Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed July 26th 2006

In This Issue

Welcome New Members

Feature Book Announce

Want to get published?

CFP Events

Members in the News

Contests & Calls

Anthology Call

Calendar Help Needed


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.


    Exclusive CPF Member publishing opportunity. CFP Affiliate, the Canada Cuba Literary Alliance (CCLA) is putting together an anthology that will select the top 10 CFP members work, and provide a FREE copy of the anthology.

    Call for Postcard Prose Submissions "It was as if..."

    No submission fee.

    Your postcard prose will start with the phrase "It was as if" and then continue on from there.

    Say it all within 250 words or less.

    There is no theme, restrictions on topic. Use your poetic creativity. Postcard Prose is a form of poetry but with paragraph breaks rather than the line breaks of traditional poetry. Because it is short and because it is poetry be poetically creative in nature.

    Deadline October 1, 2006

    There has never been a better time to join the CFP!

    Submit your work to Trish Shields at

    Put CCLA Submission in the subject line.

    To find out more about the contest visit the CCLA site

    Okay, so are you ready for some fun news? I have been trying to sell my house, and despite a very hefty investment into it - it wasn't selling. So we were selected by the TV show "Take this house and Sell It" and it is a blast. They provide us with everything - labour, materials, furniture, and staging. We will be finished this week-end, and the show airs in December - Episode #73. The results will surely make a difference.

    Opportunities like this remind me that poets are a wonderful thing, and it is through the positive words I write, and tons of great people from this community that I keep taking risks, knowing that I will always have a supportive group. So remember that next time that you are afraid to do an open mic, or send out your manuscript, or share a poem on the forum - we are here for you too!

    Ready to join the CFP and become a part of this supportive group? 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


    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.



    Poetic Beauty By Joanne Joyce Green

    Joanne Joyce Williams was born in Toronto, Ontario, where she lives with her husband Donald. Like many of us, poetry came into her life early as a child of eight, while she was sitting under the table while Mother sang. As a ripe young woman of 90 years young, she was inspired to create POETIC BEAUTY which 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 must make choices and look honestly at her feelings - and that 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


    Quark Soup by Magdalena Ball

    QUARK SOUP breaks linguistic convention, using the strange anti-matter world of astrobiology and quantum physics to capture the bonds that tie human beings together. "Finely crafted, excellent poetry which relates science to the human condition. A unique and exciting feminine voice." M.Stefen Strozier

    Paperback, 32 pages, ISBN 1-920957-23-5

    Get your copy today for $7.00 autographed and postpaid anywhere in the world from Compulsive Reader

    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 August 17th, 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.


  • Norma West Linder, CFP member is adding 2 more books to her collection: she served as Editor of Enchanted Crossroads: A Canadian Anthology of Verse, and is launching her own book Magical Manitoulin. A launch and book signing will take place Sunday, August 13 starting at 1 p.m. in the Walter Peteryschuk Turret Room , Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 127 Christina Street South in Sarnia. The event is open to the public. Admission is free.
  • Bunny Iskov's work appears in the anthology Enchanted Crossroads
  • David Chirko's artwork was selected for the cover of the anthology Enchanted Crossroads


    The CFP needs a new Calendar Coordinator!

    If you are a CFP member, contact us ASAP for this position. You must have access daily to a computer and email. I would be forwarding submissions for you to post. I will also train you to enter them on the calendar, which takes only minutes. It is an easy way to become involved, with very little time involvement.


    For anyone looking for something to do this week-end, that will help society check out the

    In response to the ongoing violence in the Middle East, the Toronto chapter of the Art of Living Foundation has organized an afternoon of prayers, meditation and music for peace, compassion and understanding.

    Join us at a multi-faith gathering to be held Saturday July 29, 4-5:30pm at Trinity-St.Paul's United Church (427 Bloor St. W, Spadina Subway). For information please call 416-897-5744.


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