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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J.V. Foerster has forthcoming work in Green Ink Press, a UK publication, and Poems and visual art in The Field Guide Poetry Magazine.
Linda Ferguson’s newest chapbook, Not Me: Poems About Other Women, is now available for preorder from Finishing Line Press. The collection includes a chorus of women’s voices, including Emily Dickinson, a mermaid, a kidnapped heiress, and Carabosse (Sleeping Beauty’s nemesis).
“Through a prism of voices, both real and imaginary, we gain new understanding of women’s lives in a world that is not always made for them. At once subversive and strong, Ferguson’s imaginative language both heightens and deepens our awareness of ourselves and others.” -Diane Averill, author of Branches Doubled Over with Fruit
Linda Ferguson’s previous chapbook Of the Forest was the 2nd place winner of The Poetry Box Chapbook Prize, 2021. As a writing teacher, she has a passion for building creative communities where students can find their voice and explore new territory. https.//www.bylindaferguson.blogspot.com
You can order Not Me: Poems About Other Women at https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/not-me-poems-about-other-women-by-linda-ferguson/.
Dianne Stepp announces the publication of her third chapbook collection, “The Nest’s Dark Eye,” from Finishing Line Press. Paulann Petersen, Poet Emerita of Oregon, said of these poems: “Some traditions believe a grieving woman—given her vulnerability, given the boundless expanse of her sorrow—stands at the spirit world’s threshold. Grief gives her a kind of holiness, a sacred compassion and perception. Dianne Stepp’s voice possesses such a power.” The book is in the pre-sales period at Finishing Line Press, and can be ordered at: www.finishinglinepress.com/product/the-nests-dark-eye-by-dianne-stepp/
Join Eat the Storms Poetry Podcast out of Ireland Saturday, July 9th, when Damien B. Donnelly shares poetry from a cast of poets including Beth Bonness.
Eat the Storms is available on your preferred podcast platform: Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Player FM, Radio Public, OverCast, PocketCast, CastBox, iTunes, Podbean, Podcast Addicts, and many more platforms.
J.V. Foerster has poems forthcoming in Quartet Journal and Cirque.