Month: December 2019

OPA Spring 2020 Poetry Contest Deadline: March 1, 2020

Categories Limit: one entry per category. 1) Poet’s Choice: Limit 80 lines, any subject, any form. Judge: Lynn Otto 2) Members Only: Limit 20 lines, any subject, any form. Entrant must be a current OPA member. Judge: Andrea Hollander 3) New Poets: Limit 30 lines, any subject, any form. A new poet is someone with …

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Oregon Poetry Association Board Meeting December 9, 2019

Meeting scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. via Skype Present:  Bruce Parker (President), Diane Corson (Membership Outreach), Jennifer Rood (Vice-President), Carolyn Adams (Treasurer), Dave Mehler (Submittable and Membership List), Dale Champlin (Newsletter), Stella Guillory (Adult Contest), Susan Morse (Assistant Secretary) Not Present:  Dan Liberthson, Secretary  Call to Order             President Bruce Parker called meeting to …

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Oregon Poetry Association Board Meeting October 12, 2019

Meeting scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. via Skype Present:  Bruce Parker (President), Diane Corson (Membership Outreach), Jennifer Rood (Vice-President), Carolyn Adams (Treasurer), Dave Mehler (Submittable and Membership List), Susan Morse (Assistant Secretary).   Not Present: Several members experienced technical difficulties.  Susan Morse finally able to join approximately 7:10; board members Stella Guillory and Dan …

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2019 Fall Contest Winner: 1st Place, Poet’s Choice

Poet bio Danielle Stricklin has been writing poetry since the fifth grade, 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 …

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2019 Fall Contest Winner: 3rd Place, Poet’s Choice

My Selfie Poem by Cynthia Jacobi I have middle aged children I wonder at their infant survival under my care       and wish I could do it over My thoughts skip and pause       as might a yellow pencil       put to lined paper I remember a collage of shoes       lost front teeth       …

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2019 Fall Contest, Poet’s Choice: Honorable Mentions and Judge’s Comments

1st Honorable Mention: “Barbizon Nightgowns” by Sandra Rokoff-Lizut, McMinnville, OR 2nd Honorable Mention: “Do Not Be Afraid” by Michael Hanner, Eugene, OR 3rd Honorable Mention: “Death’s Usher” by Jessica Mehta, Hillsboro, OR Judge’s comments There were so many great poems in the selection for Poet’s Choice that it made deciding difficult. When reading I was …

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