Month: April 2019

Litany for Wound and Bloom by Judith H. Montgomery, reviewed by Catherine McGuire

Uttered Chaos Press, 2018, 80 pages, $19 ISBN 978-0-9998334-1-4 https://www.utteredchaos.org As I often do when I start a book of poetry, I opened Judith Montgomery’s Litany for Wound and Bloom at random and dove in. The poems are startling and beautiful, standing on their own even without the arc of the arrangement, though that had …

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Call for Proposals for the Fall 2019 OPA Conference

September 14 and 15, 2019Salem Convention Center, Salem, OR    Submissions accepted between May 1 and June 1, 2019 Please submit a 1- to 2-page proposal that includes the following:-Title of presentation-Presenter name(s)-Short bio(s) of 50 words or less, and additionally, your qualifications to present/teach the session described.-List any A/V needs and what equipment you would supply.-Explain …

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OPA Congratulates the 2019 Cascadia Contest Winners!

OPA and contest co-chairs Tiel Aisha Ansari and Lisa Baldwin congratulate Oregon’s vibrant and talented community of young poets and their teachers. Division I: Kindergarten through Second Grade “Room 8” by Ayala Albrecht, Adams Elementary School, teacher Jacob Havner “Grandma” by Henry Finot, Adams Elementary School, teacher Jacob Havner       “The Bus Ride” by Hazel Hall, …

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Nominations Are Open for OPA’s Patricia Ruth Banta Award

Do you know of an individual or group who deserves recognition for their contributions to the culture of poetry in Oregon?  Consider nominating them for OPA’s Patricia Ruth Banta Award, which honors an individual or group that has made a significant contribution to Oregon poetry and to OPA’s mission. Download the nomination form below: print, …

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