WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
sure to introduce yourself in the Federation on-line forums
and check out the
section to find out more about each.
Aldyth Joubert - Johannesburg, South Africa
Rosalind Eagle - Surrey,BC
Colleen Smith - Brussels, ON
Shon Bryer McLean - Kitchener, ON
I.B. (Bunny) Iskov - Thornhill, ON
Lois Thurman - Hazel Park, MI USA
Ruth E. Walker - Whitby, ON
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
Check out the current contests Global Village
where the winner
of each will appear in Poetry Canada magazine. Call now open.
Have you booked your spot?
The next edition is about to close.
Magazine exposure for your books starting at just $27.50
for a full 3 month appearance in the magazine, and on-line.
Unprecedented value for a magazine ad. Make 2006 the
year you really get your books into the hands of the public
you wrote them for.
Get complete details at Poetry Canada Poets Marketplace
Looking to pick up a copy of Poetry Canada magazine? Well you can now get it at Toronto's
one-stop-artist-spot, The Renaissance Cafe - 1938 Danforth Avenue. More details at:
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
Congratulations to Nikhil, who now has the official world record with the Limca Book
of World Records India, for having the most number of replies/letters from World Leaders and
Limca Book of World Records India is ranked
second to the Guinness Book of Records, and Nikhil will be
featured in the 2006 edition of the book!
Check out the many accolades from
World Leaders and Organizations for his poetry on anti terrorism, world
peace, global environment and wildlife conservation, Tsunami, HIV/AIDS
Here is a great example of one CFP member taking the effort to make poetry prominent
on a global scale, and we are proud to have him as a part of our family.
You can check out Nikhil's website and read the many other things he has
done for his poetry, and for poetry.
If you are a CFP member and have been in the news, share your story with us, and our readers.
Anna Yin has just completed her new book Beyond My Knowing and will be
launching it on Sunday February 12th, at the CFP/TOPS Valentine's
Event. Check out the calendar for details. Everyone is welcome and
the event is FREE!
Okay, so have you all made your resolutions? If not, do it! It is beneficial
to have goals, targets, and plans. Without them, you have no idea where
you are going, or if you even got there. Yes we are poets, and writing is
inspired and happens when it happens. But with a bit of added 'goals' to the
process, you can have a plan for your poetry when it arrives. It can be
as simple as sharing it at an event or an online forum, or sending it to a
contest or magazine. Or it may be to 'lose weight', but whatever it is, share
it so you can be held somewhat accountable, and keep motivated.
The Canadian Federation of Poets
has set up a 'resolution' share area for you to post your goals, and
check in once and a while to share your progress; success stories, ask questions,
ask for help, anything. It is a place where you can build a community of
people who want to accomplish something this year, and would like someone
to do that with. Not that we don't all have friends, but sometimes it is easier
for a 'stranger' to know you are trying to lose weight, or get published. You
are surrounded here by people who are probably all trying to do the same thing.
Have fun everyone, and visit often.
Tracy Lynn Repchuk President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets
IT PAYS TO BE A CFP MEMBER|
Renewal Features - Many CFP members have already started their renewal cycles, so you'll
be happy to see the new plan we put in place to help you recoup the costs of membership. In addition
to already receiving Canada's most diverse poetry magazine, when you renew your membership, it pays!
Year 2 - Get 1 free Poets Marketplace ad in Poetry Canada magazine
Year 3 - Get 1 free e-zine announcement
Year 4 - Get 1 free CFP website front page book feature
promotion. This is a new CFP promotion offering, and you get one free week
Year 5 - Get 1 free 1/8 ad in Poetry Canada magazine
Year 6 and beyond, to be announced. But it will be commensurate with your support.
Most of these options already pay in full your membership fee, and it is our way of saying thanks
for your support, and that together, we will make a difference.
If you have mistakenly let your
membership lapse, be sure to contact us by February 15th, 2006; and we will sign you up as
a renewal, and keep your benefits in place.
Re-join or join today!
THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT
The first CFP Anthology has completed, and The Future Looks Bright!
If you knew you could make a difference, would you use your words to heal humanity,
or walk a path of silent calm? We chose to make a difference. Find out how!
You will love the inspiring poetry and beautiful photography.
And now it is available for you to enjoy. Get your copy today.
There are limited quantities left.
Order your copy today! at only $15
Sunday February 5th, 2006 2:00pm
Contact: Tracy Repchuk
Burlington Art Centre
1333 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON
It's time for any poet that can to make it out to the Burlington Art Centre to present your Haiku response
to the current exhibit; Kimiko Koyanagi whose sculptures are succinct and refined, much like Haiku.
Drop into the gallery anytime and prepare your HAIKUS for presentation on Sunday February 5th at 2:00pm
Sunday February 12th, 2006 1 - 5pm
Valentine's Poetry Love-in
The CFP and The Ontario Poetry Society are uniting
to offer you this spectacular event of poetry, prizes,
gifts and fun.
Contact: George Arnold
Where:The King's Arms
Miller's Mews, 323 Church Street,
(corner of Church and Reynolds)
Featured poets and open mic opportunities will inspire in this Valentine's get together.
Find out more at: Lovein Info
Thursday February 16th, 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
Calendar Coordinator: Kevin Craig
If you are a CFP member, or a CFP Affiliate Organization feel free to submit
your events to us. It is a great way to easily increase attendance.