Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed December 2004

In This Issue

Happy New Year!

Welcome New Members

Gift Giving Ideas

Publishing Opportunity

Member News

CFP Events & Reminders


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

  • James E. Detlor - Milton, ON
  • Barbara Richards - Kearney, ON
  • Maria DiDanieli - Oakville, ON
  • Peggy Fletcher - Sarnia, ON
  • April A. Severin - Hamilton, ON
  • Eleni Kelly - Oakville, ON
  • Nikki Partey - Oakville, ON
  • Saroj D. Ram - Georgetown, ON

    We look forward to an exciting year of contests, events and publishing opportunities.


    Coming Soon the next edition of Poetry Canada magazine.

    Poetry Canada magazine
    Gift giving is as easy as 1,2,3!

    1. A one-year subscription to Poetry Canada magazine would make a great gift idea for yourself or a friend. Starting at just $20, it's an easy way to get your shopping done.

    2. Even better, buy a friend a CFP membership or become a member yourself and the one-year subscription to Poetry Canada magazine is included. Starting at just $35 for the year, you get tons of great benefits and opportunities, plus a complete year of gift giving.
    Join today!

    3. Check out the CFP Bookstore where you can get great books, most under $15. Share some poetry with a loved one, or get inspired by the work of your peers.

    We wish everyone a safe and Happy Season, and hope that all your poetry wishes come true. In the spirit of giving, we have provided some great gift ideas and opportunities.

    If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email.
    Tracy Lynn Repchuk President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets


    Looking for publishing opportunities?

    Introducing the First Annual CFP Members Anthology!

    The CFP is dedicated to the advancement of poetry and poets, so we have decided to make our first anthology called "The Future Looks Bright". With the words from enough poets, and a resurgence in the prominence of poetry in society, it certainly will be.

    So send us your poems, about anything that you think 'looks bright' in your future, or the future of mankind, society, anything you feel compelled to share. With the power of words we will help to change the world through positive energy.

    No submission fee.
    Youth aged 15 years of age and under can become CFP members for FREE.

    You asked to be published, now all you have to do is earn it!

    Find out more, tell your friends, and good luck to everyone!


    Tracy Lynn Repchuk
  • Has just been signed with ST Literary Agency in the US
  • Appeared in this months edition of Education Matters for her work with schools in the teaching and promotion of poetry

    Jenny Panda
  • Just released her first children's book, Tales of Glissen

    Check out our happenings, or tell us about yours for our on-line calendar. If you are a CFP member, or member of a CFP Affiliate Organization then submit your events to the calendar coordinator Marylin Houle. It's a great way to easily increase attendance.


    • CFP Oakville event
      Monday December 20th, 2004
      Williams Coffee Pub
      1500 Upper Middle Road East, Oakville

      Join friends and fellow poets at this festive holiday open mic event. Raffle draws can provide you with some great last minute stocking stuffers.
      Yule tide fun for all ages!

      Contact George Arnold or visit the web site for more information.


      If you're already a member, have you?
    • Sent in a bio or a link to your web site
    • Listed all books and CDs with us
    • Submitted your poetry to Poetry Canada magazine
    • Sent in your submissions for the anthology