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

Welcome New Members

Poetry Canada Last Edition

Featured Book

 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:

  • 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

     Renewed Members:
  • Michael Cotterell
  • Brian Cobbledick
  • Richard Masterton
  • Stella Ducker
  • Josephine Stone
    Najah Shuqair
  • Jim Greenwald
  • Rosa Hong Chen
  • Linda Dowd
    Craig LaPlante
  • Renée Von Paschen
    Jean Burbidge
  • Gary Pierluigi
  • Randy Scott Nanchin


    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



    Check out the current contests:

    The Poetry of Science

    Open call from Neil Harding McAlister

    Free submissions

    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

    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??
  • 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 poem,
    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  :)
         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




                    JOIN TODAY! 



    Enter them ALL!
    The call is open for 6 anthologies. 
           The Poetry of (TM) ....
       World-wide Call

    LOVE - Closed
    SEASONS - Closed
    BIRTH - Closed


    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



    The Awakening 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, and

    ISBN: 9781438966342

    Signed copies available at

    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 6:00p.m. at the

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

    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 -

    * May 16-17 - Appeared at
    Dreams to Reality Success Summit
    * Appeared on broadcast TV news stations nationwide (USA) for an internet search piece put together by Eyewitness News

    Nikhil Parekh
    * interview appeared online in the United States at The Interview can be read online at Lulu by clicking on: Nikhil Parekh article

    Stephen Gill -
    resented his poetry on peace at Cornwall Public Library

    Debbie Ouellet-
    * 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 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 Lace”.
  • On March 25th, Debbie did a presentation on writing poetry to 52 Grade-Six students at Woodbridge Public School in Woodbridge, Ontario.
  • Helen Barlev
    * 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 site.

    * Also framed copies of his poem "Memorial"
    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. Emails containing attachments will not be opened. Please review the guidelines at

    Send me your news-
    CFP Member 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 :)