Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed
      March 2008

In This Issue

Welcome New Members

Poetry Canada Shipped

Featured Book

Squidoo Marketing Tool

 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:

  • 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
  • KK Srivastava - India
  • Bernard Edwards - Toronto, ON
  • Jacqueline Harrison - Burlington, ON
  • Regis Auffray - Chilliwack, BC
  • Maurus Cappa - Willowdale, ON
  • Terry St. James - Montreal, Quebec
  • Debbie Ouellet - Loretto, ON
  • David Brydges - Edmonton, AB
  • Pamela Mordecai - Toronto, ON
  • Nancy Rattle - Maberly, ON
  • Patricia McGoldrick - Kitchener, ON
  • Janet Harvey - Thornhill, ON
  • Phillip Lawrence Harrison - Edmonton, AB

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

  • Deanna More
  • Tony Tremblett
  • Amir Hasham
  • Rosalind Patricia Eagle
  • Jim Greenwald
  • David Fraser
  • Karen Cole
  • Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews
    Linda Dowd
  • Fenna Schaapman
  • Bonita Summers
  • Sylvia McGrath
  • Norma West Linder
  • Clark LaPointe


    The next issue of Poetry Canada has been sent and should be on your doorstep... and contains some powerful interviews, including one person who appeared on Oprah 6 times.  Dream big!

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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.

  • 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 of the Federation of Poets proud promotion contest is Nikhil Parekh!

    Contest will be repeated and winner announced next year.


    Prarie Pulse
    by Lauraine

    This collection of poetry carries a gentle expression of Lauraine’s passion for nature, for relationships – to others, to the earth, and to the sacred – as well as emotions that identify with and release the multi-layered and sometimes ominous side of nature. Nature has always carried a central place for her in her daily life, calling her back to the present moment, and contributing to peace of mind and inspiration.

    At the core of Lauraine’s poetry is an invitation to ‘walk gently’, and that in encountering nature, people and the environment, one is touching holy ground. The beauty and diversity of the seasons as they encounter the prairie landscape and its gift of simplicity and stillness breathes a Presence that is enough.

    Price is $10.00 at


    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
    2431 Cyprus Avenue
    Burlington, ON L7P 1G5

    Poetry Canada and the Canadian Federation of Poets

    Greeting everyone I just wanted to remind you that the latest edition of Poetry Canada has gone out, and the high profile interview with Daphne Rose Kingma, six times on Oprah and over 1,000,000 copies sold of her books in this edition has already received massive feedback. 

    Hope for poets, and acknowledgement for members that you are in one of the most progressive poetry organizations whose profile is continuously rising.

    I will be away most of March with my speaking engagements in Australia, but you will have your latest copy of Poetry Canada to keep you company, and ten anthologies to submit to. With over 1000 poets we should have hundreds of submissions for every edition. If you have dreamed of getting more publishing credits in one year than your entire life - this is what could happen.

    With increased recognition of Poetry Canada our next interview will be just as impressive for the next edition. He has appeared on The Tonight Show six times, CBC, Comedy Now, Montreal Comedy Festival, Mike Bullard show, and is a poet with a brand new book out. Look for this exciting reveal in our next edition of Poetry Canada. This is a magazine subscription that Canadian Federation of Poets members currently get included in your membership. 

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

    Enter them ALLCall open until March 2008!
    The call is open for all 10 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



    Squidoo, is that a funny name or what?  Who would have thought this peculiar name would become an easy to create tool for marketing online. 

    Mastering Squidoo can make a huge difference in the promotion of your books or your endeavours.

    Squidoo is like a baby blog, only you create what is called a lens - which really just means a one page site that targets a specific keyword, including your name.

    1. Go to:

    As an example - to get a feel for the elements, here is a look at a Squidoo Lens I created.
    Internet Marketing Squidoo

    It is effective, easy to do, and really helps with your web traffic and rankings. Many new users are raving about rankings they are getting in Google, because of their Squidoo Lens.

    So here is a bit about the background, now that you have seen what one looks like:
    1. They are as easy to create as a Blog
    2. They allow you to focus (hence the term lens) on a specific topic
    3. You create a page by 'Adding Modules'. Add a title for the module, just like a blog post, and then type in the body. Modules are like sections.
    4. Popular modules are Amazon, RSS (your blog), Pictures, Guestbook, YouTube, and a generic post area.
    5. Like a blog, you can earn money with Adsense. In the case of Squidoo, they add it for you, but you split the income. But, they know how to do it probably better than you do.
    6. Tighter more adhesive community. Has the feel of a YouTube.

    Try it - it can't hurt, and you can't screw up anything if the lens doesn't work, plus they have a full SquidooU - University if you really want to go for it.   Sites like this make the difference between selling books, and having a book.


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




    Call open until March 31st, 2008
    Enter them ALL
    The call is open for all 10 anthologies. 
           The Poetry of (TM) ....
       World-wide Call



  • First Tuesday of Every Month - 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
  • Third Thursday of Every Month - 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.
  • 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.

    *** NEW ***
    Brand New 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 -

    * Interviewed by Mark Joyner, a 5-time bestselling author known as "The Godfather of Internet Marketing." Mark wanted to reveal her fast rise to the top and success strategies as an internet marketer and bestselling author. Will be sold as part of his bestseller author program he is launching.

    * Interviewed on radio by Dr. Robin Rushlo, PHD who is accredited in nine different disciplines for her success strategies and interpretation of internet marketing versus network marketing - Audio available for free on request
    Cheryl  Xavier -

    * Had a successful grand opening and active audience and started a new Federation in Peel-Halton. Find out more at: Peel Region Federation

    Daphne Rose Kingma -

    *  Appears in this edition of Poetry Canada as a profiled interview of someone who has appeared on Oprah over 6 times and sold over 1,000,000 copies of her book.  Look for that coming soon.

    David Nichols -

    * Completed his manuscript and is ready to present to publishers entitled Radioman which is comprised of short stories and related poetry.


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