Writing poems in weeping sands. Waiheke Island https://www.waiheke.co.nz/ is island in the Hauraki Gulf (New Zealand). Its ferry terminal is 21.5 km (13.4 mi) from Auckland. There are many scenic beaches, including Onetangi Beach. In Onetangi (a Māori name meaning “weeping sands”), you can find sandcastle-building contests annually. You too have a few hours to build your creations in soft …Read More »
Loving family and garden, Northern Territory and poetry. The island has until recently been open, because the local Aboriginal Land Council did not encourage tourism, but there is now a resort style hotel on the island and visitors are welcome. Groote Eylandt is the largest island in the Gulf of Carpentaria, and it’s part of the Arnhem Land Aboriginal Reserve. …Read More »
Growing inside first generation of Indonesian feminist thinkers. In 1981, she was a guest at the Poetry International festival in Rotterdam. She writes poems, both intimate and personal, that highlight repressive conventions. She is Indonesian poet with a creative and powerful vision. TOETI HERATY was born in 1933, in Bandung (West Java), on a November day, becoming human rights activist …Read More »
IN THE FIELD FILLING UP WITH SNOW – Seo Jeong-ju / Become a poet, among rice fields, temples and dolmens.
When youth experiences influence a literary style. Our Korean’s art journey start in Seodang, were private village schools providing elementary education during the Goryeo and Joseon dynasties. Here you can find the temple of Seonunsa. Gochang County (county in North Jeolla Province, South Korea), it’s a rural area. The Gochang Dolmens (located in Maesan village), are listed as a UNESCO …Read More »
THE HEART’S FIFTH CHAMBER – Angkarn Chanthathip / Because poetry has to reflect your perspective on the world.
Living in the countryside, when you took 40 minutes to get to school. As the site of the northeast’s largest university, in Khon Kaen there are more than enough interesting attractions and good facilities to make your stop rewarding. Into Khon Kaen National Museum, you can find a collection of artefacts spans prehistoric times to the present. This province makes …Read More »
SORCERY – Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn / Create with special parents background, having Chinese ancestor.
Mixed media style, often incorporating song, poetry and images. Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is ready to challenge your assumptions. There’s a walled citadel from where the Spanish ruled their eastern empire, together incredible markets. The colonial Spanish walled (in area of Intramuros), is an interesting place to explore. Its Chinatown (also known as Binondo), it’s an exquisite place …Read More »
The Japanese living poet you’ve never heard of. On the outside this town looks like any technologically advanced modern city, but don’t forget it’s home to some world famous traditional and historical landmarks. Tokyo is a mix of ultra-modern skyscrapers and traditional historical temples. Highlights in Tokyo? Watch a Japanese ceremony and sumo matches, enjoying your special dinner a a …Read More »
CROSSING HALF OF CHINA TO SLEEP WITH YOU – Yu Xiuhua / When writing poems means facing yourself, not facing others.
Because they’re simple, and don’t have many words. Hubei is a province located in the Central China region, where was born poet Yu Xiuhua. The territory was part of the powerful State of Chu. The most celebrated element of Hubei cuisine, is the Wuchang bream (a freshwater bream that is steamed). Its Shennongjia area, is the alleged home of the …Read More »
Thinking in verse, thinking about poetry. Don’t forget: enjoy the famous “paratha wali gali” (a delicious stuffed fried bread, with fresh creamy curd and home made pickles). The city of New Delhi still bears the influence of British colonial rule, also in its buildings and propensity for high tea. Uncover its scents and flavors through narrow alleyways and crowded backstreets. …Read More »
Confronting the world’s issues. A thriving economy, supports 200 restaurants, art galleries, theaters, and boutiques. Bethesda, located just northwest of the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C., it takes its name from a local church, the Bethesda Meeting House. Here, Positano Italian Restaurant http://www.epositano.com/ is a unique hybrid in the heart of Bethesda, that lets patrons eat, drink, and be merry. …Read More »