SPOTLIGHT on the Art April 2019

In the ( SPOTLIGHT on the Art April 2019 ) issue that was published in March 28 2019, I am featured on page 9. I am honored to be interviewed by
Ken Westdorp. Now, to find someone in Surrey to fetch me some copied for me to keep and share.

ACS celebrated 51 years! SPOTLIGHT is an art magazine published by the Art Council of Surrey to promote the Visual, Performing and Literary arts.
Arts Council of Surrey http://www.artscouncilofsurrey.ca Twitter: @Surreyarts Facebook: /ArtCouncilofSurrey

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Please read the article and let me know what you think.


Poem: ‘over there’, Is Here



—©Lozan Yamolky (Dreamers Needed 2019)

Think of me and see my face
when bullets replace spoken words;
when destructive bombs overtake
and drown even the loudest voices
calling for peace.

Think of me and see my face

when trading arms

replaces the shaking of hands;

when an invading army

sweeps the land
and spill the blood

of unarmed civilians.

Think of me and see my face
when sovereign national

songs of freedom
are drowned out by the shrieks
of frightened children.

Think of me and see my face when men in power become blind to the sight

of weeping mothers

and broken old men
who just want to live in their land.

Think of me and see my face
and a million other faces
when your rulers send you

to my homeland and tell you

my life is not worth counting

when I am wounded

or lost or killed.

See me and know that ‘over there’,
is not that far at all.

It is here, it is now. 

What happens to you here in our land,

affects your homeland too.

Over there, is here;

it is me, it is her, and it is him. 

It is the mother:
the father,
the child,
the student,
the doctor,
and even the soldier
that is forced to serve
or be destroyed.

It is someone that feels:  loves;
hungers;
hurts,
and hopes to live in peace.

‘Over there’, is here
and what happens here,

affects the whole world. 

So, think of me and see my face
when someone tells you
‘don’t worry about it because it is over there and over there is too far from here’. 

—©Lozan Yamolky (Dreamers Needed 2019)

The 8th Rabindranath Tagore Award Winning Poet of 2019 International Poetry Contest

I am deeply honored to be reading the words of
Gopakumar Radhakrishnan

(Founder – Rabindranath Tagore Award, Bharat Award, PoiesisOnline and Xpresspublications)

Congratulations Lozan Yamolky!!

We at POIESISONLINE and XPRESSPUBLICATIONS, are so proud to share with you the coveted Bharat Award for your meritorious talents in writing. Yes, you may take immense pride in it, that you are having it from the best in the world.

Book Review: Dreamers Needed by Lozan Yamolky

I am utterly honored to read the amazing book review my poet friend Stephen Karr wrote for me.
Please take a moment to read what he wrote and also follow his blogs to know him more.

My Poetic World

Lozan Yamolky has written an honest, courageous and important book of personal and political poetry. I love the call and response and the use of repetition in several of the poems. It is filled with powerful poems. A Refugee Child Talking speaks to the pain and hopelessness of the refugee experience. Peace Treaty is a powerful statement about unseen horror and destruction that is experienced by its victims before leaders get to glorify themselves in the honour of a ceasefire. The book is about a desire to change the world, to not only see what’s wrong with it, but to fix it. It’s very positive in that respect. It is not only a call for justice in the world. Fundamentally, I think it’s about love on multiple; levels, the love of her sons, and the love for a world that is hurting. Warrior Up and Dreamers needed are clarion calls…

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Spider’s Web —©Lozan Yamolky (From book: Dreamers Needed 2019)

I saw drops of water
frozen in time; 
suspended in the air.
 
I witnessed water
beaded like a pearl necklace
with morning dew.
 
I marveled at the creator’s ways
of speaking to us
—capturing our attention
to notice a master at work
all around us.
 
All is asked from us
is to be silent and look for the signs and believe.
 
Some of them are on display
on a spider’s web
on cold foggy mornings or after the rain.   

—©Lozan Yamolky (From book: Dreamers Needed 2019)
 

Kurdish House of BC

I am honored to be receiving an Appreciation Certificate from the Vancouver based Kurdish House of BC.
Mr. Shwan Chawshin and each and every volunteer that worked tirelessly to create the beautiful Kurdish Community we have today.

I am humbled and filled with gratitude.