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Announcing OPA’s 2023 Adult Spring Poetry Contest — Categories, Guidelines, Judges

OREGON POETRY ASSOCIATION 2023 ADULT  SPRING CONTEST Begins:  February 1, 2023      Ends: March 1, 2023 Winners will be announced mid-to-late April, 2023 CATEGORIES Please remember that if you are not a current member of OPA you must submit your entries through the Non-Member Submittable portal in order for them to be accepted. Limit: one poem …

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SMALL FEATHER by Jade Rosina McCutcheon, reviewed by John Van Dreal

Finishing Line Press, 2020, 40 pages, $14.99ISBN: ‎ 1646622901Available at https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/small-feather-by-jade-rosina-mccutcheon/https://www.amazon.com/Small-Feather-Jade-Rosina-McCutcheon/dp/1646622901 The cover of Jade Rosina McCutcheon’s chapbook immediately caught my eye. Within a kaleidoscope of doodled line and color, a thought bubble speaking for the soul of the work declares, I AM Still Here. Within a few hours, I was at the book’s end, where …

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Read the Winning Poems from OPA’s Poet’s Choice Category

2022 FALL ADULT CONTEST RESULTS POET’S CHOICE: JUDGE: DOROTHEA LASKY 1st Place – La Chua, Allison Gaines 2nd Place — At St. Mary’s, Suzy Harris 3rd Place — Pink Bubble Technology, DM Wallace 1st HM — Upon Learning of a Friend’s Suicide, Robert Eastwood 2nd HM – Amelia,  Scottie Sterrett 3rd HM — I’ll Tell …

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Read the Winning Poems from OPA’s Members Only Category

2022 FALL ADULT CONTEST RESULTS MEMBERS ONLY: JUDGE: MICHAEL MINASSIAN 1st Place — Breaking, Jennifer Rood 2nd Place — Still Life, Linda Drach 3rd Place — Audaciouse, Joy McDowell 1st HM — At Harriet Tubman’s Grave in Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, New York, Nancy Flynn 2nd HM — The Day I Die, Dale Champlin 3rd …

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Read the Winning Poems from OPA’s Traditional The Golden Shovel Category

s 2022 FALL ADULT CONTEST RESULTS TRADITIONAL: THE GOLDEN SHOVEL: JUDGE: JAMES BENTON 1st Place – over the wintry, Marvin Lurie 2nd Place – Our Eyebrows Raised Like Cathedral Arches, Linda Ferguson 3rd Place – Without the Solace of Green, Trina Gaynon 1st HM – Migration, Amelia Diaz Ettinger 2nd HM – Without Effort, Brad …

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