Read the winning poems from OPA’s Poet’s Choice category in the Spring 2022 contest.
Month: April 2022
Pattie Palmer-Baker knows how to tell a story. In The Color of Goodbye, the story begins with her parents dancing while her father is home on leave in 1943. Yes, he’s going to war. He’s going to see livid things there ––and during later work in Iraq–– that he cannot forget. He will live them and relive them and will look for escape in a bottle of Jim Beam. And his story will inevitably become the story of his wife and his two daughters.
We are delighted to welcome the newest member of the OPA Board of Directors, Efraín Díaz-Horna. He will serve the remainder of the term of Rayn Roberts, who has resigned. That term expires in October 2023, when Efraín will be eligible to run for a full term. Efraín is active in Oregon’s Hispanic poetry community, …