Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed
      February 2009
In This Issue

Welcome New Members

Poetry Canada Last Edition

Welcome New Federation Affiliate

Featured Anthology Call

 CFP Events

Member News

Contests & Calls

Special Opportunity

Spread the Word!


Be sure to introduce yourself in the Federation online forums, and check out the member biography section to find out more about each.

New Members:

  • Ed Roberts - Oklahoma City, OK
  • Leif Norman - Winnipeg, MB
  • 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

  • Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
    C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
    Governor General of Canada

  • Linda Dowd
    Craig LaPlante
  • Renée Von Paschen
    Jean Burbidge
  • Gary Pierluigi
  • Randy Scott Nanchin
  • Lucia Gorea
  • Bonita Summers
  • Alvin Ens
  • Linda Dowd
  • Graham Ducker
  • Raymond Fenech


    The next and last issue of Poetry Canada is  coming shortly.   

    It has the interview with Priscila Uppal - Griffin Poetry Short List finalist. 


    This will 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 interesting.


    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 it.


    Here is the link to any that are left.


    Poetry Canada Archives



    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 gallery.

  • We promote FREE contests, if you have one, let us know and we'll let everyone else know.


  • Federation of Poets

    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:


    Betty Dobson of Halifax, Nova Scotia is the Calendar Coordinator!

    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: Betty Dobson


    Over 20 benefits including a free subscription to Poetry Canada magazine, contest and anthology benefits.




    Canadian Federation of Poets
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    Burlington, ON L7P 1G5

    We are always looking for help, if you would like to join our volunteer team, go here and check out our list of positions.

    Become a CFP Volunteer

    Happy 2009!

    Resolve to make this the best writing year ever.

    I just got back from a 3 week trip for internet marketing and wanted to get out a quick newsletter as members have been so busy being great and the featured book of the month is also donating proceeds to The Cancer Society.

    Enjoy the month and keep on creating a better world :)
         Join the Canadian Federation of Poets
                       Because Now You're Family!

                        LAST CHANCE FOR SOME 
    The call is open for 7 anthologies. 
                              The Poetry of (TM) ....
                                 World-wide Call

         Check them all out, and submit to any that
         speaks to you.   The Poetry of...

                             Enjoy the journey.

    Tracy Lynn Repchuk
    President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets


    2009 Gift - Listen to Priscila Uppal


    Start your 2009 off right by getting the information you need from a Griffin Poetry Finalist. 


                    JOIN TODAY! 



    Enter them ALL!
    The call is open for 7 anthologies. 
           The Poetry of (TM) ....
       World-wide Call

    LOVE - Closed in in production
    SEASONS - Closed
    BIRTH - Closed and in production


    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.

                   CFP RENEWALS

    A reminder that for many of you it is time to renew.  Your membership card and we have moved to an automated process once you



    Enter My Heart by Najah Shuqair

    Size:  27 pages
    ISBN: 978-0-9811478-0-2

    Najah herself is a cancer survivor and shares her journey through poetry.

    This book may be ordered from:

    P.O. BOX     3327
    Sarnia, Ontario
    N7T 8G6

    OR: E-mail Address:

    50%  of proceeds go to The Canadian Cancer Society

    Cost:  $10 + shipping and handling

    Book this spot - Only $15 includes online feature too


  • Third Thursday of Every Month - 7pm
    Oakville Federation
    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.
  • Third Wednesday of Every Month - 7pm
    Halifax Federation of Poets
    Mollyz Diner
    2104 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS
    Every third Wednesday of each month
    Contact: Donelda Kent

    Last Thursday of Every Month - 7pm
    New Brunswick Federation

    Pizza Delight
    9362 Main St. Richibucto, NB
    Contact: Rebecca Cuevas De Caissie
    Admission: Free

    Open mic event where poets and performers can get together and share both poetry and short stories.

    Federation Peel Region (Brampton/Mississauga)
    Last Friday of every month starting at 6:30p.m. at the

    Courtneypark Library Branch (upper lounge reading area) at Mavis and the 401, Mississauga. ON

    Peel Region Federation
    Contact: Cheryl Xavier
    Admission: Free

  • Durham Region Federation of Poets
    contact Stella Ducker at

  • Penticton, BC Federation of Poets
    contact Donna Thompson at:
  • Calgary, Alberta Federation of Poets
    contact Wei Yin at:

    NEW** India Federation of Poets

    contact Nikhil Parekh at:

  • Check out all the details on the calendar

  •        CFP MEMBER NEWS

    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, Bhaskar City Link to Article  

    Saskia Maddock-
    * Part of the Arts Birthday celebrations on Saturday, January 17th. Reading at 4:00pm at the Erin Meadows Community Centre and Library, which is located at 2800 Erin Centre Boulevard, in Mississauga.

    Cheryl Antao-Xavier-
    Hosting the Mississauga Poetry Slam
    on Saturday, January 17th. at Arts Day which rungs from noon to 8:00pm. Poetry event is at 4:00pm at the Erin Meadows Community Centre and Library, which is located at 2800 Erin Centre Boulevard, in Mississauga

    Cheryl will appear on Rogers TV Mississauga on Jan 8th at 3 pm to promote the event.

    Ed Roberts

    * My new book released  Whispers, Tears, Prayers, and Hope

    *  It is in contention for the Oklahoma Book Award and yes, the Pulitzer Prize in Verse

    * Interviewed by Judyth Piazza last week for her radio talk show


  • Sylvia McGrath-
    * Co-authored a book titled After The Diagnosis: The Journey Beyond, The ebook was released on January 1st, 2009.  The paperback is due out in the next month.

    * Writing a series of books for and about children with special needs, chronic illness and learning challenges. My first book is ready to be published and is a story about a young boy in a wheel chair who goes on his first fishing trip with his father and grandfather.

    * Created and publish a monthly newsletter called Professor Owl's Book Corner and every month Variety Village forwards the photo and story of one of their heroes, who are children who have achieved so much in spite of their health or condition.

    * Also writing a resource book for the parents of these children.

    Lucia Gorea-
    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 )