Month: February 2014

OPA’s 2014 Spring Conference to be in Bend, Oregon

The Oregon Poetry Association Spring Conference will be held April 11-13, 2014 in Bend, Oregon at the Doubletree/Hilton on Franklin Ave. downtown. This will be a terrific location to just park your car and walk (or if you need to drive, the trip will be only two or three blocks). The Doubletree/Hilton is close to …

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Poetry Contest – March 1st Deadline Approaching

OPA Spring Poetry Contest deadline is March 1, 2014. The March 1st deadline — postmark or electronic submission — for the OPA Spring 2014 Poetry Contest is only a week away. There are cash prizes and winners are invited to read their winning poem at the upcoming OPA Conference. You don’t have to live in Oregon …

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Registration is Now Open for the Northwest Poets’ Concord

The 6th annual Northwest Poets’ Concord will be held May 2 – 4, 2014, at the Hallmark Inn in Newport, Oregon. This year’s keynote speaker is Charles Goodrich, Director of the Spring Creek Project and author of Insects of South Corvallis, Going to Seed: Dispatches from the Garden, and A Scripture of Crows. There will be a stimulating and exciting program …

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Still Life with Judas and Lightning by Dawn Diez Willis, reviewed by Kelly Eastlund

Review by Kelly Eastlund Still Life with Judas and Lightning by Dawn Diez Willis Airlie Press ISBN 978-0-9821066-8-6 2013, 71 pp, $15 http://airliepress.org/still-life When the title of a poetry book feels like a poem in itself, you know you are in for an enriching read. Still Life with Judas and Lightning, Dawn Diez Willis’s first …

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Nominations open for the next Oregon Poet Laureate

Nominations for Oregon Poet Laureate due February 28, 2014 Paulann Petersen, has served as Oregon’s Poet Laureate since 2010 and completes her second term in April 2014. “The Oregon Poet Laureate fosters the art of poetry, encourages literacy and learning, addresses central issues relating to humanities and heritage, and reflects on public life in Oregon. The poet …

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