WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
sure to introduce yourself in the Federation online forums
and check out the
section to find out more about each.
Stephanie Hodgins - Miss., ON
Tony Hellman - Burlington, ON
Beverly Baker - Mount Pearl, NFLD
John Jansen - Toronto, ON
Thomas Hemeon - Stratford, ON
Chen ou Liu - Ajax, ON
Mary Anne Lonergan - Newmarket, ON
David Franklin - Ottawa, ON
Gina Bolton - Redwater, AB
William J Galvin - Mississauga, ON
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
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
Governor General of Canada
Rosa Hong Chen
Renée Von Paschen
Randy Scott Nanchin
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
Check out the current contests:
The Poetry of Science
Open call from Neil Harding McAlister
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.
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Betty Dobson of Halifax, Nova Scotia is the
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.
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Canadian Federation of Poets
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list of positions.
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June - for many of you summer is fresh on the horizon, but for me, it's
more eternal sunshine with a touch of 3 kids birthdays.
Summer is a great time to kick back, and create that book, finish that
and get active. Poetry is undergoing a resurgence - be a part of it,
spread the word and help to create a better world.
Enjoy the month and keep on creating :)
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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 of...
Enjoy the journey.
Tracy Lynn Repchuk
President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets
THE POETRY OF... ANTHOLOGIES
Enter them ALL!
The call is open for 6 anthologies.
The Poetry of
LOVE - Closed
SEASONS - Closed
RELATIONSHIPS - Closed
BIRTH - Closed
CHECK THEM ALL OUT!!
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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.
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
by Tony Hellman
The Awakening is more then a book of eloquent poetic words,
it is a life style. What makes Tony’s work so different is that his writing
style is motivational, inspirational, and his channeled messages clearly come
through in his poems. His message is
based on two basic truths, love and fear.
These are the only emotions we face each and every day.
Tony chooses love, and works with poetry as a tool to teach
others how to tame fear. This book
will have a powerful affect on its readers.
It will cause an emotional release, eliminating layers of pain.
His words motivate you to take action and realize that superlative person
that lives in each and every one of us.
Tony says, “I ask you not to believe a word I say, as it is based on my
experiences and life journey. You need to
make your own decisions.”
Read what others are saying about The
Awakening….testimonials are posted on
This paperback is available at Barnes & Noble
www.amazon.ca and authorhouse.com
Signed copies available at
Book this spot - Only $15
includes online feature too
Third Thursday of Every Month - 7pm
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).
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
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 -
* May 16-17 - Appeared at
Dreams to Reality Success
* Appeared on broadcast TV news stations nationwide
(USA) for an internet search piece put together by
* interview appeared online in the United
States at Lulu.com. The Interview can be read online
at Lulu by clicking on: Nikhil Parekh article
Stephen Gill -
his poetry on peace at Cornwall Public Library
* April 11th, The
Vaughan Poets’ Circle launched their new poetry
anthology Earth to the Moon which Debbie
edited and contains five of her poems.
* Debbie was asked to be a
regular monthly contributor to the Truthseekers
section of the blog Culture Unplugged where
she writes about language, poetry and culture.
Debbie Ouellet’s first picture
book, How Robin Saved Spring, was named ‘Book
of the Month’ in Cookie Magazine and ‘Kid’s
Pick of the Month’ on Amazon.ca in April 2009.
March 20th, How
Robin Saved Spring was reviewed on the blog,
Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast where
the reviewer included Debbie’s poem “Queen Anne’s
On March 25th,
Debbie did a presentation on writing poetry to 52
Grade-Six students at Woodbridge Public School in
* Voices Israel has a new website
Ed Roberts -
* His latest poem "Silence" was
featured by the SOP, Student Operated Press, as an
article and was listed on the front page of their
* Also framed copies of his poem
which appeared in my latest book
Whispers, Tears, Prayers and Hope, and presented
them to The Veterans Memorial Hospital and the
Veterans Center in Norman, Oklahoma.
Lori A May -
* The Ambassador Poetry Project, a new online periodical featuring
writers from Ontario and Michigan, is accepting
submissions for its launch issue. Emerging and
established poets welcome in all styles. Poetic
narrative and digital artwork is also welcome.
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