WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
sure to introduce yourself in the Federation online forums
and check out the
section to find out more about each.
Cameron Dix - Etobicoke, ONDebbie Auchterlonie - Beaverton, ONGiorgio Julian Manna - Toronto. ON
Dawn Burnett - Peterborough. ON
Mauro Cappa - Toronto. ON
Charlie Galan - Nanaimo, BC
Sally Kraus - Boston, MA
Deborah Gage - Miss. ON
Sean Bradford - Brantford, ONGina Roitman, Montreal, QCConrad
DiDiodato - Stoney Creek, ONJohnmichael Simon - IsrealHelen
Bar-Lev - IsraelPeter Andrewes - Halifax, NSBrittney Graham - Briarcrest, SKRobin Westphal - Odessa, ON
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
Governor General of Canada
Norma West Linder
POETRY CANADA DELAYED
As you may know this is a done by volunteers, and so we are running
late with my being away for this edition. It takes about 40 hours
for me to put it together and do layout, and at present finding that is
Selection is happening though, and it will arrive with great content.
Poetry Canada is now available for only $9.95 USD in PDF format, for
a full year. Get all the great information from 2004, 2005, 2006, and
2007 - for one LOW PRICE!
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Poetry Canada Magazine
CONTESTS & CALLS
Check out the current contests:
to Friendship Contest
where the winner
of each will appear in Poetry Canada magazine and get a free copy! Call now open.
Stellar Showcase Journal
We promote FREE contests, if you have one, let us know and we'll let
everyone else know.
SPREAD THE WORD
Proudly display the CFP
logo on your site, and let us know, and you'll be automatically entered
into a contest where you can win a free ad in Poetry Canada. Link
Winner will be announced December 31st. Help poetry,
and yourself - it's a win, win!
SPIRIT OF HUMANITY
official - the book has released.
This is the book in which I was
the Editor on behalf of the Artists for a Better World. A
fabulous non-profit organization that supports all forms of artists,
and launched this as a publishing opportunity for poets and
It's a beautiful anthology that
includes 71 poets and selected artists from around the world
throughout its 145 pages.
interested in purchasing a copy, AFABW has a discounted link that is
active until the end of July. You can go to: www.cafepress.com
Betty Dobson of Halifax, Nova Scotia who has taken on the position of
If you are a CFP member, this is a great way to promote your book launches, appearances,
and check out contest calls and events.
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.
Send your information to: Calendar Coordinator: Betty Dobson
FEDERATION OF POETS
Canadian Federation of Poets
2431 Cyprus Avenue
Burlington, ON L7P 1G5
Canada Day and Happy 4th of July (almost)
I didn't even see where this month went I have been so busy with my
book, interviews, seminars, and coaching. This is the first
glimpse back into the world of poetry. Summer is often a nice
reflective time to write, and then hard marketing and publishing efforts
will start up again in September. I am already booked
for speaking engagements in Australia, and the UK. In addition I leave
Monday for 10 day marketing conference that will be on a cruise and
visit 6 different Caribbean ports. I'll post details to my blog
when I get back at www.tracyrepchuk.com
and if you have never seen it, go now just for fun.
The call is now open for all 10 anthologies.
Enter them ALL!
The Poetry of
Check them all out, and submit to any that
to you. The Poetry
Enjoy the journey.
Tracy Lynn Repchuk
President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets
THE POETRY OF FOOD
Editor: Laura Murray
Food - Glorious Food - Hot Sausage and Mustard.
There isn't a person on earth that doesn't consume food, think
about food, look for food, avoid food, crave food, and generally
be preoccupied with it.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, appetizers, junk food, health
food, organic, vegetables, fruit, ice cream, literally this
topic should have every poet submitting.
You have special foods for religious holidays, traditional foods
for Christmas, thanksgiving, food memories of grandma's cooking,
the smells that loft from the kitchen, and it is endless to the
food derivations that we can recall.
Cotton candy at the fair, popcorn at the movies, a celebratory
supper over your promotion, food is connected to so many things
that we do.
What about DIE with a T - and the games we play with food to
lose the weight. Small portions, foods that call you
silently in the night, or invite you to take just one bite.
How about those summer Bar-B-Que's, grilled
steak, smoked salmon, smores over an open camp fire, snapped
peas fresh off the vine, strawberry picking, apple pie, is any
of this getting your food and poetry juices flowing?
Lets go everyone, and get your poems in about the joys or
horrors of FOOD.
Laura is waiting to read your poetry, and she is excited to get
to know everyone better through FOOD.
Start your next masterpiece.
Go to: www.thepoetryoffood.com
NEW CFP MEMBERSHIP
In addition to the 20 benefits you get already, including Poetry Canada
magazine right to your door, the latest in a long line of taking care of
our members is you will be able to:
Submit 3 poems to each
and every anthology increasing your chances of acceptance.
EVERY ONE ELSE can only send in ONE per anthology for consideration.
All submissions will be free.
THIS WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
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.
Tuesday June 5th, 2007 - 7pm
Oakville Federation Critique Night
Contact: George Arnold
Timothy's World Coffee
321 Lakeshore Rd. E, Oakville, ON
Bring some of your work for critiquing and work-shopping
Thursday June 21st, 2007 - 7pm
Contact: George Arnold
Timothy's World Coffee
321 Lakeshore Rd. E, Oakville, ON
Open mic event for all members, non members and Federation
Affiliate members to participate in.
June 13th, 2007 - 7pm
Halifax Federation of Poets
2104 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS
Every third Wednesday of each month
contact Betty Dobson or Donelda Kent at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday June 28th, 2007 - 7pm
New Brunswick Federation
9362 Main St. Richibucto, NB
Contact: Rebecca Cuevas De Caissie
Open mic event where poets and performers can get together and share both poetry and short stories.
Durham Region Federation of Poets
contact Stella Ducker at
Penticton, BC Federation of Poets
contact Donna Thompson
Calgary, Alberta Federation of Poets
contact Wei Yin
India Federation of Poets
contact Nikhil Parekh
Check out all the details on the calendar
If you are a CFP member with exciting news, let us know. Send an email
with the news in it, and a subject line of CFP Member News.
It's a hattrick for Nikhil, as he was awarded a 3rd Limca World Record for being India's first to be
published in the Commonwealth newsletter for his poem on AIDS.
Won first place with his story "A rite of
passage" in a competition organized by the North Shore Writers'
Won an honourable mention with his poem "Fairground in Fall" in the Mattia
Family Poetry Competition.
Launched her poetry chapbook in Toronto at The Toronto Writer's Centre on
June 7th called Gothic Calligraphy.
* A Heritage Song, "Miramichi River Bard" was pubished
in the May issue of "Bread 'n Molasses
was so inspired by an edition of Poetry Canada magazine that he recorded
another CD full of poems. Go to cdbaby.com search for Dave Fogarty
and you will see his 3 CDs, including Adecedarian.
was nominated twice for the Pushcard Poetry award and has been pubilshed
in Skyline Magazine, and was awarded a plaque with a tribute ceremony from
the online poetry community called Platinum Poetry.