AFABW “Spirit Of Humanity” Poets Announced

May 31, 2006 – Hollywood: Artists For A Better World International has completed the final selection process for the poems that will be included in the AFABW poetry anthology The Spirit of Humanity. This soft-cover volume is scheduled to be completed and released at the AFABW 6th Annual Arts Festival, October 4-8, 2006 at Celebrity Centre International, in Hollywood, California.

Artists For A Better World International is dedicated to building a worldwide network of artists who share a vision of creating a better world through aesthetics and is open to artists and art enthusiasts of goodwill from all religions, nationalities, creeds, races and cultures. In short, poetry submissions were welcomed from any and all poets, the world over, who desire to help in the creation of a better world.

AFABW Poetry Editor, Tracy Lynn Repchuk, who is also Founder and President of The Canadian Federation of Poets said, “This book has taken on a life of its own, one I have been very happy to guide and nurture. It includes messages of ‘hope,’ ‘solution,’ an ‘appeal to improve,’ ‘helping to make the world a better place’ and ‘doing something about it.’ It is a wonderful experience working directly with such a spirited group of poets and artists with messages to change the landscape of our world.”

Artists For A Better World International thanks all poets who submitted their work to be considered for this year’s poetry anthology and would like to acknowledge the following poets who were selected for publication in this year’s AFABW Spirit of Humanity book.

Judy Adams – The Age Before The Woe
George Alger – Daily, You and I
Serge Bach – Pour L’amour De La Mer
Andrew Baile – Navigator’s Luck
Ivy Bigbee – Eyes Like Mine
Dean Blehert – Ghosts
Shantelle S. Brown – The Soul of Man
Joanna Celeste – Freedom’s Song
Dr. T. Ashok Chakravarthy – A New Vision
Sylvia Cumming – Beside The Intersection of Two Freeways
Kent Davis – The Challenge
Neil Davis – The Surprise
Grish Davtian – The Spring And Swallows
Lee Down – Grow Love Grow
Chris Dresser – Beginning
Barbara Anne Dunn – A Billion Brothers
Rosalind Eagle – I Know She’s There
Elka Ruth Enola – For My Class
Lyn Evans – Let It Come
Tom Fair – Your Day
Raymond Fenech – The Mountains of Mourne-An Impression
Peggy Fletcher – Mandala One
Peggy Fletcher -The Power and the Glory of Song
Bob Guignon – When Then Becomes Tomorrow
Orania Hamilton – When My Sun Goes Down
Yvonne Harrington – Janet: The Color of Love
Janet Harvey – I Am Woman I Will Not Be Crushed
Amir Hasham – Shall We Just Walk In
Sandy Hendricks – Youth
Jan Houston – Grandmother’s Pearled Amazements
I.B. Iskov – Big Game
Nadja Jahara – A Dream Of You
Virginia Jansen – Seasons
Jerry Keane – All Alone Again
Jeff Kelley – The Great Exploration
Gary Konigsberg – Immortal Chaplains
DM Kraft -A Tomorrow Locked In Yesterdays
Carolyn Krueger – Song of the Soul
Ron Kule – Of the Nature of Mankind
Marcelle LaCour – Dreams Don’t Lie
Clark LaPointe – The Rare Butterfly
John Layton – You Can Go Home Again
Mary Jo Leavitt – A Better Game
Michael Levy – In the Passage of Dream-Time
Louise Marquis – On Survival
Richard Masterton -The Diatribe
Lori A. May – Delayed Gratification
Arthur McKnight – Give Me Peace
Laura Murray – Some One
Laura Nolan – The Road to Brotherhood
Carol Osgood – Woman of Love
Nikhil Parekh – Humanity And Happiness
Tracy Lynn Repchuk – Spirit Of Humanity
Rene Riel – Open Are The Minds
Yvonne Marcerie Riel – The Garden
Stephanie Roberts – Bowed
Richard Royce – The Meaning Of Life
Paul Semenick – Did You?
Thom Severtson – Making Space
Leslie Silton – This Side Up
Cris Staubach – Declaration Of Independence
David Lloyd Stewart – Lucky Boy
Mary Stewart – Song To My Mother
Kevin Taylor – If A Man…
Renee Taylor – The Gift of Courtly Love
Regina Tercero – Who Am I?
Lois Thurman – Interludes
Virginia Watson – The Redemption
Scott Weible – I Petition You
Mari Werner – Waiting for the Muse
Kim Williams – Out Of A World
Carol Worthey – Rain Oh Music Reign

Poetry submissions were accepted at no cost to all of the submitting poets and the selected poets are now eligible for an online AFABW “Associate” membership, also at no cost.

Artists For A Better World International has a purpose to raise the awareness of worldwide artists about using their creative powers to benefit mankind by leading the way to a better world and by supporting like-minded public benefit organizations that advocate humanitarian benevolence.

We accomplish our aims by cultivating international artistic participation in constructive, inspirational and creative projects as well as working hand-in-hand with other community advancement organizations.

AFABW activities include art and social betterment projects and/or events conceived to foster heightened awareness with and through art and artists, to help build a better world through aesthetics.