Howard W. Robertson has published his tenth books of poems, titled Hope Speaks. In the foreword, he states, “The poems in this book were written within an idea, a big idea, which is that our culture needs to rethink its entire relationship to the biosphere, to Gaia, and that our poetry should share in that rethinking and refeeling. All the old themes of love and death, beauty and truth, need to be refelt in terms of Gaia and the entire history of the Universe.”
Amy McLennan has published her first full-length collection of poems: The Body, A Tree (Kingston, WA: MoonPath Press).
OPA Fall 2016 Conference Call for Proposals
The Oregon Poetry Association is seeking presentation proposals for its 2016 annual conference, September 30th – October 2nd, in Eugene. Writing workshops, solo and group readings, lectures, panel discussions, ekphrastic and multi-media presentations, skits, or anything else related to poetry are welcome!
Join keynote speaker John Witte and Oregon poet laureate Liz Woody, as well as Oregon poets from all walks of life, at the Valley River Inn in Eugene. Lane Literary Guild co-sponsors.
Please submit a one-page proposal with: Title / Presenter name(s) / Workshop: include examples and writing exercises / Panel: include different viewpoints on a topic, theme, form / Presentation: slide show, multi-media, history, etc. / Reading: focus on theme, e.g. nature, bilingual, poetry of witness / Other: Please describe in detail.
Please list any A/V needs for your presentation
Submit to Susan Clayton-Goldner at: firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject line “OPA Fall Conference Proposal”) – OR – OPA Fall Conference Proposal / ATTN Susan Clayton-Goldner / 330 Seclusion Loop / Grants Pass, OR 97526.
POSTMARK DEADLINE: July 15th 2016
Presenters will be notified of acceptance by July 31st. Presenters receive free conference registration.