WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
sure to introduce yourself in the Federation on-line forums
and check out the
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.
POETRY CANADA ON SALE NOW
December/January/February 2005 issue of Poetry Canada magazine is now out!
Walt Whitman - A voice of Gay Liberation
Lyric Music - Getting to know Steven Heighton
Top 5 mistakes self-published authors make
Angie M. Jansen
Kurtis B.K. Cicalo
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.
NEW POETRY CANADA CONTEST
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?
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
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.