Oregon Poetry Association Spring 2019 Contest Winners

OPA congratulates all the winners below, and thanks them
and all the poets who entered for sharing their work.

Watch for individual poems to appear in Poet’s Spotlight over the coming weeks.

Poet’s Choice — John Sibley Williams, Judge

1st Place: “Maps” by Jennifer Dorner, Klamath Falls, OR

2nd Place: “passing” by Deborah Akers, Portland, OR

3rd Place: “Observing the Arsonist” by Colette Jonopulos, Denver, CO

1st Honorable Mention: “Awaiting the Child” by Carol Ellis, Forest Grove, OR

2nd Honorable Mention: “I.” by Tamarah Rockwood, Bainbridge Island, WA

3rd Honorable Mention: “I Want to Speak Norwegian” by Linda Ferguson, Portland, OR

Members Only — José Angel Araguz, Judge

1st Place: “Lake Ridge Drive” by Jennifer Dorner, Klamath Falls, OR

2nd Place: “Birding” by Carol Lantz, Corvallis, OR

3rd Place: “Roadtrip, Interstate 65” by Sallie Ehrman, Ashland, OR

1st Honorable Mention: “Jill Reaches Maturity” by Ann Magill, Ashland, OR

2nd Honorable Mention: “Once” by Sherri Levine, Portland, OR

3rd Honorable Mention: “Killjoy” by Lucy Cotter, Portland, OR

New Poets — Stella Beratlis, Judge

1st Place: “Falling Stars” by Meli Broderick Eaton, Bend, OR

2nd Place: “The Bus Stop Has a Sense of Slow-Down” by Peter Schettkoe, Eugene, OR

3rd Place: “All eyes” by Linda Golaszewski, Portland, OR

1st Honorable Mention: “Freefall” by Lucy Cotter, Portland, OR

2nd Honorable Mention: “Question for Mary Oliver” by Linda Budan, Newberg, OR

3rd Honorable Mention: “Gefilte Fish” by Barry Vitcov, Ashland, OR

Traditional Form – Ghazal — Kathleen McClung, Judge

1st Place: “Slippage” by Eleanor Berry, Lyons, OR

2nd Place: “For a Distant Friend” by Delia Garigan, Hillsboro, OR

3rd Place: “Hiraeth from an Oregon beach to a lost island” by Amelia Díaz Ettinger, Summerville, OR

1st Honorable Mention: “Albert on a Bicycle: A Ghazal” by Robert Eastwood, San Ramon, CA

2nd Honorable Mention: “Be Still” by Nancy Knowles, La Grande, OR

3rd Honorable Mention: “Late, November” by Zach Zeman, Sacramento, CA

Theme–Climate — Nancy Carol Moody, Judge                        

1st Place: “Loaded trunk falling down a flight of stairs like choir birds” by Shari Crane Fox,
Portland, OR

2nd Place: “Assemblage. The Anthropocene” by Michael G. Smith, Santa Fe, NM

3rd Place: “Impending Water Shortage: Facts & Incantations” by Khadija Anderson, Altadena, CA

1st Honorable Mention: “I Promise to Keep These Promises” by Jennifer Dorner, Klamath Falls, OR

2nd Honorable Mention: “Anthem for the Anthropocene” by Alida Rol, Eugene, OR

3rd Honorable Mention: “Ode to the Worst Air Quality in Two Decades” by Hillary Tully,
Eugene, OR

OPA meets Hood River Poets

The Oregon Poetry Association is happy to announce an evening of poetry at the Columbia
Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Avenue, Hood River, Oregon, on June 7th at 6.00 pm. CCA has
been gracious to welcome OPA for a poetry reading and gathering for a film, entitled, “William
Stafford Life & Poems, The Methow River Poems.” There will be an open mic reading in the
theatre for all, readings from several board members of Oregon Poetry Association, and talk
about poetry and the possibility for upcoming workshops in the Hood River neighborhood.
Please join us for a rare chance to read your own poems and hear some board members read and
discuss poetry. Refreshments will be served. Please contact Diane Corson for more information: OPA Board Historian

Call for Proposals for the Fall 2019 OPA Conference

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
-Presenter name(s)
-Short bio(s) of 50 words or less, and additionally, your qualifications to present/teach the session described.
-List any A/V needs and what equipment you would supply.
-Explain 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.

-Proposal Session Categories:
-Workshop related to writing poetry: craft, generative exercises, publication ideas, entering contests, different styles of poetry, etc.
-Panel: include different viewpoints on a topic, theme, form
-Presentation: slide show, multimedia, history, etc.
-Other: Please describe in detail

All workshops, panels, etc. are scheduled for one hour. Please keep them focused.
Note: Some sessions will be presented twice since there will be three sessions running at the same time and then repeated the next time slot.

Submit via email attachment (PDF format preferred), doc formats also accepted, or if unable, just copy and paste into the email body. Send to Shirley Marc, Conference Coordinator at   oregonpoets.conference@gmail.com

with subject line “OPA 2019 Conference Proposal.”

Presenters will be notified of acceptance by June 16, 2019, via email.

Presenters receive free conference registration and Saturday lunch.