Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed about poetry
     June 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:


Debbie Mrakovcic - Croatia

Lara Sookoo - Toronto, ON

Tonia Kalouria - Lorain Ohio USA

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
  • Marilyn Edwards - Langley, BC
  • Darla Fisher-Odjig - Acton, ON

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

     Renewed Members:
  • Charles Hull

  • Raymond Fenech

  • Stella Ducker

  • Thomas Hemeon

  • Mary Anne Lonergan
  • Suzanne Hunter
  • Krow Fischer
  • Paul Hartal
  • Mary Anne Lonergan
  • Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews 
  • John Jansen de wal
  • Renée Von Paschen
  • Maurus Cappa
  • Krow Fischer
  • David Brydges
  • Michael Cotterell
  • Judith Black


    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



    SEEKING Writers -
    Stephen Gill is seeking writers for An Anthology entitled:
    Critical Responses to Stephen Gill.
    Deadline is July 15, 2011
    Each contributor will receive a complimentary copy.


    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.

    The 2011 Griffin Poetry Prize


  • 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: tracy@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

    Tracy Repchuk

    June 2011 -


    Summer is here and that is a great time to write, share your poetry, attend festivals, finish that book you have been working on, and making the world a better place with your poetry.

    I am gone for the whole month of July as I am presenting an award in the UK to Richard Branson, then speaking at an event there, then speaking at my own event in France, then taking my mastermind clients to Venice Italy and 5 other countries (including Croatia the location of one of our newest members) for a business retreat. Again Cheryl will be around in July to answer any questions, and I'll be back in August with more ideas on how to get your poetry out there.


    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 purpose



    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!



    YouTube is one of the most popular sites on the internet because people love to watch 'TV'

    But what I like is with YouTube it is easy to take something like a poem, and turn it into an experience.

    Visual, music, moving, impactful, and it just takes some extra steps. It then makes it very easy to send to me to place on our blog, post to your twitter or facebook page the link, put it as part of your email signature - get your work out there quickly and easily.


    1. Go to this - Click on  Animoto.com

    2. You can select the Free option to see if you like it -
        It is very easy to use and create stunning video shows
        that go with your poems

    3. Create a free account - and a quick video test

    4. If you think you will use it - it is only $30 for the year

    5. You can stick with the free version if you want -
        the issue is the length of video is limited.

    Here is an example - there are many out there.



    You can add music or not, add your voice and read it or not - play with visuals - enjoy the enhanced experience of sharing your poetry this way.    


    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 at the National Shoe Retailers Association on How To Use The Internet to Reach their Audience
    * Interviewed for the Mentors Masterclass Series by Dan Gierke
    * Interviewed for Internet Marketing Magazine by Matt Adams
    * Featured last month on Forbes, USA Today, AOL and The Times of India
  • Cheryl Xaveir
    Just launched her new book "Bruised but unbroken"


    Dimitris P Kraniotis
    Participating in the 22nd World Congress of Poets in Greece


    Donna Thompson:
    Writes commentary for CTV.ca and the Vancouver Examiner
    Donna Thompson Examiner Link 


    Stephen Gill:
    On a literary tour to India visiting campuses of colleges and universities for his book Coexistence.

    Flavia Cosma:
    Released her book "Moonlight Fairy Tales"

  • Graham Ducker:
    Just released the book "The Elephant That Wanted to Join the Circus"
  • 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 :)