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: December 19, 2016

    Allan Peterson publications

    Allan Peterson’s “Other Than They Seem,” winner of the Snowbound Chapbook Prize from Tupelo Press, was published Nov. 1, 2016. Available from Tupelo, Amazon and your local independent bookstore

    Peterson’s work is also included in “The Poem is You, 60 Contemporary American Poets and how to Read Them” by Stephen Burt (Harvard Univ. Press)

  • Posted: October 22, 2016

    Shirley Plummer was so stunned by a newsletter piece

    She simply blurted out her response and with few edits sent it off. The author requested permission to print it in her blog. It can be read here:

  • Posted: October 5, 2016

    Michael Simon recently published

    Michael Simon has had two poems published in East on Central: I Was Going To Write Heart-Stoppingly and Long Ago They Traveled Only At The Speed of Sound. Michael also has had one poem published this month in Fine Lines: Hike Miles To Taste It.

  • Posted: September 26, 2016

    “Removing the Dishes” by Nancy Christopherson

    Nancy Christopherson’s poem “Removing the Dishes” has been published in XANADU 2016 (LIPC). Print issue, $15. Available now. Send check or money order to: Long Island Poetry Collective, P.O. Box 773, Huntington, NY 11743 or email request to:

  • Posted: September 26, 2016

    “Grating Carrots” and “Finding Center” by Nancy Christopherson

    Nancy Christopherson’s poems “Grating Carrots” and “Finding Center” are forthcoming in the Fall Issue of Helen: A Literary Magazine, to be published October 15, 2016. “Finding Center” will be available in video poem format as well as in print. Visit:

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