Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed
     July 2008
In This Issue

Welcome New Members

Poetry Canada Coming Soon

Featured Anthology Call

 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:

  • Pat Newson - Comox, BC
  • Ron Gildart - Vancouver, BC
  • Bernice Lever - Bowen Island, BC
  • Eoin O'Brien - Charlottetown, PEI
  • Janet Reid - Iroquois Falls, ON
  • James Quinn - Mississauga, ON
  • Morgan Balanaser - Oakville, ON
  • Luminita Suse - Gloucester, ON
  • Karen Haffey - Toronto, ON
  • Frederick Mundle - Dalhousie, NB
  • Michael Cotterell - St. Lazare, QC
  • Brian Collinson, Oakville, ON
  • Najah Shuqair - Sarnia, ON
  • Kathryn Shirley - London, ON
  • Kathi Truscott - Windsor, ON
  • Karen Shivley - Mt. Prospect, IL
  • Oneal Walters - Etobicoke, ON
  • Skidmore, Valcourt, QC
  • Luik-Rossi - Milano, Italy
  • Maria Pia Marchelletta - Toronto, ON
  • Sandra Johnson - Winnipeg, MB
  • Anna Kapungu - Toronto, ON
  • M Gayle MacDonald - Moncton, NB
  • Bernard Edwards - Toronto, ON

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

  • Raymond Fenech
  • Glenda Walker-Hobbs
  • Elaine Traviss
  • Stella Ducker
  • Lorna J Knox
  • Josephine Stone
  • Deanna More
  • Tony Tremblett
  • Amir Hasham
  • Rosalind Patricia Eagle
  • Jim Greenwald
  • David Fraser
  • Karen Cole
  • Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews


    The next issue of Poetry Canada is almost completed and headed to the printers. Look for it soon. This editions interview is with John Wing Jr. poet and comedian who has appeared on the Tonight Show six times with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, plus had 3 CBC productions of his own and a full radio series. You'll find out his journey from Canada to Los Angeles and what that has meant to his career and advice he has for others.

    Poets Featured include:

       * Carrie Siemens - Canada
       * Janet Reid - Canada
       * Katie Murphy - Canada
       * Jonathon Greenhause - USA
       * Denise Asuncion - Canada
       * Allan Morrison - Australia
       * Eion O'Brien - Canada
       * Louisa Homerow - Canada
       * Changming Yuan - Canada

    Rhyming Contest Winner:
       * Debbie Ouellet - Canada

    Book Review - by Gary Phaup

    Interview with John Wing Jr.
       by Tracy Repchuk

         Get your copy today!

    A reminder that for only $9.95 USD for the full year, you can get a look at over 15 editions and always the current edition of Poetry Canada in PDF format. Get all the great information from 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 - for one LOW PRICE! ORDER TODAY and get started right away!

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    Check out the current contests:

  • Poetry Canada 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 Literary Festival is on once again and our own CFP member and founder Stella Ducker is looking for CFP members to participate. Find out more at:
    Event to be held Sat. Sept. 27th.

  • The 8th annual ArtFest 2008 held in Hollywood, CA is going to be held on Oct. 11th and 12th.  Poetry reading is Oct. 11th, but you can buy a full week-end pass. If you wish to be a featured reader there are a few spots left. Let me know ASAP. 

  • 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:


    Betty Dobson of Halifax, Nova Scotia is the 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


    Over 20 benefits including a free subscription to Poetry Canada magazine, contest and anthology benefits.




    Canadian Federation of Poets
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    Burlington, ON L7P 1G5

    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

    Change - Love it or Leave it?

    I realized as we were moving once again, that I love change. For me it means bigger, better, and a new frontier to explore and write about.

    I could write reams of poetry about boxing myself in at my desk with only a 2 inch peep hole, or watching my worldly possessions parade in 7 hours late, but mostly I would write about the excitement, possibility, and the fact that when I cause change, it changes me.

    Always remember that poetry produces change - and it's up to us to make that change happen, and produce positive results.

    Cause better things.

                Join the Canadian Federation of Poets
                            It's money well spent!

                        LAST CHANCE FOR SOME! 
    The call is open for 9 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



    Over 20 benefits including a free subscription to Poetry Canada magazine, contest and anthology benefits.

    - Listing on the CFP website produces Google and Yahoo page one search results for the poet. This makes it easier to get the attention you and your books deserve.

    - Poetry Canada magazine right to your door




    Enter them ALL!
    The call is open for 8 anthologies. 
           The Poetry of (TM) ....
       World-wide Call

    LOVE - Closed
    SEASONS - Closed


    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.


    AFABW Call for Poetry

    Artists for a Better World

    A Better World Poetry Call

    Artists For A Better World International has announced its 2008 "Call for Poetry" to global poets for potential inclusion in the third AFABW poetry compilation book.

    Poets may submit up to three (3) of their poems, for no cost, and poets whose works are selected for inclusion in the book will be given full credit as well as additional AFABW promotion. Poets may submit their work via the AFABW website and will receive an upgraded AFABW "Premier" membership ($75.00 value) at no cost.

    Book this spot - Only $15 includes online feature too


    Contact Chair for Summer Schedules
  • Third Thursday of Every Month - 7pm
    Oakville Federation
    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.
  • 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

    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 Saturday of every month starting at 2 p.m. at the Heritage Glen Residences,
    6515 Glen Erin Dr., Mississauga.
    Peel Region Federation
    Contact: Cheryl Xavier
    Admission: Free

  • 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.

    Tracy Repchuk -

    * Taped 2 TV shows for local station on poetry, anthologies and the value to culture
    Check out an excerpt on YouTube Tracy Repchuk on Poetry

    * Appearing live on stage July 18-20th at Internet Masters 2008. Come see me in Chicago. CFP Members can attend for FREE  ($495 savings) Ask me how.

    * July 10th - Attend my FREE telecall Thursday July 10th for the Work at Home Wealth Team Series. Topic will be mindset and how to take the easy route.

    * July 16th - Hosting a FREE teleclass about how to use soft sell techniques and about the Bridging to Heart Seminar I am speaking at in September. Teleclass is being taught by Judith and Jim, cofounders of the event. Wednesday  at 6:00 PST
    Dial: 1-605-475-8590   Bridge Code: 5700562

    * July 23rd - Hosting a Space Clearing event with Speaktacular Networking Queen Kathleen Ronald. She is an expert on organizing and mindset, and this event is usually priced at $79, but for my contacts she is doing it for FREE. Make sure you register to attend. Register now - Space Clearing Event

    * Recognized as a internet marketing expert and invited to be a paid trainer for the Lorman education institute for marketing and internet skill building.  I start in September.

    Paul Hartal -

    Stephen Gill -