Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed about poetry
     Sept 2010
In This Issue

Welcome New Members


 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:

 John Ambury - Toronto, ON

Aline Soules - Danville, CA, USA
Cecilia Burcescu - Vancouver, BC

Kerry Lynn Parsons - Lakefield, ON
Dannabang Kuwabong - Hamilton, ON

Lois MacDonald - Whitby, ON

Michael Dyet - Brampton, ON

  • David MacLean - North Van, BC
  • Suzanne Hunter - Calgary, AB
  • Poetry for Life Project
    Marilyn Edwards - Langley, BC
  • Darla Fisher-Odjig - Acton, ON
  • Raymond Miot - Verdun, QC
  • Michael Morris - Burnaby, BC 
  • John Corvese - Burlington, ON
  • Irving Miller - Chicago, IL
  • Fotios Panos - Greece

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

     Renewed Members:
  • Susan Tearoe
  • Glenda Walker Hobbs
  • Judith Black
  • Krow Fischer
  • David Brydges
  • Michael Cotterell
  • John Jansen in de wal
  • Najah Shuqair
  • Paul Hartal
  • Mary Anne Lonergan
  • Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews
  • Marlene Laplante
  • Neil Harding MacAlistair
  • Raymond Fenech
  • Maria Pia Marchelletta
  • Jodie Lindley
  • Rosa Hong Chen
  • Geneva Neale
  • Nikhil Parekh



    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



    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.
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  • 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:



    Maurus Cappa is the NEW Calendar Coordinator!
    Email him 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?

  • Sept 2010 - What a great summer - hope yours was wonderful too. I did a cross country tour in the USA on a coast to coast drive with my family - visiting the Grand Canyon, Washington DC, Ocean City (where I was speaking at the convention center), and many great places along the way. Then up to Canada for a last visit home - as my parents are now moving to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Then back across the USA - spent a whole month just cruising.

    Then September kicks in and it's back in high gear - and I can see the Federations and groups are busy creating wonderful poetry and sharing it with the world. This October I am going to be the Master of Ceremony of the Artists for a Better World Festival - so looking forward to getting my artistic side fed.

    Caleb currently has a National Walmart commercial on the air (we even saw it when we were in Canada) and last night we were at a Film Festival with Director Eric Burdett at the premier of a movie he is in called Grace Bedell.  Then you can check out what I am up to at:

    as I head to UK, Scotland, Ireland, Geneva Switzerland, Denver, Calgary, Hollywood, Bahrain, Dubai, Phoenix, UK, and Las Vegas - so I am pretty well gone for over 2 months. Glad my family will be joining me on much of it. :)

    Remember we have lots of activity happening with local Federations so be sure to check the calendar for dates and times.

    Reminder 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 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 organization



    Enjoy the month and keep on creating  :)

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


       Join the Canadian Federation of Poets
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    September 25th opens the door to poetry as the Canadian Federation of Poets and the Mississaugua Library system  celebrate the spoken word.  This event was due to the stellar efforts of Cheryl Xavier - our own National Coordinator.

    Participants include:
    - Linda Dowd

    - Trevor Trower

    - Flavia Cosma

    - Darla Fisher-Odjig

    There are many organizations being represented in addition to the Canadian Federation of Poets such as Tower Poetry Society, The Ontario Poetry Society, and Positive Xpressions.


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    You can promote your book, CD, service or website. It's a $25 value.

    Email: renewalad@federationofpoets.com


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    "PROMOTE YOUR BOOK in this newsletter
     Stays online for years.


  • 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 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
    Contact: Cheryl Xavier
    Admission: Free


    The Toronto Bayview Chapter

    5791 Yonge St. (short walk from Finch Subway Station)

    Held in the Conference Room of the Condo Building

    Free Parking at Newtonbrook Plaza.

    Come and read your poetry or short story or have it critiqued.

    Contact: Maria Pia Marchelletta

    The Albanian Writers Federation
    222 Lansdowne Ave. Toronto, ON
    10am - noon
    Find out more:
    Albanian Writers Federation

    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

    Language Federations

    Flavia Cosma the Language Federations Coordinator

    If you would like to start a Federation in your own language - contact Flavia
    Find out more.

  • Durham Region Federation of Poets
    contact Stella Ducker at StellaCD@federationofpoets.com

  • Italo-Canadian Federation of Poets
    contact Maria Pia Marchelletta at
  • www.FederationofPoets.com/Italian.html

  • 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 -

    * Spoke at Entrepreneurial Success Summit in Ocean City, MD
  • Nikhil Parekh -
    Listed his books in the Free ebook site - and one book alone that has over 5000 pages has reached over 12,000 downloads! Now that is getting your poetry out there - Well done Nikhil!
    Here is the link to his site - you can do it too.

    Nikhil eBook Link

    Stella Ducker:

    Held her incredibly successful 4th Annual Stellar Literary Festival where Saskia Maddock, Chair,Oakville CFP.
    Stella Ducker, Chair of Durham Region (and Festival Producer) and others participated.

    Cheryl Antao-Xavier

  • Publisher Cheryl Antao-Xavier has just released two books through her company -

    I too Hear the Drums by Peta-Gaye Nash
    Giving in to Gravity by Elizabeth Barnes

  • 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 :)