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Woodstock Baby, by Joan Dobbie, reviewed by Tim Volem

Woodstock Baby by Joan Dobbie The Unforgettables Press ([email protected]) ISBN 978-1-4923138-3-0 2013, $9.00 Joan Dobbie’s Woodstock Baby is described on its cover as a Novel in Poetry, and while it is not technically a verse novel, with a formal structure (stanzas, rhyme scheme), it is composed of short free verse poems that tell a story. […]

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NFSPS Contest Winners & New Poet Articles Posted

Among the winners of the 2014 National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS) annual contests are several OPA members—Gail Denham, Eleanor Berry, Dave Harvey, Joy McDowell, and Charlotte Abernathy (in order of the contests in which they received place awards or honorable mentions). OPA page with more information about NFSPS and the 2015 Conference. Four new

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: OPA Fall 2014 Conference

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO August 26, 2014. Oregon Poetry Association Conference Bandon, OR, October 3-5, 2014 “Stafford by the Sea – and More…” We are offering three days of 12 – 15 Poetry Workshops, Panels, Presentations, and Readings, each one hour, plus 2 Open Mics. Please submit a one-page proposal with Title and Poet(s): Workshop: include examples and writing

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OPA Fall 2014 Contest – Announcement

Information about the Oregon Poetry Association Fall 2014 poetry contest has been posted on the Adult Contest page. The deadline is September 1, 2014. Categories: Poet’s Choice, Members Only, Dueling Judges, Traditional Form (Litany), New Poets, Themed: Fences, and Experimental Poetry. Please check the Adult Contest page for complete information or download the Adult Contest rules

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The Parachute Jump Effect by Judith Arcana, reviewed by Penelope Scambly Schott

  Review by Penelope Scambly Schott The Parachute Jump Effect by Judith Arcana Uttered Chaos Press (www.utteredchaos.org) ISBN 978-0-9823716-9-5 2012, $10.00 Unless you are of a certain age and grew up in Chicago, you won’t understand the title of this chapbook until you get to the final poem, a shared recollection of a long-gone ride in

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Laura LeHew

May 5, 2014, 4:14 pm LeHew, Laura Wild Age Press, www.wildagepress.com, an independent literary publisher, is proud to announce SALT. This single poem by OPA member Laura LeHew is about wounds visible and invisible, about illusion and disillusion, about running into truth. The poem is presented as a 6 1/2” x 8” broadsheet printed on high-quality 120 lb

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