WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
sure to introduce yourself in the Federation online forums
and check out the
section to find out more about each.
John Jansen - Toronto, ON
Thomas Hemeon - Stratford, ON
Chen ou Liu - Ajax, ON
Mary Anne Lonergan - Newmarket, ON
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
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
Governor General of Canada
Rosa Hong Chen
Renée Von Paschen
Randy Scott NanchinNikhil ParekhLucia GoreaBonita Summers
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
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CANADA'S NEXT POET LAUREATE
Canada's next poet laureate was announced. It is Pierre DesRuisseaux, a
Quebec-based poet, writer, editor and translator.
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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into a contest where you can win a free ad in Poetry Canada. Link
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.
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May is for Mother's and all things poetry.
I have to tell you about something I did in the UK that blew my mind. I
auctioned my book 31 Days to Millionaire Marketing
Miracles after a workshop I did for internet marketing.
I only took one copy with me - so there was a sense of scarcity - but I
started at 5 pounds (about $10). After a few minutes, and an ask if I
would inscribe it with a poem I shared with them earlier, it
sold for $540.00. One copy. The winning bid came from David
Then the crowd asked, do I really have no other copies with me? I
didn't, but I said I would do another bid, and ship it, with my
autograph and an inscription. I sold another 8 copies for
So what's my point? Be creative. Auction off your book on ebay or at an
event. Think outside the selling box. Never did I imagine people would
pay me that for my marketing book, but there was a frenzy for it.
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
THE POETRY OF... ANTHOLOGIES
Enter them ALL!
The call is open for 6 anthologies.
The Poetry of
LOVE - Closed
SEASONS - Closed
RELATIONSHIPS - Closed
BIRTH - Closed
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
by Mary Ann Lonergan
McColl's Gates is the first of the four series of each of the
Covehill Ladies lives and their adventures. Jennifer Anne McColl was a young orphan, at the tender age of 8 years old, her
grandfather put her into Covehill Boarding School. It was there that she met
three friends, forming a close, and long lasting friendship.
Each of the four
girls graduated Covehill and all went their separate ways to begin their adventure. Read how Jennifer became an instant millionaire, falling in love with
her wild Irish neighbour Robert, whose brother has connections with the Irish
mafia. With Robert sitting somewhere in jail, who will save Jennifer from a
black bear attack? Follow the Covehill Ladies as each of their lives begin to unfold in this
world of love, adventure, and mystery.
- ISBN-13: 978-1434330505
Order from www.Amazon.ca
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
Last 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
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 -
Nikhil Parekh -
* Appeared in the Daily News
Stephen Gill -
* Stephen Gill
is pleased to share that 11CM International Bible
College, headquartered in Florida, USA, has honored
him with DOCTOR OF HUMANITIES
“for serving the cause of peace through his
writings, particularly Poetry.”
* Stephen Gill is pleased also to share that South
Asian Bible Church of Canada has honored him with
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD “in recognition
of outstanding achievements as a poet of peace” at
its Eleventh International Symposium of Poets, held
in Toronto on March 28th 2009. He
presented his poetry at the same gathering.
Betty Dobson -
Poetry Editor for Apollo’s Lyre, I’ll be blogging about
writing in general.
* At Perpetual
Prose, I’m headlining The Poetry Bug.
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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 :)