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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 OPA Member News

  • Posted: April 3, 2018

    OPA Presents Poetry at the Portland Central Library

    OPA Reads Poetry
    Multnomah County Library
    Central Library
    US Bank Room
    April 17th 5:30-7:30


  • Posted: March 22, 2018

    Rachel Barton launches third issue of Willawaw Journal

    Spring 2018 Issue 3 is now “live” and ready for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy a wealth of fine art from Leslie Green, Judith Sander, Kathy Jederlinich and others. Poetry abounds from near and far: South Africa, Wales, Australia, and 14 states in the US. You will find several NW poets including Paulann Petersen, Sue Fagalde Lick, Penelope Schott, and Marjorie Power plus many others. Have a good read! (Cover art by Leslie Green)

    You can hear a selection of the second and third issues at the Barrel and Keg, April 26, 7:00 p.m with the editors and other readers from Salem and Corvallis.

    Rachel Barton launches third issue of Willawaw Journal

  • Posted: March 19, 2018

    Grants Pass: New Beginnings

    OPA President Lisa Baldwin and member H. Ni Aodagain, both members of Applegate Poets, lead a workshop. Read more for details.

    Download (PDF, Unknown)

  • Posted: February 27, 2018

    The Me-an-der-thal Man Diaries

    I have a self published 50 page book of poetry available on Amazon in e-book or hard cover. I am a Wyoming transplant, via California, to this heavenly state called Oregon. My writing includes free verse, traditional, prose and other styles.
    There is whimsical, political, nature and even one for Veterans. Because I am one. I guarantee some amount of enjoyment here!

    The Me-an-der-thal Man Diaries

  • Posted: February 14, 2018

    Nancy Christopherson

    Nancy Christopherson’s recent poems published or forthcoming:
    “A Brighter Light” forthcoming in BARNSTORM JOURNAL (February 16, 2018), online at
    “Water as Much as Anything,” “Greater Good,” “At the Human Test Site,” and “Migrants Immigrants Welcome” forthcoming in the Oregon poets anthology MOMENTS BEFORE MIDNIGHT by Bob Hill Publishing, LLC, edited by Amalie Hill. Expected release early 2018.
    “Veil Nebula” published in the anthology WEAVING THE TERRAIN: 100-WORD SOUTHWESTERN POEMS by Dos Gatos Press, available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and via
    “Instructions for Balance” published in RAVEN CHRONICLES JOURNAL, VOLUME 25, BALANCING ACTS, available on Amazon and via

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