Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed August 17th 2006

In This Issue

Welcome New Members

Feature Book Announce

Poetry Canada Blowout Sale

CFP Events

Members in the News

Contests & Calls

Volunteers Needed


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

New Members:
  • Betty Dobson - Halifax, NS
  • Robert Hayes - Winnipeg, MB
  • Glenn Peirson - Guelph, ON
  • Bonnie S. Manning-Jones - Belleville, ON
  • Kesayini - Toronto, ON

  • Ljerka Susanna Lukic

    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.

  • NEW! CFP members call for CCLA Anthology


    Each newsletter I will post a request for a volunteer for the many positions we need to fill in order to grow and expand poetry in this next year. This is a great opportunity to help the CFP, help yourself, gain a great skill for your CV/Bio, and in return I will offer promotional freebies of your skills, your work, your events and/or your products. See the volunteers section for complete details. I will be listing them in terms of smallest effort and time required.

    Membership Assistant:
    Time required: 20 minutes per month
    This involves contacting expired members and reminding them it is time to renew. Usually no more than 10 calls are required per month. Great for people that like the phone, and enjoy talking to others. Usually doesn't take more than 20 minutes time on the phone in total for the whole month. Needs to be someone with a long distance phone plan as I don't want anyone to incur extra expenses on our behalf.

    Contact Tracy Repchuk to apply or find out more!


    Many thanks to Betty Dobson of Halifax, Nova Scotia who has taken on the position of Calendar Coordinator!

    If you are a CFP member, this is a great way to promote your book launches, appearances, and check out contest calls and events.

    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. Send your information to: Calendar Coordinator: Betty Dobson

    Special Thanks to Kevin Craig who held the post last year

    Okay, so who turned the heat off? As many around me dripped through the heat waves of summer, I was basking in the warmth of its cozy blanket. Now, I'm cold already. I feel like fall is breathing down my shivering neck, ready to pounce its leaf-dropping pleasure on me. I keep hearing about this global warming, but in my backyard, it feels like summer is getting shorter every year!

    I'd like to give thanks for the many people that volunteered to be Calendar Coordinator, it was great to know so many would help. As a new season starts in September, this is a good time to fill in the many more volunteers in different categories that I need. So please check out the positions that are available, some that even pay. Or, send me the skills you have, and amount of time you have, and we can see where you can help. Every little bit makes a difference in our success, your success, and the success of poetry on the planet.

    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


    Regardless of the edition date, Poetry Canada contains great articles, advice, websites, and poetry that is timeless, and relevant. Because of this we are going to be releasing back copies in a huge Back-to-School sale for only $5 each plus mailing. Editions and highlights you can choose from are:
  • Mar/Apr/May 2006 - 10 copies left
    • Preparing your manuscript for publishing - Sophronia Scott
    • Squawk versus Talk: the cause and effect of communication
  • Dec/Jan/Feb 2006 - 10 copies left
    • The Business of Writing - Stacey Lynn Newman
    • How to critique poems without being offensive - Suzan L Wiener
  • Sept/Oct/Nov 2005 - SOLD OUT!
  • June/July/Aug 2005 - 16 copies left
    • Top 4 ways to "Help make it happen!" - Richard Grove
    • Meet India's treasured poet - Nikhil Parekh
  • Mar/Apr/May 2005 - 6 copies left
    • Top 10 things to do with your poetry
    • Poetry Survey Results - What you need to know!
    • Dedication to Wayne Brown
  • Dec/Jan/Feb 2005 - SOLD OUT!
  • Sept/Oct/Nov 2004 - 13 copies left
    • 10 ways to improve your poetry and get published - Suzan Wiener
    • Interview with Leslie Greentree - 2004 Griffin Award International Nominee

    This is a great way to complete your set of this beautiful magazine that is sure to be a part of Canadian culture and literature, and a collectors item. Plus it will give you tips and tricks on ways to get published and the type of articles and interviews we accept.

    To see the complete contents of each issue visit the archives at:

    To order, send us an email with your address and the edition date. We will send you a paypal invoice that includes shipping ($1.50 for Canada, $2.25 for US, $8.00 for International)



    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.


  • Congratulations to Nikhil Parekh who has been awarded a 2nd record with the LIMCA Book of Records in India for being the first and only Indian to win an EPPIE Award. EPPIE awards are the highest honor given in the world to felicitate and award ebooks. They are given out every year by an organization called EPIC-Electronically Published Internet Connection, in the USA. only 20 winners in different book categories for writing were awarded, and Nikhil won under category of poetry.

  • The anthology, Intimate Strangers: Shores in Time has just released and contains the poetry of the following CFP poets: Tracy Lynn Repchuk, Graham Ducker, Stella Ducker, Richard Grove and George Arnold. Contact Hidden Brook Press for your copy.

  • The Burlington Federation which works in tandem with the Burlington Arts Centre has 2 new co-chairs. Congratulations to George Arnold and Jean Burbidge who were selected to work directly with the BAC in the promotion of art and poetry. These are stellar events run in conjunction with the closing of a gallery exhibit. Be sure to get involved with this group, as it is a wonderful and unique experience.

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