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Oregon State Fair Poetry Contest -

Enter the annual poetry contest at the Oregon State Fair. Rules printed on this link, usually available after May.

Please also enter and support your county fair poetry contest. If you county fair does not have a contest, offer to start one. You might write rules, judge or find judges and help display the entries. Use the State Fair poetry contest rules as a model.


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Oregon Poet Sites


Steven Robert Heine

Nyla Alisia

Other Links:

Oregon Church Finder - enter your area code for a fellowship near you.

People's Church of Salem -lectures and resources.

Morning Star Church - Salem.
http://www.mstar.church/

Eugene Christian Fellowship
http://ecf.org/

Albany First Assembly
http://www.albanyfirstassembly.org/


Portland Christian Center
http://www.mychurchpcc.org/


Bible Online.

Hawaii Vegetarian Society http://www.vsh.org/

DR. John McDougall's Health & Wellness Center. https://www.drmcdougall.com/


MARK TWAIN HOUSE
http://www.marktwainhouse.org/



McLean Bible Church - lectures and resources. Located near D.C.

"Read the bible every day. It will prepare you for the journey." SRH.

Favorite Bible Quotes:

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but will have eternal life".
John 3:16

"For God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through Him might be saved." John 3:17

"Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13

"Faith comes by hearing and hearing from the word of God." Romans 10:17

" Most assuradly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who send Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life." John 5:24
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"Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow, for what is your life?  It is even a vapor that appears for a time and then vanishes away." James 4:14

Proverbs 8:17 I love them that love Me; and those that seek me early shall find Me.

Dear readers, as a lifetime Oregonian and longtime poet, I welcome you to this site. I hope to provide resources for you as you develop your gift of poetry. I hope you will enter poetry contests, especially your county fair poetry contest and also enter the Oregon State Fair poetry contest.

You might add this to your list of things to do: 'publish a small volume of your poetry'. You may not make money on it but it will be a long treasured gift you can give to family and friends. Book printers are in your city and online. You can also copyright your poems. Print as few or as many copies of your poetry books as you want. Printing costs are generally lower for larger quanties of books printed. Steven Robert Heine.

P.S My favorite author is Mark Twain and my favorite book is 'The Autobiography of Mark Twain'. I never laughed so loud reading a book. I warmly recommend it." SRH.

About the author: Steven Robert Heine is a Salem poet. In 1978 he became the first author to appear at the Oregon State Fair when he rented a table in a commercial area to sell  his books. Today, he continues to wear the title of 'The First Author of the Oregon State Fair'. He sold his poetry books at the Oregon State Fair from 1978-1981, a time when he also appeared on stage four times. Inspired by the success, Heine launched the Oregon Literary Council which brought many literary groups into a single entity. With that 'The Oregon Author's Festival' was born in 1985. The Festival and Council died deeply in debt only one year later. Just before the 1986 Oregon Author's Festival, Heine suffered a severe back injury. The Festival went on but did not go well.

In 1988 Steven Robert Heine had an idea to bring a poetry contest to the Oregon State Fair. The poetry contest was such a success that it has been modeled at State and county fairs throughout Oregon and around the World. Heine himself wrote a nationally published article in 2000 on 'How to set up poetry contests at fairs. In the last decades several State and county fairs have given out the 'Steven Robert Heine Award' to poets entering their poetry. Heine continues, when asked to serve as a poetry judge for fairs.

In 2007 Steven Robert Heine published A HISTORY OF THE OREGON STATE FAIR. Heine had been trained as a historian while attending Portland State University. The book became the 1st of two history books Heine would write.

In 2009 while appearing at the Oregon Author's Table at the Oregon State Fair, Steven Robert Heine, together with author Joseph Brown, brought Oregon authors and poets on stage at the Oregon State Fair. To date the two authors have produced more than 60 live author shows for the Fair. They have included in the shows some light comedy routines.

In 2011 while working on his second history book, Steven Robert Heine suffered a fall that left him crippled for life. Today, after several major surgeries and months in rehabilitation, Heine continues to write but remains in serious pain and is barely able to walk. Still in 2015 he was able to complete two new books: A HISTORY OF SAINT VINCENTS PARISH AND SCHOOL and SEVEN KEYS TO BETTER HEALTH, a health book.

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In 2011 while working on his second history book, Steven Robert Heine suffered a fall that left him crippled for life. Today, after several major surgeries and months in rehabilitation, Heine continues to write but remains in serious pain and is barely able to walk. Still in 2015 he was able to complete two new books: A HISTORY OF SAINT VINCENTS PARISH AND SCHOOL and SEVEN KEYS TO BETTER HEALTH, a health book.

BREAKING NEWS: After six major surgeries and six hospitalizations in recent years, the Oregon Retirement System is taking action to make major cuts in the small monthly pension of disabled poet and author Steven Robert Heine. Your donations below can help him keep writing and keep his work alive!

PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING - It will help this disabled Poet continue his work & touch lives!

Steven Robert Heine has created this site as a public service to the people and poets of Oregon. He is retired and lives on a small pension as he continues to write and promote poetry and health issues. He was badly crippled in a fall in 2011 and today lives in a great deal of pain. He is barely able to walk. It takes considerable effort for him just to walk in the next room or get the mail. Still there are books he has not yet written and lives that need to be touched. The story of Steven Robert Heine is a story of incredible courage that you can be part of. If you would like to directly donate to support the work of this amazing author, PLEASE DONATE BELOW. And thank you in advance!

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ADVICE FOR YOUNG WRITERS:

1)Get a notebook and keep it where you can reach it anytime, day or ight. You may THINK you are going to remember your poems and 'good ideas' but you will be surprised how fleating they are. Write them down until you can later develop them.

2) Enter a local poetry contest like the one at your State or county fair. This lets the public see your work and you can see how your work compares to the work of other local poets. If your county fair does not yet have a poetry contest, write to them and suggest they start one! You can always volunteer to display the poems or even help find judges!

3) Join a writers group. You will be surprised how much you can feed off the energy of other writers and poets. You may find yourself being inspired! 

4) Volunteer your efforts to promote poetry, reading, writing and literacy. For example, you might share your poems at a nearby school or nursing home.

5) And finally, take time to READ. I like to read biography and health science. I also make it part of my daily routine to read the Bible every day. I feel it just as important to feed your soul every day as it is to feed your body every day.

A FEW POEMS
by
Steven Robert Heine.

Hard Times
The recession ruined
my uncle Nerp.
He walks with his back
sadly bent.

He invested a fortune
in a cologne company
and today
he hasn't a scent.

Oceans
All my life
all my emotions
have come rushing at me
like vast swirling oceans.

A View
In a world of negativism
the most that any man can ask from life
is to have the opportunity
to have a positive impact 
on the lives of other people.

TO
To ladies that
I hardly knew
and those I never met
You'd have found in me
a gentle friend
and had some fun, I bet!

OASIS
You were first
to fill my glass
sparkling love
you freely shared.
Thousands passed
my wretched way
but none till you
reached down and cared!

Dreamer
Look far away
for a little while
and tell me the dreams
that you see.

From the fountain of love
that flows from your heart
great things
will soon come to be. ©2016 Steven Robert Heine