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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: November 3, 2018

    The Bob Sterry School of Burglary published at last.

    Over the last thirty days I am happy to say that the Kickstarter crowdfunding program to support the publication of my book, ‘The Bob Sterry School of Burglary’ ran successfully, and the book of poetry, vignettes, and essays is now available online from Amazon and Powell’s books, or if you are a bookseller, from Ingram distributors. It took nearly eight months from inception to completion. I am indebted to my designer Susan Bard, and publishing guru/guide Charlie Clark. Also many thanks to my reviewers Emmett Wheatfall, Tom Hogan and Uvi Poznansky, for their kind words.

    The Bob Sterry School of Burglary published at last.

  • Posted: October 28, 2018

    Rachel Barton and Merridawn Duckler to read at Ike Box, Salem

    The Salem Poetry Project will host a reading of Barton and Duckler with their new chapbooks, both out of Dancing Girl Press. The reading begins at 7:00 p.m. and will be followed by an open mic. Location: 299 Cottage St NE, Salem, OR 97301

  • Posted: October 15, 2018

    3 New books being Published


    I have a new chapbook of nature poetry published through Cyberwit (India)
    titled, “Angelic Hymns of a Life Once Burdened”

    You can find it at:

    I also have news of several other books:

    A poetry chapbook of mine was picked up, and is set to be published in 2019 by Weasel Press out of Texas. The chapbook has the title of, “Klonopin Meets Sysiphus”

    I also have a chapbook coming out later this year from Moran Press out of Massachusetts, with the title of, “Chasing Sanity at 7:30 PM”

    That’s all of my news for now.

    All the best,

    Adam Levon Brown

  • Posted: September 27, 2018

    Tin Coyote Janice D. Rubin and Kate Gray read at Mother Foucault’s Oct 5th 6:00pm

    TIN COYOTE — Janice D. Rubin & Kate Gray
    October 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Mother Foucault’s Bookshop

    Join us on Friday, October 5 for a reading with Janice Rubin and Kate Gray in celebration of Tin Coyote, published by Blue Light Press in 2017. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop

    About Tin Coyote: A poignant journey traversing love, loss, memory and renewal, Tin Coyote is rooted in the inner landscape of the heart as well as the physical landscape of the poet’s beloved Oregon. The Oregon Coast, Warm Springs, Siuslaw River and Lake Paulina, among other iconic destinations at home and abroad, are vividly rendered backdrops to reflections and self-explorations. ‘Light reflects, refracts/creating space and possibility.’ Janice Rubin is a keen observer of self and environment.

    Janice D. Rubin is a counselor and educator. She received her M.S. from the University of Oregon and her B.A. in English Literature. Her poems have been published in CIRQUE: A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim, the Austin International Poetry Anthology, Tiger’s Eye Poetry Journal, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, The Quizzical ChairAnthology, It Demands a Wildness of Me (Uttered Chaos Press, 2018) and many other journals. She was nominated for the Pushcart Poetry Prize in 2008. She’s the author of Transcending Damnation Creek Trail & Other Poems(Flutter Press, 2010) and Tin Coyote (Blue Light Press, 2017).

    Kate Gray‘s passion stems from teaching, coaching writers, and volunteering as a writing facilitator with women inmates. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, and one full-length collection, Another Sunset We Survive, which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. Her first novel, Carry the Sky stares at bullying without blinking. Now she is writing through Sylvia Plath in a novel-in-progress, narrating what led to The Bell Jar and Plath’s suicide attempt. Kate and her partner live in a purple house in Portland, Oregon with their two very patient dogs.

    Mother Foucault’s Bookshop
    523 S.E. Morrison St
    Portland, OR 97214

  • Posted: August 25, 2018

    Allan Peterson reading in Seattle

    Allan Peterson will read August 29th at Elliot Bay Books in Seattle together with poets from Washington State: Maria Mills, Katelyn Kenderish, Edward Derby and Daniel Cecil. 7-8:30

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