ROSEBURG, OR – Joseph Federico of Roseburg won a first prize in a nationwide poetry contest sponsored by the Oregon State Poetry Association (OSPA). He read the winning poem at the OSPA fall conference in Waldport recently.
OSPA is branching out from the Portland area, establishing new chapters in Eugene, Medford, the Umpqua Valley and Corvallis. Federico is the chapter president of the Umpqua Valley Poets and the chapter has performed at poetry slams and is planning poetry functions within the greater Douglas County area.
For more information about the Oregon State Poetry Association or the Roseburg-based Umpqua-Valley Poets chapter, contact Joe Federico at (541) 677-9413.