Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed
        June 1 2007

In This Issue


Welcome New Members

Poetry Canada Latest
Edition has SOLD OUT
3 TIMES

Feature Book

The Poetry of Seasons Focus

 CFP Events

Member News

Contests & Calls

Spread the Word!

 

 
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
 

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

New Members:
 
  • Dawn Burnett - Peterborough. ON
  • Mauro Cappa - Toronto. ON
  • Charlie Galan - Nanaimo, BC
  • Sally Kraus - Boston, MA
  • Deborah Gage - Miss. ON
  • Sean Bradford - Brantford, ON
  • Gina Roitman, Montreal, QC
  • Conrad DiDiodato - Stoney Creek, ON
  • Johnmichael Simon - Isreal
  • Helen Bar-Lev - Israel
  • Peter Andrewes - Halifax, NS
  • Brittney Graham - Briarcrest, SK
  • Robin Westphal - Odessa, ON
    Josephine Stone - Guelph, ON
  • Deanna More - Fall River, NS
  • Susan Tearoe - Greenwood, BC
  • Ann Houghton - Vancouver, BC
  • Gail Dickie - Toronto, ON
  • Alvin Ens - Abbostford, BC
  • Lisa Timpf - Everett, ON 
  • Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
    C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
    Governor General of Canada


     Renewals:
  • Norma West Linder
  • Clark Lapointe
    Donna Thompson
  • Paul Hartal
    Lynn Tait
  • Norma West Linder
  • Stella Kuiper
  • Amir Hasham
     

    Check out this month's feature poet David Fraser.


  • POETRY CANADA LATEST EDITION!
     

                          SOLD OUT!

    Even after 2 additional print runs, this edition sold out a record 3 times.  Even now there is a backorder waiting to be filled.

    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! ORDER TODAY and get started right away!

    Get your PDF copy today!
    Poetry Canada Magazine

     

    CONTESTS & CALLS
     

    Check out the current contests:

  • NEW! Tribute to Friendship Contest

  • Rhyming Poetry; where the winner of each will appear in Poetry Canada magazine and get a free copy! Call now open.
     

  • Stellar Showcase Journal
     www.stellarshowcasejournal.com
     

    We promote FREE contests, if you have one, let us know and we'll let everyone else know.

    SPREAD THE WORD
  • Federation of Poets

    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 to: http://www.federationofpoets.com

    Winner will be announced December 31st.  Help poetry, and yourself - it's a win, win!


    FEATURE BOOKS
    CFP SPIRIT OF
    YOUTH
    ANTHOLOGY
    2007



       

    A collection of work by 21 of the finest youth poets from the Spirit of Youth Poetry Contest.  This annual contest held by the Canadian Federation of Poets showcases the poets of tomorrow.  Now you too can enjoy their work.
    $9.95 CDN

    Contact: Garf Publishing
    George@federationofpoets.com
     

    CALENDAR COORDINATOR

    Betty Dobson of Halifax, Nova Scotia who has taken on the position of Calendar Coordinator!

    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


    June is upon us in all of its glory.

    I am sending this out from Singapore, where I am receiving the "Hot New Internet Marketing Success of the Year" award at the World Internet Mega Summit.  I didn't want this to be too late though, because there is lots of members news and events to share. 

    Remember The call is now open for all 10 anthologies.  Enter them ALL!
                              The Poetry of (TM) ....
               
    www.thepoetryof.com
                                 World-wide Call

         Check them all out, and submit to any that speaks
         to you.   The Poetry of...

                             Enjoy the journey.

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

    Member

           THE POETRY OF SEASONS  

                        Editor: Tracey Gainforth
               
    www.thepoetryofseasons.com

    The Poetry of Seasons is about everything around us that is organic, and breathing, and striving to survive in an ever-changing planet caught between a fluctuating state of create and destroy.

    Seasons are the varying stages of progression through a timeline that is cyclical and predictable.

    Seasons can be spring, summer, autumn, or winter. 

    They can be loved, hated, yearned for, cursed, enjoyed, celebrated, or expected.

    They bring change, the constant of life, through temperature, and produces perceptions that remain unique to each beholder in how each is interpreted.

    Seasons are dry, rainy, wet, cold, arctic, colourful, humid, damp, arid, hot, they are as diverse as each new days opportunities.

    Seasons are nature.  They intermingle with the land, animals, flora and fauna, and frolic and play with all of the space they encompass. 

    Seasons are the spices of life adding zest to improve and enhance our journey, each and every day.

    Start your next masterpiece.

     

         NEW CFP MEMBERSHIP      
    BENEFIT

    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!

                    JOIN TODAY! 

    FEATURE 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.

     

     

    CFP EVENTS
     
  • 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
    Oakville Federation
    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.
     
  • Wednesday June 13th, 2007 - 7pm
    Halifax Federation of Poets
    Mollyz Diner
    2104 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS
    Every third Wednesday of each month
    contact Betty Dobson or Donelda Kent
    at bettyd@federationofpoets.com or doneldak@federationofpoets.com

    Thursday June 28th, 2007 - 7pm
    New Brunswick Federation

    Pizza Delight
    9362 Main St. Richibucto, NB
    Contact: Rebecca Cuevas De Caissie
    Rebecca@federationofpoets.com
    Admission: Free


    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 StellaD@federationofpoets.com

     

  • Penticton, BC Federation of Poets
    contact Donna Thompson at: DonnaT@federationofpoets.com
     

  • Calgary, Alberta Federation of Poets
    contact Wei Yin at: weiyin@federationofpoets.com

    NEW** India Federation of Poets

    contact Nikhil Parekh at: nikhilp@federationofpoets.com
     


  • Check out all the details on the calendar


  • CFP MEMBER NEWS

    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.

    Josie Di Sciascio/Andrews-

    * Her poem "Reverie" was published in "Arts About Town"  magazine, a publication of the Oakville Arts Council, in their Spring 2007 issue.
    * Won the "Special Jury Prize" in the 2006 Literary Contest of Ottawa's Italian Week, for my poetry in Italian.
    * Her poem "I am the moon" has been selected for publication in both English and Spanish (with the translated title "Yo soy la luna") in the Canada Cuba Literary Alliance's upcoming anthology.
    *Two of her poems "A Cardinal in the Cedars" and "Closing Time at the Bistro" have been selected for publication in the Ontario Poetry Society's upcoming anthology for 2007 entitled "Butterfly Thunder".

    Paul Hartal-

    * Tanka poem, untitled, has been accepted for the upcoming Summer 2007 issue of the Tanka Society's Journal, Ribbons. 

    Trish Shields-

    * Tanka poem, untitled, has been accepted for the upcoming Summer 2007 issue of the Tanka Society's Journal, Ribbons. 
    * I'll also be one of the featured poets at the Wordstorm event, held in Nanaimo, on May  31
    http://www.ascentaspirations.ca/WordStorm.htm

    Thelma Davidson-

    * Thelma Davidson read a selection of her original poetry at "An Evening of Great Lake-Inspired Poetry"  featuring Phil Hall plus twelve excellent Durham Region poets on April 18, 2007 at the Oshawa Public Library.   

     

    Canadian Federation of Poets

    UNITING TO CREATE ONE VOICE

    SPECIAL NOTICE:

    I AM IN SINGAPORE FROM  FROM MAY 22nd to JUNE 3rd, SO EMAILS DURING THIS TIME WILL NOT BE RESPONDED TO.
     

           THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE DURING
    THIS TIME.
    Tracy Repchuk, President and Founder