Oregon student poets brought home five nationwide poetry awards this year, including First Place in the senior division and Second Place in the junior division. Please join us in congratulating these fine poets and their teachers! Winners
Peter Sears, founder and director of the Oregon Literary Coalition, has been named Oregon’s seventh poet laureate, succeeding Paulann Petersen who retires at the end of this month. Read about Peter
By now you may have heard that Vern Rutsala passed away, April 2nd. He is a great loss to poetry worldwide and to Oregon in particular. Read the Oregonian obit Watch Paulann Petersen and others read from Hubbub, in tribute to Vern
Article posted: You Are Someone And Have A Right To Your Life–Richard Hugo by Larry Tyle [See all Mid-Valley Poetry Society articles.] Units: now it’s super-simple to submit your Unit News for posting on the OPA web site, just use the new web form to Submit your OPA Unit News!
Oregon Poetry Association Spring 2014 Contest Winners OPA congratulates all the winners below, and thanks them and all the poets who entered for sharing their work. Poet’s Choice – John Sibley Williams, Judge 1st Place: “Dear Any Soldier” by Tess Thiringer, Oceanside, California 2nd Place: “After Jack-in-the-Pulpit No. IV, Georgia O’Keefe” by Michelle Morouse, Macomb, Michigan 3rd …