Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed February 15 2006

In This Issue

Poets' Marketplace

Welcome New Members

The Spirit of Humanity Anthology Call

The Future Looks Bright is shipping

CFP Events

Poetry Canada Locations

Member Testimonial



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
  • Margaret Goudie Parsons - Goose Bay, Labrador

  • Cris Staubach

    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

    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

  • 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:

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


  • David Chirko - CFP member - "Tracy is an indefatigable and creative young woman, balancing family responsibilities with her own individual writing and the operating of the organization she founded: the Canadian Federation of Poets (CFP). Here she executes everything with passion and finesse and that is why membership in the CFP has experienced a tremendous upshoot in a relatively brief time. With the inclusion of Poetry Canada, a colourful and intriguing magazine; the two exemplifies how art, poetry and the philosophy of composing can be fashioned on common ground."

    Check out more or send a testimonial in yourself


    Tracy Lynn Repchuk has been selected to serve as a judge for the writing and poetry contest held for youth in the Brampton Public Libary System.


    Gary Gaines Never Forget RW Anna Yin Jasmine Star Light
  • Ahhhhh... The week of love. Either you love it, or hate it - whichever it is though, I'm sure there's a poem in there somewhere. Well for some reason this Valentine's I happened to come across a lot of love, which was wonderful. Since having kids over 10 years ago, there didn't seem much time for me and my husband, but some miracle happened and all three kids had a sleep-over and play date the next day; this past week-end. We had a Valentine's dinner at our church on Saturday, complete with awesome entertainment (including myself who was the lone poet in the crowd), a Valentine's breakfast at a restaurant (after all we were without children), then the Canadian Federation and The Ontario Poetry Society Valentine's Love In held in Oakville was on Sunday! It was a fantastic event, the room was practically standing room only, and love was in the air. So either continue to enjoy and savour this week and its loving nature, give yourself some special love and attention, or grin and bear it and know it is only one week!

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


    The Future Looks Bright

    The Future Looks Bright anthology is shipping - so if you have ordered copies they should be arriving this week; excluding International, it should be next week. If they don't arrive by Friday, and you have ordered and paid for copies, please contact me and I will look into it.

    There are only 17 copies left, so if you wanted to see what it is like, and have one for your collection, they are going like lightening.

    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.

    Order your copy today! at only $15


    Just a note that our e-mail system has been down since 9:45am Monday February 13th, 2006. This has affected every one of our companies, so if we have not replied to you in the last couple of days, this is why. If you don't get a reply from us within 24 hours on an issue, that means something has happened, and in this case, our ISP is having major issues. Gratefully our websites are still up, so you can still check out activities, get information, place orders, etc. It is my guess they were hit with a virus, and since we have 15 websites with them, and all of the e-mail is down, it must be big; otherwise their backup system would have taken care of it in a matter of hours. This is only the second time it has happened to us on a major scale in our 21 year history. Last time all the machines were stolen from the building during a partnership dispute (that was in the old days before big time security facilities-1996). So we are using the newsletter to let you know about this, and other things going on; as for the newsletter we use a third-party vendor. We ask you are patient with us during this time, and the remainder of the week while we sort out what will eventually arrive after they have repaired. If it is very important, call us at 416.694.6347. Thanks in advance.

    Just a reminder that the Artists For A Better World International has issued a call for poetry, and as this year's editor, I encourage you to submit ASAP. This new perfect-bound volume is themed and titled: The Spirit of Humanity.

    Check out all of the submission details at;

    There is no submission fee. Thanks to everyone who has already gotten their submission in.


  • 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