Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed
May 9th 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.
Judith A T Bryan - Fall River, NS
Anna Yin - Mississauga, ON
Aileen Calligaris - Kingston, ON
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:
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where the winner
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THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT CFP ANTHOLOGY FEEDBACK
Only 3 copies left of this fabulous anthology, that was a huge success!
Raymond Fenech - Malta, EU
As long as there is hope in the world, mankind will continue to survive calamities.
But Hope is like a furnace, it needs fuel. If writers/poets and journalists cannot supply this
fuel, who can? The Future Looks Bright offers the reader a lot of positive visions. If you want to
read a positive report of human affairs, The Future Looks Bright is like a light at the edge
of a very long and dark tunnel. You might think the world is going to the dogs, but if you read
this book you might just change your mind. The is book will most certainly usher you through
positive realms unnoticed in a world that seems to indulge in negative vibrations that create
Find out more
May has arrived, and in its wake it leaves April the Poetry Month. I hope you participated in an
event, and had a wonderful time sharing your poetry. The weather is finally starting to emerge
friendly here, and I can wake now with the hope of eternal sunshine. There are lots of events
you can attend this month. Check out the CFP Calendar, submit to Poetry Canada or other
publications, and continue to promote poetry as a necessary medium of peace and hope.
If you have been thinking about joining the CFP, 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
POETRY STYLE FOCUS: EINTOU|
The Eintou is an African-American septet syllabic-count form consisting of 2 syllables in the first line, 4 in the second, 6 in the third, 8 in the fourth, in 6 the fifth, 4 in the sixth, and in 2 the seventh. Capitalization is optional. The structure of this form reflects the cyclical nature of life; that we ultimately return to that from which we have come. The term Eintou is West African for "pearl," as in pearls of wisdom.
from dead flowers,
the dry seeds are buried
in a graveyard of darkness, rain.
light. leaves sprout. the fallen
arise to be
the word --
or an end? does the word
provide a mask, or unsheathe the truth?
is a wall of writing
a window, not
Unease with the Passed
a comfort, what
the psychic said, that you
still watch out for me; but do you
always watch me, or worse,
Written by: Cris Staubach
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CFP YOUTH CONTEST WINNERS AWARDS NIGHT|
Friday April 21st at Assumption High School in Burlington was a fabulous event and allowed the CFP
to showcase up and coming poetry talent. The event was hosted by CFP Oakville Chair, George Arnold,
and he did an amazing job coordinating, and serving as the Master of Ceremonies. Along with the winners,
poets featured that evening
were Tracy Lynn Repchuk, Klyde Broox, Andreas Gripp, and Courtney Lazorka.
The students were awarded cash and prizes for their winning
entries in this years Halton Poetry Contest, and George Arnold, CFP Poet of the Year, was also
honoured with a framed certificate and much applauds.|
1st place: Rose’s Plunge - Laura Kretschmann, Assumption
2nd place: The Forgiving Man – Julienne Mulowayi - St. Thomas Aquinas
3rd place: The Never Ending – Holly Madill - St. Thomas Aquinas
1st place: Crumpled Napkin – Alex Carrillo-Hayley – Christ the King
2nd place: Windows, Bricks and Door - Danille Labine - St. Thomas Aquinas
3rd place: Authentic - Karin Salk - St. Thomas Aquinas
Congratulations to everyone who participated!
NEW BOOKS IN CFPSHOP
Two Tales of Mystery
A psychological haunting drama - two stories of the paranormal - classic ghost stories combined
into one, to create a delightful mystery novella with two seriously twisted endings.
Warm and caring, shadowed and uplifting and haunting.
ISBN: 1-4137-5308-6, 48 pages, 6 x 9
US$9.95 - Purchase your copy today!
Thursday May 18th, 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.