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Callie Comes of Age, by Dale Champlin, reviewed by Jackie McManus

Reviewed by Jackie McManus Callie Comes of Age by Dale Champlin Cirque Press (August 21, 2021), 148 pp $15ISBN #: 978-168524706-5Available at: [email protected] Callie Comes of Age is a haunting coming-of-age story that could fool you with its lyrical, almost casual language. Prepare your heart. It is full of a staggering anguish. When significant people …

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Stealing Flowers from the Neighbors, by Sherri Levine, reviewed by Paul Telles

Reviewed by Paul Telles Stealing Flowers from the Neighbors by Sherri LevineKelsay Books (August 8, 2021), 90 pp, $19ISBN #: 978-1639800100Available at: https://kelsaybooks.com/products/stealing-flowers-from-the-neighbors?_pos=1&_sid=5cef90b89&_ss=r In Stealing Flowers from the Neighbors, Portland poet Sherri Levine proves that she understands the Rumi epigram that introduces her book: You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens. The …

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Read the Winning Poems from OPA’s Poet Choice Category

Fall 2021 Adult Contest Winners in the Poet’s Choice Category Judge – Paulann Petersen, Oregon Poet Laureate Emerita, has seven full-length books of poetry, most recently One Small Sun, from Salmon Poetry in Ireland. Her poems have appeared in many journals, including Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Willow Springs, Calyx, and the Internet’s Poetry Daily. A Stegner …

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OPA Board Minutes, November 9, 2021

Minutes of the Oregon Poetry Association (OPA) Board Meeting of November 9, 2021 The meeting was scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm via Zoom. Present: Sue Fagalde Lick (President), Nancy Christopherson (Vice President and Adult Contest Committee Chair), Dan Liberthson (Secretary), Rana Tahir (Treasurer and Webmaster), Dave Mehler (Membership Chair and Publications Liaison), Lorna Rose …

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OPA Annual Meeting Minutes, October 9, 2021

Minutes of the Oregon Poetry Association Annual Meeting of October 9, 2021 Jennifer Rood, President, began the meeting at 9 am. Jennifer thanked Emmett Wheatfall for his keynote address, the workshop presenters, and the OPA Board members who worked on the conference. Jennifer announced the new Board members: Nancy Christopherson Eastern Oregon; Priscilla Hunter, Southwest …

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