Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed May 9th 2006

In This Issue

Poetry Canada Poets' Marketplace

Welcome New Members

New Books in CFPShop

CFP Youth Contest Winners Awards Night

CFP Events

Poetry Canada Locations

Poetry Style Focus: Eintou

The Future Looks Bright CFP Anthology 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.

New Members:
  • 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 Lorna Knox.


    Poetry Canada magazine

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    Poetry Canada magazine

  • 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:

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


    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 sensational news.

    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



    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

    A Riddle

    the word --
    a beginning,
    or an end? does the word
    provide a mask, or unsheathe the truth?
    is a wall of writing
    a window, not
    a wall?

    Unease with the Passed

    it was
    a comfort, what
    the psychic said, that you
    still watch out for me; but do you
    always watch me, or worse,
    listen inside
    my head?

    Written by: Cris Staubach

    Go here to find our more


    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.

    Senior Winners:

    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

    Junior Winners:

    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!


    Lorna Knox:

    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
    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 online calendar.


    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