Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed
August 11th 2006
CONTESTS & CALLS
Check out the current contests:
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
sure to introduce yourself in the Federation on-line forums
and check out the
section to find out more about each.
Robert Hayes - Winnipeg, MB
Glenn Peirson - Guelph, ON
Diego Bastianutti - Burnaby, BC
Andre Ritins - Nobleton, ON
Klark Brockerville - St. Johns, NB
Norma West Linder
What are you waiting for?
Join today and look forward to an exciting year of
contests, events and publishing opportunities.
Check out this months feature poet
Joanne Joyce Green.
NEW! The Way to Happiness and
where the winner
of each will appear in Poetry Canada magazine and get a free copy! Call now open.
Exclusive CPF Member publishing opportunity. CFP Affiliate, the Canada Cuba Literary Alliance (CCLA) is putting together an
anthology that will select the top 10 CFP members work, and provide a FREE copy of the anthology.
No submission fee.
Your postcard prose will start with the phrase – "It was as if" and then continue on from there.
Say it all within 250 words or less.
There is no theme, restrictions on topic. Use your poetic creativity. Postcard Prose is a form of poetry but with paragraph breaks rather than the line breaks of traditional poetry. Because it is short and because it is poetry be poetically creative in nature.
Deadline October 1, 2006
There has never been a better time to join the CFP!
Submit your work to Trish Shields at
Put CCLA Submission in the subject line.
To find out more about the contest visit the CCLA site
August is upon us, and at the height of summer many of us have been through
a heat wave. To make it even hotter, I went down to Florida this past week
for a motivational conference, so I'm back even more determined than ever to
get poetry everywhere.
I still need a calendar co-ordinator, so if you have a few minutes a couple of times
a week, I'd love your help. We have CFP member Trish Shields taking care of the
anthology calls, and a few more chapters/federations are in the process of being
started, and I'll get you more details as they get settled. Look for new things
in Nova Scotia, Guelph and Alberta.
Join the CFP and become a part of a vibrant and supportive group. Check out the benefits and join.
A free subscription to Poetry Canada magazine and over 20 other
benefits, to help you really get your money's worth.
Tracy Lynn Repchuk
President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets
A reminder that the CFP has many forums you can share your work on, talk to other
poets, practice, do lessons, and much more. This week a fun posting appeared, so I have
put in an exert from a posting by Nikhil Parekh.|
"Thank you Lily and tracy for appreciation of this poem. Each comment from Tracy
Lynn Repchuk is warm and inspiring to the soul. I admire the unflinching conviction
with which she has singlehandedly crafted the Canadian Federation of Poets into
a world class organization. She has left no stone unturned in creating an
organization catering to poets of all fraternities, religion, color to come
together and head towards success.
In my letters from world leaders, I have heard four times from the Deputy Prime
Minister of Canada, Anne McLlelan and thrice from Paul Martin.
If I can have a letter signed by several members here in this community, of
course with the seal and final sign of Tracy Lynn Repchuk, I can then send
that signed letter as an appeal to the Canadian Govt. to grant the Canadian
Federation of Poets National status -- to the Deputy PM of Canada as
well as the PM of Canada--as I've had an excellent rapport with both in recent past.
I would humbly implore for grants, for official national status and other things
after it's signed by important members of this community and herself."
Check out the entire posting and become a part of this appeal.
My response is - Thanks Nikhil for your kind thoughts, and words, and to members such as
Donna, George, Richard, Graham, Stella, Jean, David, and
too many to mention that help to make the CFP what it is today and tomorrow!
FEATURE BOOK ANNOUNCE
Poetic Beauty By Joanne Joyce Green
Joanne Joyce Williams was born in Toronto, Ontario, where she lives with her husband
Donald. Like many of us, poetry came into her life early as a child of eight,
while she was sitting under the table while Mother sang. As a ripe young woman
of 90 years young, she was inspired to create POETIC BEAUTY which is a
story Joanne wrote in the hopes of giving teens the courage to stand up and say no
to abuse when dating. This story is about a
teen who finds herself in a bad situation, and must make choices and look
honestly at her feelings - and that she alone must find the courage to make them.
Paperback - 84 pages ISBN #08059-9109-3
Get your copy today for $12.00 from Rose Dog Books
Advertise your book here for just $25 or $10 if you are a CFP member, or get a free
book announce here with every 4 week Feature Book reservation.
Thursday August 17th, 2006 - 7pm
Contact: George Arnold
Timothy's World Coffee
321 Lakeshore Rd. E, Oakville,
Open mic event where poets and performers can get together and share both poetry and short stories.
Check out all of our happenings or get complete details on the above events from our
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
Caleb Repchuk just completed shooting a commercial for Roadrunner Internet
in the US, a Time Warner company.
Caleb Repchuk was just accepted into the John Robert Powers School
of Acting and Training.
Congratulations to these CFP members who were accepted into Enchanted
Crossroads: A Canadian Anthology of Verse which is
launching Sunday, August 13 starting at 1 p.m.in the Walter Peteryschuk Turret Room , Lawrence Centre for the Arts,
127 Christina Street South in Sarnia are:
Karen Calaiezzi, David Chirko, Mark Clement, Flavia Cosma, J. Graham Ducker,
Stella Ducker, Peggy Fletcher, Debbie Okun Hill, I.B. Iskov, Clark LaPointe,
Norma West Linder, Lois Nantais, Lynn Tait, Adele Kearns Thomas.
CALENDAR HELP NEEDED
The CFP needs a new Calendar Coordinator!
If you are a CFP member, contact us ASAP for this position. You must have access daily
to a computer and email. I would be forwarding submissions for you to post. I will
also train you to enter them on the calendar, which takes only minutes. It is an easy
way to become involved, with very little time involvement.