Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed about poetry
     Jan 2011
In This Issue

Welcome New Members


 CFP Events

Member News

Contests & Calls

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:


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
  • Suzanne Hunter - Calgary, AB
  • 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

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

     Renewed Members:
  •  Renée Von Paschen
  • Maurus Cappa
  • Krow Fischer
  • David Brydges
  • Michael Cotterell
  • John Jansen in de wal
  • Judith Black
  • Najah Shuqair
  • Paul Hartal
  • Mary Anne Lonergan
  • Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews
  • 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



    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.

    Here's 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 left.


    Poetry Canada Archives



    Poetry Contest
    Accepting poems until March 28 2011
    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.


  • 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:



    Maurus Cappa is the 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.







    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.




    With every CFP Renewal - you get a free ad right here.
    You can promote your book, CD, service or website. It's a $25 value.

    Email: renewalad@federationofpoets.com


    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

  • Jan 2011 - I don't think there has been a greater need for poetry, as now. With so many events occurring that are changing peoples lives, with the doom and gloom of the economy and world wide events - it is up to us to create a better world. It is up to us to write poetry that will uplift, give hope, energize, send love, create peace and let people know something can be done about it.  Unlike the rappers who have chosen to contribute to the degradation of society, we will go the other way.

    This year for me has already started fast out of the gates. You can see my news below for complete details as I completed my 2010 Power of 3 World Tour and have already started 2011 with 5 countries.

    We have lots of activity happening with local Federations so be sure to check the calendar for dates and times.

    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 organization



    Enjoy the month and keep on creating  :)

    Tracy Repchuk
    President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets


       Join the Canadian Federation of Poets
                  Because Now You're Family!



    For poets, there is a fantastic promotional tool you can take advantage of - and even better - it's free.

    I have appeared on radio stations now all over the world, but unless it is a show like Howard Stern - radio doesn't make a lasting impression - unless it is www.BlogTalkRadio.com

    Here's why
    - the radio show is kept on the internet forever
    - you can access the show via mp3 and send it to your fans, post it on your blog, your facebook page, tweet about it
    - you can take that audio, add it to a powerpoint, and make a YouTube vidoe out of it, and blast to all your social media contacts

    It is making a huge impact out there.

    Plus - there is tons of radio shows devoted to poetry where you can get interviewed, interview others, or just read your poetry on your own channel and build a network of listeners.

    So next time you need publicity, or want to share your poetry with more users - open up a free account on www.BlogTalkRadio.com and
    start sharing.

    Check out a free audio replay of an interview that was done by Dolores Seright for an upcoming book she is doing on successful women. Here is the interview:
                 Tracy Repchuk Interview Preview

    Are you a CFP member and write articles? 


    Send them in too. They can be considered for this newsletter or posted to the CFP blogl. 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.


  • Oakville Federation
    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.
  • Third 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 6:00p.m. at the Courtneypark Library Branch (upper lounge reading area) at Mavis and the 401, Mississauga. ON
    730 Courtneypark Dr. W
    Contact: Cheryl Xavier
    Admission: Free


    The Toronto Bayview Chapter

    5791 Yonge St. (short walk from Finch Subway Station)

    Held in the Conference Room of the Condo Building

    Free Parking at Newtonbrook Plaza.

    Come and read your poetry or short story or have it critiqued.

    Contact: Maria Pia Marchelletta

    The Albanian Writers Federation
    222 Lansdowne Ave. Toronto, ON
    10am - noon
    Find out more:
    Albanian Writers Federation

    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

    Language Federations

    Flavia Cosma the Language Federations Coordinator

    If you would like to start a Federation in your own language - contact Flavia
    Find out more.

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

  • Italo-Canadian Federation of Poets
    contact Maria Pia Marchelletta at
  • www.FederationofPoets.com/Italian.html
  • Calgary, Alberta Federation of Poets
    contact Wei Yin at: weiyin@federationofpoets.com

  •  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 -

    * Spoke in Edinburgh, Scotland - Dublin, Ireland, Geneva Switzerland, Denver Colorado, Calgary, Alberta, Hollywood, California, Dubai - Middle East, Phoenix, Arizona, London, UK, Las Vegas, Nevada and started my 2011 world tour with now about to start my 2011 World Tour Grand Turk, La Romana, Curacao, Aruba - and then off to Dubai, and Maldive Islands.
    * Appeared on WorldSwiss Radio
    * Nominated for Coach of the Year from the Coaching Institute
    * Appeared in a movie called - Women in Business 2.0 where 12 of the top women in the world in their field were profiled. Now available for purchase in DVD.
    * Profiled on National Women's Book Association for my accomplishments
  • Nikhil Parekh -
    Listed his books in the Free ebook site - and one book alone that has over 5000 pages has reached over 12,000 downloads! Now that is getting your poetry out there - Well done Nikhil!
    Here is the link to his site - you can do it too.

    Nikhil eBook Link

    Michael Morris:

    Did a poetry reading and a history of his involvement in country music and poetry on 102.7 radio which reached 23 countries live on the air, on Nov. 2nd.
  • David Brydges:
  • *The Nashwaak Review will be publishing five of my poems in their forthcoming issue. May also have my second collection of poetry coming out.

  • Fotios Panos:
  • 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 :)