Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed July 2004

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CFP - News

Poetry Canada Interview with David Kirby


 

Poetry Canada Interview
Poetry Canada had the opportunity to interview David Kirby, a 2004 Griffin International Award nominee, and this has just been posted.

Check out the interview and his CFP member Feature Poet hightlights.

Canadian Federation of Poet members and contributors will be receiving a copy
at the end of July. Just one of the benefits of being a member!

Poetry Canada Special call:
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 winners will appear in Poetry Canada Magazine.
Check here for details.

Greetings Canadian Federation of Poets (CFP) members, visitors and Poetry Canada Magazine supporters. We thank you for your involvement, encouragement and are looking forward to continuing to provide you with a community and opportunities to express your creativity.
This months edition is coming to you slightly early for 2 reasons; we have an upcoming event reminder, and I am away until July 15th 2004, and wanted you to have everything you needed before then.

  • CFP - News
  • EVENTS:
    There is a Milton open mic event on Friday June 25th at 7pm. If you are available be sure to check out the details.

    There is a new Federation in Oakville, with its first event on Monday July 12 at 7pm. If you are available be sure to check out the details, and help a new chapter get started.

    There is a Milton event on Friday July 23rd at 7pm. The theme will be summer memories - so bring your poems about that. If you are available be sure to check out the details.

    CONTESTS:
    After much discussion and monitoring of forums over the last few months, it has come to our attention that poets want FREE Contests. So, in order to help make this a reality, we will scour the internet and try to come up with these for you. If you know of any, please let us know so we can spread the word.

    Anthology Call
    Whispers of Inspiration:
    Submission is free.
    For more details visit: Promoted by Steve Manchester

    REMINDERS:
    It's summer time, and kids and youth are looking for things to do.
  • We provide a free, safe community for youth poets 15 years of age and under. Our Youth Moderator Johhny K, and adult liaison Johanna Kyle O'Neill take very good care of you.

    CALENDAR CALLS:
    We have a great on-line calendar and even better, we now have a dedicated person for just this task. Special thanks to CFP Member Patricia Lange. So, if you are a CFP member, or member of a CFP Affiliate Organization, then submit your events! It's a great way to easily increase attendance. Send your information to our new coordinator Patricia Lange

    SURVEY:
  • The CFP is listening. What do you think a poetry organization should do for you? Take our survey so that over the next year we do everything we can to help you acheive your goals

  • Your opinion matters...