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Oliver de la Paz

Author's Bio

Oliver de la Paz is the author of three collections of poetry, Names Above Houses, and Furious Lullaby, both published by Southern Illinois University Press, and Requiem for the Orchard, published by the University of Akron Press. He is a co-chair for the advisory board of Kundiman, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the creation, cultivation, and promotion of Asian American Poetry. A recipient of a NYFA Fellowship Award, his work has appeared or is forthcoming from many journals like the Quarterly West, The Virginia Quarterly Review, North American Review, Tin House and in anthologies such as Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation and Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond. He teaches creative writing at Western Washington University.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Furious Lullaby (Southern Illinois University Press, 2007), Names Above Houses (Southern Illinois University Press, 2001)
Anthologies:
Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from The Middle East, Asia, and Beyond (Norton, 2008), Poetry 30: Thirtysomething American Thirtysomething Poets (Mammoth Books, 2005), Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation (University of Illinois Press, 2004), Screaming Monkeys (Coffee House Press, 2003), Tilting the Continent: Southeast Asian American Literature (New Rivers Press, 2000)
Journals:
Asian Pacific American Journal, Border Senses, Borderlands, Cimarron Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Columbia, Controlled Burn, Crab Creek Review, Crab Orchard Review, Crate, Cream City Review, Drunken Boat, Hanging Loose, Hayden's Ferry Review, Image, Indiana Review, Marlboro Review, MiPOesias, National Poetry Review, North American Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Passages North, Perihelion, Pleiades, Quarterly West, Rhino Magazine, Runes: A Review of Poetry, Siren, Sonora Review, Sou'wester, The Literary Review, Third Coast, Tin House, Westwind Review
Prizes:
2009 Artist Trust GAP Grant, 2005 NYFA, Crab Orchard Review Editor's Choice Award, Crab Orchard Review Poetry Series Award

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Penury by Myung Mi Kim, rimertown by Laura Walker, The Widening Spell of Leaves by Larry Levis, We Generous by Sebastian Matthews

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: October 14, 2009

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Asian American, Filipino American
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Manila, Philippines
Raised in:
Ontario, OR

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