WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
sure to introduce yourself in the Federation online forums
and check out the
section to find out more about each.
Fotios Panos - Greece
Paulos Ioannou - Toronto, ON
Marjorie Bruhmeller -
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 - 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
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
Governor General of Canada
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
Check out the current contests:
The Poetry of Science
Open call from Neil Harding McAlister
PROMO Opportunity with Radio
Just received - Show to air Sept. 10th
- Looking for HOT poet with flow, spoken word artists
Put in subject line:
HARO - Spoken Word Poets
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
CHECK OUT THE CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Cheryl Xavier of Mississauga, CA is the
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 free subscription to Poetry Canada
magazine, contest and anthology benefits.
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.
Become a CFP Volunteer
A great organization that is a Federation affiliate is:
The Emily Isaacson Institute
Have you checked them out??
September - Well for many the cool taste of fall starts to present
itself, and the final traces of summer start to leave our lips - but
alas the next season of vibrant life and colours approaches. I had such
a great summer with the kids and in our new home in the Verdugo Hills of
California - despite the fact the last week over 200,000 acres have
burned over a 50 mile radius. I posted a picture on my blog as we had
smoke clouds that were 40 feet high behind our house.
All of this was going on while the HGTV film crew was here taping a
renovation episode of me tiling the house. I got to hang out with Eric
Stromer, then all sorts of interesting people dropped by such as Jenn
Hoffman - who appeared on Donald Trump's The Apprentice, and Carolyn
Lawrence the voice of Sandy the Squirrel on Sponge Bob Square Pants. My
blog has pictures and stories.
There has been tons of poetry events all over. I hope you have had a
chance to either attend some or even better, participate and share your
work. Your voice, your message is what is going to help to create a better world.
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
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
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
PEACE - 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
So we have talked about Blogs, Twitter, YouTube, Kindle and ebooks -now I'll
turn your focus to FaceBook.
Facebook is a social networking website that allows you to
create a user profile, a fan page, post your events, communicate to others,
instant chat with online friends, leave text messages, create a community of
like-minded people, and promote your stuff – ALL FOR FREE.
Here is my page –
Go there, and start your own FaceBook page.
Click on the Green Sign Up button.
Add your photo – this is the first thing you want to do.
You can easily customize the page, and getting friends is
as easy as requesting them.
You can post comments on other people’s pages, bringing
attention to yourself immediately.
You can upload photos and videos
Facebook has more than 250 million active users (and among
those are a lot of poets),
And the fastest growing demographic is over age 35.
More than 1 billion pieces of content are shared every week
More than 2.5 million events (lets get some poetry ones in
there) are created every month
More than 120 million visitors every day
This is an environment just waiting for you – and creating
your page is as
easy as following their instructions.
So let’s go poets – and create your FaceBook page and start
Poetry, poetry organizations, connecting – let’s get together and do this!
PROMOTE YOUR BOOK in this
Only $15. Stays online for years.
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 -
* Appeared on Build a Better
Network to share my story and internet marketing
* Invited for the 7th time to assist authors and
major publishers in launching their books. I have in
fact assisted people to the point of becoming New
York times Bestsellers. The next project is :)
* Just had a film crew from HGTV in my home for a
full week filming me tile my kitchen.
* Applied for another Limca
World Record and expanded
his YouTube presence: Nikhil Parekh Youtube poetry sample
Raymond Fenech -
* co-authored a book on
how to help stuttering children through humour and
creativity. My section uses
poem called Paul the Meticulous
Fisherman shortlisted in a poetry competition organised
by Forward Press in the UK.
* poem is being published in a special
Poetry Rivals' Collection 2009 - Lines of Light and
Last month I was interviewed by National Radio station
Radju 1 by the Maltese Poets' Association. I am also now
listed on their web site as a Maltese poet
Celeste Repchuk -
* Won a major video contest -- She won the Lady Gaga
Video contest - Check out the announcement:
Lady Gaga Video Contest Winner
* my debut poetry collection
entitled 'chansons of a chinaman' is due out from
Leaf Garden Press (US) in september 2009; and my
poem 'chinese chimes: nine detours of the yellow
river', originally published in the nashwaak review,
is forthcoming in 'best canadian poetry in english
Caleb Repchuk -
* Did a catalog shoot for Guess Jeans - has 3 full-page
pictures in a 12 page catalog/book.
* Did a modeling job for MEK Denim Jeans
(Nordstrom and Macy's)
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 :)