Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed November 2004

In This Issue


Welcome New Members

Poetry Canada Contests

Upcoming Events

CFPShop New Books

Welcome New Members

Get to know these new members!

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

  • Trish Shields - Courtenay, BC
  • Janet Fellmann - Oakville, ON
  • Lloyd Graham - Cavan, ON
  • Leslie Silton - Los Angeles, CA USA
  • Stanley French - Vancouver, BC
  • Margot Van Sluytman - Peterborough, ON
  • Richard Vallance - Ottawa, ON
  • Leda Lubynskyj - Toronto, ON

    We look forward to an exciting year of contests, events and publishing opportunities.


    Poetry Canada magazine
    Order your subscription of Poetry Canada today in time for Christmas. Great gift giving idea that lasts all year.

      Human Rights Poetry Contest
      No submit fees. Selected winner will appear in Poetry Canada Magazine.
      Check here for details.

      Poetry Canada is looking for original poems written in both english, and another language. If you have any of these, be sure to send them in, and put "International Poem for Poetry Canada" in the subject line.

      Rhyming Poem Contest for Poetry Canada:
      No submit fees. Selected winner will appear in Poetry Canada Magazine.
      Check here for details.

    Thanks to the many people who have given a few minutes of their time to the speak your mind survey about how we can improve the state of poetry in Canada. With events such as the pink ambulance and poets in the streets, more people are making an effort to spread the word. I encourage you to provide us with 5 minutes of your time. It will impact us in ways you can only imagine. Speak your mind
    If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email.
    Tracy Lynn RepchukPresident and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets


    Monday November 15th at 7pm
  • CFP Oakville event
    Williams Coffee Pub
    1500 Upper Middle Road East, Oakville

    Enjoy the company of poets, open mic reading, and sharing with new friends. Contact George Arnold or visit the web site for more information.

    Friday November 19th at 7pm
  • CFP Milton event
    Espress Yourself Cafe
    220 Main St. East, Milton

    Open mic event where poets and performers can get together and share both poetry and short stories. This meetings theme is "The Future Looks Bright", whatever that means to you.

    Sunday November 14th 2-4pm
  • CFP Burlington BAC POETRY ART EVENT "Urban Compositions"
    Burlington Art Centre - AIC Gallery
    1333 Lakeshore Rd. Burl. ON
    View the art in the gallery anytime up to the event, and then come and share your work. Featured poets are Tracy Lynn Repchuk, George Arnold and Jean Burbidge. Open mic also, anyone welcome.
  • CFPShop Update

    For anyone that hasn't checked out the CFP store, be sure to do so. Great gift ideas and stocking stuffers and there are some new books listed. If you are a member of the CFP, be sure to submit details about books or CDs you have for sale. All proceeds go to the poet.
  • Paddle Tracks - Peter Gilchrist - $17
  • Along the Path - Mark Clement - $5
  • Rachel and The Soldiers - Jean Burbidge - $10
  • Swallowed by the Room - Marylin Houle - $5
  • Desert Singer, Tightrope Walker and other cat poems, A Measure of Peace - Leslie Silton - $12 USD each

    Check out our happenings, or tell us about yours for our on-line calendar. If you are a CFP member, or member of a CFP Affiliate Organization then submit your events to the calendar coordinator Marylin Houle. It's a great way to easily increase attendance.

  • New Federations

    Members Anthology Call

    Look for details in the next ezine. Start to prepare for the theme;
    "The Future Looks Bright"