Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed
      November 2009
In This Issue

Welcome New Members

Poetry Canada Last Edition

NEW National Coordinator and Federation Chair

 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:

  • 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
  • Aline Soules - Danfield, CA, USA
  • Rena Nauen - Israel
  • Stephanie Hodgins - Miss., ON
  • Tony Hellman - Burlington, ON
  • Beverly Baker - Mount Pearl, NFLD
  • John Jansen in de Wal - Toronto, ON
    Thomas Hemeon - Stratford, ON
  • Chen ou Liu - Ajax, ON

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

     Renewed Members:
  • Maria Pia Marchelletta
  • Jodie Lindley
  • Rosa Hong Chen
  • Marlene Laplante
  • Geneva Neale
  • Nikhil Parekh
  • Gary Pierluigi
  • Bernard Pelletier
  • Maria DiDanieli
  • Joanna Gale
  • Saskia Maddock
  • Linda Dowd
  • Judith Black
  • Tod Gaines
  • Susan Tearoe
  • Michael Cotterell



    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



    Poet Speaking Opportunity - Ottawa
    Alyson Bartlett - a teacher of 3 different classes is looking to have a CFP Poet come and share their stories and experiences on being a poet.
    Contact: abartlett@elmwood.ca
    School 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:



    Cheryl Xavier of Mississauga, CA is the Calendar Coordinator!
    Email her 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 4 anthologies. 
           The Poetry of (TM) ....
       World-wide Call



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


  • November- Well this is certainly a time of growth and change for the CFP.

    Our membership is growing fast, and with over 3000 newsletter subscribers that's a lot of potential new members to become a part of our family and sharing in this experience. 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 join:

    And our current National Coordinator George Arnold is moving to New Zealand, and starting us up in that country now, and that has meant a lot of exciting changes for us right here. See below for the full story. This also means that 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  :)
    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



          JOIN TODAY! 


    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.

                   CFP RENEWALS

    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


    George Arnold

    George Arnold, our current National Coordinator is moving to New Zealand, and even though he'll still be a part of the Federation of Poets, and is one of the original members, his hands on approach for our Canadian members will surely be missed,  He will continue the CFP tradition in his new home in New Zealand as he joins his wife. His contact George@federationofpoets.com will still be the same, so be sure to keep in touch with him.

    It has been a joy, a privilege and an honour to work with George all these years, and I deeply wish him much success in his new country.

    New National Coordinator

    Cheryl Xavier is our incoming National Coordinator. Cheryl was an immediate powerhouse for the CFP as she created the Peel-Halton Federation of Poets, and attended numerous events on behalf of the CFP. In addition to her amazing skills, she is also a publisher of poetry books, and has assisted members in their book production cost effectively.  

    Feel free to contact Cheryl if you're interested in opening up a Federation/Group in your area.

    She can be reached at CherylX@federationofpoets.com

    New Chair for Oakville and Burlington Art Centre Federations

    Saskia Maddock is a longstanding member of the Canadian Federation of Poets, a lifelong writer and lover of words, especially poetry. In 2008, she published her first book, life unmasked, comprising poems and short stories. Swimming to the surface is her second collection of poetry. Saskia describes herself as a Renaissance woman, balancing her work life with volunteer work, photography, travel, and devotee of theatre, music, and books. She is Chair of the Oakville Chapter of the Canadian Federation of Poets (CFP) and Burlington Arts Center Federation, Treasurer, Oakville Poetry Alliance, and member of Pelicans, Tower Poetry Society, The Ontario Poetry Society, and Peel Chapter of the CFP. Saskia resides in Oakville, Ontario with her family.

    PROMOTE YOUR BOOK in this newsletter
     Only $15. Stays online for years.


  • Third Thursday of Every Month - 7pm
    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 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
    at doneldak@federationofpoets.com

    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 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

    Peel Region Federation
    Contact: Cheryl Xavier
    Admission: Free

  • 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 -

    * Appeared as an internet marketing expert at JV Alert in San Diego, CA
    * Oct 29- Nov. 2 - London, UK - Millionaire Women's Entrepreneur Bootcamp
    * Foreword to appear in Dr. T. Ashok Chakravarthy's latest forthcoming book TWINKLES.
    * Nov. 11th - Interview by Nick Cownie of Success Dynamics Institute
    * Nov. 25th - Interview by Amanda Robins
    * Nov. 7th - Appearing as a featured poet and keynote presenter at the Artists for a Better World Festival

    Nikhil Parekh -
    * All my Poetry Books , nearly 7000 pages of my Poetry have now been published at http://www.Wattpad.com - http://www.wattpad.com/user/nikhilparekh 

    * Applied for my 8th National Record in Poetry with the Limca Book of Records India

  • Linda Dowd -
    * Congratulations on her upcoming release of Musings of an Earth Angel.

    Geneva Neale -
    * H
    er poetry DVD The Passion and the Poetry is featured annually in the African Caribbean Cultural Potpourri

    Brittney Graham-

    * "Only in Saskatchewan"  published in When Leaves Turn Gold (Poetry Institute of Canada)
    * "The Outsider" published in A Celebration of Young Poets  (Creative Communications)
    * "Failure" published in The Departing Day (Poetry Institute of Canada)
    * "The Silent Man" published in Fogs of The North (Polar Expressions Publishing)
    * "Necessity" published in A Celebration of Young Poets" (Creative Communications)

    Tod Gaines

    * Have a music single on www.jango.com  a international online radio station
    Also on itunes.com "I have been nominated for best poet of the year from The New England Urban Music Awards 2010.
    * My book is on Sale at Amazon.com Rocky Mountain Oysters

    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 :)