Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed February 20th, 2007

In This Issue

Welcome New Members

Poetry Canada Latest
Edition Hits the Stands

Take your Marketing
to the Next Level

CFP Events

Largest Anthology Call
In CFP History

Contests & Calls

Spread the Word!

 
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
 

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:
  • Paul Gerhardt Fleisher - Accra, Ghana
  • Hope West - North Vancouver, BC
  • Pia Kerber - Calgary, AB
  • Cate Mac Neil - Peterborough, ON
  • Christina Cowling, Peterborough, ON
  • Lesley Pasquin - Kirkland, QC
  • Jim Greenwald, New Paris, PA
  • Gary Pierluigi - Mississauga, ON
  • R. D. Roy - Trenton, ON
  • Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
    C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
    Governor General of Canada


     
    Renewals:
  • Stella Kuiper
  • Amir Hasham
  • Wei Yin
  • Ruth Walker
  • Aldyth Joubert  
     

    Check out this month's feature poet Orania Hamilton.


  • POETRY CANADA LATEST EDITION
    HITS THE STANDS!
     

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

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

    Poetry by:
    - Jim Greenwald
    - Rachel Brown
    - Hernan J Restrepo
    - Fred Meissner
    - Christina Cowling
    - Kile Jones
    - Umesh Ghoshdastider
    - Joesephine Stone
    - Ben Murray
    - Debbie Okun Hill
    - Amanda Stoelb
    - Hernan J Restrepo
    - Joyce G. Bradshaw

    Get your look into this classic issue, which previews the hottest covers Poetry Canada had.

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    Poetry Canada Magazine
    CONTESTS & CALLS

    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
     www.stellarshowcasejournal.com
     

    We promote FREE contests, if you have one, let us know and we'll let everyone else know.

    SPREAD THE WORD
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    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: http://www.federationofpoets.com

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



    CALENDAR COORDINATOR

    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
     

    FEDERATION OF POETS

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


    Are you ready for poetry to take off?   Because we are launching a project designed to do just that. 

    The Canadian Federation of Poets is about to put poetry back on the map with the largest world wide call for poetry we could think of.


    You need to be a part of this, join now, and let's do what we were destined to.

    Check out all of the benefits and become a part of the CFP family for a full year of poetry fun, and a free bonus subscription to Poetry Canada magazine.
     

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

     LARGEST ANTHOLOGY CALL
    IN CFP HISTORY

     

    I just wanted to let everyone know in March we will be changing our internal ezine database and updating it to a more sophisticated system, to make communication more frequent, and easier.  When this happens, an email will be sent to you, that welcomes you - this will let you know that your record has been moved over.

    The new system will allow us to handle multiple types of lists for different levels such as CFP members, ezine subscribers, Poetry Canada PDF subscribers, Poetry Canada magazine subscribers, Anthology participants, and much more.

    This change will prepare us to be able to handle the increase in membership we are about to receive as a result of our next anthology call.

    This is an enormous undertaking, and will launch in April is Poetry month in a very big way.

    Look for an anthology call that will cover the production of 10 books. 
    It is similar to the "Chicken Soup for the .... "  but this is called:

    The Poetry of (TM) ....
    Marriage
    Travel
    Birth
    Relationships
    Love
    Children
    Food
    Sports
    Occupations
    Seasons

     
    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 new ezine database now!

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

    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.    

    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.

    Our last anthology was so successful, it sold out in 10 days. We still have library and fulfillment houses contacting us for more copies.  If it had been sold on Amazon, it could have come close to being a Best Seller.  Well, guess what?   These will be sold 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!

    PS - If you would like to be involved in this project as an Editor for one of the editions, please email me ASAP.

         Tracy@Federationofpoets.com

    TAKE YOUR MARKETING
    TO THE NEXT LEVEL

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    Selling Books on Amazon

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    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.
       
       
     

    CFP EVENTS
     

  • Thursday March 15th, 2007 - 7pm
    Oakville Federation

    Contact: George Arnold
    Timothy's World Coffee
    321 Lakeshore Rd. E, Oakville,

    Open mic event where poets and performers can get together and share both poetry and short stories.
     

  • Sunday March 18th, 2007 - 2pm
    Ottawa Federation

    Contact: Richard Vallance
    Royal Oak II Restaurant
    161 Laurier East, Ottawa

    Every third Sunday of the month. 2-4pm
    Admission: Free
    Open mic event where poets and performers can get together and share both poetry and short stories.
     

  • Wednesday March. 14th, 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 bettyd@federationofpoets.com or doneldak@federationofpoets.com
     

  • 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 of our happenings or get complete details on the above events from our
    online Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
    C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
    Governor General of Canad
    calendar.

  •  MEMBER NEWS:

  • Stephen Gill presented his poetry against bloodshed and terrorists at Gloucester Spoken Art, on Feb. 18th. 
     
  • Graham Ducker has a book launch coming up on February 24th at 1:30 for his new book Observations of Heart and Mind.  Held at the Northview Community Centre, 150 Beatrice St. E. Oshawa, ON

    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.

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