As part of the World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival this past weekend, Synn Kune read from his work. (Photo by Una Bruhns.)

photo of synn kune loh by Una Bruhns“Inspire Peace!” is the theme for the Third Annual World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival. Created by Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea in 1997, the World Poetry Society is built upon respect, honor, support, peace and love for all. The society promotes the recognition of multicultural and multilingual poets and writers through the power of arts and education. The World Poetry Society’s display features peace posters, free gift poems for the public as well as displays from partner programs. The community is invited to celebrate poetry, peace, and creativity.