MOST RECENT OPA NEWS
September 14 and 15, 2019
Salem Convention Center, Salem, OR
Submissions accepted between May 1 and June 1, 2019
Please submit a 1- to 2-page proposal that includes the following:
-Title of presentation
-Short bio(s) of 50 words or less, and additionally, your qualifications to present/teach the session described.
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what you would do in your session related to one of the categories
below. Please include enough details or examples to explain your session
-Proposal Session Categories:
related to writing poetry: craft, generative exercises, publication
ideas, entering contests, different styles of poetry, etc.
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- Posted: February 28, 2019
Carolyn Martin is happy to announce the launch of her latest poetry collection, A Penchant for Masquerades (Unsolicited Press, 2019).
Celebrate with her at
The Milwaukie Poetry Series
March 13, 2019
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Ledding Library Pond House
2215 SE Harrison Street
From the universal to the personal, ...
LATEST BOOK REVIEW (EXCERPT)
Self-published book, 2018,
53 pages, $12.00
Available on Amazon and
Barnes and Noble
To write 21st century
poems in the manner of 20th century English translations of Chinese
poems by Ezra Pound or Gary Snyder may seem an affectation – I use this word knowing that I, too, write
this way. In Doug Stone’s second collection, however, the manner becomes a means to realize
poems on important themes and to create a distinctly imagined world.
Here are many props of
Chinese originals: lots of moon, a cup not a glass of wine, a hut, a well,
fishermen, an old woman packing firewood, a small fire burning to ash. Central
is the white-haired old poet, accurate to Doug Stone of Albany.
The ... Read all of this item.
MOST RECENT POET’S SPOTLIGHT
the mountain in the evening
by Brad Canfield
my grandfather had a black mountain and he picked asparagus in his garden just in front of the mountain he pulled each stalk from the dirt with his thick dirty fingers and dropped it gently into an old coffee can shunk. shunk. shunk. each stalk was a like piece of the evening because the sky grew darker as he picked and i think he looked like he was coming up out of the soil while he picked and i also think he looked like he was growing out of the soil and into a mountain
In three readings of this set of poems, my first choice never changed. The winner, “the mountain in the evening,” caught me with its simplicity, brevity, and a powerful transformative metaphor balanced on the word because. This in a five-line prose poem with the moody feel of ... Read all of this item.