Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed August 11th 2006

In This Issue

Welcome New Members

Feature Book Announce

Want to get published?

CFP Events

Members in the News

Contests & Calls

Anthology Call

Calendar Help Needed


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

New Members:
  • 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.


    Poetry Canada magazine

    Check out the current contests:
  • NEW! The Way to Happiness and
  • Rhyming Poetry; 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!



    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
    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.

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


  • 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 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.


    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.

    Canadian Federation of Poets