The first issue of Poetry Canada is now on-line
you to enjoy.
We hope you appreciate the poetry,
photography and art that was chosen for this
Poetry from Katharine Gordon, David Chirko
and Deborah L. Kelly,
Poetry Canada First Issue Releases
artwork from Jennette Czuba,
photography from Ewout Degelder,
feature article from Stacey Lynn
and a CFP Members Spotlight on Richard
Federation updates, poetry practise and more!
Make sure you continue to submit your works
accept anytime, and keep it on file for future
Canadian Federation of Poet members
be receiving a copy at the end of the month.
one of the benefits of being a member!
Special call: Poetry Canada is looking for
poems written in another language, with an english
equivalent. If you have any of these, be sure to
send them in, and put "International Poem
for Poetry Canada" in the subject line.
Check it out!
Greetings Canadian Federation of Poets (CFP)
visitors and Poetry Canada Magazine supporters. We
thank you for your involvement, encouragement and
looking forward to continuing to provide you with a
community and opportunities to express your
|CFP - A family of members
For anyone new to the Canadian Federation of Poets
community, or are wondering if you should
become a member, we wanted to take a moment to
you a bit about the CFP. Our mission is to
people and organizations around the world in the
global promotion of poets and poetry.
So how are we doing so far...
Thanks to members like Svend Viebrock
we are growing. He started an Oakville
Federation, speaks at the Milton events, sent a letter
to a community newspaper in praise of the CFP, has
garnered 2 sponsor leads for Poetry Canada, hands
out pamphlets, and as a member he gets 10% of any
new members fee he brings in towards his next year
renewal. Svend and other members like him won't
ever have to pay again!
Just think how
much a difference you could make for everyone, by
just doing even one of these things.
We have had 5 events in May, and have
scheduled for June. We don't close in the
because writers and poets never rest!
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
We're growing every day in members, the web
site, promotional activities, events, and in September
we'll be making a call for a members anthology
We're listening. What do you think a
organization should do for you? Take our
that over the next year we do everything we can to
help you acheive your goals
||Your opinion matters...
|Canadian Federation of Poets "Poet's Certification" program
Along with the on-line communities you can choose
from, we have just added an Education
Certificate program. Each week you will
complete a lesson, and post the results on the
forum. If you complete all 52 poetry, prose and/or
writing lessons, we will send you a beautiful
certificate for your wall, and provide you with the
confidence to approach any type of poetry.
Then we'll round out the course with lessons such as
a 'live poetry reading', poet promotion, goals &
targets and getting published to maximize the skills
development of a
poet. Sign up today and expand your horizons!
Also, if you are an 'expert' on any specific type of
poetry that is not yet addressed on the 'curriculum',
please submit a mini lesson to us, we'd love to
||Start learning more today...