Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed July 2005

In This Issue

CFP makes its move!

Welcome New Members

Member Feedback

Poetry Canada Next issue!

CFP Events

Affiliate Profile Feature - CCLA


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

  • Adalbert S. Naval - Winnipeg, MB
  • Jenny Panda - Milton, ON
  • Adele Poupart - Dollard des Ormeaux, QC
  • Lee Down - Vancouver, BC
  • Carol Elizabeth Owens - Rochester, NY
  • M. Ann McAfee - Barrie, ON
  • Darlene Turnbull - Red Deer, AB
  • Heather Turnbull - Red Deer, AB
  • Dave Waddell - Chesley, ON

  • J. Graham Ducker - Oshawa, ON
  • Sylvia Boire - Millbrook, ON
  • Richard Grove - Brighton, ON
  • Mark Clement - Thornhill, ON
  • George Arnold - Oakville, 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 Jenny Panda.


    Poetry Canada magazine

    The next edition is out, so if you haven't seen it, check it out on-line or get yourself a copy.

    Poetry Canada magazine starting at just $20


    This officially closed on June 30th, and I do know a few of you have entered in your submissions late - and that is fine. Anything within the next couple of weeks is fine, just let us know you're sending it in and we'll look for it. Thanks to everyone who submitted, and good luck.

    Send your submissions

    Anthology Details

    Member Feedback

  • Trish Shields, CFP member - "Having a place to enjoy poetry, both online and in a magazine makes words come alive. The interaction, the feedback, and the joy of sharing poetry/prose make societies like the Canadian Federation of Poets so very worthwhile. Thanks so much."
  • Valdeck Almeida de Jesus, CFP member - "Well, till the day I found this site and become a member of Canadian Federation of Poets, I was nothing. Now I have my work shown in a place where lots of people read and send me feedback and let me know if I write good or not. Thanks to CFP and its members, as well as everyone who make this site works."

    Read more AND submit yours!


    If you are a CFP member, or member of a CFP Affiliate Organization feel free to submit your events to us. It is a great way to easily increase attendance. Also, if you are a CFP member we need a calendar coordinator - contact us to find out more.
  • Happy Canada Day, Happy 4th of July, and Happy any other day that involves celebrating something - because life is worth celebrating, especially if poetry is involved.

    Is it just me, or is it HOT! So even though many of us are in areas where we are melting, I want to make sure we keep on reading, writing and reciting our work.

    We have completed our move - at least physically. We still need to unpack many boxes, and get back into forward motion - but we are ready.

    Visit the forums and keep in contact with poets and friends, submit to Poetry Canada magazine, and write down a few goals to keep you motivated and moving toward your destiny.

    If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email.
    Tracy Lynn Repchuk President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets


    The Canadian Federation of Poets is pleased to announce it has moved from the beautiful village of Kilbride, to the fast paced, poetry fluent city of Toronto. We are hoping to increase the exposure of the Federation and its members.

    Please contact us through our new address:
    Canadian Federation of Poets/Poetry Canada magazine
    78 Wheeler Ave.
    Toronto, Ontario
    M4L 3V2

    Our email and website will of course remain unchanged.

    Find out more!


    CCLA In an effort to continue to promote poets and other CFP affiliates, we are pleased to introduce to you the Canada Cuba Literary Alliance or CCLA. The goal of the Canada Cuba Literary Alliance is to advance literary solidarity between Canada and Cuba through the creative expression of poetry, prose and photography.

    It publishes a magazine/journal called "The Ambassador", which is a perfect bound edition of poetry and art in English and Spanish.

    You can find out more about the CCLA at:


    • Thursday July 21st, 2005 - 7pm
      Oakville Federation
      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 July 29th, 2005 - 7:00pm
      Milton Federation event
      New chair Jenny Panda
      Espress Yourself Cafe
      220 Main St. East, Milton

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

      Sunday August 7th, 2005 - 3:00pm
      Burlington Federation Event

      Poetry at the Burlington Art Centre. Visit the Gallery between July 9th and August 6th to view and write about the work of Elizabeth Barrett-Milner and then join us on August 7th at 2:00pm for the artists talk, and 3:00pm for the sharing of poets impression of the exhibit. It will be a diverse afternoon of art and poetry.

      Check out all of our happenings on our on-line calendar.

      Canadian Federation of Poets


    • Richard Grove just returned from Germany where he was a featured speaker and workshop co-ordinator. Look for his article in the next issue of Poetry Canada magazine to tell you all about it.

    • New Chapter - Penticton, BC Federation started by Donna Thompson
    • New Chapter - Quebec Federation started by Richard Masterton
      Missing Members:
      Please send the Canadian Federation of Poets your new address, as your magazine has been returned.
    • Peter Gilchrist - Edmonton, Alberta