Month: July 2021

Spring, 2021, Adult Contest-Winning Poems, Spanish-Language Category

Spring 2021 Adult Contest Winning Poems for the Spanish Language Category Judge: Efraín Díaz-Horna “Recuerdo haber escuchado que un buen poema tiene la gracia de invitarnos a bailar, a pensar o a luchar con la ambiguedad de las palabras. El poema nos invita a destilar la esencia, el mensaje, de la ofrenda que nos hace …

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OPA Board Minutes, July 20, 2021

Minutes of the Oregon Poetry Association (OPA) Board Meeting of July 20, 2021 The meeting was scheduled to begin at 7:02 pm via Zoom. Present: Jennifer Jennifer Rood (President, Historian), Sue Fagalde Lick (Vice-President), Dan Liberthson (Secretary), Dale Champlin (Newsletter and Verseweavers Editor), Dave Mehler (Membership Co-chair), Susan Morse (Assistant Secretary, Adult Contest Chairperson) Not …

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OPA Members Recognized in NFSPS Contests

CONGRATULATIONS! The following OPA members were recently recognized for their poetry in the 2021 NFSPS (National Federation of State Poetry Societies) contests. First, second, and third place winners will receive prize money and have their poems published in Encore, the NFSPS Journal. We celebrate your success(es) along with you. Congratulations to all! Susan Morse (Salem, …

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III Concurso de Poesia Oregoniana, 2021 + contest

III Concurso de Poesía Oregoniana – 2021 Bases del III Concurso de Poesía Oregoniana El Instituto de Cultura Oregoniana (ICO) que apunta a difundir, promocionar y alentar la poesía escrita en castellano desde el estado de Oregón, convoca al III Concurso de Poesía Oregoniana, 2021. Reglas Podrán concursar autores radicados en Oregón, con un poema …

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Spring 2021 Contest Winning Poems in Category “Under 30”

2021 Spring Contest Winning Poems in the Under 30 Category Judge: Tiel Aisha Ansari First Place: “etymology for rage” by Ashley Baker I am scrolling for the words, the poem to send you, shopping for the one that’s not too angry today, like America, one that is raging quietly like most women I know, like …

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Spring 2021 Contest Winners in “Traditional” Category

2021 Spring Contest Winners for the Traditional Category (Dizain) Judge: John Sibley Williams First Place: “In the Key of Melancholy” by Barbara Blanks A sigh of shadows slips between the stars, creates a somber lyric when the sky and moon are strummed like out-of-tune guitars. The thrum of sounds, their smoky purrs awry as restless …

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