Welcome to the Ohio Poetry Association


Join Full/Crescent Press and OPA at the first Sun & Moon Poetry Festival in Delaware, Ohio. Get the full scoop here.

OPA member Kari-Gunter Seymour wins the NFSPS national BlackBerryPeach Spoken and Heard competition. Read the full press release on the OPA blog here.

Congratulations to Madeleine Schroeder, a senior at Columbus Alternative High School, who is the winner of Ohio's Poetry Out Loud competition. Get the full story from the Ohio Arts Council news site here.

OPA celebrates the release of its latest anthology, A Rustling and Waking Within. Read the full press release, including a look at the cover and book launch celebration 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, 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
June 3, 2017

Ft. Worth, Texas
June 29-July 2, 2017

July 8, 2017


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.