Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed
May 23rd 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.
Adele Thomas - Sarnia, ON
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:
POETRY CANADA COMING SOON
The next edition of Poetry Canada magazine is about to hit the streets, and it is going to be a great isssue.
2006 Book Survey Results are in and if you have a book - this is something you should know!
Spirit of Youth Contest Winner poetry
Rhyming contest winner: Michelle F Cooper
Global village contest winner: Janet Harvey
Poetry, art, photography, and culture
Cover page by Metin Berektli
- Kevin Regalbuto
- Sir Earice
- JL Burbidge
- Richard Fry
- Johanna Skibsrud
- KC Wilder
- Magdalena Ball
- Laura Murray
- Richard Fein
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.
PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS
If you are the type to send positive thoughts, participate in prayer chains, or just want to wish
someone well - we need you. A CFP member Donna Thompson, has an eight-year-old granddaughter
who was just hit by a truck. She has undergone brain surgery, and is recuperating. Alicia was
going to appear this year in a Broadway ballet production, so we very much need angelic
souls such as these in our presence.
Donna has been posting the progress and sharing her story on the CFPChat Forum, so if you
would like to let her know you're thinking about her and her granddaughter, or want
to post a poem about a similar incident, how it makes you feel, whatever - I just thought
it is a good time for friends and family to get together and let people know you care.
Donna is known on the Forum as Foresta Gump
You will need to register on the forum first before you can post, but in this same newsletter
I have put the instructions on how to do so.
CFPChat Area where she posts
Do you need our thoughts and prayers? If so, let me know.
Well I am excited to report that poetry must be growing in Canada, because the Canadian
Federation of Poets site is now averaging 39,000 webhits per WEEK! That is over 100,000 hits per
month. We have almost 500 postings in our Forum, and it has become quite active and is finally
catching on as a place to share your poetry, thoughts, ask questions, etc. We have over 1000
members in our poetry e-zine, and a very active channel you can advertise your books and/or
services to. We would like to thank everyone that has gotten us to this point, and encourage
you to continue to promote poetry, and everything it stands for.
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
HAVE YOU JOINED THE FREE CFP FORUM?|
I just had an email come in asking me what the CFP Forum was. What a great question, that I assumed
everyone knew about. So I thought I would rather share the answer to make sure you knew there
was an area you could share your work, in a quiet, free, safe and friendly environment. How do I know
it is all these things? Each person who applies for registration to the forum, has to be approved first.
This prevents spammers, and guests who just log in to suppress and critique for the sake of being nasty. This
results in a community of like-minded people, who are seeking an area where the feedback is real, the
people aren't hiding, and are all hoping to improve and read some great poetry.
The various forums include:|
Federation of Poets (For announcements and CFP related stuff.)
Poets' Paradise (For anyone wishing to share their poetry, plus Poetry Canada magazine scans this area for selections.)
Young Poets (For poets aged 5-15 years of age). Monitored and protected.
Education and Lesson Postings (The CFP has a 52-week education certificate, and this is where
you can post your lessons/work.)
Poetry Canada Poet's Practice (Sometimes in Poetry Canada magazine there is an exercise. This is where
you can post your results and compare to others.)
Poetry Buddies (This is where you and a friend can critique each others work.)
Christmas Cheer (A seasonal area to post your winter based work.)
Resolutions (An area to tell others about your goals, and then post results.)
Ode to Irving Laytong (A permanent way to give honour to a great Canadian Poet.)
So, let's get started.
Step 1 - Go to the CFP website
Step 2 - On the upper navigation bar is an option called, CFPChat. Select it.
Step 3 - In the upper right hand corner is an option called "Register". Follow the instructions
Step 4 - An email will get sent to the CFP asking us to verify, and activate. In addition, you
will need to send us an email with your requested "userid" so that we can activate your
Step 5 - Put your userid and password in a safe place. Write it down, because we have no idea
what it is, so if you lose it, we can't help you. It is a security issue between the forum and
Step 6 - Select a forum, introduce yourself, start posting, and have fun!
NEW BOOKS IN CFPSHOP
A beautiful integration of photography, poetry and insight that is a must have for your collection.
ISBN: 0-97327624-7-4, 112 pages, 5 x 7
Feel the Bright Light
Spiritualist and poet, Natalie Hartgers, a Netherland based writer, uses contemplative reflections in
rhyme to awaken mankind in her quest for peace.
She takes her readers through a journey of experiences and provides wisdom and insight to achieve
Natalie gets her ideas and realizations from her spiritual guide, astral travel, dreams and her own intuition.
CDN $14.95 - Purchase your copy today!
Leaves of a Diary
English of a Latin
language that recovers
the Gospel of Paul, and
paves the way for a
possibility of salvation,
Korean-Canadian Literary Forum-21 Press
The official launching of Leaves of a Diary will be taking place in Toronto at Hart House Library University of Toronto, Wednesday May 24th 2006. Author will be in attendance, reading to begin at 7pm.
CDN $14.95 - Purchase your copy today!
Advertise your book here for just $25 or $15 if you are a CFP member.
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
Grants Information Workshop
Burlington Art Centre - May 28, 2006 1:30-3:00pm
1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON. L7S 1A9
An information session regarding granting programs and application
procedures for artists and craftspeople.
Presentation by Michel Gaboury, The Canada Council for the Arts.
Call 905-632-7796 ext. 307 to reserve your seat.
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.