Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed March 1st, 2007

In This Issue

Welcome New Members

Poetry Canada Latest
Edition Hits the Stands

Quest for Amazon

Burlington Launching a
2nd Federation

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
  • Susan Tearoe - Greenwood, BC
  • David Wilson, Creemore, ON
  • Hope West - North Vancouver, BC
  • Pia Kerber - Calgary, AB
  • Cate Mac Neil - Peterborough, ON
  • Peter Andrewes - Halifax, NS
  • Christina Cowling, Peterborough, ON
  • Lesley Pasquin - Kirkland, QC
  • Jim Greenwald, New Paris, PA
  • 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 Stephen Gill.


  • POETRY CANADA LATEST EDITION
    HITS THE STANDS!
     

    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.

    ATTENTION PDF SUBSCRIBERS
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    BEFORE IT HITS THE PRESS!

    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
    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
  • 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: http://www.federationofpoets.com

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

     


    NEW BURLINGTON FEDERATION

    Kudos to the tiny town of Burlington who now has 2 Federations in that area.

    One is the Burlington Art Centre affiliation where we get together to produce poetry based on the quarterly gallery exhibitions.  This is a fantastic expression of multiple mediums, and is thoroughly enjoyed by the poets, and the artists who are honored that we share our spoken word.

    The newest group is run by Jean Burbidge called Heritage Place Poetry. 

    It will hold its first open-mic event on March 11th, from 3-4:30pm at Heritage Place. 

    Contact Jean at: jean@federationofpoets.com to get more information. 

    Take a look at the benefits the benefits the CFP has to offer, and make this the year you join.


    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


    Hi Everyone.

    I will be announcing the anthology call often, and then I will let you know when it is actually ready for you to start submitting.

    We need Editors for each edition, so contact me if you're interested.  Some of the books are already taken, so get the topic you love while it is still available.

    On a personal note - I need your help.  As part of the anthology cycle, I am conducting an experiment in the power of when poets help each other.  I want each of the anthologies to be huge - Amazon bestsellers - but before that can happen, I have to test a formula I have, then repeat it.
     
    So I am going for a lifelong goal on April 13, 2007 (the day before my Birthday), to become an Amazon Bestseller, and I'd love it if you could help me launch my book.  In it, we will start to build a community where we help each other launch, and put poetry back on top.
     
    As a result I am having everyone I know; friends, family, subscribers, business associates, writers, authors, anyone who can help me, to send a solo email to their list on Friday April 13th, 2007 at 11:30am EST, 10:00am PST, (or as close as possible) telling them about my latest book "31 Days to Millionaire Marketing Miracles."  I will provide you with the email, all you'll have to do is press SEND or POST to your groups.
     
    The book is a 31 day blueprint for anyone who wants to start to make money using the Internet as a marketing tool or additional passive income to help supplement what they are doing.  No matter what you or your friends do, if you have access to the Internet, this book will help.  In addition I have exclusive taped interviews I did with the $20,000,000 #1 eBay seller Adam Ginsberg, exclusive interview with Yanik Silver, the Internet Marketing Guru of all time, and an interview with Jason Oman, the #1 International bestselling author of "Conversations with Millionaires," and much more. 
     
    In addition, I will also be offering free bonus gifts for helping, and buying, that range from $250 on upwards of $450, just for helping and/or buying a copy on that day. 
     
    This will be a win-win-win.  Your subscribers/friends/associates will get a fantastic product and over $250 worth of free gifts, eBooks, exclusive audio interviews with multi-millionaires on how to master the internet, and gifts and advice from Jason Oman, who can help you become an Amazon Bestseller too.  
     
    Simply go to this page and sign up as one of my JV helpers  http://www.amazonleap.com . If you don't have a list, no problem, there are 4 ways to help - pick the one that works for you, and it can be as easy as saying I'll get one copy when it comes out on that day, and take my $250 worth of bonus gifts all for $17.95 USD.

    Play the game with me, and we'll all win.
    http://www.amazonleap.com and get more details about what this book will do for you.
     
    Over 300 pages of answers you need, in the order that you need them!
     
    Please sign up TODAY and help me reach a lifelong goal and conquer Amazon. 
     
    Thanks so much! Let me know how I can be of help to you too.

     

    Yours Sincerely,
     
     
    Tracy Repchuk
     
    President of the Canadian Federation of Poets
    Managing Editor of Poetry Canada Magazine
    Author of "The Poetry of Business"
     
    P.S. Remember it comes with my unconditional money-back guarantee, and if you or anyone you know is not completely satisfied with this book, return it for a full refund and keep the bonus gifts.
     
    P.S.S. Not only will you be getting 10 times the value of information in this book and what it will do for you, I will give you 10 times the value in free gifts too.  That is how sure I am you will love it. If you know of anyone else that would be interested in getting a copy, or has a list that likes to play games and help others, feel free to let me know, or send them to www.amazonleap.com.

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

     LARGEST ANTHOLOGY CALL
    IN CFP HISTORY

     

    We will be announcing this each newsletter, and posting updates, calls, links, here as well.

    A reminder our subscriber system is getting upgraded, so when you receive a welcome notice, you will know what it is.

    Coming Soon - our next anthology call.

    This is an enormous undertaking, and will launch the 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 - Editor: Bunny Iskov
    Children
    Food - Editor: Laura Murray
    Sports
    Peace - Editor: Stephen Gill
    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 ezine 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

    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.


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