Welcome to the Ohio Poetry Association


  • OPA celebrates its 90th year with a special National Poetry Month event on April 12-14, when we welcome nationally renowned poets Angie Estes and Mark Irwin. Click here to get all the details on this weekend of readings and workshops.
  • As part of Glen Helen Ecology Institute's Earth Day Celebration, OPA vice president Susann Moeller will lead a poetry workshop on April 26. Get event and ticket information here.
  • The Ohio Poetry Day Association is now accepting nominations for Ohio Poet of the Year 2019. Deadline to submit nominations is May 1, 2019. Get more info about the nominations process, where to submit, and a list of past winners 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

OPA Quarterly Business Meeting
April 13, 2019

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

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