Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed March 8, 2007

In This Issue

Welcome New Members

Poetry Canada Latest
Edition 

Take your Marketing
to the Next Level

New, New Brunswick Federation

CFP Events

Largest Anthology Call
In CFP History

Contests & Calls

Amazon Leap

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:
 
  • Susan Tearoe - Greenwood, BC
  • Paul Gerhardt Fleisher - Accra, Ghana
  • 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
  • Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
    C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
    Governor General of Canada


     
    Renewals:

  • Lynn Tait
  • Stella Kuiper
  • Amir Hasham
  • Wei Yin
  • Ruth Walker
  • Aldyth Joubert  
     

    Check out this month's feature poet Stephen Gill..


  • POETRY CANADA LATEST EDITION!
     

    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.

    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!


    AMAZON LEAP

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    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


    Hey everyone, just wanted to send you a quick note as there has been an addition of 2 New Federations that have events this month - Burlington and New Brunswick.  Check out the details below.

    In addition, my deadline is fast approaching and I still need more to  sign up to play the Amazon Leap game with me to see if we can crack the formula (see below) - thanks to everyone who has signed up already it is much appreciated.
    www.amazonleap.com 

    I have some Editors for the various CFP anthology editions, so if you are interested, see below for the topics available.   If I can make this happen with my book, I can make it happen with the other books, which means anyone in those books will become a Best Selling Author too!

    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

     

    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.

    Some of the Editor positions have been filled, which means these books will be getting their calls first. 

    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 - Editor: Christina Cowling
    Relationships - Editor: Mel Sarnese
    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.

    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!

    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

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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
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    CFP EVENTS
     

    Sunday March 11th, 2007 - 3pm
    Burlington Heritage Federation
    Contact: Jean Burbidge
    Heritage Place

    4151 Kilmer Driver, Burlington, ON

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

  • 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.
     
     

  • 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

    Thursday March 29, 2007 - 7pm
    New Brunswick Federation

    Pizza Delight
    9362 Main St. Richibucto, NB
    Contact: Rebecca Cuevas De Caissie
    Rebecca@federationofpoets.com
    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 StellaD@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.

  • "NEW" NEW BRUNSWICK FEDERATION

    Much thanks to Rebecca Cuevas De Caissie who is the New Brunswick Federation Chair.  In addition, Rebecca is the Youth Division Director and is responsible for ensuring that the youth of society are aware of poetry, and that the CFP has free membership for youth aged 15 years of age and under.  This is a very big task, and we are grateful she is doing such a wonderful job with this.

    Rebecca has been working closely with local schools to introduce poetry, contests, and poetry projects, as well as encouraging the youth of that area to get involved with the CFP.  These are the next generation of poets, and we need to be sure they keep their passion for poetry well into adulthood, and make it a part of their life every day.

    If you are in the New Brunswick area, make sure you attend the New Brunswick events which are held the last Thursday of every month in Richibucto, NB. 

    If you are from that area, make sure you contact Rebecca, and help her with the youth projects and/or find out more about the Federation meetings.

    You can find out more at:

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


    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