WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
sure to introduce yourself in the Federation online forums
and check out the
section to find out more about each.
Marlene Laplante - London, ON
Gregg Rowe - Quebec
Jodie Lindley - Ancaster, ON
David Cross - Fergus, ON
Jan Savory - Burlington, ON
Virginia K Muller - Fort Pierce, FL
Saskia Maddock - Oakville, ON
Pat Newson - Comox, BC
Ron Gildart - Vancouver, BC
Bernice Lever - Bowen Island, BC
Eoin O'Brien - Charlottetown, PEI
Janet Reid - Iroquois Falls, ON
James Quinn - Mississauga, ON
Morgan Balanaser - Oakville, ON
Luminita Suse - Gloucester, ON
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
Governor General of Canada
Renée Von Paschen
Randy Scott NanchinLucia GoreaBonita SummersAlvin EnsLinda DowdGraham DuckerRaymond Fenech
The next and last issue of Poetry Canada is coming
It has the interview with Priscila Uppal - Griffin
Poetry Short List finalist.
Yes you read that right, this will be the last edition.
One of my favourite things to do was creating Poetry
Canada magazine, and I was proud of every edition. However this is a
volunteer job, and Poetry Canada simply takes up too much time. The
layout is complex, printing very expensive, and mailing it was a time
consuming and an ever increasing costly task. I was blessed to have the help of George Arnold since I
moved to California to distribute them but the production
is simply too much for me, given how much I travel now.
So this is the last edition, and I will come up
with easier ways to get the word out through article distribution in the
newsletter, and teleseminar recordings of interviews you'll find
Thanks so much for sharing this part of our poetry
journey, for expanding the heritage of Canada and its global presence in
the poetry world, and for participating with your submissions.
It has been an honor to have started Poetry Canada,
and created the many editions over the years.
Back issues are available, once they're gone that's
Here is the link to any that are left.
Poetry Canada Archives
CONTESTS & CALLS
Check out the current contests:
Be a part of something big, and volunteer for an anthology. Get promoted by
the CFP through this newsletter and get a free Poetry Canada ad.
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
Griffin Deadline Approaching
This is a reminder that the deadline for the C$100,000 2009 Griffin Poetry
Prize is approaching. Books must be submitted postmarked no later than
December 31, 2008 for books published between January 1 and December 31,
where the winner
of each will appear in Poetry Canada magazine and get a free copy! Call now open.
We promote FREE contests, if you have one, let us know and we'll let
everyone else know.
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into a contest where you can win a free ad in Poetry Canada. Link
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If you are a CFP member, this is a great way to promote your book launches, appearances,
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 attendance.
Send your information to: Calendar Coordinator:
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Merry Christmas, Happy Hannakha, Joyous Kwanzaa and Happy New Year!
December has whipped by, and I have been doing about 2
webinars every week on various internet marketing training and CFP
members get direct access to these - just go to:
For January I leave on the 6th and not back until the
end of the month as I will be on an Internet Marketing cruise.
With 5 Caribbean countries on the venue, I'm sure I'll have lots to
write about, especially for the travel anthology. :)
Join the Canadian Federation of Poets
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LAST CHANCE FOR SOME
The call is open for 7 anthologies.
The Poetry of
Check them all out, and submit to any that
speaks to you. The Poetry
Enjoy the journey.
Tracy Lynn Repchuk
President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets
The Emily Isaacson Institute was created to further literature
and the arts. It was founded by poet Emily Isaacson,
author of The Oracle, The Black Swan, and Constantinople. You
can purchase her books through her website. She is also an
analogue photographer and designed The Lion and The Unicorn
Tapestry Series online. She is inviting poets and writers to
become members of the institute, whereupon they can join her
writer's guild or meet locally for her artists group.
Be sure to get familiar with them.
UNITING TO CREATE ONE VOICE
THE POETRY OF... ANTHOLOGIES
Enter them ALL!
The call is open for 7 anthologies.
The Poetry of
LOVE - Closed in in production
SEASONS - Closed
RELATIONSHIPS - Closed
BIRTH - Closed and in production
CHECK THEM ALL OUT!!
Are you a CFP member and write articles? Send them in too. They
can be considered for this newsletter as well. That is free publicity
and promotion whether you are a poet, editor or publicist. The articles
should be how to, tips and tricks, getting published type. Anything that
helps a poet take their craft to the next level.
FEATURED POETRY CALL
For me there isn't
much more important than Spirituality - the pursuit of a higher meaning
The Poetry of Spirituality anthology is about
what that means to you. It isn't about religion, although for many
that can be a part of it, but it is more about how you live your
life. The morals, values, and ethics you carry with you.
It's the higher purpose you seek, the passions
you explore, the reason you are here.
It's how you look at things, savour your day,
It's the message you spread to others, and the
effort you take to make a difference in the world.
Everywhere you go leaves an impression on who you
are and the experiences you can share with others.
time to share with us.
The Poetry of Spirituality knows you have a poem
to share - so send your submissions before it closes to:
Betty Dobson -
CFP ADDRESS UPDATES
A reminder that if you move, please let us know. We are getting more
and more Poetry Canada magazines back, and this is costing us to resend and get
Days to Millionaire Marketing Miracles
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Timothy's World Coffee
321 Lakeshore Rd. E, Oakville, ON
Contact: George Arnold
Open mic event for all members, non members and Federation
Affiliate members to participate in.
of Every Month - 7pm
Halifax Federation of Poets
2104 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS
Every third Wednesday of each month
Contact: Donelda Kent at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday of Every Month - 7pm
New Brunswick Federation
9362 Main St. Richibucto, NB
Contact: Rebecca Cuevas De Caissie
Open mic event where poets and performers can get together and share both poetry and short stories.
Peel Region (Brampton/Mississauga).
** No meeting in December - New
Date & Location
Last Friday of every month starting at 6:30p.m. at the
Courtneypark Library Branch (upper lounge
reading area) at Mavis and the 401,
Durham Region Federation of Poets
Peel Region Federation
Contact: Cheryl Xavier
contact Stella Ducker at
Penticton, BC Federation of Poets
contact Donna Thompson
Calgary, Alberta Federation of Poets
contact Wei Yin
India Federation of Poets
contact Nikhil Parekh
Check out all the details on the calendar
If you are a CFP member with exciting news, let us know. Send an email
with the news in it, and a subject line of CFP Member News.
Tracy Repchuk -
Nikhil Parekh -
* Appeared in an article which appeared in today's "Divya
Bhaskar (Gujarat's largest circulated daily newspaper)" here in Ahmedabad,
Gujarat. It features one of my books "Love Versus Terrorism" , my 5
poetry records with Limca Book of Records and other stuff ! For
those in Gujarat, this article can beseen in today's Divya Bhaskar,
Link to Article
Gill will preside over the inaugural session of the
Fourth Festival of International Writers to be held at
Mahatma Gandhi College in Ambala, Haryana, India,
on the 29th and 30th of November.
He will also receive life achievement award from Writers
Two books will be released probably by the Canadian High
Commissioner Joseph Caron, or someone from his office.
One book is a collection of his poems about peace and
social concerns, titled Shrine. Another
book is an evaluation of his works by Dr. George Hines,
titled Stephen Gill and His Works.
the 1st of December, Stephen Gill will
be in Chandigarh,
for a week, presenting his poetry for different
literary organizations. On 3rd of December,
he will receive William Kerry International Award
from Masihi Sansar Sahit Sabha. (Masihi Sansar
Literary Forum). On 12th of
December he will present his poetry about peace at Kamla
Nehru College of Delhi University.
Debbie Ouellet’s poem
‘Rainstorm’ recently placed third for Best Poem in
Asimov Science Fiction Magazine’s 2008 Readers’ Awards.
Her humorous poem, ‘Word Pole Lease Blues’ was published
in the September 2008 issue of The Feathertale Review.
* Anthology Call for poets in the Vaughn Area. Find out
more at: www.debbieouellet.com/anthologycall.htm
lecturer Barbara Rabatin,
http://www.carleton.ca/cie/linr/courses.html, will read
World War II poems by Paul Hartal at the Sasquatch
Poetry Circle of Ottawa,
The poems have been selected from
Hartal's new poetry collection, First Class in Hell.
For more than a decade Marquis Who's in American
Art has profiled Paul Hartal in its volumes. In addition
to the biography, the 2009 edition displays paintings
and the front page of Postmodern Light, a critically
acclaimed poetry book by Hartal,
Who's in American Art, 2009, will be
available in December 2008.
My new poetry book 'Gentle Rushes of Waves,' and new
novella 'Buttercups,' were published this year, and can
both be purchased through online bookstores, and may
also be viewed on website
Patricia A. McGoldrick-
Recently, in the 41st annual Dorothy Shoemaker Literary Awards
Contest 2008, my poem entitled "City of Lights"
was ranked second in the Senior (over-18) category; it
has been published along with other winning entries in
The Changing Image 2008. Poetry submissions were
judged by noted Canadian poet, Rienzi Crusz, who
offered his comments to individual poets as they
approached the stage to read from their work and to
accept a prize along with a copy of The Changing
CFP member Lucia Gorea
Author of Journey Through My Soul
Appeared at CHAPTERS Metrotown on November 20
Other readers included:
Alejandro Mujica-Olea ( Chile )
Bernice Lever ( Canada )
- CFP Member
Jacqueline Maire ( France )
Pummy Kaur ( India )
Guest: Nina Munteanu ( Canada )