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OPA March Quarterly Meeting will feature the Greenville Poets

March 17th 2012, the Ohio Poetry Association welcomes one of the most successful poetry groups in Ohio—the Greenville Poets.

This group of award-winning writers from southwestern Ohio has published 12 books of poems, including Heartwood, by Miriam Vermilya, which was published posthumously and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. The work of the Greenville Poets appears in the top tier of literary magazines, including Poetry, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, and New England Review. They meet regularly to critique manuscripts and to support each other in efforts to publish their work. They also give readings, conduct workshops, and encourage young writers who might also want to form their own writing groups.

For the March OPA meeting, Greenville Poets members Cathy Essinger, Myrna Stone, and Belinda Rismiller will discuss the longevity of their group, analyze how some of their poems and books made it into print, and conduct a “roundtable critique” of OPA member poems. OPA members are encouraged to bring several copies of a poem they are willing to share with the group.

This will be a great opportunity for OPA members to work with their peers and improve their craft.

For more information about the Greenville Poets, visit the group’s website:

Quarterly Meeting Details:

Bexley Public Library
2411 E. Main Street
Columbus, OH 43209

Saturday, March 17

        OPA Business Meeting    10:00–11:30 A.M.
        Open Mic                         11:30 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
        Lunch Break                    12:00–1:00 P.M.
        Greenville Poets Workshop    1–4:00 P.M.


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