Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed March 1st 2006

In This Issue

Poets' Marketplace

Welcome New Members

CCLA Members Anthology Call

The Future Looks Bright Survey

CFP Events

Poetry Canada Locations

Poetry Canada Feedback

Contests & Calls


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

  • Stephen Gill - Cornwall, ON
  • Tod Gaines - Lynn, MA USA

  • Linda Crosfield

    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 Elka Enola.

    Poetry Canada magazine

    The next edition of Poetry Canada magazine is shipping

    Great articles - "How to prepare your manuscript for publishing", "Squawk versus Talk - the art of communication", beautiful photography, and inspiring poetry.

    Check out the latest edition of Poetry Canada March/April/May 2006


    Check out the current contests Global Village and Rhyming where the winner of each will appear in Poetry Canada magazine. Call now open.


    Be sure to check out the latest anthology call. Artists For A Better World International has issued a "Worldwide Call For Poetry." Submissions will be reviewed and selected for publication within a second AFABW poetry compilation book. This new soft-cover volume is themed and titled: The Spirit of Humanity.

    Check out all of the submission details at;

    There is no submission fee and free membership.


  • Oneal Walters - AgeBegins Books
    As an advertiser, Oneal got a sneak peek at the next issue of Poetry Canada magazine. Here is what is in store for you.

    "I truly like the poem, Our Windows, by David Fraser. It reminds me of an element that I enjoy within poetry; the ability to think.

    Canada has lost a great poet, Irving Layton, who was a genius. I'm glad that you (Poetry Canada) acknowledge Layton's contributions to Canada.

    Squawk vs Talk reveals so much about you (Tracy), your love for words and for individual creativity. Also, Squawk vs Talk depicts the current social situation which is a movement towards non verbal communication. More speakers are necessary and bold speakers as well. Our city, Toronto, and on a larger scale, Canada, can't remain a place that lacks brave speakers. If it does, then Irving Layton is truly forgotten."

    Check out more or send a testimonial in yourself
  • This is the month where I see the light at the end of winter's tunnel. The days get longer, sun shines brighter, and I usually take a well-deserved break with my family. This month will bring the next edition of Poetry Canada which I am sure you will enjoy. The poetry submissions are outstanding, which makes being selected, precious. This edition features the cover art of Charlotte Nicolin's "Out on a Limb".
    Poetry Canada magazine Her work is breath-taking and vibrant, and is displayed for sale in a Montreal art gallery. You have to check it out.
    If you haven't become a member yet of The Canadian Federation of Poets, getting a free one-year subscription to Poetry Canada Magazine alone is worth the fee. Add this to the over 20 or so benefits, and you really get your money's worth. It is a good action to take for your poetry career this year.

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


    The Future Looks Bright

    Only 14 copies left of The Future Looks Bright!. $15 includes shipping.

    For anyone who has already received their edition of The Future Looks Bright, to ensure that we continue to produce the highest quality volumes of poetry, we would like to take a few minutes of your time to get your feedback.

    Just 5 main questions!

    Thanks in advance, we do this for you!

    Canada Cuba Literary Alliance Members Anthology Call

    The Canada Cuba Literary Alliance has a call for a Members Only Anthology. Visit their website for membership details. You can submit poetry, prose, black and white photography and/or artwork. The theme is open, with a special section about the sky.

    Find out more about the Canada Cuba Literary Alliance

    There is no submission fee, and memberships start at just $40. Deadline is May 30th, 2006. Check out the Submission Guidelines

    The goal of the Canada Cuba Literary Alliance is to advance literary solidarity between Canada and Cuba through the creative expression of poetry, prose and photography.


  • Feb 24-April 2nd
    Burlington Federation

    Contact: Tracy Repchuk
    Burlington Art Centre
    1333 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON

    Poets are invited to create poetry in response to this exhibit.
    (3 artists with colour/pattern on painted furniture, quilts and ceramics) Exhibit takes place from February 24th-April 2nd, 2006

    Drop into the gallery anytime and prepare your poetry for presentation on Sunday April 2nd at 2:00pm

  • Thursday March 16th, 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 on-line calendar.


  • Looking to pick up a copy of Poetry Canada magazine? Well you can now get it at Toronto's one-stop-artist-spot, The Renaissance Cafe - 1938 Danforth Avenue. More details at:


    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