Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed
      February  2010
In This Issue


Welcome New Members

 Poet P.K. Page Passes

 CFP Events

Member News

Contests & Calls

Spread the Word!

 

 
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
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:

  • Poetry for Life Project
    Marilyn Edwards - Langley, BC
  • Darla Fisher-Odjig - Acton, ON
  • Raymond Miot - Verdun, QC
  • Michael Morris - Burnaby, BC 
  • John Corvese - Burlington, ON
  • Irving Miller - Chicago, IL
  • Fotios Panos - Greece
  • Paulos Ioannou - Toronto, ON
  • Marjorie Bruhmeller - Cookshire-Eaton, Quebec 
  • Rena Nauen - Israel
  • Susan Tearoe - Greenwood, BC
  • Caroline Harriet - Ladysmith, BC
  • Martin Hayter - Victoria, BC

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


     Renewed Members:
     
  • Linda Dowd
  • Marlene Laplante
  • Neil Harding MacAlistair
  • Raymond Fenech
  • Maria Pia Marchelletta
  • Jodie Lindley
  • Rosa Hong Chen
  • Geneva Neale
  • Nikhil Parekh
  • Gary Pierluigi
  • Bernard Pelletier
  • Maria DiDanieli

  •  

    POETRY CANADA
    LAST EDITION
    COMING SOON

    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.

    It will contain the Priscila Uppal interview, Spirit Youth Award Winners, Book Review, articles and poetry.

     

    Back issues are available, once they're gone that's it.

     

    Here is the link to any that are left.

     

    Poetry Canada Archives

        

    CONTESTS & CALLS


    Poetry Contest
    Science Poetry
    from Neil McAlister
    Open until June 30, 2010
    Go here for details 

    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.

    SPREAD THE WORD

  • 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:
    http://www.federationofpoets.com


    CHECK OUT THE CALENDAR OF EVENTS

    CALENDAR COORDINATOR

    Maurus Cappa is the NEW Calendar Coordinator!
    Email him at:
    Maurus@federationofpoets.com

    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.   

    CFP MEMBERSHIP      
    BENEFITS

    Over 20 benefits including a great community of friends.

    JOIN TODAY! 

    UNITING TO CREATE ONE VOICE

     
    FEDERATION OF POETS

    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.

    Become a CFP Volunteer

  • AFFILIATE PROMOTION

    A great organization that is a Federation affiliate is:

    The Emily Isaacson Institute

    Have you checked them out?
  • THE POETRY OF... ANTHOLOGIES

    Enter them ALL!
        
    The call is open for 3 anthologies. 
           The Poetry of (TM) ....
    www.thepoetryof.com
       World-wide Call

    CHECK THEM ALL OUT!!

  • February 2010 - January was a great month of forward movement, and getting the team in place for a fabulous year of poetry.

    We have a new Calendar Coordinator so if you have news be sure to let Maurus Cappa know.
    Maurus@FederationofPoets.com

    For only $35 for an entire year, your news can appear here, on our blog, your items can be added to our CFP Shop, and there are tons of promotion opportunities. Go here to find out more:
    www.Federationofpoets.com/join.htm

    That's exposure to over 3500 subscribers.

    Remember we have to have all members move to an automated payment system - ie. paypal - no more cheques can be processed. If you haven't already done this - it is time to renew/join using this method so you can continue to be a part of a great organization

    www.Federationofpoets.com/paypal.htm

    Thanks

    Enjoy the month and keep on creating  :)

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

               
        
    Join the Canadian Federation of Poets
                  www.FederationofPoets.com
                  Because Now You're Family!


                        LAST CHANCE FOR SOME 
               
    The call is open for 4 anthologies. 
                              The Poetry of (TM) ....
                       
    www.thepoetryof.com
                                 World-wide Call

    Food
    Children
    Spirituality

    LOVE - Closed and in
    SEASONS - Closed
    RELATIONSHIPS - Closed
    BIRTH - Closed and in
    PEACE - Closed
    Marriage - Closed
    Travel - Closed

                             Enjoy the journey.

    Member

     

          JOIN TODAY! 

    UNITING TO CREATE ONE VOICE

    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.


    "PROMOTE YOUR BOOK in this newsletter
     Stays online for years.

    Poet P.K. Page Passes

    Canadian literary grande dame P.K. Page, long renowned for her poetry and other writing, died at the age of 93 at her home in Victoria.

    Patricia Kathleen Page has amassed numerous awards and honours for her work both within Canada and abroad. In 1954, she received The Governor General’s Award in Poetry, and The Lieut. Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence in 2004. In 2000, her poem, “Planet Earth,” was chosen by the United Nations for its reading series, Dialogue Among Civilizations Through Poetry.

    A companion of the Order of Canada, the British-born, Canadian-reared Patricia Kathleen Page was considered among Canada's most esteemed writers.


    Get the full story: http://bit.ly/poetpk

    Poetry Profile

    Haiku:

    Haiku, is a 17 syllable poem broken into 3 lines of 5,7 and 5 syllables respectively.

    Originating in Japan, Haiku means "beginning phrase". The rules for this type of poetry are it must refer to something in nature, and represent a season. It is written in the present tense.

    Golfers Heaven

    trimmed greens invite play
    eagle putt circles and drops -
    I dance with my club.

    Summer Memories

    soaked under clear skies
    water shoots from the sprinkler -
    dripping in butter.

    Yard Work

    Metal prongs - gather
    Fallen hands from outright arms
    Green blades breathe again

    Play with Haikus and share them here:
    Haiku Sharing

    2 NEW FEDERATIONS

    The CFP Welcomes Perparim Kapllani
    and the Albanian Writers Federation
    Find out more: Albanian Writers Federation

    and

    Flavia Cosma the Language Federations Coordinator

    Find out more: Language Federations

    CFP EVENTS

  • Third Thursday of Every Month - 7pm
    Oakville Federation
    Timothy's World Coffee
    321 Lakeshore Rd. E, Oakville, ON
    Contact: Saskia Maddock
    Saskia@federationofpoets.com


    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
    at doneldak@federationofpoets.com

    Last Thursday of Every Month - 7pm
    New Brunswick Federation

    Pizza Delight
    9362 Main St. Richibucto, NB
    Contact: Rebecca Cuevas De Caissie
    Rebecca@federationofpoets.com
    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 6:00p.m. at the

    Courtneypark Library Branch (upper lounge reading area) at Mavis and the 401, Mississauga. ON
    730 Courtneypark Dr. W
    Contact: Cheryl Xavier
    CherylX@federationofpoets.com
    Admission: Free
     

  • Durham Region Federation of Poets
    contact Stella Ducker at StellaCD@federationofpoets.com

     
  • Penticton, BC Federation of Poets
    contact Donna Thompson at: DonnaT@federationofpoets.com
     
  • Calgary, Alberta Federation of Poets
    contact Wei Yin at: weiyin@federationofpoets.com

    NEW** India Federation of Poets

    contact Nikhil Parekh at: nikhilp@federationofpoets.com

     

  • 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 -

    * Spent 8 days cruising and masterminding in the Caribbean with my Dream Team mastermind members and presented to over 400 internet marketers on board

    *   Interviewed by Val Dawson of The Dawson Method
    *   Spoke for the Association of Strategic Marketers on Email Effectiveness and Deliverability Strategies
    *    Appeared on CCWN The Business Connection Show with Jacky Lopez
    *   
    Presenting in London, UK at the Ultimate List building Masters Event
    *    
    Full article released and hit the newsstands about me in UK’s “Company” magazine for presentation I made at Millionaire Entrepreneur’s Bootcamp in November

  • Maurus Cappa -
    * Maurus Cappa is now the new Federation of Poets Calendar Coordinator - Congratulations


    Geneva Neale
    * S
    on Haydain Neale of jacksoul R & B band passed on November 22, 2009. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Send me your news-
    *
    CFP Members ONLY
    Send me your news, it must be in point form, but more importantly it must have the subject line CFP news
    (I get over 1000 emails every day, so I have to be able to search by that subject line to put them in here :)

  •       CONGRATULATIONS  EVERYONE!!!