Oliver de la Paz

7626 Shady Ridge
Deming, WA 98244
(360) 650-2564

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

Furious Lullaby
(Southern Illinois University Press, 2007)
, Names Above Houses
(Southern Illinois University Press, 2001)
Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation
(University of Illinois Press, 2004)
, 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)
, Screaming Monkeys
(Coffee House Press, 2003)
, Tilting the Continent: Southeast Asian American Literature
(New Rivers Press, 2000)
Asian Pacific American Journal, BorderSenses, Borderlands, Cimarron Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Columbia Journal, 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 Won: 
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

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Asian American, Filipino American
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Born in: 
Manila, Philippines
Raised in: 
Ontario, OR
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Last updated: Oct 14, 2009