WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
sure to introduce yourself in the Federation online forums
and check out the
section to find out more about each.
Poetry for Life Project
Marilyn Edwards - Langley, BC
Fisher-Odjig - Acton, ON
Raymond Miot - Verdun, QC
Michael Morris - Burnaby, BC
John Corvese - Burlington, ON
Miller - Chicago, IL
Fotios Panos - Greece
Paulos Ioannou - Toronto, ON
Marjorie Bruhmeller -
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
Neil Harding MacAlistair
Maria Pia Marchelletta
Rosa Hong Chen
The next and last issue of Poetry Canada is coming
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
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
Here is the link to any that are left.
Poetry Canada Archives
CONTESTS & CALLS
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
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
NEW Calendar Coordinator!
Email him at:
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.
Over 20 benefits including a great community of friends.
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
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
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.
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:
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
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
Because Now You're Family!
LAST CHANCE FOR SOME
The call is open for 4 anthologies.
The Poetry of
LOVE - Closed and in
SEASONS - Closed
RELATIONSHIPS - Closed
BIRTH - Closed and in
PEACE - Closed
Marriage - Closed
Travel - Closed
Enjoy the journey.
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
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
Haiku, is a 17 syllable poem broken into 3 lines of 5,7 and 5 syllables
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.
trimmed greens invite play
eagle putt circles and drops -
I dance with my club.
soaked under clear skies
water shoots from the sprinkler -
dripping in butter.
Metal prongs - gather
Fallen hands from outright arms
Green blades breathe again
Play with Haikus and share them here:
2 NEW FEDERATIONS|
The CFP Welcomes Perparim Kapllani
and the Albanian Writers Federation
Find out more:
Albanian Writers Federation
Flavia Cosma the Language Federations Coordinator
Find out more:
Third Thursday of Every Month - 7pm
Timothy's World Coffee
321 Lakeshore Rd. E, Oakville, ON
Contact: Saskia Maddock
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).
Last Friday of every month starting at 6:00p.m. at the
Courtneypark Library Branch (upper lounge
reading area) at Mavis and the 401,
Durham Region Federation of Poets
730 Courtneypark Dr. W
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 -
* 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
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
Haydain Neale of jacksoul R & B band passed on
November 22, 2009. Our thoughts and prayers are with
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