Month: October 2013

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ARTICLES ON OREGON POETS: John E. Bellamy, by Eleanor Berry; Three Pioneer Voices, by Tim Pfau; and Mary Barnard’s Collected Poems, by Eleanor Berry Book Review: Willingly Would I Burn by Laura LeHew reviewed by Larina Warnock Conferences: A write-up, with slideshow, of the Fall 2013 OPA Conference, by Carol Brockfield.

To That Mythic Country Called Closure by M, reviewed by Carolyn Martin

Review by Carolyn Martin To That Mythic Country Called Closure By M A Concrete Wolf Poetry Chapbook Award Winner Concrete Wolf Poetry Chapbook Series ISBN# 978-0-9797137-7-4 2013, 38 pp., $10.00 http://concretewolf.com/publications/publications.htm First, it’s the in-your-face narrator who grabs you by the throat and won’t let go. Then it’s the imagery – visual and auditory – …

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OPA Conference Fall 2013 – Teaching Poetry

OPA Conference Fall 2013, Forest Grove, Oregon This conference, held at Pacific University, focused on student voices and techniques for teaching poetry. Poetry is part of the world and of everyday existence, and making people aware of poetry (and, to put it in the words of a panelist, “breaking down their resistance to poetry,”) is …

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OPA Fall 2013 Conference: Teaching Poetry

Oregon Poetry Association Fall Conference 2013: TEACHING POETRY UPDATE: All events will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room, Washburne Hall.   The Fall 2013 Conference was held October 18-20 in Forest Grove, Oregon on the campus of Pacific University.   SCHEDULE October 18th: Workshop leaders read followed by open mic: 7 – 10 PM (Public …

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Joan Maiers

October 14, 2013, 7:53 pm Maiers, Joan Joan Maiers has been invited to serve on the board for the Cultural Alliance for the Arts in Clackamas County. She intends to network information and advocate on behalf of literary arts concerns throughout the county.

Oregon Poetry Association – Fall 2013 Contest Winners

Oregon Poetry Association Fall 2013 Contest Winners  OPA congratulates all the winners below, and thanks them and all the poets who entered for sharing their work.   Poet’s Choice — Sage Cohen, Judge  1st Place: “For All I Know” by Donna Prinzmetal, Portland 2nd Place: “Reading Aloud” by Christopher Oie Keller, Happy Valley 3rd Place: …

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