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This month’s featured poet is: Raymond Fenech

Ray Fenech was born in the small fishing village of St. Julian's, Malta and embarked on his writing career when he was still in his early teens. He freelanced for two major political papers, Il-Mument and In-Nazzjon and between 1980-85 worked as a journalist with Malta's leading newspaper, The Times.

Since then he has always worked in the media field carrying out public relations work for several leading companies and between 1999 and 2001 edited two nation-wide distributed magazines, Living 2000 and The Globe Trotter. Now, he runs his own business in copywriting, PR and advertising.

While many of us are working on our next poem, Ray has been fighting cancer since Winter 2004. He says, "The symptoms only became apparent in September after some very long painful tests. I was in hopsital for almost two weeks and had to have a small operation, a biopsy. Unfortunately Hodgkin's disease was diagnosed and I had to undertake chemo therapy. I started in November and I have just completed my last session. There is no 100% certainty that it will go away but we got it in the first stages and there is a good chance of complete cure. That is what the doctors keep telling me."

In his own words, "Chemo is a devastating medicine. I am dizzy and tired, so it's difficult for me to do anything at the moment. Even reading is difficult and I have never watched so many DVDs in my whole life."

Ray has published poems, essays, short stories and articles in Malta, Sicily, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Argentina. Some of his research on ghost stories were recently published in The International Directory of the Most Haunted Places by Penguin Books in the USA. Ray writes in a language everyone can understand, without mincing words or losing his way in philosophical and poetic techniques, too academic for the majority reader. He believes what Nobel Prize winner Ernest Hemingway believed that the most important equipment for a writer is "a built-in, shock-proof shit detector".



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This month’s featured poet is: Rebecca Cuevas De Caissie

 


Rebecca Cuevas De Caissie is a Canadian Federation of Poets member, Chair of the New Brunswick Federation and Editor of the CFP Anthology "The Poetry of Children".
Award Winning poet, Rebecca  Cuevas De Caissie, A.K.A. “Loves Assassin”, was born and raised in sultry South Florida. Her multi-cultural heritage and upbringing make this poet a true romantic at heart. She now makes her home in Atlantic Canada, a small house by the ocean, in a small close community where dreamers find many lazy days to weave a tapestry of dreams. Since the young age of thirteen years old, Rebecca has been spinning gossamer webs of dreams and passion enjoyed internationally.  Rebecca's work is published in various Anthologies through out the world and in individual collections of poetry such as the romantic Lamentations of The Caves, Echoes of the Caves (featuring a form of poetry created by Rebecca called Simpatia) and coming in the Fall 2007, A deep and painful poetic study of human relationships, An Arcadian Love Song. Rebecca is also quickly becoming well known for her research articles on Hispanic Culture which are currently used by many teaching facilities and media outlets to help bridge the gap in understanding Hispanic Culture. She is also finalizing a fantasy novel for young readers, which tells the tale of how a young girl became the first human to meet the fairy kingdom and releasing magic the magic of humanity into the world. Currently Rebecca serves as the NB Chair for the Canadian Federation of Poets as well as the Youth Director as well as the editor for the Poetry of Youth Anthology.

Rebecca has successfully held various offices in business administration throughout her career. Traditionally trained in the field of Interior Designing and Business Administration, her experiences in work are wide and varied. Finally realizing her gift for nurturing made her a natural for teaching, Rebecca transformed her career into on of training and equipping others to succeed in the Business world by becoming a training manager. Through working with companies and independently, Rebecca has over 15 Years of Business Administration experience. Rebecca is a mother of five, contributing writer for Global Woman Magazine, is Youth Director as well as The New Brunswick Chair for The Canadian Federation of Poetry but above all things she is always makes time for her greatest passion, writing.

Rebecca is a philanthropist at heart and in practice; she has headed many humanitarian campaigns as well as participated in supporting the work of others. She believes in putting action to words not only in her career but in her personal life as well. Her many interests in the philanthropic arena are ecology, humanitarian aide, education and the fight to preserve basic Human Rights. Her challenge to herself as well as her family has been to lead by example and to make changes when the opportunity arises. A good part of this has been achieved in the way she approaches daily life and from years that she has dedicated to various causes, sometimes on a full time basis.

As a public speaker and M.C., Rebecca has been privileged to participate in many events such as readings, signings, radio interviews and event hosting. You will find more information about Rebecca at www.rebeccaspoetryonline.us.tt  If you wish to find out about the benefits of joining the Canadian Federation of Poets, would like to meet Rebecca in person or for any correspondence, please contact Rebecca using the following email address: rebeccas_poetry_online@yahoo.com  or by mail at 1152 Ch De Prairie Rd, Richibouctou-Village, NB E4W1H4 Canada.


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