Welcome to the Ohio Poetry Association


Attention OPA Members: The August 31 deadline for submission to the 2015 edition of Common Threads is fast approaching. Get the scoop from editor Steve Abbott here.

The Ohio Poetry Day 2015 contest winners have been announced, and the list features many OPA members and poets from around the country and beyond. Get the full winners list on the OPA blog site 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 single purpose grants, and donations from poets and people who love poetry.
We welcome your membership, your questions, and your participation!
Upcoming Events
September 12-13, 2015

September 26, 2015

October 10, 2015


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.