WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
sure to introduce yourself in the Federation
online forums, and check out the
section to find out more about each.
Tonia Kalouria - Lorain Ohio USA
Beth Skala - Nanaimo, BC
Shirley I Osborn - Los Angeles, CA
Aline Soules - Danville, CA, USA
Kerry Lynn Parsons - Lakefield, ON
Marc Mullo - Thunder Bay, ON
Dannabang Kuwabong - Hamilton, ON
Carol J Ogden - Vancouver, BC
Lois MacDonald - Whitby, ON
Michael Dyet - Brampton, ON
David MacLean - North Van, BC
Marilyn Edwards - Langley, BC
Fisher-Odjig - Acton, ON
Raymond Miot - Verdun, QC
Michael Morris - Burnaby, BC
Her Excellency the
Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
Governor General of Canada
Mary Anne Lonergan
Mary Anne Lonergan
John Jansen de wal
Renée Von Paschen
CALLING ALL POETS
Hey everyone. If you are a CFP Member we would like to post your poem
on the Federation of Poets blog. One poem per member per month. A
maximum of one poem will be posted per day.
what you do:
Step 1 - Send an email to:
Step 2 -
In the email body - have your poem with the title exactly how you want
it to appear.
We will then post it, and share it with the world.
Poetry Canada Back Issues are available, once
they're gone that's it.
Here is the link to any that are
CONTESTS & CALLS
SEEKING Writers -
Stephen Gill is seeking writers for An Anthology entitled:
Critical Responses to Stephen Gill.
Deadline is July 15, 2011
Each contributor will receive a complimentary copy.
CALLING All Artists -
How would you like your art on the cover of our
anthologies Credit and 2 free copies plus get free promoted.
Send a .jpg or .gif for review - even better is if you have a link to a
The 2011 Griffin Poetry Prize
Canadian and International
will be making the Shortlist Announcement on Tuesday April 5th at Le
432 Wellington Street W
We promote FREE contests, if you
have one, let us know and we'll let everyone else know.
SPREAD THE WORD
Proudly display the CFP logo on your site, and let us know,
and you'll be automatically entered into a contest where you can
win a free ad in Poetry Canada. Link to:
CHECK OUT THE CALENDAR OF EVENTS
is the NEW Calendar Coordinator!
Email him at:
If you are a CFP member, this is a great way to promote your book
and check out contest calls and events.
If you are a CFP member, or a CFP Affiliate Organization feel
free to submit your events to us. It is a great way to easily increase
Over 20 benefits including a great community of friends.
UNITING TO CREATE ONE VOICE
Canadian Federation of Poets
We are always looking for help, if you would like to join our
volunteer team, go here and check out our list of positions.
a CFP Volunteer
April 2011 -
APRIL is POETRY MONTH!
Oprah Magazine is promoting April as POETRY
Month. This could be the greatest marketing leverage of all time.
What she says - becomes LAW. NOW is the time to promote yourself,
poetry and the beauty of this medium (not to mention when you create
empowering poetry you assist the healing of the planet)
Even Maria Shriver collaberated on
Oprah's FIRST EVER POETRY ISSUE.
We have lots of activity happening with
local Federations so be sure to check the calendar for dates
and times, or get in touch with local groups.
Reminder If you haven't
already registered to pay via paypal - it is time to renew/join using
this method so you can continue to be a part of a great
Enjoy the month and keep on
President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets
the Canadian Federation of Poets
Because Now You're Family!
FACEBOOK FOR POETRY
The Power of
Facebook is a social networking website that
allows you to create a user profile, a fan page, post your events,
communicate to others, instant chat with online friends, leave text
messages, create a community of like-minded people, and promote your
stuff – ALL FOR FREE.
Here is my page –
Go there, and start your own FaceBook page.
Click on the Green Sign Up button.
Add your photo – this is the first thing you want to do.
You can easily customize the page, and getting friends is as easy as
You can post comments on other people’s pages, bringing attention to
You can upload photos and videos
Facebook has more than 250 million active users (and among those are
a lot of poets),
And the fastest growing demographic is over age
More than 1 billion pieces of content are shared every week
More than 2.5 million events (lets get some poetry ones in there)
are created every month
More than 120 million visitors every day
This is an environment just waiting for you – and creating your page
easy as following their instructions.
So let’s go poets – and create your FaceBook page and start
Poetry, poetry organizations, connecting –
let’s get together and do this!