Welcome to the Ohio Poetry Association


The OPA 2015-16 High School Poetry Contests are now open! The Ohio Poetry Association has long recognized the value of encouraging young people to participate in poetry, and we continue to support young poets in our 33rd year of student poetry contests.

Stephanie Harrell and Andrew Christ recently explored the new Forest Haiku Walk in Holmes County. Read a review of their experience on the latest OPA blog article.

Come write with us...

The Ohio Poetry Association (OPA) is an active group of poets and lovers of poetry who have a relationship with Ohio. OPA has members throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, and Mexico. We seek to promote the art of poetry and support poets and those who appreciate poetry.

The Ohio Poetry Association is a not-for-profit organization offering the following member benefits:
  • Quarterly newsletter, Workshopping Our Words
  • Members-only poetry journal, Common Threads
  • Free quarterly poetry workshops
  • Statewide network of poets and lovers of poetry
  • Enthusiastic support for poets at all levels of expertise
  • Participation in members-only contests
In addition to these benefits, OPA coordinates programs throughout the year to increase awareness and broaden the appreciation of poetry. We sponsor readings, workshops, high school writing contests, and poetry "tours." These and other services are made possible through the support of members' dues, small grants, and donations from poets and people who love poetry.
We welcome your membership, your questions, and your participation!
Upcoming Events
February 20, 2016

April 9, 2016

May 21-22, 2016

June 17-19, 2016


Attention Members:
Please send your publication announcements to team@ohiopoetryassn.org. Announcements will be shared via OPA's Facebook feed.  Book publication announcements will be included in the quarterly newsletter. Books provided by OPA members will also have the opportunity to be reviewed on the OPA blog and in Common Threads.