WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
sure to introduce yourself in the Federation online forums
and check out the
section to find out more about each.
Mary Anne Lonergan - Newmarket, ON
The Poetry for Life Project
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
Saskia Maddock - Oakville, ON
Pat Newson - Comox, BC
Ron Gildart - Vancouver, BC
Rosa Hong Chen
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
Governor General of Canada
Renée Von Paschen
Randy Scott NanchinNikhil ParekhLucia GoreaBonita SummersAlvin EnsLinda DowdGraham DuckerRaymond Fenech
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
Thanks so much for sharing this part of our poetry
journey, for expanding the heritage of Canada and its global presence in
the poetry world, and for participating with your submissions.
It has been an honor to have started Poetry Canada,
and created the many editions over the years.
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:
Be a part of something big, and volunteer for an anthology. Get promoted by
the CFP through this newsletter and get a free Poetry Canada ad.
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.
Send your information to: Calendar Coordinator:
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UNITING TO CREATE ONE VOICE
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Wow, I didn't even notice it was March I have been so busy!/p>
Met with publishers, agents and publicity specialists last weekend. Some
great things in the works there.
II am gone much of March to New Zealand, and then I am in UK in April and working on my own
seminar here in LA in May.
I did a great interview with Lauren Solomon for those of you working on
your image, as well as your work. You can listen to it here: BlogTalk Radio
Enjoy the month and keep on creating a better world :)
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
Check them all out, and submit to any that
speaks to you. The Poetry
Enjoy the journey.
Tracy Lynn Repchuk
President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets
Do you Twitter? Social Marketing
Many of you may not have entered the world of social marketing,
and many of you may be mastering it. So I'll just take a few
minutes to give you a very easy tool you should be using to promote your poetry.
www.Twitter.com - this community has exploded
and is rivaling Google and Facebook for popularity of use. In
fact it has become such an important part of traffic generation
and relationship building, that all the top topics at seminars
have a twitter expert on board.
It is a fast way to update users with instant messages, or tell
them what you're up to, events you are going to, exchange tips,
tricks and ideas, and so much more.
You have 140 characters to get the message out fast, and often,
and it is a great tool.
start your own free account, and select the follow me option.
You will get a feel for what it is, and what you can use it for
to promote yourself, and poetry.
If you're thinking how do I share my poetry in 140
characters, simply create a
blog post on your blog or where ever and post your poem and create a
link you put in your twitter message to drive readers there.
Use this tool to create a small link:
HHere is a sample twitter post:
Read my latest poem "I am a wild child" at http://twitpwr.com/blogpost
and see me Saturday Burlington, ON
Plus you can also have your twitter post autofeed to your
Facebook page if you have one. If you don't that's next.
Check out my page: Tracy's Facebook Page
AAnd yes, both of these are good for poets.
I know if Nikhil isn't already using this, he will go wild with
UNITING TO CREATE ONE VOICE
THE POETRY OF... ANTHOLOGIES
Enter them ALL!
The call is open for 7 anthologies.
The Poetry of
LOVE - Closed in in production
SEASONS - Closed
RELATIONSHIPS - Closed
BIRTH - Closed and in production
CHECK THEM ALL OUT!!
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.
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
Over the Edge
Published by Serengeti Press, this 72 page poetry book is
about poems that are literally "over the edge".
TThemes of dispair, fatalism, and hope, injustice in our new world economy
Both serious and lighter poems are mixed together to form a compelling, cohesive
This book can be purchased by
Cost: $17.00-shipping and
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 email@example.com
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).
LLast 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/b>
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 -
* March 17-24 Internet Masters
- New Zealand
* March 27-29th Las Vegas, NV
* Appeared on Channel 7 Eye Witness News for
Internet Marketing and Research
* Awarded as one of the Top 10 Women in
Internet Marketing in the world. The
complete line up will be announced shortly by the
Legendary Marketers series
Nikhil Parekh -
* You can now look up my poems and poetry books online
at Deviantart.com by visiting :
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truly the world's TOP Art website for artists of all
The Queen's letters to me in support for my Poetry
Send me your news-
CCFP 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 :)