MOST RECENT OPA NEWS
Division I : K-2
All poems in this division came from 2nd graders in this class:
Scouters Mountain Elementary
10811 SE 172nd Ave.
Happy Valley, OR 97086
Division II: 3-5
Christian Graham, 3rd grade
41964 Miles Bridge Road
Baker City, OR 97814
Teacher—Mrs. Amanda Wilde
Jacob Hill, 3rd grade
Tualatin Elementary School
20405 SW. 95th Ave.
Tualatin, OR 97062
Kashton Anderson, 3rd grade
by Don Colburn
the 2018 Cathy Smith Bowers Chapbook Contest
Street Rag Publishing Company, 2019, 40 pages, $12
It’s a mighty word that has the potential to haunt each of us on our walk
through life, forcing us to face the inevitable. Yet somehow, in his
prize-winning chapbook Mortality with
Pronoun Shifts, Don Colburn has not
only made our impermanence more palatable, but almost endearing.
in “En Plein Air” he takes the reader on a trek through fields only to return
to a favorite spot in which to immortalize the day’s offerings on canvas:
Out here, you paint ... Read all of this item.
MOST RECENT POET’S SPOTLIGHT
Danielle Stricklin has been writing poetry since the fifth grade,Read all of this item.
when her teacher praised her use of metaphor in a creative writing assignment
describing the word “greed.” She studied poetry, literature, and gender
politics at the University of Montana and currently lives in Eugene, Oregon,
writing, running, and caring for her family and three cats.