David Oliveira


Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Author's Bio

David Oliveira is a native of Hanford in California’s San Joaquin Valley. For many years, he was publisher of Mille Grazie Press in Santa Barbara, California, and was a founding editor of Solo, an award winning national journal of poetry. He founded the still-running Santa Barbara Poetry Series, and in 1999, was named Santa Barbara’s millennium poet laureate. He lives and writes on the banks of the Mekong River near Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Publications & Prizes

The Gávea-Brown Book of Portuguese-American Poetry (Gávea-Brown Publications, 2012)
California Poetry: from the Gold Rush to the present (Heyday Books, 2004)
How Much Earth: The Fresno Poets (Roundhouse Press, 2001)
Geography of Home (Heyday Books, 1999)
Still Life With Coffee (Brandenburg Press, 2022)
As Everyone Goes (TreeHouse Press, 2017)
A Little Travel Story (Harbor Mountain Press, 2008)
In the Presence of Snakes (Brandenburg Press, 2000)
A Near Country (Solo Press, 1999)
Americas Review
Cafe Solo
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Mississippi Review Online
New Virginia Review
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Last update: Jan 31, 2023