Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed April 2nd, 2007

In This Issue

Welcome New Members

Poetry Canada Latest
Edition is Almost SOLD OUT! 

Feature Book

CFP Poet of the Year!

CFP Events

Anthology Editor Call Closing

Contests & Calls

Amazon Leap

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:
  • Helen Bar-Lev -
  • Susan Tearoe - Greenwood, BC
  • Ann Houghton - Vancouver, BC
  • Gail Dickie - Toronto, ON
  • Alvin Ens - Abbostford, BC
  • Mel Sarnese - Toronto, ON
  • Lisa Timpf - Everett, ON
  • Tracey Gainforth - Peterborough, ON
  • Maybelle Style - Richmond Hill, ON
  • David Wilson, Creemore, ON
  • Hope West - North Vancouver, BC
  • Pia Kerber - Calgary, AB
  • Peter Andrewes - Halifax, NS
  • Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
    C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
    Governor General of Canada

    Donna Thompson
    Lynn Tait
  • Norma West Linder
  • Stella Kuiper
  • Amir Hasham
  • Wei Yin

    Check out this month's feature poet Nikhil Parekh.


    Get your copy of this limited edition version that is the "Final Issue" from Editor Tracy Repchuk.           

               ALMOST SOLD OUT!

    This edition includes:
    - a farewell note from the Editor
    - bio and poetry from incoming Editor
      R.D. Roy
    - Way to Happiness Winner Kathleen
    - Rhyming Poetry Winner Elizabeth
    - "5 Winning Ways to Impress an 
       Editor" by Donna Thompson
    -  Poetry from around the world

    Get your copy of this classic issue, which previews the hottest covers Poetry Canada had.

    Poetry Canada is now available for only $9.95 USD in PDF format, for a full year. Get all the great information from 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 - for one LOW PRICE! ORDER TODAY and get started right away!

    Get your copy today!
    Poetry Canada Magazine

    Check out the current contests:

  • NEW! Tribute to Friendship Contest

  • Rhyming Poetry; where the winner of each will appear in Poetry Canada magazine and get a free copy! Call now open.

  • Stellar Showcase Journal

    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:

    Winner will be announced December 31st.  Help poetry, and yourself - it's a win, win!


    Congratulations to these Editors who were selected to be a part of "The Poetry of ... " project. 

    We are estimating end of April for everything to be put in place to accept the poetry for 10 books.

    The Poetry of (TM) ....

    Travel- Editor: Lynn Tait
    Birth - Editor: Christina Cowling
    Relationships - Editor: Mel Sarnese
    Love - Editor: Bunny Iskov
    Children - Rebecca Cuevas De Caissie
    Food - Editor: Laura Murray
    Peace - Editor: Stephen Gill
    Marriage - Tony Tremblett
    Seasons - Tracey Gainforth

    This will be a world wide call. 

    So start to organize the poetry you have in those categories, and wait.  The call will be put out once everything is in place.   Tell your FRIENDS to subscribe to the ezine now!

    This is how we will be making the announcements, along with a press release to 40,000 different types of medias.  This will be around the end of April.

    The new subscription system is ready for new ezine subscribers.  If you are a current ezine subscriber, have no worries, you will be ported over automatically.     DO NOT BE ALARMED WHEN NEW EMAILS START TO ARRIVE, IT MEANS YOU HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY TRANSFERRED.

    If you aren't a CFP member, the time to join has never been better.  With Federations around the world now, this call will help to make us one of the fastest growing poetry organizations in Canada.

    These will be sold exclusively on Amazon with the biggest one-day launch for each one ever coordinated for a poetry book release. 

    We're about to put poetry back on the map!


    Betty Dobson of Halifax, Nova Scotia who has taken on the position of 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


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

    Welcome April - one of the most exciting months for poets as APRIL  is POETRY MONTH.  April is my favourite month as well because I was born in April so it turns into a big celebration month in our house. 

    This year is especially electric because of the anthology call that is getting coordinated, and the launch of my second book 31 Days to Millionaire Marketing Miracles I have actually had people offer me more money if I sold it to them right now.  What's really cool is when the book launches, I'll be at an Internet Summit for 5 days in Atlanta, and then I'm off to New York to meet with some 'book people' in the business' to talk "The Poetry of..."  I am so glad to be sharing this experience with you, and there is still time to reserve your copy for April 13th at to qualify for over $625 worth of free bonus items just for buying on that day.  LAST CHANCE!
        $17.95 will get you $625 worth of Free gifts.

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


    Canadian Federation of Poets
    Poet of the Year for 2006

    Every April there is a special announcement we make that honors a poet for particular extra effort with respect to the mission and advancement of the Canadian Federation of Poets, and poetry.  This year was the hardest ever to select, given the fact that many poets have really started to help and support  the CFP so that it becomes one of the most esteemed poetry organizations around the world.

    It is my great honor to present to you the CFP 2006 Poet of the Year - Nikhil Parekh.Prolific Indian Poet

    Nikhil has really stepped up his participation with the CFP this year by rallying on behalf of the CFP for government recognition, constant participation on the CFP Forums, and single-handedly taking on the country of India to help promote Canada and its poetic talent. 

    He is an avid user of Blogs, and Social Media sites and continues to promote the CFP using these latest methods of communication and online networking.   He runs the India Federation of Poets through these mediums, and represents our organization eloquently and respectfully. 

    Nikhil is a two-time Limca world-record holder for his over 400 books of poetry, and his recognition with many government and high-ranking officials for his use of poetry for peace.

    Find out more at:

         NEW CFP MEMBERSHIP      

    In addition to the 20 benefits you get already, including Poetry Canada magazine right to your door, the latest in a long line of taking care of our members is you will be able to:

    Submit 3 poems to each and every anthology increasing your chances of acceptance.

     EVERY ONE ELSE can only send in ONE per  anthology for consideration. 

    All submissions will be free.


                 JOIN TODAY! 


    Advertise your book here for just $25 or $10 if you are a CFP member, or get a free book announce here with every 4 week
    Feature Book reservation.

      click me


  • Tuesday April 3rd, 2007 - 7pm
    Oakville Federation Critique Night

    Contact: George Arnold
    World Coffee
    321 Lakeshore Rd. E, Oakville, ON

    Bring some of your work for critiquing and work-shopping
  • Thursday April 19th, 2007 - 7pm
    Oakville Federation
    Contact: George Arnold
    Timothy's World Coffee
    321 Lakeshore Rd. E, Oakville, ON

    Open mic event for all members, non members and Federation Affiliate members to participate in.

  • Wednesday April 11th, 2007 - 7pm
    Halifax Federation of Poets
    Mollyz Diner
    2104 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS
    Every third Wednesday of each month
    contact Betty Dobson or Donelda Kent
    at or

    Thursday April 26, 2007 - 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.


  • 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

  • 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.

    Canadian Federation of Poets