Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed February 8 2006

In This Issue

Poets' Marketplace

Welcome New Members

The Spirit of Humanity Anthology Call

The Future Looks Bright

CFP Events

Poetry Canada Locations

Member Testimonials



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

  • Stella Ducker - Oshawa, ON
  • Jennifer Sharp - Haliburton, ON
  • Gregg Rowe - Lachine, QC

  • Peter Ozeroff

    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.

    Poetry Canada magazine

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    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

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


  • Carol A. Stephens - CFP Member
    "Although I have been writing poetry for many years, it was not until the CFP listed me as Carol A Stephen - Poet; that I realized I could call myself a writer. I want to thank you so much for that attitude-changing boost! CFP provides so many great resources for poets. The newsletters are one excellent example. I was especially interested on reading the November newsletter to find that I could set up a free Blog; giving me my own website. It was amazingly easy and quick to do; in about 10 minutes I was off and running. I am looking forward later to taking advantage of the Poets' Certification course next.

    The efforts by the CFP to promote poetry in Canada and around the world can really make a difference for us all.
    Thanks to Tracy Repchuk for all of her help."

    Check out more or send a testimonial in yourself


    Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews Two poems, one in Italian (Ritorno), and one in English (Moon Birth) were published in TRANSVERSE, a Comparative Literature Journal of Poetry published by the University of Toronto. The date of publishing was December, 2005.


    Gary Gaines Never Forget RW
  • There are some pretty exciting things happening around here, and I hope you can all feel it. I was selected to serve as Editor for the Artists for a Better World Poetry Anthology. This is a great honour, and a huge benefit to the poets who subscribe to this e-zine. We get a chance to participate with a really great group, for a very good cause; the promotion of poetry for the spirit of humanity. So get your writing hats on everyone, and take advantage of a really wonderful publishing opportunity.

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


    January 25, 2006 - Hollywood: Artists For A Better World International has issued a "Worldwide Call For Poetry." Submissions will be reviewed and selected for publication within a second AFABW poetry compilation book. This new soft-cover volume is themed and titled: The Spirit of Humanity.

    Check out all of the submission details at;

    There is no submission fee.

    AFABW is dedicated to building a worldwide network of artists who share a vision of creating a better world through aesthetics; and is open to artists and art enthusiasts of goodwill from all around the world. In short, any and all who desire to help in the creation of a better world are eligible to submit their poetry.


    The Canadian Federation of Poets is conducting a survey so that we can address the needs of poets and the poetry industry with our strategic planning for next year.

    It only takes a few minutes!
    Take the 2006 CFP Survey

    Your time is appreciated, and your opinion matters. We will be tabulating and publishing the results so that every poet and organization can benefit.


    The Future Looks Bright

    Have you got your copy of the first CFP Anthology The Future Looks Bright?

    The Future Looks Bright is a testament to the spirit and faith of poets in a world prominent with problems. Working with the vision that thought and words create the future, the poets of the Canadian Federation set off on a journey of hope and creation. You will love the inspiring poetry and beautiful photography that makes this collection a must for anyone who wants to change the world.

    Get your copy today, because once they run out, that's it!

    Order your copy today! at only $15


  • Sunday February 12th, 2006 1 - 5pm
    Valentine's Poetry Love-in
    A must attend event for all poets in the area.

    A uniting of two organizations to create a wonderful afternoon of inspired poetry and fun.

    The Canadian Federation of Poets 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.

    Also happening is the book launch of CFP member Anna Yin's Jasmine Star Light. She will be reading from it, and on hand to sign copies. There will be a special price available for attendees.

  • 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 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