Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed
June 27th 2006
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
sure to introduce yourself in the Federation on-line forums
and check out the
section to find out more about each.
Ellyn Peirson - Guelph, ON
Diego Bastianutti - Burnaby, BC
J. Graham Ducker
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
CONTESTS & CALLS
Check out the current contests:
POETRY CANADA FEEDBACK
George Hannye, Greater Knoxville, Tennessee, SCORE Chapter Volunteer
"I counsel prisoners free of charge on how to start a business. After receiving
forty rejections for the one prisoner poet, who was my client, I was pleased when
Tracy Repchuk, Editor of Poetry Canada magazine, indicated one of his poems
MIGHT be published in Poetry Canada.
After many three way communications, thanks
to the efforts of Tracy, his poem was published. I believe what the poet wrote
BEFORE the acceptance says a lot: “To be even considered for publication is a
reward in itself due to the position in which I sit. Actually to be in print will
I have a suspicion that
EVERY inmate in the Whiteville Correctional Facility will be reading my client’s
poem in Poetry Canada. To my prisoner poet/client, I am the hero, but without Tracy,
I wouldn’t be one. Thanks."
NEW! The Way to Happiness and
where the winner
of each will appear in Poetry Canada magazine and get a free copy! Call now open.
Are you a lover or writer of sonnets? Then you should be checking out
Sonnetta Poesia, the world's only poetry quarterly devoted exclusively
to the sonnet and related poetry genres.
If you would like to submit sonnets
you can go to: Sonnetto Poesia
or contact the editor Richard Vallance at: email@example.com
Sonnetto Poesia ISSN 1705-4524
I had the opportunity a few month's back to judge a youth poetry contest. As I
read the poetry, I was astounded at the gut wrenching tragedy, and horror
these teens have already faced. I was so glad to see them writing it down,
and expressing it in a manner that would help them cope with life. One poet felt responsible for his brother's death, another
felt they shouldn't have lived in an accident, another was a complete
outcast and terrorized at school, and in life. The book created from this effort
is called Inspirations and I was proud to be a part of it, and it
can be purchased through the Brampton Library.
If you can help a youth to express their words, by teaching them how to
write poetry, and some of the basics of grammar and punctuation, or
doing a poetry talk at a high school, or with the
help of the Canadian Federation of Poets, holding a contest so that the
youth of today know that they can turn to us for help, guidance, and understanding -
I think we'll see a big difference not only in them, but in the betterment
of our culture and society.
Ready to join the CFP and help yourself and others too? 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
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This will also assist in the detection of any problems (if they exist),
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She will also be available for book signing from June 29th to July 1st
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Tuesday July 4th, 2006 - 7pm
Oakville workshop and critiquing poetry event
Contact: George Arnold
for details and an invitation.
Thursday July 20th, 2006 - 7pm
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
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.