Bamboo Souls Released

July 31, 2005, Hollywood: Artists For A Better World International announced the release of Bamboo Souls, Poetic Visions Of A Better World. This soft cover poetry compilation includes poems from around the globe.

Poets of any nationality, creed, race, religion or culture were invited to contribute to the creation of a poetry compilation anthology based upon a theme of “peace, tranquility or harmony.”

Executive Producer of the book and president of Artists For A Better World International, George Alger, expressed his respect for all poets, “They carry forward an age-old tradition of aesthetic literature.”

Cover artist for the book, Jeannette Hay, stated that “Bamboo Souls represents the enduring strength of life growing tall amidst the elements.”

The 47 poems selected from poets in 9 countries offer a diverse insight into the way artists of varying ages, backgrounds, viewpoints and geographies may share a common theme of considering a better world through the words of poetry.

  • Adams, Judy – War
  • Andrews, Diane – Respect Differences
  • Arnason, Lorri Lee – The Bogeyman
  • Bach, Serge – Mes Compagnons De Liberte
  • Badger, Trissie – Future
  • Boskov, Ole – A Clay World
  • Both, Mark – St Patrick’s Day 1988
  • Bowes, Bob – Peace on Earth
  • Celeste, Joanna – To Live
  • Clark, James – Of Myth And Legend
  • Cordova, Barbara Joy (music) – Planet of Peace – A Song
  • Crever, Lori – Ethnic Wars On A Supernatural Level Do Not Exist
  • Cunningham, Yvonne – Grief
  • Dresser, Chris – Iraqi Girl
  • Fair, Tom – When We Love
  • Gerák, Andrea – Beauty Of The World
  • Hart, Sioux – Enlightening
  • Houston, Jan – Heroes
  • Howard-Johnson, Carolyn – Peril
  • Howells, Joshua – Walk in Peace
  • Ilia – The Victor
  • Knight, Tanya – Spirit of Peace
  • Kule, Tanya – You Or Me
  • Layton, John – Homer’s Lament
  • Madsen, Barbara – Go Figure
  • Malley, Erin – Crushed
  • Mann, Hugh – Unworldly Power
  • Mann, Arte – The Immigrant
  • McAlpine Douglas, Alan – Sonnet To The
    Soon-To-Be Sub-Continent
  • McConnell, Dave – The Soldier
  • McFaden, Stazja – Sharing The Sky
  • Mullens, Cathleen – Infinite Love
  • Nuvota, Miriam – New Years Wish
  • Palmer, Colin – Tears of Joy
  • Piccone, Denise – Preparing For War
  • Powell, Anthony – Awaken
  • Rupchuk, Tracy Lynn – Glimpse Out Of Darkness
  • Seversten, Thom – Describe The Night?
  • Silton, Leslie – Panther In Black Roses
  • Silverten, Gida – World Peace
  • Spencer, Cassandra – Snap My Fingers
  • Sterling, Jessica – History
  • Thompson, Heidi – With Small Hands And Tiny Fingers
  • Vachandez, Cyrille – One Or Two Dreams Away
  • Vernon, Christine – And Yet Somewhere
  • Weitzman, Dan (lyrics) – Planet Of Peace – A Song
  • Yasin, April – Harmony Of Forgiveness
  • Zappala, Ivy – My Thoughts For The World