WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
sure to introduce yourself in the Federation
online forums, and check out the
section to find out more about each.
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
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
Mary Anne Lonergan
Mary Anne Lonergan
John Jansen de wal
Renée Von Paschen
CALLING ALL POETS
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.
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
CONTESTS & CALLS
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
The 2011 Griffin Poetry Prize
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
is the NEW Calendar Coordinator!
Email him at:
If you are a CFP member, this is a great way to promote your book
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
Over 20 benefits including a great community of friends.
UNITING TO CREATE ONE VOICE
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.
a CFP Volunteer
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
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
President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets
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
1. Go to this - Click on Animoto.com
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