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Richard Oyama

Author's Bio

Readings, Nuyorican Cafe, HOWL Festival, Studio Museum of Harlem, New York Book Fair, Basement Workshop, Tufts University, The Pennington Club, New York University, Amherst College, University of Massachusetts, Princeton University, Cornell University, San Francisco State University, UC Santa Cruz, Ft. Mason Art Center, Oakland Museum, Berkeley Public Library, Mission Cultural Center, Small Press Traffic, Church of Beethoven and Harwood Arts Center. Workshops and classes, Intersection for the Arts, California Poets in the Schools, NEA Writer-in-Residence at Basement Workshop, California College of Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, University of California, Berkeley, California State University, Hayward, University of New Mexico.

Publications and Prizes

The Country They Know (Neuma Books, 2005)
Adobe Walls (Kenneth Gurney, 2010), The NuyorAsian (Asian American Writers' Workshop, 1999), Image and Imagination (Freedom Voices Press, 1997), Premonitions (Kaya Press, 1995), Dissident Song (Quarry West/University of California Santa Cruz, 1991), Breaking Silence (Greenfield Review Press, 1983)
Ayumi, Ballard Street Poetry Journal, Contact II, Downbeat, Eastwind, Kinenhi, Malpais Review, Obras Magazine, Pirene's Fountain, Quilt, Quindaro, Sunbury, Transfer

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Moby Dick by Herman Melville, The Relenting by Lisa Gill, From the Country of Eight Islands by Hiroaki Sato and Burton Watson, eds., Song of Napalm by Bruce Weigl, The Poet in the World by Denise Levertov

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Listing last updated: July 7, 2010

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Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Identifies as:
Asian American
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Born in:
New York, NY
Raised in:
New York, NY

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