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: May 8, 2017

    Rachel Barton launches Willawaw Journal

    Rachel Barton and Jade McCutcheon launched the site for their new online journal for poetry and art this Saturday, May 6th, with a full house at Old World Deli in Corvallis who assembled to hear poems from Peter Sears, Tammy Robacker, Merridawn Duckler, Doug Stone, Jade R. McCutcheon, and Rachel Barton. Book sales, donations, and good food flowed freely! Open for Submissions Now!

  • Posted: March 1, 2017

    Durable Goods: Appreciations of Oregon Poets

    The wonderful Erik Muller has written, and the wonderful Ce Rosenow (Mountains and River Press) has just published Durable Goods, Appreciations of Oregon Poets, a volume containing Erik’s essays about and poetry folios by six Oregon poets: Richard Dankleff, Barbara Drake, Kenneth O. Hanson, Clemens Starck, Lex Runciman, and Paulann Petersen.


    Please take a look at this web site for details, and consider ordering a copy for your personal library. Please urge your public library to have a copy available for library users.

  • 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.

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