Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed February 1 2006

In This Issue

Poets Marketplace

Welcome New Members

It pays to be a CFP member!

The Future Looks Bright

CFP Events

Members in the News

Contests

 
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

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

  • Aldyth Joubert - Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Rosalind Eagle - Surrey,BC
  • Colleen Smith - Brussels, ON
  • Shon Bryer McLean - Kitchener, ON
  • I.B. (Bunny) Iskov - Thornhill, ON

    Renewals:
  • Lois Thurman - Hazel Park, MI USA
  • Ruth E. Walker - Whitby, 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 Anna Yin.

  • POETS MARKETPLACE
    Poetry Canada magazine

    Have you booked your spot?
    The next edition is about to close. 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
    RENAISSANCE CAFE:

  • 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: www.RenaissanceCafe.ca
  • CONTESTS

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


    MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

  • Nikhil Parekh Congratulations to Nikhil, who now has the official world record with the Limca Book of World Records India, for having the most number of replies/letters from World Leaders and World Organizations.

    Limca Book of World Records India is ranked second to the Guinness Book of Records, and Nikhil will be featured in the 2006 edition of the book!

    Check out the many accolades from World Leaders and Organizations for his poetry on anti terrorism, world peace, global environment and wildlife conservation, Tsunami, HIV/AIDS and more.

    Here is a great example of one CFP member taking the effort to make poetry prominent on a global scale, and we are proud to have him as a part of our family.

    You can check out Nikhil's website and read the many other things he has done for his poetry, and for poetry.

    If you are a CFP member and have been in the news, share your story with us, and our readers.
    Anna Yin has just completed her new book Beyond My Knowing and will be launching it on Sunday February 12th, at the CFP/TOPS Valentine's Event. Check out the calendar for details. Everyone is welcome and the event is FREE!
  • Okay, so have you all made your resolutions? If not, do it! It is beneficial to have goals, targets, and plans. Without them, you have no idea where you are going, or if you even got there. Yes we are poets, and writing is inspired and happens when it happens. But with a bit of added 'goals' to the process, you can have a plan for your poetry when it arrives. It can be as simple as sharing it at an event or an online forum, or sending it to a contest or magazine. Or it may be to 'lose weight', but whatever it is, share it so you can be held somewhat accountable, and keep motivated.

    The Canadian Federation of Poets has set up a 'resolution' share area for you to post your goals, and check in once and a while to share your progress; success stories, ask questions, ask for help, anything. It is a place where you can build a community of people who want to accomplish something this year, and would like someone to do that with. Not that we don't all have friends, but sometimes it is easier for a 'stranger' to know you are trying to lose weight, or get published. You are surrounded here by people who are probably all trying to do the same thing.

    Have fun everyone, and visit often.

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

    IT PAYS TO BE A CFP MEMBER

    Renewal Features - Many CFP members have already started their renewal cycles, so you'll be happy to see the new plan we put in place to help you recoup the costs of membership. In addition to already receiving Canada's most diverse poetry magazine, when you renew your membership, it pays!

  • Year 2 - Get 1 free Poets Marketplace ad in Poetry Canada magazine
  • Year 3 - Get 1 free e-zine announcement
  • Year 4 - Get 1 free CFP website front page book feature promotion. This is a new CFP promotion offering, and you get one free week
  • Year 5 - Get 1 free 1/8 ad in Poetry Canada magazine
  • Year 6 and beyond, to be announced. But it will be commensurate with your support.

    Most of these options already pay in full your membership fee, and it is our way of saying thanks for your support, and that together, we will make a difference.

    If you have mistakenly let your membership lapse, be sure to contact us by February 15th, 2006; and we will sign you up as a renewal, and keep your benefits in place.

    Re-join or join today!


  • THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT

    The Future Looks Bright

    The first CFP Anthology has completed, and The Future Looks Bright!

    If you knew you could make a difference, would you use your words to heal humanity, or walk a path of silent calm? We chose to make a difference. Find out how!

    You will love the inspiring poetry and beautiful photography. And now it is available for you to enjoy. Get your copy today. There are limited quantities left.

    Order your copy today! at only $15


    CFP EVENTS

  • Sunday February 5th, 2006 2:00pm
    Burlington Federation

    Contact: Tracy Repchuk
    Burlington Art Centre
    1333 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON

    It's time for any poet that can to make it out to the Burlington Art Centre to present your Haiku response to the current exhibit; Kimiko Koyanagi whose sculptures are succinct and refined, much like Haiku. Drop into the gallery anytime and prepare your HAIKUS for presentation on Sunday February 5th at 2:00pm


  • Sunday February 12th, 2006 1 - 5pm
    Valentine's Poetry Love-in
    The CFP and The Ontario Poetry Society are uniting to offer you this spectacular event of poetry, prizes, gifts and fun.
    Contact: George Arnold
    Where:The King's Arms
    Miller's Mews, 323 Church Street, Oakville, Ontario
    (corner of Church and Reynolds)

    Featured poets and open mic opportunities will inspire in this Valentine's get together.

    Find out more at: Lovein Info

  • Thursday February 16th, 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 on-line calendar.


  • CALENDAR CALLS:

    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.


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