Oliver de la Paz


Deming, WA
Washington US

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 & Prizes

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)
Furious Lullaby (Southern Illinois University Press, 2007)
Names Above Houses (Southern Illinois University Press, 2001)
Asian Pacific American Journal
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Clackamas Literary Review
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Controlled Burn
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Crab Orchard Review
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Drunken Boat
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Marlboro Review
National Poetry Review
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Rhino Magazine
Runes: A Review of Poetry
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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 update: Oct 14, 2009