Welcome to the Ohio Poetry Association


Two big submission deadlines are fast approaching!

Guest workshop leader Dr. John Bennett examines the art of visual poetry on the OPA blog. Explore with him here.

Our friends at the Ohio Poetry Day Association are now taking nominations for Ohio Poet of the Year, to be awarded at Ohio Poetry Day 2016 this fall. Get a brief history of Ohio Poetry Day and details on how to nominate at the latest OPA blog article by Amy Zook.

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
June 18, 2016

July 9, 2016

August 27, 2016

OPA Fall Writers' Retreat at Malabar Farm, featuring David Baker
September 10-11, 2016

Quarterly Meeting & Workshop, featuring Amit Majmudar
October 8, 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.