Welcome to the Ohio Poetry Association


OPA members and officers remember Doug Rutledge.


Leading up to the Sun & Moon Poetry Festival, Sayuri Ayers interviewed several poets featured at the event.

The Columbus Foundation continues its support of OPA in 2019.

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 and beyond. We seek to promote and support poets and the art of poetry and those it touches.
The Ohio Poetry Association is a volunteer-run, 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, student contests, and special events. These and other services are made possible through the support of members' dues, small grants, and donations from people who love poetry.
We welcome your membership, your questions, and your participation!

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

OPA Business Meeting & Poetry Workshop
October 12, 2019

Ohio Poetry Day
October 18-19, 2019
Troy, OH

Lit Youngstown Fall Literary Festival
October 4-5, 2019

Attention Members

Please send your publication announcements to news@ohiopoetryassn.org. Book publication announcements will be included in the quarterly newsletter. Books provided by OPA members may be considered to be reviewed on the OPA blog and in Common Threads.