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Phil O’Hara (1933-2020)

It is with sadness that we share the passing of J. Philip O’Hara.  For over a decade Phil, and his wife Pat, have supported the WCPA’s Annual Poetry Contest: The Frank O’Hara Prize.  The contest was renamed in 2009 in honor of Phil’s brother, poet Frank O’Hara.  Their support has allowed the Association to recruit […]

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Meg Kearney wins the 2020 Washington Prize

Congratulations to Meg Kearney on winning the 2020 Washington Prize for her collection All Morning the Crows! Kearney will read for the WCPA on November 8th in our Zoom into Poetry with Meg Kearney event.   A five-judge panel chose Kearney as the winner from a pool of eleven finalists. The annual prize includes a […]

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The Worcester Review for 2020

The Worcester Review, the nationally recognized print journal of the WCPA, will soon release its 2020 volume. In addition to poetry and fiction, the feature section, titled “Stubborn Hope”, looks at South African activist and poet Dennis Brutus. Cover art is by Abu Mwenye is a Tanzanian-American artist living in Worcester. His areas of specialty […]

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Poets who are artists, Artists who are poets

Join the collective known as Poets who are artists, Artists who are poets on October 22, 2020, for a virtual reading with Philosopher Courtney Dorian Schlosser.  Other readers include Michel Duncan Merle, Paul Lavallee, Sotirios Evangelos Lalos “Sam”, Prakash, Sue Coles, Elaine Reardon, Holly Lynn Lavallee, Robert Steele, and Jeffrey Ferrara. The virtual event will start […]

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Oliver de la Paz YouTube video

We’ve added a new video to our YouTube channel. This one features Oliver de la Paz from his August 12, 2020, reading via our Zoom into Poetry series. https://youtu.be/xHopPCzPiMs We hope you’ve been enjoying these videos and find them a balm during these times. Leave us a comment and let us know what you heard […]

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2020 WCPA Annual Poetry Contest

Submissions are open for the 2020 WCPA Annual Poetry Contest The Frank O'Hara Prize | Contest Judge: Doug Holder

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