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Join today and look forward to an exciting year of
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Check out this months feature poet
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!
Carol L. MacKay
J. Graham Ducker
Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews
Angie M. Jansen
Lori A. May
Debbie Okun Hill
Tracy Lynn Repchuk
Honaria A. Groves
NEW BOOKS LISTED
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
A TASTE OF WHAT'S INSIDE
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.
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
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
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
LYNN SOEHNER - ARTIST
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.
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: www.LynnSoehner.com