Month: December 2020

NFSPS News

NFSPS NEWS The January 2021 Strophes is now available online at http://www.nfsps.com/Strophes2021-Jan.pdf. Strophes is the newsletter of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS). The January issue is filled with a variety of short articles on poetry and on submitting poetry for publication, and also includes information about upcoming NFSPS contests and events, which …

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Fall 2020 Winning Poems for the New Poets Category

Fall 2020 Winning Poems for the New Poets Category Judge: Eleanor Berry First Place: “The Outcrop” by Vicki Pedone Here I am again, on the dry shoreline of this dying lake, gazing at your immutable hardness with frustration and not a little anger. How many years must I come while you haughtily guard your secrets? …

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December Board Minutes

Minutes of the Oregon Poetry Association (OPA) Board Meeting of December 15, 2020 The meeting was scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Present: Jennifer Rood (President, Historian), Dan Liberthson (Secretary), Rana Tahir (Treasurer), Susan Morse (Assistant Secretary, Fall Adult Poetry Contest Chair), Dave Mehler (Membership Co-chair), Dale Champlin (Newsletter and Verseweavers Editor), Lorna …

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Fall 2020 Winning Poems for the Members Only Category

Fall 2020 Winning Poems for the Members Only Category Judge: Amy Miller First Place in Members Only: “At the Frenchglen Hotel” by Scottie Sterrett We gather with other guests, mesmerized as butterflies, opulent in cellophane envelopes, emerge from two shoeboxes. The LA lawyer, resplendent in Oakleys and Lauren has spent himself on Steens Mountain collecting …

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