Month: June 2021

Mid-Valley Poetry Society’s Poetry in Performance, July 25

The Mid-Valley Poetry Society’s second Poetry in Performance event of 2021, to be held via Zoom in just over a month, will focus on poetry that gives voice to our ancestors. Join event organizer Franca Hernandez and featured performers Marilyn Johnston and Francis Opila for this mid-summer program, and bring ancestor-inspired poems of your own …

Mid-Valley Poetry Society’s Poetry in Performance, July 25 Read More »

OPA Board Meeting Minutes, June 8

Minutes of the Oregon Poetry Association (OPA) Board Meeting of June 8, 2021 The meeting was scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm via Zoom. Present: Jennifer Jennifer Rood (President, Historian), Sue Fagalde Lick (Vice-President), Dan Liberthson (Secretary), Dave Mehler (Membership Co-chair), Susan Morse (Assistant Secretary, Adult Contest Chairperson), Lorna Rose Hahn (Membership Co-Chair, Outreach Chair) …

OPA Board Meeting Minutes, June 8 Read More »

Spring 2021 Contest Winning Poems, Theme Category “Emergence”

2021 Spring Contest Winning Poems for the Theme Category: Emergence Judge – Rachel Barton First Place: “Because You Asked” by Michael Hanner Death is the return to the place we came from. Some say it looks a lot like McDonald, Goshen or East of Eden. I got here via my parents’ assault on the nothingness …

Spring 2021 Contest Winning Poems, Theme Category “Emergence” Read More »

Sutherlin poet, Susan Kay Anderson, is part of the June 2021 30/30 Project at Tupelo Press

Susan Kay Anderson is part of a group of poets in a marathon fundraising poetry writing month, writing and posting one poem per day at Tupelo Press. The 30/30 Project, an extraordinary challenge and fundraiser for Tupelo Press, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) literary press. Each month, volunteer poets run the equivalent of a “poetry marathon,” writing …

Sutherlin poet, Susan Kay Anderson, is part of the June 2021 30/30 Project at Tupelo Press Read More »

Spring 2021 Contest Winners, New Poets Category

2021 Spring Contest Winners in the New Poets Category Judge: Clements Starck First Place Tie: “Garden on Thanksgiving Morning” by Carol Boutard Pathways raked in July are covered with leaves, nothing thriving but billows of chickweed, sturdy rosettes of hawksbeard and mahonia which shakes fists of yellow buds at the sky. Brush dragged into piles …

Spring 2021 Contest Winners, New Poets Category Read More »

Spring 2021 Poetry Contest Winners, Members Only Category

Spring 2021 Adult Poetry Contest Winners in the Members Only Category (Judge: Colette Tennant) First Place: “From the Journals of Rumpelstiltskin” by Linda Ferguson I gave myself the name. So many syllables – delicious – like chocolate and almonds or the wrinkles of dried cherries and shards of coconut all tumbling between tongue and teeth. …

Spring 2021 Poetry Contest Winners, Members Only Category Read More »

Scroll to Top