WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
sure to introduce yourself in the Federation
online forums, and check out the
section to find out more about each.
Tonia Kalouria - Lorain Ohio USA
Gopal Baghel - Toronto, ON
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
Raymond Miot - Verdun, QC
Michael Morris - Burnaby, BC
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
Maria Pia Marchelletta
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
DR. WILLIAM HENRY DRUMMOND
Accepting poems until
March 28 2011
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
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
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.
a CFP Volunteer
Mar 2011 -
When tragedies strike, like the 8.9 earthquake in Japan, and
the devastating Tsunami as a result - it is the spoken and
visual word that can help express the situation, remind
people to help, guide those seeking an outlet for their pain
and frustration, and it's up to poets like you, to get
For the next 30 days, please use your
powers and skills to encourage others to help, let those
affected know we care, and keep hope alive for survivors and
Then APRIL is POETRY MONTH!
We have lots of activity happening with
local Federations so be sure to check the calendar for dates
and times, or get in touch with local groups.
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
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!
OPRAH AND POETRY
Oprah Magazine -
First EVER Poetry Edition
I subscribe to Oprah magazine, because what she
has in there, become trending topics on the internet, so I use it as
a marketing tool.
Much to my delight - it was FULL of poetry
She is promoting April as POETRY Month. This
could be the greatest marketing leverage of all time. What she says
- becomes LAW. NOW is the time to promote yourself, poetry and the
beauty of this medium (not to mention when you create empowering
poetry you assist the healing of the planet)
Even Maria Shriver collaberated on
Oprah's FIRST EVER POETRY ISSUE.
In addition, she will have spawned a new generation of poetry
readers with her recommendation of the top 20 poetry books.
Here is a list of some she recommended:
- The Poetry of Robert Frost
- The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
- The Complete Collected Works of Maya Angelou
- Ariel - The Restored Edition by Sylvia Plath
- Migration by WS Merwin (US Poet Laureate)
- Open Ground By Seamus Heaney (Nobel Laureate)
- EE Cummings - 1904 -1962
Oprah has the touch of Gold - she can bring things from obscurity to
every day life.
Leverage this opportunity - Blog, tweet, Facebook, do everything in
your power to let the world know POETRY ROCKS!