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Bernice Lever - Bowen Island, BC
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Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
Governor General of Canada
The next issue of Poetry Canada is completed
and shipped. If you didn't get a copy, you may
need to renew.
Look for it soon. This
editions interview is with John Wing Jr. poet and
comedian who has appeared on the Tonight Show six times
with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, plus had 3 CBC
productions of his own and a full radio series. You'll
find out his journey from Canada to Los Angeles and what
that has meant to his career and advice he has for
Poets Featured include:
* Carrie Siemens - Canada
* Janet Reid - Canada
* Katie Murphy - Canada
* Jonathon Greenhause - USA
* Denise Asuncion - Canada
* Alan Morrison - UK
* Eoin O'Brien - Canada
* Louisa Howerow - Canada
* Changming Yuan - Canada
Rhyming Contest Winner:
* Debbie Ouellet - Canada
Book Review - by Gary Phaup
Interview with John Wing Jr.
by Tracy Repchuk
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where the winner
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The 8th annual ArtFest 2008
held in Hollywood, CA is going to be held on Oct. 11th and 12th. Poetry
reading is Oct. 11th, but you can buy a full week-end pass.
The 2008 CBC Literary Awards competition is now open!
The deadline for submissions is November 1st, 2008. The Awards are
Canada's only literary competition celebrating original, unpublished works in
both official languages. There are three categories: short story, poetry, and
creative nonfiction, with cash prizes totaling $60,000, courtesy of the Canada
Council for the Arts, publication in Air Canada's enRoute magazine and
visibility for the winners and their winning entries offered by CBC.
To find out how to enter, go to
Understanding the Film Business and Where you fit in as a Writer
by Eric Sherman Sunday October 12th
from 1 – 3:30 PM at the Artists for a Better World Arts festival
Eric has been a directing and production consultant to Universal Studios,
Paramount Pictures and The Mount Company and has worked with several of
Hollywood's leading writers, producers and directors.
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October, the excitement of fall, changing leaves and a very scary
Tons of speaking engagements for me, and a sold out
poetry event I am holding in October in Hollywood, CA - what a
great way to start the month.
Things to do this month:
1. Submit to all the anthologies
2. Enjoy listening to the Priscila Uppal interview.
Federation of Poets Interview Series
3. Attend a live event or talk with someone on the forum. If you haven't
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LAST CHANCE FOR SOME
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The Poetry of
Check them all out, and submit to any that
speaks to you. The Poetry
Enjoy the journey.
Tracy Lynn Repchuk
President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets
The live interview with Griffin Poetry prize finalist Priscila
Uppal was a smashing success with attendees thanking me multiple
times for creating this opportunity.
We discussed her journey, inspirations, nomination
process, publishing experiences, and how she took her poetry
career to the next level. We also got her insights on her
nominated book Ontological Necessities.
For a limited time I am providing access to the
audio replay so you can be a part of this wonderful experience.
You'll discover in this revealing interview:
* Her advice for self publishing, and attracting a publisher
* How everything you do is relative
* Critique versus Criticism - How you cope
* Top 3 things you can do to take your poetry career to the next
* What happens after you are nominated for a major award
* How she became an Amazon.com bestselling poet
* The 2 tests she has for all of her poetry and why
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UNITING TO CREATE ONE VOICE
THE POETRY OF... ANTHOLOGIES
Enter them ALL!
The call is open for 7 anthologies.
The Poetry of
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SEASONS - Closed
RELATIONSHIPS - Closed
BIRTH - Closed
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Are you a CFP member and write articles? Send them in too. They
can be considered for this newsletter as well. That is free publicity
and promotion whether you are a poet, editor or publicist. The articles
should be how to, tips and tricks, getting published type. Anything that
helps a poet take their craft to the next level.
FEATURED POETRY CALL
Have you ever heard
of a thing called marriage?
The Poetry of Marriage anthology is
about union - of people, a blending of elements, a formal or
informal agreement. It is what you have either experienced yourself,
viewed directly, or have an opinion on. food. A topic that carries with it a memory for everyone.
Remember growing up watching your parents? Or
were they divorced? How
did you feel? What can you express, share or help someone else with?
Did you ever
marry? Divorce? There has to be something cathartic either for
yourself, or others.
been married 20 years? 30? 40? Share a special anniversary poem,
write one, let others know the path to longevity.
binds us, creates hope, life, love, family, and it’s an important
part of the preservation of mankind.
is - share your experiences.
The Poetry of Marriage knows you have a poem
to share - so send your submissions before it closes to:
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CFP ADDRESS UPDATES
A reminder that if you move, please let us know. We are getting more
and more Poetry Canada magazines back, and this is costing us to resend and get
by Saskia Maddock
Saskia a lifelong
writer but brand new publisher, I am proud (and nervous, and
excited) to offer this first body of work to you, the reader. I
have always been drawn to express myself in poetry; to recognize
and communicate, using ordinary but magical words, those moments
where I truly understand the reality around me. I take a deep
breath, settle into the present, and begin to write.
life unmasked is part
of my journey through this wonderful, chaotic, messy world of
ours, and I wish to share it with you. I hope you enjoy it.
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Timothy's World Coffee
321 Lakeshore Rd. E, Oakville, ON
Contact: George Arnold
Open mic event for all members, non members and Federation
Affiliate members to participate in.
of Every Month - 7pm
Halifax Federation of Poets
2104 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS
Every third Wednesday of each month
Contact: Donelda Kent at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday of Every Month - 7pm
Last Saturday of every month starting at 2 p.m. at the
Heritage Glen Residences,
New Brunswick Federation
9362 Main St. Richibucto, NB
Contact: Rebecca Cuevas De Caissie
Open mic event where poets and performers can get together and share both poetry and short stories.
Peel Region (Brampton/Mississauga).
6515 Glen Erin Dr., Mississauga.
Peel Region Federation
Contact: Cheryl Xavier
Durham Region Federation of Poets
contact Stella Ducker at
Penticton, BC Federation of Poets
contact Donna Thompson
Calgary, Alberta Federation of Poets
contact Wei Yin
India Federation of Poets
contact Nikhil Parekh
Check out all the details on the calendar
If you are a CFP member with exciting news, let us know. Send an email
with the news in it, and a subject line of CFP Member News.
Tracy Repchuk -
Nikhil Parekh -
* Won his 4th and 5th Limca World Records!
That is totally amazing. Be sure to check out all of
Nikhil's accolades and get the full details at: PR Web
or Yahoo News
about his recent limca world record
for the Canadian Federation of Poets CFP and the other one for McGill Dictionary
Bonita Summers -
Anti-war poems were published in The Gazette by Stephen Gill
Appeared in Within Kingston
* Published in
Holding a WOMEN in
2009 Poetry Contest
Debbie poem, 'Word Pole Lease Blues' was
published in The Egregious in May 2008 and will be
published in the next issue of its parent magazine The
* Her poem 'I Pass the Loom' was published in Inscribed
in June 2008.
* Her poem 'Finale' won the Poetry Canada Rhyming Poetry
contest and was published along with her poem 'Word
Storms' in the most recent issue of Poetry Canada. *
Debbie was one of the readers representing the Canadian
Federation of Poets at the Stellar Literary Festival on
September 27th in Oshawa.
Not only has he been published in journals
such as Grain, On Spec, Queen's Quarterly and CV2, I now
have a full length poetry collection coming out in
February 2009 published by Serengeti Press entitled
"Over the Edge". I encourage all members to check out
the book when it comes online in February.