Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed
      March  2010
In This Issue

Welcome New Members


 CFP Member Gets
Nobel Prize for Literature Nomination

 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:


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
  • Darla Fisher-Odjig - Acton, ON
  • Raymond Miot - Verdun, QC
  • Michael Morris - Burnaby, BC 
  • John Corvese - Burlington, ON
  • Irving Miller - Chicago, IL
  • Fotios Panos - Greece
  • Paulos Ioannou - Toronto, ON
  • Marjorie Bruhmeller - Cookshire-Eaton, Quebec 
  • 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

     Renewed Members:
  • John Jansen in de wal
  • Naja Shuqair
  • Paul Hartal
  • Mary Anne Lonergan
  • Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews
  • Marlene Laplante
  • Neil Harding MacAlistair
  • Raymond Fenech
  • Maria Pia Marchelletta
  • Jodie Lindley
  • Rosa Hong Chen
  • Geneva Neale
  • Nikhil Parekh
  • Gary Pierluigi
  • Bernard Pelletier
  • Maria DiDanieli



    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



    Poetry Contest
    Science Poetry
    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 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:



    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.




    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?

    Enter them ALL!
    The call is open for 3 anthologies. 
           The Poetry of (TM) ....
       World-wide Call


  • 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 (TM) ....
                                 World-wide Call


    LOVE - Closed and in
    SEASONS - Closed
    BIRTH - Closed and in
    PEACE - Closed
    Marriage - Closed
    Travel - Closed

                                    Enjoy the journey.



               JOIN TODAY! 


    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.



    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.

    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:


    The CFP Welcomes...
    Dr Priti Dhamane and Gopal Baghel Madhu

    and the Hindi Federation
    Find out more:
    Hindi Federation


    Maria Pia Marchelletta for the Toronto Bayview Federation
    Find out more:
    Toronto Bayview Federation


  • 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

    Hindi Federation of Poets
    Last Sunday of the Month
    1:30pm - 3:30pm
    Starting March 28th, 2010
    588 Needham Lane, Mississauga, ON L5A 1T8

    Contact Dr Priti Dhamane and Gopal Baghel Madhu at: Gopal@federationofpoets.com


    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

  • Penticton, BC Federation of Poets
    contact Donna Thompson at: DonnaT@federationofpoets.com
  • Calgary, Alberta Federation of Poets
    contact Wei Yin at: weiyin@federationofpoets.com

    NEW** 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 -

    * Presented in Dublin Ireland at the Lifelasting Success Summit

    *  Presented in Perth Australia at the World Internet Summit
    *   Featured in the Women's National Book Association as Author of the Month

  • Saskia Maddock -
    * Book signing for "Swimming to the surface at Chapters Mississauga

    Mary-Ellen Kavanagh
    Mary-Ellen Kavanagh's Launched her Children's Book "Nolan Goes to Sea" Illustrations done by Stephen Howe.

    Josie Di Sciascio Andrews
    * Featured Poet
    at the Women's Summit

    Stephen Gill

    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 Letters.

    Paul Hartal
    • British Library Award


    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 titled Symmetry, 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


    • Canada-Japan Collaboration

    The world-renowned creator of Brain-Cell and Fractals 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 10, 2010.    




    • War and Memory

    Two poems paying tribute to Anne Frank:


    The Chestnut Tree is published on line at the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam. 


    Meeting in Belsencan be accessed here: 

    Bev Baker
    Selling some of her poems on magnets... www.mydesignermagnetshop.com/ 

    Send me your news-
    CFP Members 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 :)