Books
  • Furious Lullaby (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry)
    Furious Lullaby (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry)
  • Names Above Houses (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry)
    Names Above Houses (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry)
  • A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry
    A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry

  • Requiem for the Orchard (Akron Series in Poetry)
    Requiem for the Orchard (Akron Series in Poetry)

Anthologies

Oliver's work can also be found in the following anthologies.

  • Tilting the Continent: Southeast Asian American Writing
    Tilting the Continent: Southeast Asian American Writing
  • Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation
    Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation
  • Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond
    Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond
  • From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great
    From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great
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Online Poetry Journals

Oliver de la Paz’s Requiem for the Orchard is a love letter to memory and its ability to both sustain and shatter us beyond the “dust of ourselves,/ cold, decisive, and purely from the earth.” de la Paz renders in beautiful and exacting language the tenderness and ferocity of boyhood, alongside the enduring vulnerability of parenthood.  Out of such intimate recollection a generous wisdom blossoms.   

—Jon Pineda, author of
The Translator’s Diary

Draft

Monster

 

 

The song in me climbs

hand over hand

from my throat.

 

            The cave's dust,

            nails into my

            tunneled hungers.

 

I am fevered

from my voice.

Its kiss against

 

            my teeth

            a lighted house

            at night. The war

 

against the young

gives voice to

strays in the street

 

            picking through

            bones rimed with

            blue cold.

 

I hear them call

and feel their teeth

sink into a goblet

 

            of a dead man's throat.

            The esteemed leaders

            throw children

 

into the maze.

I call to them

with a good

 

            and coppery voice.

            I can feel myself

            drink the world

 

despite the world's

ashen taste. I sniff

the prayers in the dark

 

            and rise. My voice

            broken into hunks

            of  weighty musk.       

Still on it

***ZAP***

More drafts

***ZAP***

Another from a series in progress

***ZAP!!!!***

Back at it. Trying to jump start this writing thing again.

*poof*

Book Trailer for Post Subject: A Fable

The book will be out August 1st!

 

Here's the trailer by Caleb Young and the good folks at Handcrank Films:

 

http://youtu.be/KbuJJoDwiMU

Forthcoming!

Late Announcement--At Length

I've been busy, so I haven't shared the news! I'm the new Music Editor for At Length!

I'm thrilled.


I'm terrified.

 

Don't move . . .