Welcome to the Ohio Poetry Association


Congratulations to Rikki Santer, winner of the OPA bookmarks contest. Official announcement here.

In the OPA blog, President looks back at 2017 and discusses what's in store in the new year. Click here for the full article.

The latest edition of Strophes, the newsletter of the NFSPS, is now available online 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
February 24, 2018

April 8, 2018

April 21, 2018

Sun & Moon Poetry Festival
April 28-29, 2018


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.