norway).

[When I first moved to Norway I wrote theatrical works for the Blått Paradis

(Blue Paradise) dance theater company.]

I write mainly in English (my mother tongue) and in Norwegian, but have also written some poems in Spanish

and write/have published several works which incorporate other languages in my poems

(e.g. French, Arabic, Latin, Greek etc.).

I have published poems and short stories in several literary magazines (see listing below) in the USA and Australia, and in

international anthologies (including Taj Mahal Review December 2004 and June 2005, and Explorers 2005, India).



I have also worked as a professional visual artist in Norway since 1993 (painter), and have

had several art exhibitions in Norway and in Sweden. Examples of a few of my paintings

can be seen on my website ( www.geocities.com/adamdonaldsonpowell/paintings.html ).

I often combine my dedication to social issues and civil/human rights with my art, and have

both used my own art to raise consciousness concerning peace issues, hiv/aids, spirituality, cultural politics;

and have led several arts/cultural organizations in Norway that promote international artists, writers, actors etc.

in Norway, and otherwise in Scandinavia.



BOOK PUBLICATIONS (SELECTED):

Collected Poems and Stories, (175 pages), Cyberwit.net, ISBN 8182530288, 2005, India.

Arcana and other archetypes, (hardback collection of poetry), AIM Chapbooks ANS, 2001, Norway.

Notes of a Madman, (hardback collection of poetry containing following titles: Notes of a Madman, Hyacinth, Truth is a Whore, The Zen of Sorcery, Spleen, The Chalice, The Abortion, Absurdities of Perception, Mirror of Darkness, Rite of Passage, Anno Humanae Salutis, Agitations of the Heart, Hieros Gamos, Void of Course, The Archetypal Kouros, IAO, The Eye of the Triangle and The Coming), Winston-Derek Publishers, Inc., 1987, ISBN 1-55523-054-7, USA (now out-of-print).

THREE LEGGED WALTZ

FRAGMENTS




Dulled slivers of emotion



No longer entangled with



Words flutter and scurry



Out-of-sequence.



Once air-bound, the



Footloose fragments of



A life gone past seek



Resolution and release by



Eluding recognition and



Assuaging the sharpness of reality.



And quite relentlessly these



Now-transformed bits of



Parchment confetti find new



Definition by recreating history.





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