Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed January 2005

In This Issue

New Poetry Canada contest!

Welcome New Members

Survey Says...

Publishing Opportunity

Poetry Canada on sale now!

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.

  • Julius Babarinsa - Toronto, ON
  • Janine Stockford - Vancouver, BC

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


    December/January/February 2005 issue of Poetry Canada magazine is now out!

    Poetry Canada magazine

    Feature Articles:
  • Walt Whitman - A voice of Gay Liberation
  • Lyric Music - Getting to know Steven Heighton
  • Top 5 mistakes self-published authors make

    Poetry by:
  • Arlene Ang
  • Aleah Sato
  • Angie M. Jansen
  • Barbara Phillips
  • Cherilyn Ferroggiaro
  • Lois Thruman
  • Kevin Craig
  • Kurtis B.K. Cicalo
  • Robin Patterson
  • Tyler Stone

    Get your one-year subscription to Poetry Canada magazine starting at just $20

    Even better, become a CFP member 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!

    Save the Planet! Contest

    For this contest Poetry Canada is looking for poetic ideas and philosophies that will help make the world a better place.

    Many of us know what we don't like when it comes to the environment. Pollution, global warming, war, violence, terrorism and the list goes on.

    Instead of us merely condemning the act, let's turn this around and provide solutions, answers, positive thought that can carry us forward towards a better world.

    Find out more!.

    I just love a New Year, where everything can start fresh; with new dreams, insights and goals. We're going to spend the next year helping you to achieve some of your poetry related goals, so let's be sure to support each other, encourage one another and help someone reach new heights. For everyone you help, you'll find yourself further ahead. TLR

    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?

    Submit to the First Annual CFP Members Anthology!

    Since November 15th the call has been on, and we are looking forward to seeing ALL CFP members submissions for this very first anthology called "The Future Looks Bright". With the words from enough poets, and a resurgency 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.

    If you're not a member, now is the perfect time to become one! Membership also includes a Free one-year subscription to Poetry Canada magazine. 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!


    Our 2004 Survey has come to an end, and the results were very interesting, and really helped us to determine the state of poetry and poets!

    Complete stats are available via this link, but here are a few highlights:
  • Q1 - What do you think people like most about poetry?
    85% - emotional, inspirational, creative expression of ideas

  • Q2 - What could a national organization do that would be most useful to a poet?
    43% - Career help and guidance
    18% - Publish poets

  • Q3 - What would you like to get from the world of poetry?
    48%- Recognition/Appreciation
    26%- A career as a poet

  • Q5 - What would a poet like to see in or from a poetry magazine?
    39% - Tips and articles to help with career
    32% - Good poetry

    Find out the complete results and what the Canadian Federation and Poetry Canada are going to do about it!


      Sunday January 9th 2pm
    • Burlington Art Centre Artists Talk
      Burlington Art Centre - AIC Gallery
      1333 Lakeshore Rd. Burl. ON
      In preparation for our February 6th event at the BAC attend this event and get a first hand account of the artists work, to gain valuable insight for your poetry.

      Monday January 17th, 2005
    • CFP Oakville event
      Monday January 17th, 2005
      Williams Coffee Pub
      1500 Upper Middle Road East, Oakville

      Open mic event where poets and performers can get together and share both poetry and short stories.

      Friday January 21st at 7pm
    • CFP Milton event
      Espress Yourself Cafe
      220 Main St. East, Milton

      Book launch featuring Jenny Panda and her new book "Tales of Glissen" plus an open mic event where poets and performers can get together and share both poetry and short stories.

    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.