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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  • Book Release Event for ‘The Bob Sterry School of Burglary’

    January 9, 2019Book Release Event for 'The Bob Sterry School of Burglary'

    I invite all OPA members to celebrate poetry along with the publication of my book on January 29th at Artichoke Music (2007 SE Powell Blvd. Portland). Starting at 7 PM it will be a unique mixture of words spoken and sung. I have invited musicians and a few poets to join me. Tickets are FREE but please confirm via Brown Paper Tickets at this link.

  • Rachel Barton and Merridawn Duckler to read at Ike Box, Salem

    October 28, 2018

    The Salem Poetry Project will host a reading of Barton and Duckler with their new chapbooks, both out of Dancing Girl Press. The reading begins at 7:00 p.m. and will be followed by an open mic. Location: 299 Cottage St NE, Salem, OR 97301

  • Tin Coyote Janice D. Rubin and Kate Gray read at Mother Foucault’s Oct 5th 6:00pm

    September 27, 2018

    TIN COYOTE — Janice D. Rubin & Kate Gray
    October 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Mother Foucault’s Bookshop

    Join us on Friday, October 5 for a reading with Janice Rubin and Kate Gray in celebration of Tin Coyote, published by Blue Light Press in 2017. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop

    About Tin Coyote: A poignant journey traversing love, loss, memory and renewal, Tin Coyote is rooted in the inner landscape of the heart as well as the physical landscape of the poet’s beloved Oregon. The Oregon Coast, Warm Springs, Siuslaw River and Lake Paulina, among other iconic destinations at home and abroad, are vividly rendered backdrops to reflections and self-explorations. ‘Light reflects, refracts/creating space and possibility.’ Janice Rubin is a keen observer of self and environment.

    Janice D. Rubin is a counselor and educator. She received her M.S. from the University of Oregon and her B.A. in English Literature. Her poems have been published in CIRQUE: A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim, the Austin International Poetry Anthology, Tiger’s Eye Poetry Journal, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, The Quizzical ChairAnthology, It Demands a Wildness of Me (Uttered Chaos Press, 2018) and many other journals. She was nominated for the Pushcart Poetry Prize in 2008. She’s the author of Transcending Damnation Creek Trail & Other Poems(Flutter Press, 2010) and Tin Coyote (Blue Light Press, 2017).

    Kate Gray‘s passion stems from teaching, coaching writers, and volunteering as a writing facilitator with women inmates. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, and one full-length collection, Another Sunset We Survive, which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. Her first novel, Carry the Sky stares at bullying without blinking. Now she is writing through Sylvia Plath in a novel-in-progress, narrating what led to The Bell Jar and Plath’s suicide attempt. Kate and her partner live in a purple house in Portland, Oregon with their two very patient dogs.

    Mother Foucault’s Bookshop
    523 S.E. Morrison St
    Portland, OR 97214

  • Allan Peterson reading in Seattle

    August 25, 2018

    Allan Peterson will read August 29th at Elliot Bay Books in Seattle together with poets from Washington State: Maria Mills, Katelyn Kenderish, Edward Derby and Daniel Cecil. 7-8:30

  • NFSPS Contest Results Posted

    June 21, 2018

    The 2018 Encore from the National Federation of State Poetry Societies is available now at Amazon. Look for winning poems by OPA’s very own President, Lisa Baldwin!

    Winners also listed on NFSPS’ website.

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