Welcome to the Ohio Poetry Association


The new edition of Common Threads is now available for purchase! The 2018 issue features original poetry by Charlene Fix, Rikki Santer, Kari Gunter-Seymour, and Andy Roberts, with translations by Sharon Fish Mooney and Susann Moeller. Click here for ordering information.

Cincinnati poet Susan Glassmeyer is this year's Ohio Poet of the Year for her book Invisible Fish. In a recent interview with Chuck Salmons, Glassmeyer shared insights about how her writing process and how the book came together. Read the interview on the OPA blog here.

In the OPA blog, OPA President Chuck Salmons offers a look at Wellspring of Imagination, how it serves high school student poets, and its plans for 2018. Read the latest article here.

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 & Important Dates

OPA Quarterly Business Meeting
April 13, 2019

Special National Poetry Month Event featuring Angie Estes & Mark Irwin
April 12-14, 2019 

NFSPS Poetry Contests
Submission Period January 1 - March 15, 2019

OPA Eco-Poetry Workshop at Glen Helen Nature Preserve
April 26-28, 2019

OPA Poetry Publishing Workshop
June 15, 2019

OPA All-Star Picnic and Fundraiser
July 13, 2019

Sun & Moon Poetry Festival
September 13-15, 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.