Member News Digest

We love hearing about, passing on news about, and reading about our OPA members having poems published in literary journals, in zines, on web sites, and as a consequence of winning a contest. Please let us know where we can find your most recent publications, and use this page as a guide to the publications where OPA member’s poems appear!

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  • Posted: July 13, 2018

    Passing of Edward van Aelstyn, by Alan Contreras

    I note the passing of Edward van Aelstyn of Newport. I’m not sure that is mentioned anywhere else on OPA. He died May 23, 2018. He was the editor of Northwest Review at the UO when it was shut down over complaints about the content of poetry by Philip Whalen and others in 1964. He then started the famous Coyote’s Journal, which published Whalen, Gary Snyder and others.

    For more details see: http://www.oregoncoastcc.org/foundation/van/



  • Posted: July 1, 2018

    The Bob Sterry School of Burglary

    On August 21st I will publish a collection of Poetry, Essays and Short Stories with the eponymous title ‘The Bob Sterry School of Burglary’. It will be my second publication if one counts a home-made chap book I put together in 2012 entitled ‘Wing Nut’. The new collection contains thirty-three poems, and thirteen essays or short stories depending on how you define these two mediums of expression. The styles and content range from comic satire to nostalgia to dark emotions. At present all the content is complete and the book is in the hands of my designer and copy editor. Some of the content has already appeared on my blog www.wordpress.bobsterry.com. I will be running a crowd source program to offset the cost of publication using Kickstarter. Feel free to contact me for more information about the book.



  • Posted: June 21, 2018

    NFSPS Contest Results Posted

    The 2018 Encore from the National Federation of State Poetry Societies is available now at Amazon. Look for winning poems by OPA’s very own President, Lisa Baldwin!

    Winners also listed on NFSPS’ website.



  • Posted: May 15, 2018

    Nancy Christopherson

    “Water as Much as Anything,” “Migrants Immigrants Welcome,” “Greater Good,” and “At the Human Test Site” recently published in MOMENTS BEFORE MIDNIGHT, Oregon Poets Write for Ecological, Social, Political, and Economic Justice, an anthology by Bob Hill Publishing, edited by Amalie Rush Hill.



  • Posted: May 8, 2018

    Lana Hechtman Ayers’ The Dead Boy Sings in Heaven just released.

    On the anniversary of her brother’s 9/11 illness-related death, Lana Hechtman Ayers releases a collection of poems dedicated to her brother, The Dead Boy Sings in Heaven. Available from independent booksellers and online.



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