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 24, 2016

    Arn Strasser’s new collection TO THE POET LISTENING

    I am pleased to announce that Budding Branch Books has recently published a new collection of my poetry, TO THE POET LISTENING. Available at Broadway Books, Powells and other outlets. Support from fellow poets is most appreciated.

    Two reading announcements: on August 4th I will be reading poems of Nature and Gardens at Garden Fever located at NE 24th Ave and Fremont in Portland. Event starts at 6:30 pm. This will be a celebration of Summer on Garden Fever’s deck with refreshments! Hope you can make it.

    On Tuesday October 18th I will given a reading at Broadway Books. New poetry and poems from the new collection should make for a hopefully lively and interesting evening.

    Thanks, Arn

  • Posted: July 23, 2016

    How to Publish the Full-length Poetry Manuscript – Willa Schneberg

    On Sun. August 14th, from 3 – 4pm, Willa Schneberg will be discussing “How to Publish the Full Length Poetry Manuscript” at the Williamette Writers Conference at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel. If you can’t attend the whole conference, you can sign-up for Sunday only. Here is the link to her presentation:

  • Posted: June 20, 2016

    Flesh of the Sun: Life Above the Ground by Barbara Blanks

    Barbara Blanks is pleased to announce the publication of her new book, available in both paperback and eBook editions. For more information about this and her other books, please go to Barb is president/editor of “A Galaxy of Verse,” and has been published in a variety of venues.

  • Posted: June 18, 2016

    Books Published / Nancy Carol Moody

    I’m happy to announce that my full-length collection, “The House of Nobody Home,” was published in May, 2016, by FutureCycle Press.

    Also, “Mermaid,” an 8-poem chapbook, was issued in June, 2016, from Tiger’s Eye Press.

  • Posted: June 12, 2016

    Accepting Submissions for Music Themed Issue of The Poeming Pigeon thru June 30

    Let’s face it; we all walk to the beat of a different drummer. So let’s celebrate the individual soundtracks of our lives.

    For our fourth issue of The Poeming Pigeon, we are seeking original poems that explore the topic of music—every style, every genre—from Bolero to Brown-Eyed Girl.

    What song triggers an unexpected walk down memory lane when you hear it on the radio? Write a sonnet based on your ‘desert-island’ playlist? Remember that old mix-tape your sweetheart made for you in high-school? Were you a rock star? Were you a groupie? Got the soul of a singer, but not the voice? Here’s your chance …

    Crank up the stereo and send us your best music-inspired poetry!

    Find details & guidelines at
    (Submissions only through Submittable)

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