Member News Digest

We love hearing about, passing on news about, and reading about our OPA members having poems published in literary journals, in zines, on web sites, and as a consequence of winning a contest. Please let us know where we can find your most recent publications, and use this page as a guide to the publications where OPA member’s poems appear!

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 OPA Member News

  • Gail Denham

    June 3, 2015

    “Duet” poem published in Sylvan (Pennsylvania); Pegasus (Kentucky State Poetry Soc.) two poems; a photo of mine used on cover of Prize Poems anthology (Pennsyl. Poetry Society); Pennessence (Pennsyl.) one poem; poem in Texas 2016 Calendar, “Truth on the Wind”, cento; won 2nd prize in Galaxy Verse contest; Well Versed anthology using two poems (Columbia Writers Guild); Sin Fronteras (Writers Without Borders) using ekphrastic poem. Springfield Writers Guild, using poems and short story.

  • Katie Eberhart

    May 15, 2015

    Nature Journaling Workshops at Deschutes Land Trust Preserves

    Please join writer, Katie Eberhart, and other Deschutes Land Trust naturalists, to hike and write in several of central Oregon’s most interesting nature preserves. We’ll discuss wildflowers and plants, and work on writing that captures the experience of all our senses as well as digging into our own memories.

    May 31, 2015: Nature Journaling at Whychus Canyon Preserve

    June 6, 2015: Nature Journaling at Indian Ford Meadow Preserve

    July 25, 2015: Nature Journaling at Metolius Preserve

    These workshops are free but sign-up is required. Register online or by telephone with the Deschutes Land Trust: (541) 330-0017.

    Workshops are limited to ten participants and registration opens one month prior to the workshop date.

    Katie Eberhart is a Bend area poet and writer, and an Oregon Master Naturalist. Her works include the chapbook “Unbound: Alaska Poems” as well as other poems and essays. Katie blogs about nature and literature at She also conducted writing workshops at Deschutes Land Trust preserves in 2014.

  • Shawn Aveningo

    February 28, 2015

    February 28, 2015, 2:20 pm
    Shawn Aveningo
    Member news item: Thank you to Emmanuel Sigauke for featuring five of my poems in the Munyori Literary Journal, last month. You can visit the direct link below to read “Born Where Men Go To Die”, “Shape-Shifting”, “Last Call”, “Citizen’s Mistress” and “And the Question Is…”. Please feel free to comment or share.

  • M

    January 26, 2015

    January 26, 2015, 6:31 pm
    I wanted to let you know that one of my poems is featured today, January 17, at the Rattle website. It was selected as the Artist’s Choice Winner in Rattle’s recent Ekphrasis Challenge #2. Entrants were asked to write a poem in response to a photograph by James Bernal. In addition to the poem and photograph, you will find commentary there by the photographer, as well as an audio track that will allow you to listen to me performing the poem (click on the arrow in the gray box above my name). You’ll find Rattle here:

    If you come to this letter late, you can still find and read the poem. Rattle features a new poem daily, so you can just scroll back to January 17 by clicking on “older poems” at the bottom of the page, or by entering “Clean White Sheets” or “Ekphrasis Challenge #2” into the search box at the top of the screen.

    It is raining here this morning in Portland. It also rained on the day I married my late husband in Tahiti, who is the subject of the poem. However, unlike here in the U.S. where people hope and pray it doesn’t rain on their wedding, the Tahitians consider rain on that day to be a symbol of good luck. As for me, the rain today is a sign that I’m still being watched over and that my work is appreciated.

  • Gail Denham

    December 28, 2014

    December 28, 2014, 12:33 pm
    Gail Denham
    Nov/Dec news: 3rd prize, Florida cont.; 1st prize, Illinois cont.; 2nd prize Mississippi cont. (& H.M.s); Thin Air prize; poem in Mocassin; poem in two Okla. on-line newsletters; Festival using a poem; Highland Park (IL) prize on-line; 3rd prize, Massachusetts cont.

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