Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed
     November 2008
In This Issue

Welcome New Members

Poetry Canada

Welcome New Federation Affiliate

Featured Anthology Call

 CFP Events

Member News

Contests & Calls

Special Opportunity

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:

  • 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
  • Bernice Lever - Bowen Island, BC
  • Eoin O'Brien - Charlottetown, PEI
  • Janet Reid - Iroquois Falls, ON
  • James Quinn - Mississauga, ON
  • Morgan Balanaser - Oakville, ON
  • Luminita Suse - Gloucester, ON
  • Karen Haffey - Toronto, ON
  • Frederick Mundle - Dalhousie, NB
  • Michael Cotterell - St. Lazare, QC

  • Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
    C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
    Governor General of Canada

  • Renée Von Paschen
    Jean Burbidge
  • Gary Pierluigi
  • Randy Scott Nanchin
  • Lucia Gorea
  • Bonita Summers
  • Alvin Ens
  • Linda Dowd
  • Graham Ducker
  • Raymond Fenech


    The next issue of Poetry Canada is  completed and shipped.  If you didn't get a copy, you may need to renew. 

    Look for it soon. This editions interview is with John Wing Jr. poet and comedian who has appeared on the Tonight Show six times with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, plus had 3 CBC productions of his own and a full radio series. You'll find out his journey from Canada to Los Angeles and what that has meant to his career and advice he has for others.

    Poets Featured include:

       * Carrie Siemens - Canada
       * Janet Reid - Canada
       * Katie Murphy - Canada
       * Jonathon Greenhause - USA
       * Denise Asuncion - Canada
       * Alan Morrison - UK
       * Eoin O'Brien - Canada
       * Louisa Howerow - Canada
       * Changming Yuan - Canada

    Rhyming Contest Winner:
       * Debbie Ouellet - Canada

    Book Review - by Gary Phaup

    Interview with John Wing Jr.
       by Tracy Repchuk

         Get your copy today!

    A reminder that for only $9.95 USD for the full year, you can get a look at over 15 editions and always the current edition of Poetry Canada in PDF format. Get all the great information from 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 - for one LOW PRICE! ORDER TODAY and get started right away!

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    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 gallery.

    CALLING a book layout volunteer:
    How would you like your name in one of our anthologies? Credit and 2 free copies plus get promoted.

    Let me know ASAP - we are seeking right now for the Poetry of Love and The Poetry of Seasons. Books will also appear on with your credit listing.
  • Rhyming Poetry; where the winner of each will appear in Poetry Canada magazine and get a free copy! Call now open.

  • 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:


    Betty Dobson of Halifax, Nova Scotia is the Calendar Coordinator!

    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: Betty Dobson


    Over 20 benefits including a free subscription to Poetry Canada magazine, contest and anthology benefits.




    Canadian Federation of Poets
    2431 Cyprus Avenue
    Burlington, ON L7P 1G5

    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

    I love living in a place that never gets cold. When I say cold, it does get to 42 degrees at night, and that does cause people to wear winter coats, boots, mitts, hats and scarves.  But coming from Canada, that's spring. :)

    This month I am gone for most of it. Tons of speaking engagements including my first return to an event to be held in Toronto, Canada.

                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 (TM) ....
                                 World-wide Call

         Check them all out, and submit to any that
         speaks to you.   The Poetry of...

                             Enjoy the journey.

    Tracy Lynn Repchuk
    President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets


    Welcome New Federation Affiliate


    The Emily Isaacson Institute was created to further literature and the arts.  It was founded by poet Emily Isaacson, author of The Oracle, The Black Swan, and Constantinople. You can purchase her books through her website. She is also an analogue photographer and designed The Lion and The Unicorn Tapestry Series online.  She is inviting poets and writers to become members of the institute, whereupon they can join her writer's guild or meet locally for her artists group.  She also invites artists to visit The Waterhouse Foundation, at, where they can become registered Canadian artists.  You can google Emily and find out she is world famous, and has been commended by Prince William.  
    The Emily Isaacson Institute
    P.O. Box 3366
    Mission, B.C.
    V2V 4J5


    Be sure to get familiar with them.

                    JOIN TODAY! 



    Enter them ALL!
    The call is open for 7 anthologies. 
           The Poetry of (TM) ....
       World-wide Call

    LOVE - Closed in in production
    SEASONS - Closed
    BIRTH - Closed and in production


    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.


    If ever there was a topic near and dear to my heart it is travel.

    The Poetry of Travel anthology is about your voyages and journeys whether in your mind, your dreams, or a real destination, traveling is a past time that changes lives.

    Remember growing up and being crammed in the family vehicle as you crossed the country and stared at the transitional landscapes. 

    What about your first trip without your parents or family? Exotic locations or European backpacking treks of self discovery.

    Everywhere you go leaves an impression on who you are and the experiences you can share with others.

    Now it's time to share with us.

    The Poetry of Travel knows you have a poem to share - so send your submissions before it closes to:

      Lynn Tait -


    A reminder that if you move, please let us know. We are getting more and more Poetry Canada magazines back, and this is costing us to resend and get updates.  



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    Tracy Repchuk

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  • Third Thursday of Every Month - 7pm
    Oakville Federation
    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.
  • Third Wednesday of Every Month - 7pm
    Halifax Federation of Poets
    Mollyz Diner
    2104 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS
    Every third Wednesday of each month
    Contact: Donelda Kent

    Last 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 Saturday of every month starting at 2 p.m. at the Heritage Glen Residences,
    6515 Glen Erin Dr., Mississauga.
    Peel Region Federation
    Contact: Cheryl Xavier
    Admission: Free

  • Durham Region Federation of Poets
    contact Stella Ducker at

  • Penticton, BC Federation of Poets
    contact Donna Thompson at:
  • Calgary, Alberta Federation of Poets
    contact Wei Yin at:

    NEW** India Federation of Poets

    contact Nikhil Parekh at:

  • 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 -

    * Just received notice that I am a Stevie Award Winning Finalist (premier business awards for all the world) as 2008 Mentor of the Year
    * Presenting in Dallas, TX at the World Internet Summit Dallas the world's biggest and most powerful internet event Nov 1-2
    * Presenting in Toronto, Canada at the Toronto Convention Centre at the World Internet Summit Toronto the world's biggest internet event Nov. 6th-9th

    Nikhil Parekh -
    * Won his 4th and 5th Limca World Records!
    Be sure to check out all of Nikhil's accolades and get the full details at:  PR Web or Yahoo News about his recent Limca world record for the Canadian Federation of Poets CFP and the other one for McGill Dictionary

    Jim Greenwald-
    * "Across the Bridge" was awarded the Gold Award for Poetry by the Military Writers Society of America

    Oneal Walters-
    The three winners of the Annual Oneal Walters' Love Poem Contest will have their poems read on the radio program, World Poetry Cafe. 1st place: Sheila B. Roark, 2nd place Ray Reininger, 3rd place Mars Gray.