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OPA Sponsors 2016 Oregon Student Poetry Contest

The Oregon Poetry Association (OPA) is sponsoring the eighteenth annual Oregon Student Poetry Contest. Tiel Aisha Ansari of Portland, OR and Steve Jones of Corvallis, OR are the 2016 student contest co-chairs. All Oregon students, kindergarten through 12th grade, enrolled in public, private, parochial and alternative schools, and home schooled, are invited to submit a poem. …

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2015 Oregon Student Poetry Contest Winners!

Note as of Nov. 25, 2015: This post reflects a change in formatting on the Oregon Poetry Association web site, NOT a new posting.   2015 Oregon Student Poetry Contest Winners! The Oregon Poetry Association congratulates the winners in the seventeenth annual student poetry contest. Division I: Kindergarten through Second Grade Climbing the Tree by Brin Shilhanek, …

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2015 Manningham Student Contest Winners

Note as of Nov. 25, 2015: This post reflects a change in formatting on the Oregon Poetry Association web site, NOT a new posting.   The Oregon Poetry Association congratulates the following winners in the nationwide student poetry contest sponsored by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, and by the Manningham Trust. Division III: Sixth through Eighth …

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Oregon Poetry Association – Fall 2015 Contest Winners

vincePoet’s Choice. Judge: Karen McPherson 1st Place: “The Good Nurse”  by Nancy Carol Moody, Eugene 2nd  Place: “Cryopediology” by Marian Shapiro, Lexington, Massachusetts 3rd Place: “the wonder and terrible” by Liz Robinson, Phoenix Honorable Mentions: “Among the Things You deserve” by Emily Ransdell “Live Music” by Dan Kaufman, Central Point “Central” by Marjorie Power, Denver, Colorado I …

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Oregon Poetry Association – Spring 2015 Contest Winners

Oregon Poetry Association Spring 2015 Contest Winners  OPA congratulates all the winners below, and thanks them and all the poets who entered for sharing their work.   1) Poet’s Choice. Judge: Maxine Scates 1st Place: “Provenance” by Karen McPherson, Eugene 2nd Place: “Plea for Understanding” by Helen Sina, Lihue, Hawaii 3rd Place: “Degeneration” by Meagan Johanson, …

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Featured OPA Contest Winner: Penny Hetherington

Snow on Western Hemlock Forest A corps de ballet, wearing Yesterday’s snowfall, branches Sway, curving down, Fingers dripping icy water Under bright mid-day sun, Heads tilted on drooping Necks; they dance more Slowly in dawn mist and With abandon in moonlight.   Penny Hetherington: One late April day driving past a Western Hemlock grove on …

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