Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed - A Special Anthology Announcement January 18 2006

In This Issue

The Future Looks Bright

Welcome New Members

Featured Poets

New Books Listed

CFP Events

A Taste of What's Inside

Lynn Soehner - Artist


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

  • Lois Thurman - Hazel Park, MI USA
  • Ruth E. Walker - Whitby, 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 David Fraser.

    The Future Looks Bright

    The Future Looks Bright is just about to start shipping and you can pre-order your copy today to make sure you get one.

    We had 163 poets submit, and the following 33 were accepted, including our first youth to our anthology at the age of 14!

    Eric Linden
    Holly Cadrin
    Sylvia Boire
    Peter Austin
    Carol L. MacKay
    J. Graham Ducker
    Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews
    Ruth Walker
    Richard Vallance
    Peggy Fletcher
    Angie M. Jansen
    Lori A. May
    Anna Yin
    Aileen Calligaris
    Barbara Kahan
    Debbie Okun Hill
    Raymond Fenech
    George Arnold
    Lynn Tait
    Trish Shields
    David Fraser
    Tracy Lynn Repchuk
    Daniel MacFadyen
    Nikhil Parekh
    Kevin Craig
    Lois Thurman
    Jean Burbidge
    Paul Hartal
    DM Kraft
    Honaria A. Groves
    Lynette Evans
    Tamieka Evans


    Be sure to check out in the CFPShop section these new books from members. They make great gifts!

  • Living Through Love by George Arnold - $10
  • Rebels With A Cause by Tracy Lynn Repchuk, Bunny Iskov, Katerina Fretwell and Shirley McCormick
    (Contact TOPS for your copy)

    Get complete book details at CFPShop
  • This is so wonderfully exciting and the process was so great. Receiving tons of amazing poetry about the theme of "The Future Looks Bright". The CFP wanted to take a leadership role and share the words from enough poets, to promote a positive resurgence of the prominence of poetry in society.

    And now it is available for you to enjoy. The first ever Canadian Federation of Poets anthology. Enjoy the journey!

    If you have any questions, send me an email.
    Tracy Lynn Repchuk President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets


    The Future Looks Bright

    If you knew you could make a difference, would you use your words to heal humanity, or walk a path of silent calm? We chose to make a difference. Find out how!

    You will love the inspiring poetry and beautiful photography.

    Order your copy today! at only $15


    Birth of a Poem - by Lynn Tait

    Resplendence shaped through storm and light - bent
    rays of bright against a dark horizon.
    The sky, a solid force of comfort meant
    to remind: how vast our thoughts-clipped, hemmed in
    only by imagination's traps.
    If you close your eyes, like a midnight sky
    the darkness opens, space and time collapse
    allowing thoughts to split, diversify;
    but like restless lovers they risk return,
    yearning to embrace the other, a blend
    of color, thought and motion, this sojourn
    of open mind where words and phrase transcend
    the possibilities of sound and theme
    beyond the well-worn realms of real and dream.


  • January
    Burlington Federation

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

    It's time for any poet that can to make it out to the Burlington Art Centre to create your response to the current exhibit; Kimiko Koyanagi whose sculptures are succinct and refined, much like Haiku. Drop into the gallery anytime and prepare your HAIKUS for presentation on Sunday February 5th at 2:30pm

  • Thursday January 19th, 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.

  • Friday January 27th, 2006 at 7pm
    Milton Federation event
    Contact: Jenny Panda
    Milton Cafe
    Ontario Street North, Milton

    Open Mic event where poets and performers can get together and share both poetry and music.

    Check out all of our happenings or get complete details on the above events from our on-line calendar.


    A special thanks to Lynn Soehner, who provided us with the cover page graphic image for "The Future Looks Bright". Lynn is a spectacular artist, and her work is inspiring, and breathtaking at the same time. She is a true friend to the Canadian Federation of Poets, and we appreciate her participation.

    About Lynn: Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Lynn Soehner, SCA has participated in over 125 solo, group, and invitational shows, of which more than 50 were juried, received more than 20 awards, and completed over 20 commissions.

    More than 500 of her images are in private collections throughout the United States, Canada and the British Isles. Lynn Soehner, SCA is currently the President of the Society of Canadian Artists.

    Find out more at:

    Canadian Federation of Poets