Welcome to the Ohio Poetry Association


In light of Governor DeWine's recent measures to address the coronavirus/COVID-19 epidemic in the State of Ohio, OPA's in-person events are being replaced by online programs. While not all of our members use social media and other platforms, we believe it is in the best interest of OPA members and anyone who wants to attend our events. We will continue monitoring developments related to the epidemic and the State's response and guidelines, which will guide us in decisions for future OPA events. Please stay tuned to the OPA website and social media for updates. We will also provide updates via the OPA info hotline, 614-626-9256.


Ohio Poetry Day annual contests are now open! Submission deadline is May 15. Get full details on the OPA blog 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 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

May 21-23, 2021
Poets Retreat featuring Kari Gunter Seymour, Ohio Poet Laureate

July 10, 2021
Save the Date! OPA Annual Fundraiser

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.