Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed July 18th 2006

In This Issue

Welcome New Members

Feature Book Announce

Free Contests and Publishing Opportunities

CFP Events

Members in the News

Contests & Calls

Get Published, Get Involved


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

New Members:
  • Elizabeth Cascagnette - Midland, ON
  • Tamieka Evans - Toronto, ON
  • Diego Bastianutti - Burnaby, BC
  • Joanne Joyce Green - Woodstock, ON
  • Andre Ritins - Nobleton, ON
  • Klark Brockerville - St. Johns, NB

  • Lynette Evans

    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 Flavia Cosma.


    Poetry Canada magazine

    Check out the current contests:
  • NEW! The Way to Happiness and
  • Rhyming Poetry; where the winner of each will appear in Poetry Canada magazine and get a free copy! Call now open.


    CFP Affiliate, the Canada Cuba Literary Alliance is putting together an exclusive CFP MEMBER publishing opportunity. There has never been a better time to join the CFP!

    Before the call is open however, we need a CFP member to serve as the point of contact/coordinator for the submissions, and will be working directly with Richard Grove, president of the CCLA. If selected as coordinator, your work will automatically appear in the perfect bound anthology.

    More contest details will be announced as soon as the coordinator is chosen.
    This will be a postcard prose, up to 300 words, and those selected will also receive a free copy of the finished book.

    To be considered for this position, make sure you are a CFP member, or join and send an email to: with CCLA Coordinator in the subject line, and some details of your experience in the email body.

    Find out more about the CCLA

    This issue is particularly fun because I am able to announce some publishing and free contest opportunities to help you get your work out there. One of the primary goals of the Canadian Federation of Poets is the promotion of you and your work, and publishing opportunities - and this edition is full of both!

    Ready to join the CFP? Check out the benefits and join. A free subscription to Poetry Canada magazine and over 20 other benefits, to help you really get your money's worth.

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


    Being at Work Poetry Challenge
    Due date: July 31st, 2006
    Free contest from a offers a minimum prize of $300 for the beginner and experienced categories, for poetry about the impact of work on your life and society.

    Biblioasis Publishing Award
    Due date: September 30th, 2006
    Open to all Canadian writers with an unpublished book length manuscript of short or novel-length fiction.

    United Planet Contest
    Due date: August 25, 2006
    Are you up for an adventure? This contest provides a free volunteer Quest for up to two weeks to any short-term locations around the world in order to advance their own personal intercultural interaction and promote social and economic prosperity worldwide. Submit your poetry and/or photography.



    Poetic Beauty By Joanne Joyce Green

    POETIC BEAUTY is a story Joanne wrote in the hopes of giving teens the courage to stand up and say no to abuse when dating. This story is about a teen who finds herself in a bad situation, and is courageous enough to look honestly at her feelings. As she realizes the danger that would confront her if she chose to continue in this volatile relationship, she knew there were choices to be made, and she alone must find the courage to make them.

    Paperback - 84 pages ISBN #08059-9109-3

    Get your copy today for $12.00 from Rose Dog Books

    Advertise your book here for just $25 or $10 if you are a CFP member, or get a free book announce here with every 4 week Feature Book reservation.


  • Thursday July 20th, 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 online calendar.


  • CFP member Jean Burbidge won the 2006 Booker Bookstore poetry award sponsored by the Oakville Inkwriter's Association.

    She received a cheque, presentation, book, and her name appears on a plaque located in the store. Here is her winning poem.

    Spray Paint Lover

    Letters 4 feet high,
    Red strokes on rock faces
    Dripping bloody dye.
    Look up and read my heart
    Laid out for all to see,
    A year ago or more.

    Passing in the night,
    Caught by love on the rocks,
    For seconds in the light
    You feel her fingersí touch,
    Uncertain why you left.

    The letters pass, unspoiled
    By rain or snow or sleet
    Proclaim my everlasting love,
    But Iíve moved on
    To virgin rocks, write other names
    Farther down the road.

    Find out more about Jean

  • Nikhil Parekh appeared in the Gujarat Times, a weekly newspaper published from New York.


    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