of the CPA
The Canadian Poetry Association [association canadienne de la poésie] began as a grass-roots organization dedicated to promoting the reading, writing, publishing and preservation of poetry in Canada through the individual efforts of members; promoting communication among poets, publishers and the general public; encouraging leadership and participation from members and to encourage the formation and development of local chapters. It was begun in Toronto, Ontario as a collective on January 16, 1985 with its first Board of Directors: Shaunt Basmajian, James Deahl, Wayne Ray, Beverley Daurio, Chris Faiers, & Ted Plantos, and after 20 years has reformed its aims and objectives and is headquartered in Moncton, New Brunswick.
The CPA publishes POEMATA, a quarterly journal for its members
and the general public,filled with poetry, articles news and literary contests.
Discover the world around you and you’ll discover the world within you!
Découvrez le monde et vous vous découvrirez au sein de ce dernier!
Together Keeping Canadian Poetry Alive!
SPREAD THE WORD! PARTICIPOET!
:: To contact the CPA, please send us an email ::
Canadian Poetry Association
P.O. Box 2648
Vancouver main station
349 West Georgia Street
The Canadian Poetry Association Aims promotes the creation of local chapters anywhere in Canada. Local chapters often organize readings, workshops, publishing projects, and other poetry-related events in their part of the country. Their reports appear in Poemata to let the readership know what’s happening in their area.CPA chapters are a valuable resource for setting up readings and book launches throughout Canada. Membership in the CPA is not limited to poets. Publishers and other friends of poetry are welcome to join.
OutReach Chapters are on Facebook:
NS Atlantic Representative Keith Gale
ON Woodstock Ronda Eller (Wicks)
NB Greater Moncton Donna Allard
BC Warren D. Fulton President
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