WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
sure to introduce yourself in the Federation online forums
and check out the
section to find out more about each.
Lois MacDonald - Whitby, ON
Michael Dyet - Brampton, ON
David MacLean - North Van, BC
Suzanne Hunter - Calgary, AB
Poetry for Life Project
Marilyn Edwards - Langley, BC
Fisher-Odjig - Acton, ON
Raymond Miot - Verdun, QC
Michael Morris - Burnaby, BC
John Corvese - Burlington, ON
Miller - Chicago, IL
Fotios Panos - Greece
Paulos Ioannou - Toronto, ON
Marjorie Bruhmeller -
Rena Nauen - Israel
Susan Tearoe - Greenwood, BC
Caroline Harriet - Ladysmith, BC
Martin Hayter - Victoria, BC
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
Governor General of Canada
John Jansen in de wal
Mary Anne Lonergan
Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews
Neil Harding MacAlistair
Maria Pia Marchelletta
Rosa Hong Chen
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
from Neil McAlister
Open until June 30, 2010
Go here for details
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.
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
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.
UNITING TO CREATE ONE VOICE
FEDERATION OF POETS
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?
THE POETRY OF... ANTHOLOGIES
Enter them ALL!
The call is open for 3 anthologies.
The Poetry of
CHECK THEM ALL OUT!!
March 2010 - The months are just screaming by this year, it is like time
is accelerating, and the CFP is moving along with it. I have been around
the world already this year, and had the computer crash that had the
March newsletter on it (so this is a rebuilt edition.) This next year I
will return to the UK to speak 3 more times, along with 4 cities in
Australia, Singapore, Dubai, back to Ireland, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia, Amsterdam, Spain, Jakarta, and more points in between. One of
these days I may actually get a speaking gig in Canada - wouldn't that
be nice :)
Two great NEW Federations one for Hindi Writers has formed as we
continue our global reach, and the Toronto Bayview Chapter.
Remember we have to have all members move to an
automated payment system - ie. paypal - no more cheques can be
processed. If you haven't already done this - it is time to
renew/join using this method so you can continue to be a part
of a great organization
Enjoy the month and keep on creating :)
Tracy Lynn Repchuk
President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets
Join the Canadian Federation of Poets
Because Now You're Family!
LAST CHANCE FOR SOME
The call is open for 4 anthologies.
The Poetry of
LOVE - Closed and in
SEASONS - Closed
RELATIONSHIPS - Closed
BIRTH - Closed and in
PEACE - Closed
Marriage - Closed
Travel - Closed
Enjoy the journey.
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.
UNITING TO CREATE ONE VOICE
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
Stays online for years.
CFP Member Nikhil Parekh Gets Nobel
Prize for Literature Nomination
Ever wonder how you get nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature - well ask no
further than Tracy Repchuk, the Federation of Poets founder and president whose
nomination of Nikhil Parekh was accepted.
"Federation of Poets member Nikhil Parekh is one of the most stellar and
productive poets I have met, and given the nature of his work, and his tireless
effort to expose injustice, promote peace and make the world a better place, I
felt it was the best honor that could be bestowed on such a member. In addition
to his 8 world-wide records for Poetry, he continues to move poetry into the
mainstream and evoke action from those around him with his inspiring words."
Find out more about Nikhil Parek's works:
2 NEW FEDERATIONS|
The CFP Welcomes...
Dr Priti Dhamane and
Gopal Baghel Madhu
and the Hindi Federation
Find out more:
Maria Pia Marchelletta for the Toronto
Find out more:
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.
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,
730 Courtneypark Dr. W
Contact: Cheryl Xavier
The Toronto Bayview Chapter
5791 Yonge St. (short
walk from Finch Subway Station)
Held in the Conference Room of the Condo
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
Hindi Federation of Poets
222 Lansdowne Ave. Toronto, ON
10am - noon
Find out more:
Albanian Writers Federation
Last Sunday of the Month
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Starting March 28th, 2010
588 Needham Lane, Mississauga, ON L5A 1T8
Dr Priti Dhamane and Gopal Baghel Madhu at:
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
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
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 -
* Presented in Dublin Ireland
at the Lifelasting Success Summit
in Perth Australia at the World Internet Summit
Featured in the Women's National Book Association as
Author of the Month
* Book signing
for "Swimming to the surface
at Chapters Mississauga
Mary-Ellen Kavanagh's Launched her Children's
Book "Nolan Goes to Sea" Illustrations done by
Josie Di Sciascio Andrews
at the Women's
Poet, novelist and peace activist, will speak
on literature and peace at the international
conference to be held for three days from the 14th
of 16th of March in
Pakistan. He will
participate on the invitation of Pakistan Academy of
Dated January 18, 2010,
Philip Hatfield, the Curator of Canadian Collections in The British
Library, sent a letter of appreciation to Paul Hartal on the occasion of adding
the poet's book, Postmodern Light: A Collection of Poetry, to the Library and thus aiding it "in
maintaining a comprehensive and world leading collection".
The British Library also presents on line
"The Songs of the Double Helix" by Paul Hartal. This is a chapter from a book
edited by I. Hargittai and T.C. Laurent, and published by the Wenner-Gren
International Series, 2000. The article can be ordered on line from the BL
( the author does not receive royalties).
"British Library Award Paul Hartal
The world-renowned creator
of Brain-Cell and
Mail-Art series, Koen Ryosuke, a.k.a. Ryosuke Cohen, began to issue his colorful
mosaics of art prints in 1985. The Osaka artist's work involves the
participation of artists in more than 80 countries. Since 1985 Paul Hartal has
contributed to numerous Brain Cell and Fractals (mirror figures)
editions created by Ryosuke. The latest appears in Brain Cell No. 756, January
Two poems paying tribute to
Tree is published on line at the Anne Frank
Museum in Amsterdam.
Belsen, can be accessed here:
Selling some of her
poems on magnets...
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able to search by that subject line to put them in here