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: August 3, 2014

    Tiel Aisha Ansari

    August 3, 2014, 8:04 pm
    Ansari, Tiel Aisha
    Tiel Ansari’s sonnet “Gargoyle’s Egg” was a winner in the Laureate’s Choice category, Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest, Great River Shakespeare Festival. James Armstrong and Ken McCullough were among the judges.

  • Posted: July 24, 2014

    Toni Hanner

    July 24, 2014, 9:01 am
    Hanner, Toni
    Michael and I were thrilled to receive the news that we had won 1st and 3rd place prizes in the CV2 48 Hour Poem Contest for 2014!

  • Posted: July 18, 2014

    Paulann Petersen

    July 18, 2014, 3:51 pm
    Petersen, Paulann
    In late May, I was fortunate enough to be invited to give a reading with Annie Lighthart at Daedalus Books in NW Portland, a marvelous bookstore owned by Jeremy Breedlove. Jeremy and the lovely Zosia Wiatr (who works there) had Carla Girard of Mercuria Press create a letterpress broadside for the occasion. The letterpress broadside is in a limited edition of 50, and Daedalus Books is offering a few of them for sale.

  • Posted: July 17, 2014

    Carolyn Martin

    July 17, 2014, 2:32 pm
    Martin, Carolyn
    The fifth edition of VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions is now live online ( Enjoy the work of 14 poets, 6 prose writers, 5 artists and 5 young voices.

  • Posted: May 5, 2014

    Laura LeHew

    May 5, 2014, 4:14 pm
    LeHew, Laura
    Wild Age Press,, an independent literary publisher, is proud to announce SALT. This single poem by OPA member Laura LeHew is about wounds visible and invisible, about illusion and disillusion, about running into truth. The poem is presented as a 6 1/2” x 8” broadsheet printed on high-quality 120 lb paper accompanied by a 4 oz. glass bottle of lemon verbena bath salts. An excerpt from SALT (all rights reserved): “in the end they retrieve their parent’s guns barrels on tongues pull the triggers salt dries the cells until they are dead”

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