Richard Oyama

Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Chiangmai P-Place 11/2 Santirak Rd Santitham
T Changpuek A Maung 50300
Phone: 
091-0718807

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, Magic Theatre Poetry Series 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. Oyama's debut novel, A Riot Goin' On, the first in a trilogy, is forthcoming. He is currently at work on a full poetry manuscript and a young adult novel.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Book:
Kartika Review Issue 5 Spring/Summer 2009 (Kartika Review, 2009)

Fiction

Anthology:
Adobe Walls (Kenneth Gurney, 2010)
Journals:
Ayumi
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Contact II
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Downbeat
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Eastwind
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Kinenhi
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Obras Magazine
,
Quilt
,
Quindaro
,
Sunbury
,
Transfer

Poetry

Anthologies:
The NuyorAsian (Asian American Writers' Workshop, 1999)
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Image and Imagination (Freedom Voices Press, 1997)
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Premonitions (Kaya Press, 1995)
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Dissident Song (Quarry West/University of California Santa Cruz, 1991)
,
Breaking Silence (Greenfield Review Press, 1983)
Book:
The Country They Know (Neuma Books, 2005)
Journals: , ,
Ballard Street Poetry Journal
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Harpy Hybrid Review
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Malpais Review
,

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, William Faulkner, James Baldwin, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, Willa Cather, Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, Yasunari Kawabata, Natsume Soseki, William Carlos Williams, Wallace Stevens, Emily Dickinson, Czeslaw Milosz, Wislawa Szymborska, Robert Hass, Denise Levertov, Louise Gluck, George Eliot.
What I'm reading now: 
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Upanishads by Juan Mascaro translator, Complete Poems by Marianne Moore, Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know by Colm Toibin

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Asian American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
New York, NY
New York
Raised in: 
New York, NY
New York
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Last update: Nov 03, 2020