Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed April 5th 2006

In This Issue

Poetry Canada Poets' Marketplace

Welcome New Members

New Books in CFPShop

CFP Events

Poetry Canada Locations

2005 Canadian Federation of Poets', Poet of the Year

Special Opportunity for Teen Poets

Contests & Calls


Be sure to introduce yourself in the Federation on-line forums, and check out the member biography section to find out more about each.

  • Christine Greatrix - Keene, ON

  • Donna Thompson - Penticton, BC
  • Jean Burbidge - Campbellville, ON
  • Diana Stokes - Coleman, AB
  • Anna Yin - Mississauga, ON
  • Aileen Calligaris - Kingston, 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 George Arnold.


    Poetry Canada magazine

    Have you booked your spot?
    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


    Poetry Canada magazine

  • 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:

    Check out the current contests:
  • Global Village and
  • Rhyming Poetry; where the winner of each will appear in Poetry Canada magazine. Call now open.


  • Chapters Appearance for teen poets - April 8th

    If you are a teen poet and looking for a rare opportunity, then contact What If Magazine ASAP. There are spots available and you can appear at Chapters St. Catherines (Fairview Mall) from 1-3pm Saturday, April 8th, and read your poetry along with authors; Maureen Lennon, Caroline Rennie Pattison, and Ann Ewan.

    Teen poets and authors will be sharing the spotlight at similar venues: Burlington Chapters (Woodview Place) 7-9pm Friday, April 21st, and Square One Chapters 12-2pm Saturday, April 22nd.

    Find out how you can be a part of the St. Catherine's reading at: What If Magazine

  • April is Poetry Month, and we are off to a wonderful start. The CFP has participated in two events last week, with many more to come. Do something special for yourself and your poetry this month.

    If you have been thinking about joining the CFP, then make April the month you give yourself a gift and become a member of The Canadian Federation of Poets. A free subscription to Poetry Canada magazine and over 20 other benefits, to really get your money's worth.

    Tracy Lynn Repchuk
    President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets


    If you didn't catch our last newsletter, this news worthy item is worth mentioning again. For a second year in a row George Arnold has won "The Canadian Federation of Poets, Poet of the Year for 2005" award. George is a poet who strives for excellence in every task he does, continues to motivate, advance poetry, and helps to make the Canadian Federation of Poets as prominent as it is today.
    George is the Oakville Federation of Poets chair, and holds at least two events every month; one to help poets express themselves in an open mic environment among friends, and the other to help poets refine and hone their craft at a critique and workshop session. In addition he is active in other local poetry and arts groups, and provides the CFP with a local voice as a member of the Board of Directors for the Oakville Arts Council and Editorial Chair of their magazine, Arts About Town.

    Find out more about George


    April is Poetry Month, so I am using this opportunity to see if we can get you more involved with the Canadian Federation of Poets by being a Federation contact in your area and starting a Federation. You can be a contact for your area, your language, your culture, whatever feels right to you. Maybe you already have an on-going event, website, group; why not add our name and increase the exposure, because the more people that know what you are doing, the faster this poetry movement will spread.

    It is very easy to be one. Make sure you are a member of the Canadian Federation of Poets, and then just tell me you are ready, and I will do the rest. I will announce that you are a contact person for your area, and anyone in that area can get a hold of you, and then you get together when you have a few poets that are in contact, and voila - you are a Federation. I will promote your events in Poetry Canada magazine, the newsletters and the calendar, and send any new members in your area, to you.

    Not only will you be doing a great thing for poetry, but it will help you too. You'll meet new friends, get more involved and active in something you love, and gain more exposure through the CFP as we promote you and the events you hold.

    Please let me know if you are interested by getting in touch with me, and I will let you know more, or even better - just go for it and let me know, and I'll play catch up getting you announced.

    Thanks my fellow poets - together we will make a difference in the poetry landscape of Canada and the world.

    April is our moment when all eyes are upon us, so lets take this opportunity, and grow together.


    Christine Greatrix:

    Ponykeeper Speaks: Beyond Whispers
    Ponykeeper Speaks: Beyond Whispers
    by Christine Greatrix
    $17.00 including tax & shipping in Canada and U.S.
    Please contact for purchasing information.


    Special Thanks to these members:
    Congratulations to these CFP poets who participated in an event last week during "April is Poetry Month!"
    Burlington Art Centre - Tracy Lynn Repchuk, Jean Burbidge, Anna Yin, Dave Repchuk
    Poetry with a Conscience - Elka Enola, George Arnold, Sheila Tucker, Josie Di Sciascio Andrews

    Be sure to send me an email if you participated in an event or are going to be in an event this April, and show everyone how active CFP members are, especially during Poetry Month. If you haven't got an event booked, see what you can do to change that.

  • Thursday April 20th, 2006 - 7pm
    Oakville Federation

    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.

  • Friday April 21st, 2006 - 7pm

    The Canadian Federation of Poets
    The Halton CFP Youth Poetry Event

    Assumption Catholic High School
    3230 Woodward Avenue, Burlington, ON

    Featuring the prize-winning youth poets from Halton and specially invited guest poets.

    Door prizes and Tickets only $3

    Come and support the writers of tomorrow

    Check out all of our happenings or get complete details on the above events from our on-line calendar.


    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.

    Canadian Federation of Poets